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In September 2018, Ryan Banks Academy opened its doors with our first class of students. A middle school and high school, we prepare motivated students from Chicago neighborhoods to graduate from college, enter into meaningful careers, and be the catalyst to bring positive change into their communities. Join us as we transform urban education!
Ryan Banks Academy exists to cultivate the talents and potential of at-risk students in Chicago through an immersive and innovative educational experience.
We meet students where they are… Our educator to student ratio is current 1:5 and will be no higher than 1:15.
Substantial State Test Growth
Our first class of 7th grade students saw significant improvement in their test scores.
Students determine the classes and programs that we offer. This year they selected coding, dance, visual art, and cooking.
Exceptional Education As An Investment
Chicago Public Schools expenditures average less than $10,000 per student compared to an RBA education which costs over $30,000 per student.
Cutting Edge Technology
Each RBA student will have their own Chromebook and access to 3D printing technology.
100% College Acceptance
We are preparing ALL students for college!
Thank you to our corporate and foundation partners for being a part of the Ryan Banks Academy!
Our students will embark on an overnight adventure learning experience. Adventure learning offers students the opportunity to be outdoors, in nature, and to come together for a common goal. By overcoming obstacles and working against a perceived risk, students learn to trust and depend on one another and, in turn, learn the importance of their own integrity. It is our goal that students move beyond politeness, beyond harsh conflict, and form a compassion for one another.