As the COVID-19 pandemic continues, we are committed to serving children and their families who are facing challenges related to poverty, violence, homelessness, and trauma. You can help make sure we can be there for our children in need during this time of uncertainty.
We are now ENROLLING 7th, 8th and 9th grade students for the 2020-2021 school year.
Ryan Banks Academy opened its doors in September 2018 and is currently operating as a day school with the goal of soon becoming Chicago’s first urban and tuition-free boarding school. RBA propels students from all socioeconomic backgrounds into the next generation of leaders, thinkers and world-changers. Agile, learning-based and committed, RBA meets students and families where they are with the investment required to help each student thrive.
Ryan Banks Academy exists to cultivate the talents and potential of at-risk students in Chicago through an immersive and innovative educational experience.
ACHIEVING HIGHER EDUCATION
- Academic scholarships to RBA students who meet predetermined admissions criteria
- Mentorship opportunities with Illinois Tech Students
- Vouchers to enroll in select summer courses for college credit
- On and off-campus learning opportunities including invitations to speaker series to learn more about STEM-related majors, career paths and opportunities for entrepreneurship
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!
Supported by a grant from the NFL Foundation