We are now ENROLLING 7th, 8th and 9th grade students for the 2020-2021 school year.
Please complete the general information form below if you are interested in applying to Ryan Banks Academy — Chicago’s first independent, tuition-free and co-ed school for grades 7-12.
Ryan Banks Academy is uniquely positioned to continue offering its curriculum virtually during the Covid-19 pandemic. Students remain full time, learning online thanks to Chromebook technology made available to every student. Combined with smaller classroom sizes, students receive the same individualized coursework and attention from teachers – even including counseling support and extra-curricular programming – as they would in-person.
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!