Our Mission

The CPS Department of Arts Education champions high-quality arts education by providing arts learning opportunities for students, strengthening teacher and administrator capacity, and promoting policies that expand equitable access to the arts for all students.


Our Guiding Principles and Beliefs

Our work is guided by the Chicago Public Schools Arts Education Plan, designed to bring quality arts education to every child, in every grade, in every school.  

We believe that the arts are integral to every student’s education and that every CPS student deserves a high-quality, effectively sequenced, and multidisciplinary arts education, whether they plan to pursue a career in the arts or simply enjoy a lifetime of art appreciation.

We also believe that every CPS teacher and administrator deserves relevant, rigorous, and accessible professional learning and instructional resources that engage them in continuous learning and empower them to drive their own professional growth.


Our Team

The Department of Arts Education staff works to support all CPS teachers, administrators, and students who engage in arts teaching and learning.

Our offices are located at:
Chicago Public Schools
42 W. Madison St, 3rd Floor
Chicago, IL 60602

Email: cpsarts@cps.edu
Phone: (773) 553-2170

Facebook: facebook.com/Arts_CPS
Twitter: @CPS_Arts
Instagram: @CPS_Arts