In September 2018, Ryan Banks Academy opened its doors with our first class of 7th grade students. 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!
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Jeff Garlin on Ryan Banks Academy
Jeff Garlin Interview
Are you curious why a boarding school is the answer? Learn more about Eagle Rock and Chinquapin, two exceptional boarding schools that Ryan Banks Academy will be closely modeled after.
RBA will be Chicago's first boarding school. However, a handful of lucky Chicago students have had the honor of attending boarding schools through scholarship programs. Watch this video to learn why these students believe in the boarding school model, and why they strongly think that there needs to be one in Chicago.
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Overview of Academic Curriculum and Social Emotional Learning.