Alexander Graham Bell School (Chicago, Illinois)

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Bell School
3730 North Oakley Avenue

United States
Coordinates41°56′58″N 87°41′12″W / 41.9494444°N 87.6866667°W / 41.9494444; -87.6866667Coordinates: 41°56′58″N 87°41′12″W / 41.9494444°N 87.6866667°W / 41.9494444; -87.6866667
TypePublic Elementary
School district299
PrincipalKathleen Miller [1]
Color(s)Red and White         
A part of Alexander graham bell school featuring a y-shape in the architecture, common in Chicago architecture

Alexander Graham Bell School, also known as Bell School[2] is a public school located in the North Center neighborhood of Chicago, Illinois, United States; it is a part of the Chicago Public Schools. It offers grades kindergarten through grade eight. It also has a deaf department for students in preschool through grade eight and additionally a Regional Gifted Center (Options) for students in grades kindergarten through eight.

The elementary school was founded in 1917 with 24 classrooms for hearing students and 15 classrooms for deaf students, after the Chicago School Board allocated US$285,000 for it in 1915 (approximately $7,060,000 in current dollars).[3][4][5]

The school, one of the largest built in the Chicago Public School system at the time, was dedicated on April 1, 1918, by its name source Alexander Graham Bell, advocate of education for deaf students.[6]


Bell School offers a variety of sports, including basketball, cross country, flag football, soccer, softball, track and field and volleyball.

Special events[edit]

Since 2003 Martyrs', a music venue on Lincoln Avenue, has hosted "Bands for Bell" where Bell parent bands play as a fundraiser for the Bell School.

See also[edit]


  1. ^ A.G. Bell School. A.G. Bell School -Administrators Archived 2011-06-15 at the Wayback Machine, A.G. Bell School website, retrieved May 9, 2011.
  2. ^ "About us". Alexander Graham Bell Elementary School. Retrieved 15 December 2016. Bell School values the professionalism ...
  3. ^ Federal Reserve Bank of Minneapolis Community Development Project. "Consumer Price Index (estimate) 1800–". Federal Reserve Bank of Minneapolis. Retrieved January 2, 2019.
  4. ^ Chicago Tribune. School Board Decides To Hold All Vacant Land, Chicago Tribune, October 1, 1915, pg.11 (subscription).
  5. ^ Bell, Alexander G., Elementary School, retrieved from website May 11, 2011.
  6. ^ Electrical Review. Electrical Review -Volume 72, International Trade Press, 1918, pg.704.

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