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About us

Gwendolyn Brooks College Preparatory Academy is a selective enrollment public high school located in the Historic Pullman District. We offer a rigorous academic program consisting of Honors, Advanced Placement, and Dual Credit course offerings. We also develop students beyond the classroom through seminars, clubs, athletics, community service, and international travel. These experiences combined create a holistic experience in which our students learn to thrive. 

The B's of Brooks:

  • Be a Problem Solver
  • Be Socially Conscious and Responsive
  • Be Global
  • Be Creative and Innovative
  • Be a Critical Thinker and Reader
  • Be an Effective Communicator
  • Be Intelligent
  • Be Adaptive and Agile
  • Be Collaborative
  • Be Confident
  • Be Ethical, Honest, and Just
  • Be Relentless
  • Be Healthy
  • Be Yourself
  • Be Courageous
  • Be Better

…within the classroom

Chicago Sun-Times Top 50 Illinois High Schools (#36), 2014

U.S. News and World Report Gold Medal School, 2013

U.S. News and World Report Top 100 Magnet Schools Nationwide, 2013

U.S. News and World Report Top 25 High Schools Statewide (#13), 2013

Chicago Tribune Top 50 High Schools Chicagoland, 2012

Chicago Magazine Top 5 High Schools Chicago, 2012

...beyond the classroom

Our students spend:  afterschool participating and competing within various clubs, sports, and academic teams; Spring Break abroad traveling the globe to places such as Austria, France, Germany, Great Britain, Greece, Holland, Italy, Morocco, Portugal, Spain and Switzerland; and summers taking advantage of a variety of enrichment opportunities that occur throughout the city, state, and country.


Our mission is to ensure each student learns at high levels.


Our vision is to be the school of choice in the city of Chicago.


Be Brooks!


American Bald Eagle

School Colors

Royal Blue and White