Willa Cather Elementary School

Willa Cather
Elementary School

2908 W. Washington Blvd.
Chicago, IL 60612

Hattie B. King

Assistant Principal:
Wanda Carey


(773) 534-6780

(773) 534-6727

We Educate, We Learn, We Excel!



Cather’s vision is that ALL students will take active roles in obtaining academic success in a nurturing environment where literacy provides the educational foundation, and literature and writing is the common thread for all teaching and learning. A strong academic press will challenge students to reach their fullest potential and prepare them to take their places as productive citizens in a highly technological, multi-cultural society.


To accomplish our vision: Cather School commits to the collaborative involvement of all stakeholders to provide high quality instruction in all subject areas with literature and writing as the common thread, on-going staff development, technology infusion, and a safe and nurturing learning environment for ALL students.


Willa Cather Elementary School is located at 2908 West Washington Boulevard, Chicago, Illinois 60612. Cather is a Literature and Writing Magnet Cluster School with high academic standards serving students in grades K-8. Our school is a Track E school that prides itself in achieving 7 straight years of academic improvement in 2008, and having the highest Illinois State Achievement Test gains in the City of Chicago in 2007. We are a small nurturing school with a total student enrollment of 260 students. We offer our students academic supports through Focused Instruction Process, Head Start Program, Technology Labs, after-school programs, Saturday School Enrichment, Read to Succeed and parent workshops. Cather believes that excellence is not the goal, it is the standard for our students.


Cather Elementary School Building
Willa Cather Elementary School


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