Schuler Announces New Partnership in Chicago


LAKE FOREST, IL – September 29, 2014: The Schuler Scholar Program announced today a new partnership with Robert Lindblom Math and Science Academy, a selective enrollment high school in the Chicago Public Schools system. Together, Lindblom and Schuler hope to send more graduates to highly selective colleges and universities.

“We’ve been overwhelmed by the positive energy of the staff and students at Lindblom,” said Candace Browdy, Schuler’s Executive Director. “We cannot wait to begin our work with their talented, diverse student body and supportive leadership.”

Lindblom, one of Chicago’s 10 selective enrollment high schools, was ranked as number 14 in the state by U.S. News and World Report last year. In 2013, 84.3 percent of graduates from the classes of 2011 and 2012 graduates were enrolled in college, compared to 57.8 percent of graduates from all Chicago Public Schools.

With such impressive results already, what does Lindblom hope to gain from partnership with Schuler?

“Through the Schuler Scholar Program, we are hoping to open more students' eyes to great match schools that will change the trajectory of their lives,” said Principal Alan Mather, who received the first-ever Golden Apple Award to honor a principal last spring.

The partnership with Lindblom brings the Schuler Scholar Program’s partner high school programs to 11, including eight schools in the northern suburbs as well as Richard T. Crane Medical Preparatory High School and CICS Ralph Ellison in the city of Chicago. Schuler maintains a dedicated staff and office in each high school, providing Schuler Scholars with twice-weekly academic coaching in reading and math as well as after-school enrichment programs, ACT preparation, cultural exposures, summer college programs, college visits, and college and financial aid counseling.

The program selects Schuler Scholars in the spring of their 8th grade year and looks for students with demonstrated academic ability and intellectual curiosity. Schuler Scholars are typically first-generation college-bound, low-income, or students of color. The five-year college graduation rate for Schuler Scholars is 90 percent.

Students and families interested in the Schuler Scholar Program at Lindblom Math and Science Academy should visit or email for more information. Both Schuler and Lindblom will be represented at ParentPowerChicago’s School Fair on October 4 and 5 from 8:00am to 3:00pm at McCormick Place.

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