Our graduates

When our students graduate, they are not only ready for some of the finest high schools in Chicago, they are well on their way to the adults they will become. They have honed their critical thinking skills, their knowledge of their own voices and their ability to make connections. They continue to be avid learners who want to contribute to their communities as creative and constructive citizens.

High School Admissions

NPES is committed to helping our graduating students and their families find the best fit as they are considering high school choices. Our high school guidance counselor assists families with every aspect of the high school selection and admissions process. In the spring of 7th grade, all families are invited to individually meet with Mrs. Smith to discuss the high school application process, the family’s hope and dreams for high school attendance, and the impact of current testing data and grades for the individual student. With a private provider, NPES facilitates test prep classes for standardized testing and other exams that are necessary for the high school application process. Curriculum Night sessions specifically addressing the high school application process are offered in addition to regular written communication with families around deadlines and updates. Each fall, an annual High School Fair, sponsored and hosted by NPES, is held to provide NPES families, as well as middle school families from the surrounding community, the opportunity to meet with representatives from a wide variety of public, private, and parochial schools in the Chicago area.

High School Acceptance

NPES alumni have attended the following high schools:

Chicago Public Schools

  • Chicago High School for the Arts – ChiArts
  • Chicago Selective Enrollment High Schools
    • Jones College Prep
    • Lane Tech College Prep
    • Northside College Prep
    • Walter Payton College Prep
    • Whitney Young Magnet High School
  • Lincoln Park High School
    • Performing Arts Program
    • IB Program
  • Ogden International School of Chicago
  • Von Steuben Scholars Program
  • Lakeview High School
  • Illinois Mathematics and Science Academy (IMSA)

Private Schools

  • Chicago Academy for the Arts
  • Global Citizenship Experience Lab School
  • DePaul College Prep
  • Latin School of Chicago
  • Loyola Academy
  • Notre Dame College Prep
  • St. Ignatius College Prep
  • The Wolcott School

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