Beard School is committed to providing a safe and nurturing environment.  Students are provided with intensive supports and rigorous and developmentally appropriate curriculum.  At Beard, we set high expectations and make it our goal to work on student successes through differentiation.  We encourage all of our families to join us in school sponsored parent engagement opportunities.  As we move forward throughout the year, know that your child is being taught by highly qualified and trained staff members.  We look forward to your partnership this year and thank you for your involvement.  

Beard School makes a difference in the life of every child.  


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Regular attendance is directly related to student performance. We encourage parents to schedule medical and dental appointments after school or on the weekends. Remember to call the Beard School Attendance Line at 773-534-1228 to report absences & late arrivals.
NOTE: This voicemail is available 24-hours a day, 7 days a week.

Beard Tours 2014 - 2015

"Urban Gateways Project" - "Check out an awesome stop-motion video from students at Daniel C. Beard Elementary School, thanks to Urban Gateways Teaching Artist Gwen Tulin!:...

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Ready to Learn Initiative CPS Early Childhood Education Programs


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Welcome to Beard Elementary!

August 2015 Beard CalendarDownload the Calendar of Events 2015/2016

Beard Travels 2015




Beard School’s mission is to provide all of our students with early childhood interventions and supports to promote academic, social, and emotional growth and development.   We will provide this by developing an academic rigorous and differentiated curriculum that is aligned to the Common Core Standards.   Beard’s instructional programs will challenge our students to reach their potential within a supported environment that results in increased student achievement and socially appropriate behaviors.  Upholding high expectations for all of our students will result in programs that are designed to meet the needs of our students and his/her family.  This will be accomplished through high quality instruction, building staff capacity, classroom group therapy services and a highly developed level of collaborative school and parental partnership.





Upcoming Events

CPS Calendar 2015/2016

• 9/04…PreSchool Meet & Greet

• 9/08 - First Day of School

Transportation Numbers:

Transportation 773.553.2860
Bus Aide Number 773.553.2850
Alltown Bus 
      Nelson Base 773.248.0090
      Skokie Base 773.248.9999
Caravan Bus 773.826.8141
United Quick 773.522.1995
SCR Transportation 773.768.7000
First Student 708.345.5502

Thank You!

Thank You to our parents for the wonderful Teacher Appreciation Week!

Daniel C. Beard School
Pre-K through 3rd Grade
6445 W. Strong Street, Chicago, IL 60656
Tel: 773-534-1228 • Fax: 773-534-1247
Manda Lukic, Principal
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