At Ogden International we strive for excellence in our high school. This is not your "typical" public high school. Here you are a person, not a number. We are not a Selective Enrollment school. If you graduate from our 8th grade, you have the honor of moving up through our high school - continuing to be surrounded by our dedicated faculty and staff in a nurturing environment. This intimate environment allows for an individual approach to education.
The International Baccalaureate (IB) programme sets us apart as well with its trans disciplinary, inquiry-based learning allowing for a more student-led experience. We focus on our communities here in Chicago through outreach projects and walking field trips. Chicago is an extension of our classroom.
We celebrate our cultural differences through theater performances, dining out, art exhibits and exchange programs that span the globe. Our goal is to develop strong thinkers that are globally minded. The students that graduate from Ogden International have a keen sense of how to understand differences in people and are working toward a more peaceful world.
To read "This Week @ Ogden" - our week of June 17th newsletter from Dr. Beyer - click: HERE!
Exciting Scholarships & Opportunities Awarded to Our Students!
May 3: College Signing Day @ Ogden!
High School History Fair
Introduction to Diploma Programme for Sophomore Parents click: HERE!
One of our own made it on the USA National Taekwondo team!
We are proud to announce that one of Ogden's very own, Adrian Rivas, a freshman at our high school, has won a spot on the USA National Taekwondo team! He represented the USA at the Costa Rica Panamerican games and earned the silver medal for the USA. He fought five tough fights, each going three rounds. He is now representing the USA again at the USA Open International Championships this upcoming week. Please wish him luck as he has 40 competitors in his weight division.
IB History Students go to the Opera!
As part of their study of the artistic expressions of post-revolutionary nations, some of Mr. Torres's IB History students attended a performance of Georges Bizet's The Pearl Fishers. It was also the first time the students had attended an opera. Students learned about the variety of art forms necessary to put on an opera, from singers to set designers, and how collaboration made that happen. It was an experience that opened the students' eyes to the wide world of artistic expression, and they enjoyed going and experiencing something new.
Art1 Students Visit to the Museum of Contemporary Art!
Freshman and Junior Art 1 students from Ms. Compton's classes visited the Museum of Contemporary Art and engaged in inquiry based dialogue with an artist guide. Students saw a wide range of artwork including that by Jeff Koons, Alexander Calder, Cindy Sherman, Sophie Calle, and Marina Abramovic. A highlight was seeing local Chicago artist Amanda Williams' solo exhibition, Color(ed) Theory, a body of site specific work created in the Englewood neighborhood that engages conceptual and technical ideas of color. These pieces have been an inspiration for our study of color theory in the classroom as they have invited us to ask critical questions about color and how it relates to our world. It has also prompted us to create our own painted color palette of colors that have personal meaning.
OFF CAMPUS LUNCH POLICY:
Students in grades 11 & 12 may qualify for open campus lunch by filling out the open campus lunch application found in the main office. You will find the details of the policy here.
Principal: Dr. Michael S. Beyer
Heads of Schools
East Campus: Cara Kranz
West Campus: Dr. Stacie Chana