Dvorak School of Excellence

Welcome to Dvorak School of Excellence

At Dvorak School of Excellence we are committed to creating a safe environment where teaching and learning are the first priority, and all students are prepared for success in college and beyond. We will ensure that all students have an opportunity to receive a high quality education by engaging them in a rigorous and relevant curriculum using differentiated instructional practices that support all students’ ability to achieve at high levels. Our goal is to deepen student understanding and build critical thinking skills across all content areas. We are equally committed to the social and emotional development of our students and will partner with parents and community members to ensure we meet the needs of the whole child. We envision a day where all graduates of Dvorak School of Excellence are distinguished, dedicated and determined leaders in our community.


Pre K-8

Dvorak School of Excellence

3615 W. 16th St.
Chicago, IL 60623

Enrollment: 458
A CPS Neighborhood School

Upcoming Events


​1st Annual Homecoming Game

Dvorak vs. Gresham

Wear your Royal and Gold!

Middle School Halloween Dance

​1st Annual Halloween Dance


6th-8th Grade Dvorak SOE students ONLY

School Improvement Day

​No Classes for Students

Latest News

Below you will find information about Dvorak School of Excellence’s activities, milestones and events.

Open House

​Our 3rd Annual Open House/Arts Night was a success! We had a packed house for Principal Whitney’s State of the School address where she shared Dvorak SOE’s projection as a...

Dvorak SOE Wins the AUSL Attendance Cup!!!

​We won the AUSL attendance cup for the highest year-over-year increase in attendance for SY16. We increased our attendance by 2.3% to 95.7%. Thank you for coming to school every day, on time and READY...

8th Graders in D.C.

Our 8th grade students visited Washington D.C. Their trip included visits to Arlington Cemetery, Georgetown University, the Lincoln Memorial and the MLK Jr. Memorial.