CICS Basil (K-8)


First Day of School

August 22-24: Half day schedule for grades 2, 3, 4, 7, and 8

August 25-29: Half day schedule for grades K, 1, 5, and 6

August 30: First full day of school for all grades

Campus Profile

CICS Basil Callouts

  • Longer school day and school year, providing more time to focus on academic achievement
  • High value placed on student character development and school virtues of respect, diligence, perseverance, compassion, integrity, and grit.



Understanding Outcomes

  • The Northwest Evaluation Association (NWEA) measures the percent of individual students
    meeting and/or exceeding set growth targets based on normative data.
    • NWEA measures of 50-70% of students meeting their individual growth targets are considered above average
    • NWEA measures greater than 70% of students meeting their individual growth target are considered exemplary
  • Growth index measures the amount of points on NWEA’s scale in which a student or group
    is above or below typical growth.


Location and Contact

CICS Basil
1816 West Garfield BLVD
Chicago, IL
Phone: 1 773-778-9455


Elizabeth Teiche (K-4)

Deborah Persson (5-8)