McDade Classical School Annex & Renovations

8801 South Indiana Avenue
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The PBC Board approved a Partial Undertaking request from the Board of Education for a new annex at James E. McDade Elementary Classical School.

The project is anticipated to include the construction of a new annex as well as along with improvements to the existing school and site to support the school’s increased enrollment.

McDade Classical School is designed to provide a challenging liberal arts education to academically-talented students. The curriculum is accelerated in reading and mathematics, language arts, and the humanities.  McDade opened as a neighborhood school in September 1961 and became a classical school for academically-talented students in September of 1978.  The school is named for James Edward McDade, a former Assistant Superintendent of Chicago Public Schools.

This is the PBC’s third project at McDade Classical School; the first two were renovations in 1995 and the construction of a campus park in 2000.


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View the construction contract details for this project here.

8801 South Indiana Avenue
Ward 9 : Chatham

Architect of Record Team: Moody Nolan and Johnson & Lee
AOR Contract: PS3032

Design Architect: Legat Architects
DA Contract: PS2048B

Construction Manager at Risk: Paschen Bowa JV
CM Contract: PS3021C

PROJECT DOCUMENTS