Dedicated to Promoting Academic and Social Excellence

Tarkington School of Excellence believes that every child deserves a safe learning environment that guarantees student access and exposure to rigorous curriculum that maximizes student choice. Tarkington staff are trained to deliver rigorous academic instruction and create a positive culture and climate.

Pre K-8

Tarkington School of Excellence

3330 W. 71st St.
Chicago , IL 60629

Enrollment: 1072
A CPS Neighborhood School



Teacher Residency

Tarkington is proud to train teacher residents through AUSL's Chicago Teacher Residency


Technology Corner

In order to get a firm grasp on the future, our children must get a firm grasp of technology.


Tarkington's PBIS

PBIS is an acronym for Positive Behavior Intervention and Supports. PBIS is a proactive, systems approach to providing the behavioral supports and social culture needed for each of our students to achieve behavioral, social and academic success.


Bilingual Services

The Bilingual and English as a Second Language (ESL) program provides opportunities for families and Tarkington


Mindful Practices

Mindful Practices’ Cool & Calm Yoga is a blend of movement, mindfulness, breath work and Social-Emotional Learning that helps participants move, breathe and learn effective relaxation strategies.



RISE is an after school arts program that teaches classes in dance and art.


Parents Making A Difference

Through this program, parents will learn skills that will help them develop cooperation, responsibility and self-esteem in children. You will also learn positive discipline techniques to avoid power struggles among family members. Fridays 8:30 - 10:00 AM May 5 through June 9.



GoCPS is a new website to streamline the high school application process for Chicago Public Schools. Our goal is to create a common high school application where students and their families will be able to: o Review all school and program options in one place* o Rank these school and program choices based on their preferences o Be matched with their highest possible choice for high school *To view a full list of schools and programs currently participating in GoCPS, visit


Enrolling Your Child at Tarkington

Tarkington School of Excellence is committed to providing academic and social excellence in a positive and supportive culture to produce productive citizens prepared for a global society. If you would like your child to be a part of this learning community, please follow the steps below.


Procedure To Follow

Tarkington School of Excellence is an attendance-area school. All students who live within the boundaries of Tarkington may attend.


Attendance Area

Use the CPS School Locator tool to determine if Tarkington is your neighborhood school.

CPS School Locator



Prior to visiting the school, gather the necessary documentation to register your child for school.

CPS Registration Checklists