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About the Young Women's Leadership
Charter School of Chicago

Each year, Young Women's Leadership Charter School (YWLCS), the only all-girls public school in Chicago, enrolls nearly 350 urban girls grade 9-12 and prepares them with the tools to graduate high school, continue through post-secondary education, and go on to lead fulfilling and productive lives. Any young woman residing in Chicago and of the right age is eligible to attend YWLCS, but admission is based on lottery. Learn more about applying to YWLCS.

What distinguishes YWLCS from other Chicago public schools?

50% of our faculty and staff have graduate degrees, while 25% of our teachers are Nationally Board Certified, which is the highest credential of the teaching profession.  Now in its sixteenth year of operation, YWLCS recently graduated 100% of the Class of 2015.

If you wish to be part of this committed faculty and staff, click here to learn about our employment opportunities.

To hear from students, faculty, and staff directly, visit our YouTube page and learn about the history of the school and how you can support our mission.