legal prep charter academy
Chicago's only legal themed high school
Educating the next generation
of lawyers & leaders
Legal Prep Charter Academy is a completely free, open-enrollment public high school that was founded in 2012 in the West Garfield Park neighborhood of Chicago. Legal Prep uses its unique law themed curriculum and culture of high expectations to cultivate compassion, self-motivation, and reflection in young adults who will be prepared to succeed at outstanding four-year colleges and universities.
Our students will use their academic and civic education to grow in their professional careers, be advocates for disadvantaged communities, and positively impact our society. Students at Legal Prep develop the skills that all great lawyers possess: excellent written and oral communication, critical thinking, problem solving, and advocacy. Whether students go on to pursue a career in law or in another field, the skills that they learn at Legal Prep prepare them for success in college, career, and beyond.