CHOOSE Neighborhood. CHOOSE Lake View. 

Message From the Principal

Dear Current and Future Wildcats and Wildcat Families,
Let me be the first to welcome you to Lake View High School, Chicago's premiere early college neighborhood STEM school. At Lake View, we commit to supporting every student in a great STEM education emphasizing the four C's: Communication, Collaboration, Creativity, and Critical Thinking. We're excited about our AP and Dual Credit offerings in STEM fields -- including Dual Credit Biology, AP Environmental Science, AP Calculus, and Dual Credit Web Development -- and about the infusion of the four C's in all class from Art to World Studies. This year, 46% of our 11th and 12th graders are taking at least one AP class, and our students are enrolling in colleges from Urbana-Champaign to 
Coming to the end of $27 million dollars of renovations, we have a brand-new turf field, gymnasium, and lunchroom to make Lake View even more like HOME for our students, families, and communities. Still to come are upgrades to our auditorium and bathrooms. All these physical improvements support the great work Wildcat teachers do with our students every day, and support an athletic program that includes 28 teams (including our 2018 City Championship baseball team!). Other activities include an exchange program with our sister city, Osaka, the Innovation Academy, where students engage in STEM innovation projects and meet innovators around Chicago, and a wide range of student-led clubs and events.
We look forward to welcoming you and your wildcats in the fall! If you have any questions, please don't hesitate to reach out to me directly at
Paul J. Karafiol