Mission and Vision
Simpson Academy for Young Women is a small, 6th-to-12th grade school located in the Illinois Medical District of Chicago that exclusively serves pregnant and parenting teen mothers. Simpson Academy is a Chicago Public Middle and High School, and has city-wide attendance boundaries such that it serves young mothers from all over the City of Chicago.
The mission of Simpson Academy is to educate and empower young mothers and prepare them for success in college, career, and life. Our school offers a competitive academic standards-based curriculum, as well as wrap-around services focused on parenting, health, and life-skills education. We tailor our programs to guide students toward success in a 21st century world.
Simpson Academy for Young Women will be a national model in educating, equipping and empowering teen mothers. Our safe and nurturing environment will be a place where young mothers, their families, teachers and the community are working collaboratively to bring about high quality resources, parenting supports and relevant academic learning experiences necessary in this global society. Our young women will graduate possessing Determination, Respect, Integrity, Vision, and Empathy which will make them more than ready to successfully navigate the requirements of motherhood while also recognizing and achieving their college, career and life goals.