Chicago Public School Reverses Direction and Sells School Building for School Use

The Chicago Board of Education approved the sale of the shuttered CPS Courtenay Language Arts Center in Ravenswood at 1726 W. Berteau Ave. It will be purchased by the German International School of Chicago for $5.3 million.

At the time of closure, CPS stated that a charter school use or residential development would not be considered for this site.

The German International School was established in 2007 and has been operating from the building at 1447 W. Montrose Ave. This educational nonprofit provides an English and German immersive dual-language education to over 100 students.

Preservation Chicago desires each of the shuttered historic school buildings to be repurposed. We wrote a letter of support to reuse this building for an educational institution. Educational uses are a natural fit for school buildings, so Preservation Chicago applauds the Chicago Board of Education’s decision to sell to the German International School.

Additional Reading

Willkommen: German School Pays $5.3M For Courtenay Building in Ravenswood, DNAinfo, Patty Wetli, April 26, 2017

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