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About APMA

“We need to help students and parents cherish and preserve the ethnic and cultural diversity that nourishes and strengthens this community - and this nation.”
— Cesar Chavez
Class of 2019APMA is a Chicago Public School situated in the Albany Park neighborhood on the northwest side of the city. APMA is home to a very diverse population of 7th- and 8th-grade students. 

The student population of APMA speaks over 40 languages.

​The current building was opened in 2006 after many years of being housed at Von Steuben High School. 

APMA graduates are lifelong, confident, healthy learners who ask questions as they have a curiosity for continued learning. They are critical thinkers, readers, problem solvers, and communicators, able to decode their surroundings and effect change as informed and involved world citizens.

Our Mission

 Albany Park Multicultural Academy fosters a safe, nurturing learning environment where all students feel valued and respected.

We teach students to embrace cultural diversity and empower them to be leaders in their future roles as global citizens. We provide differentiated authentic instruction where students use real-world experiences to encourage their natural gifts of inquiry and investigation.

By setting high academic expectations, ​Albany Park Multicultural Academy prepares all students to make successful transitions to high school, college, career, and beyond.