Bret Harte Elementary School

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Upcoming Events


December 3rd-10th

Scholastic Book Fair


Thursday, December 6th

Progress reports are handed out


December 10th-14th

Learning First Assessment


Please Join Us for Our Holiday Assembly


December 20th



December 24th-January 6th

Winter Break









Bret Harte

Elementary School

1556 E. 56th St.

Chicago, IL 60637




Mrs. Shenethe Parks

Assistant Principal:

Mr. David C. Dunlap


Bret Harte School will foster a community of student and adult learners. Our students will become lifelong readers and writers, problem-solvers, and theory-builders through an emphasis on literacy, mathematics, and science. By making their practice public to one another and other Area 15 schools, teachers will continually reflect on and refine the instruction they provide to our students.


Bret Harte will provide an optimal learning model across the content areas of demonstration, shared demonstration, guided practice, and independent practice, thus ensuring differentiated instruction to meet our students’ needs. We are committed to providing a safe and supportive environment that promotes academic excellence, reflection, responsibility for self and community, and respect for diversity.







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Last updated: December 4, 2007 5:50 PM