Announcements - updated 03/20/19

Wednesday, April 10 - report card pick up day.
Parents invited to school to conference with teachers and to pick up their student's report card.  

2019 Disney's Summer Enrichment & Fun

• December 2018: Disney Afterschool Coding Club

Nov 2018: Students on their way to China on school trip. All the travelers and chaperones landed in Beijing China safely.

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• Aug 28, 2018: Disney mourns loss of students

8/17/18: Magnet Schools of America Announcement Letter
"On behalf of Magnet Schools of America, it is our privilege to inform you that Walt Disney Magnet School has met the criteria to become Nationally Certified..."read here





• July 17, 2018 Capital and Operating Investments for Walt Disney Magnet School

2017/2018 A group of 6th and 7th grade students have been working in an after school class, learning app development. They recently presented their app prototypes at a showcase hosted by Apple and CPS at Blue 1647. Disney had more students selected to present their projects than any other school.

The ideas our students have developed, from a virtual eyeglasses store to a DIY clothing app, are simply remarkable. These students will continue to work to develop their apps with the goal of publishing them in the Apple App Store. We are so proud of these students.

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CME Group Foundation - CS4 All - filmed at Disney and featuring one of our students.

Enrollment Open House Dates (Lottery) Disney will hold two enrollment open house tours. The first one will be held on Tuesday, May 1, 2018 at 9:00 a.m. and the second on Tuesday, May 8, 2018 at 9:00 a.m.  Parents considering Disney for the 2018-19 school year are invited to attend. Elementary School offers will be available April 27, 2018, on the website. The deadline for accepting offers in the lottery is May 11, 2018. 

2018/2019 Enrollment: May 14th-18th. Click here for specific times and dates.

Disney School's Tuition Based Preschool Program is now enrolling students for the 2018-19 school year. Tours are held every Monday at 9:00 a.m. There is no appointment necessary to attend a tour. Students must be 3 years old by September 1st to enroll. Seats are on a first come, first served basis.

3.7.18: Disney Security Procedures

Feb 22 2018: Provided by New Oasis International Education, two Chinese artists, one for dough figurine and one for puppetry will be at Disney: Feb 22 Afternoon, 1st session 12:30 - 1:30 pm, 2nd session 1:30 - 2:10 pm - click here for pictures...

Those interested in applying for the 2018-19 school year are invited to attend. The Chicago Public Schools application window for the general lottery is open from October 10 - December 22nd. CPS’ Office of Access and Enrollment also operates a call center to answer questions about the application process. The call center can be reached at (773) 553-2060 from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m., Monday through Friday, and we will have additional staff on hand to support families. For more detailed information on the application process, please visit the website:

School Begins at 7:30a.m. • School ends at 2:30 p.m.

• The Power of Libraries: Perspective From A CPS Librarian | Working in the Schools

• Supply Lists 2017 - 2018

• 2017 Beijing China Trip

• Computer Science Education

Parents Alert!
We have two openings in our Tuition Based Preschool! Our fabulous preschool program provides the best of academic and play based instruction to prepare children for the rigors of Kindergarten. Disney embraces the concept that "learning is fun" and we take advantage of the opportunity to inculcate the necessary skills for success in an elementary program. Please call us for a visit to see our engaging program. 773/534-5840 Ask for Mrs. Meyers to set up a tour.

  • Tuition Based Pre-School
  • Tuition Based After School 2018/2019
  • Mar 2019 Calendar

Disney School's Tuition Based Preschool Program is now enrolling students for the 2018-19 school year. Tours are held every Monday at 9:00 a.m. There is no appointment necessary to attend a tour. Students must be 3 years old by September 1st to enroll. Seats are on a first come, first served basis.

A completed application is required to reserve your child's spot, along with a deposit for the upcoming school year, and a photo ID.

We are pleased to be offering the Tuition Based After-School Program for the 2018/2019 school-year. Students in kindergarten through eighth grades will be able to participate in the program. Tuition Based After-School will begin the first day of school, and run through the duration of the school-year, ending the last full day of school. The program runs Monday-Friday from 2:30 p.m.-6:00 p.m., however, you may pick your child up any time after 2:30 p.m. It is expected that your child will remain in the program throughout the duration of the school year once you sign up. The program will consist of homework support, literacy, academic enrichment, music, art, physical activities and much more! The students are provided a snack at 3:45 each day as well!

Students must be picked up by 6:00 p.m. each night. Transportation for this program is the parent’s responsibility, as no bus service will be provided. It is very important that students are picked up on time, as a Late Pick-Up Policy is enforced after 6:00 p.m.

The cost of the program will be $90.00 per week for the first child, $60.00 per week for the second child, and $50.00 per week for the third child. (These fees are subject to change.) No adjustments will be made due to student absences.Payments are made every two weeks, and must be paid in the form of personal check or money order. Please understand that we are unable to accept cash for this program.

Click here for the 2018-2019 application that must be filled out for each student. Please make sure to list at least two emergency contacts as they will serve as the primary points of contact if we are unable to reach you in case of emergency. Please note After-School is a program we offer to all our students and it is our expectation students meet the behavior and academic expectations of the program. The school reserves the right to remove any student who is a disruption to the academic and learning environment. Parents will be notified about the need for removal by both Dr. Hagstrom and Ms. Pacheco. Late payment is also cause of removal from the program.

NO PAYMENT IS ACCEPTED AT THIS TIME. If you are interested in this program, please fill out the application. You will receive information over the summer regarding when to make your first payment, and how to reserve a spot for your child. This program tends to fill up quickly, so please convey your interest now, and watch for more information at the end of August in order to make your first payment.

If you have any questions or would like further information about this program, please contact Ms. Pacheco at 773-534-5840 or email is preferable. The staff at Walt Disney Magnet School looks forward to your child’s participation in this wonderful opportunity.


Consuelo A. Pacheco

Director of After School Programs