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Why Mather?

Mather High School is a global family in a neighborhood community, educating students in a safe, nurturing, and intellectually challenging environment. Through collaborative and meaningful experiences, our students develop compassion, creativity, wisdom, perseverance and integrity to make a positive impact in Chicago and beyond. 
As the most diverse high school in the city, Mather offers a variety of opportunities for students.
 At Mather, we prepare you for life after high school. With six different CTE programs along with 19 college level courses and 30+ electives including an Arts program, there is something for everyone! All of our programs are 4 years long. 
Click on each icon to learn about the different programs offered at Mather:
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CTE: Digital Media
CTE: IT - Gaming and Web Design
CTE: Pre- Engineering
CTE: Pre- Law
AVID: Advancement Via Individual Determination
Students are also encouraged to participate in after school clubs and sports. If you come across a club/sport that's not currently offered, you can create it! 
Hear about our student's favorite things about Mather:
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2022-2023 GoCPS Application Window



We are pleased to announce that the application window for students applying to schools for the 22-23 school year is officially OPEN. Families can apply on the GoCPS website at


Applications will CLOSE on Wednesday, December 15th at 5 p.m.