McPherson is a magnet cluster neighborhood school with an International Baccalaureate Primary (PYP) and Middle-Years Programme (MYP), serving Pre-K through 8th-grade students. In the fall of 2020 we will be offering a Regional Gifted Program to kindergarteners.
We have cluster programs serving K-8, 4 low incident and two multi-sensory. We have specialized services, with a continuum of services for children with diverse learning needs. This continuum contains the cluster programs, resource/pull-out services to inclusion services in the general educational setting. We also have a blended Pre-K classroom for children with all needs.
In addition to our great teachers and strong academic curriculum, we offer weekly spanish, art, music, design, physical education, and health classes. We have excellent technology resources and facilities, including 3 computer labs, 1:1 iPad's for grades Kindergarten - 3th , 1:1 chromebooks for 4th - 8th grades, smartboards in every classroom, 2 dedicated science labs, a school library, dedicated parent room, sensory room, life skills room and a 700 plus person auditorium, and a fitness center funded by the Chicago Bulls.