40th Anniversary Celebration

We’re excited to celebrate 40 years of education, innovation, and service to our community. Here you will learn about the history of our nonprofit institution, which was started by practitioner faculty seeking to educate and train future practitioners to better the Chicago community. The first class was held on February 26, 1979, at the Lawson House YMCA in Chicago. To learn more about our locations over the 40 years click here.

The Chicago School has had strong leadership over its 40-year history. Our current president, Dr. Michele Nealon, Psy.D., is an alumna of our institution. Dr. Nealon is the 6th president of our institution.  Her predecessor, Dr. Michael Horowitz, Ph.D., was president from 2000 – 2010. To learn more about the leadership before Dr. Horowitz, click here.

We wouldn’t be where we are today without our exceptional faculty. Our highly-credentialed faculty are active in their fields, leaders in their disciplines, and active researchers. Click here to learn more about our distinguished faculty.

We are proud of our more than 7,000 graduates who live around the world making a great social impact. Learn more about the accomplishments of our alumni by visiting the Distinguished Alumni page.  

We have events planned all over the country to celebrate this great milestone. If you are interested in attending one of our 40th Anniversary events, learn more about them on the events page.

Please consider joining us and help us shape the next 40 years. Learn more by clicking the Donation Button below.