• APPLICATION PROCESS FOR THE 2020-2021 SCHOOL YEAR OPENS February 2020 (Please visit: https://www.district65.net/Page/1533 for additional information)

    Magnet School Enrollment

    There are two magnet schools located within District 65 boundaries Dr. Bessie Rhodes School of Global Studies and Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Literary & Fine Arts School. Both schools draw students from across the district and offer a continuous school setting for students in grades K-8. Each school has a specialized focus designed to appeal to children and families. Enrollment is based on an application process.

    Dr. Martin luther king Jr. literary & fine arts school

    Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.Literary and Fine Arts School Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Literary and Fine Arts School (grades K-8), located at 2424 Lake Street in Evanston, strives for all students to experience a dynamic education that focuses on fine and performing arts and emphasizes literature and writing. There are three classrooms per grade level. The school’s curriculum is built on four pillars: Arts-Integrated Learning; Enhanced Fine Arts Learning; Performance, Publication, and Enhanced Literacy; and Inclusion.

    For more information, please contact Dr. Amber Henderson, King Arts Principal, at 847-859-8500.


    DR. bessie rhodes school of global studies

    Dr. Bessie RhodesSchool of Global Studies

    Dr. Bessie Rhodes School of Global Studies (for 2019-20 School Year, Magnet School applies for grades 2-8), located at 3701 Davis Street in Skokie, strives to equip young people with the skills to become good global citizens who will contribute to and thrive in a dynamic and diverse world. Bessie Rhodes has an intimate school community with two classes per grade level and the school’s curriculum is built on four pillars: Science & Technology; Community Service; Language; and Geography. During the 2018-2019 school year, the Two-Way Immersion (TWI) program was offered to serve all kindergarten students enrolled at Bessie Rhodes. One grade level will be added annually eventually making the global studies school the first to offer TWI at all levels.

    For more information, please contact Keri Mendez, Bessie Rhodes Principal, at 847 859-8440.