At Saturday Place, it’s our mission to inspire, prepare and provide the discipline our students need to succeed now, and in the future.

What is Saturday Place?

Saturday Place is an enrichment program for 3rd and 4th grade Chicago Public School students who are performing at least one year below grade level. It’s a once-a-week program comprised of activities quite different from the typical classroom. Our program provides support in reading, writing, math, social studies, and science—and has been proven to help students gain confidence and raise their grades in their regular classrooms.

The program is hosted every Saturday at Loyola’s Lake Shore campus, the perfect environment in which to learn, grow and gain the confidence needed to succeed. We focus on 3rd and 4th grade students, as these grade levels have been found to be the most influential in a child’s literacy development. We help equip students with the knowledge and motivation to pursue higher education. Students have the opportunity to experience things they’ll never forget, that might even start to shape a path in life they never considered before.

A Snapshot of Saturday

Every Saturday, students take the Saturday Place bus to Loyola Lake Shore, ready for a day of new adventures in learning.

They could be studying American history circa 1862, learning about photosynthesis at the botanical gardens, or cooking with the chefs in renowned restaurants.

In class, they rotate through activity-based learning centers. On field trips, they get to apply what they learned, out in the world.