A Proud Chicago Academy with an emphasis in
“People often think if their kid attends a military academy they have to join the military, and that’s not true. What we do in military academies in Chicago, Rickover specifically, is use the military model of self-discipline, self-discovery and leadership to help our kids figure out what it is they want to do for the rest of their lives. The military is just a vehicle to help them get to where they really want to be.”
–Mr. Michael J. Biela, Superintendent
Raising up a new generation of
renaissance men & women
At Rickover, it is part of our mission to develop problem solvers, productive citizens, respected leaders, and lifelong learners. Through their time here, cadets discover more about themselves and learn to approach new topics and challenges with open minds. As a result, they will often uncover new strengths, capabilities, and interests that they can use to excel in life and help others.
Working Hard Today to
Prepare for the future
Rickover provides a foundation for life after high school by empowering cadets to excel academically, engage in meaningful leadership training and gain experiences that prepare them for post-secondary success.
“Who will thrive at Rickover? I think anybody who wants to have fun, but also knows when it’s the right time to be serious and work hard”.
— Rickover Cadet
Sea Dragon Success
Rickover At a Glance
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Scholarships per Grad
Grads accepted to Post-Secondary Ed.
your voice matters
We consider all students to be unique individuals with their own abilities and potential. At Rickover, we strive to support the strengths of all of our cadets and help them realize their own dreams.
We have a student voice committee and an open-door policy for our students. We believe that students are partners in making our academic and school cultures positive. Students have helped us develop the school community we currently have.
We are all sea dragons
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