Progressive Programs

Community Support

Academic Excellence

2250 North Clifton Avenue, Chicago IL 60614
Main Phone: 773-534-5535



School Mission

Our Mission

Mayer Magnet is dedicated to promoting a holistic education that nurtures and challenges all students to become lifelong learners with a passion to inquire, think globally, serve others, create, lead and achieve personal excellence.

History of Mayer

The school was completed in 1956 and dedicated to Oscar F. Mayer (1859-1955), the founder of the Oscar Mayer & Company. Mr. Mayer emigrated from Germany when he was 14, and later opened a butcher shop near the school. He loved and respected the community and worked to secure a commitment to establish this school to give something back the community. The schools was dedicated in his honor to remind those who come here of the opportunity that exists in the country to pursue ambitions for a fulfilling and successful life.

In 2008, the school was officially renamed as “Oscar Mayer Magnet School” and became a magnet-cluster school with a Fine and Performing Arts focus and introduced a Montessori program and an International Baccalaureate Middle Years Program.