|Curie Metropolitan High School|
4959 S. Archer Avenue
|School type||Public Secondary Magnet|
|Motto||"We strive for Excellence!"|
|School district||Chicago Public Schools|
|Principal||Allison C. Tingwall|
|Athletics conference||Chicago Public League|
|Accreditation||North Central Association of Colleges and Schools|
Marie Sklodowska Curie Metropolitan High School is a public 4–year magnet high school located in the Archer Heights neighborhood on the southwest side of Chicago, Illinois, United States. Curie is operated by Chicago Public Schools district. The school has a Technical, Performing Arts, and International Baccalaureate Programme. Curie Metropolitan High School was named after Nobel Prize laureate Marie Sklodowska–Curie in recognition of the area's historically heavy Polish-American populace. Curie Metro High School is accessible via the Chicago L's nearby Pulaski Orange Line station.
Curie Metropolitan High School has been an International Baccalaureate Organization World School since January 1999, and offers both the IB Middle Years Programme and the IB Diploma Programme. Curie Metro was one of sixteen schools nationwide selected by the College Board for inclusion in the EXCELerator School Improvement Model program beginning the 2007-2008 school year. The project was funded by the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation. As of 2014 Curie Metropolitan High School has been on Chicago Public Schools academic probation for 5 years.
Curie offers a rigorous International Baccalaureate (IB) Diploma Programme to help academically qualified students gain a valuable competitive edge for admission to college. Offered in grades 11 and 12, this comprehensive, two-year college preparatory curriculum helps students develop the critical thinking skills and knowledge needed to excel academically after graduation. At the end of grades 11 and 12, students sit for world-wide IB examinations. Based on their exam and other assessment scores, students may be awarded university credit for their IB course work at Curie. Each university has its own policy regarding credit awarded for IB scores. Students also take several AP courses during their four years at Curie.
Curie competes in the Chicago Public League (CPL) and is a member of the Illinois High School Association (IHSA). Curie High School is a school with a wide variety of sports. With twelve varsity sports, Curie students have a wide selection to choose from. The most notable sport recently is the varsity water polo team, which has won eight consecutive Chicago Public League titles in recent years. In 2015, the basketball team won its first class 4A Illinois State Championship. Curie recently won back-to-back CPS Championships in football and played in back-to-back Prep Bowls (City Champ vs. Catholic League champ). On February 17, 2019, the basketball team won its first Chicago Public Schools Tournament Championship.
When Victor Adeyanju was finishing up at Curie five years ago, there wasn't a long line of schools eager for his services.
JW: You represent Chicago in your "Sexy Lady Remix." What part of Chicago are you from? YB: I'm from the Southside of Chicago. I attended CVCA and Curie for high school.[permanent dead link]