Von Steuben Metropolitan High School
5039 N. Kimball Avenue


Coordinates41°58′24″N 87°42′48″W / 41.9732°N 87.7132°W / 41.9732; -87.7132
School typePublic Secondary Magnet
Motto"Together, we are Von strong."
Opened1930; 94 years ago (1930)
School districtChicago Public Schools
PrincipalJennifer Sutton
Enrollment1,648 (2015–16)[2]
Campus typeUrban
Color(s) Red
SongLet’s wave on high the banner of our school,

Let’s cheer to make the rafters ring. Ever be faithful to her golden rule, And of her glories we will carry on, All sons and daughters brave and true. In friendships linking arms, In mem’ries of her charms. Von Steuben High School Here’s to you.

Written by Carol Herron, Class of 1938; Music by Ray Turner, Class of 1936
Athletics conferenceChicago Public League
Team namePanthers
AccreditationNorth Central Association of Colleges and Schools[1]
NewspaperThe Panther Press

Von Steuben Metropolitan High School (also known as Von Steuben Metropolitan Science High School) is a public 4–year magnet high school located on the border of the North Park and Albany Park neighborhoods on the north side of Chicago, Illinois, United States. Opened in 1930, Von Steuben is operated by the Chicago Public Schools district and is named for military officer Friedrich Wilhelm von Steuben.


Von Steuben was named an Outstanding American High School by U.S. News & World Report in 1999 and mentioned in Newsweek's America's Best High Schools list in 2003. According to the U.S. News & World Report in 2012, Von Steuben ranks at #49 at the state level and #1273 at the national level.


Von Steuben competes in the Chicago Public League (CPL) and is a member of the Illinois High School Association (IHSA). Von Steuben sport teams are nicknamed Panthers. In the 2002–03 season, The boys’ sophomore basketball team won the Chicago Class AA city title. In 2004–05 and 2005–06, The boys' varsity water polo team won the city title. In the 2011–12 season, the boys' sophomore volleyball team were named city champions. In the 2014–2015 season the boys' freshman, JV, and varsity teams all were named city champions. [3] In the 2022 season the Boys' Varsity Baseball team won their Conference. Also in 2022 the Boys Varsity Basketball team won the Consolation City Playoffs.




Notable alumni


  1. ^ "Institution Summary for Von Steuben Metropolitan Science Center". AdvancED profile. North Central Association Commission on Accreditation and School Improvement. Retrieved 3 September 2012.
  2. ^ "CPS : Schools". Cps.edu. Retrieved 2 September 2018.
  3. ^ "News Archive (do not use)". Vonsteuben.org. Retrieved 2 September 2018.
  4. ^ a b "Von Steuben Athletics". Vonsteuben.org. Retrieved 2 September 2018.