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Who We Are

Von Steuben offers two rigorous programs: Scholars and Magnet College Prep. Our Scholars program is an all-honors, selective program for students who want the challenge of honors and AP level coursework. Our Magnet College Prep Program offers the same coursework as our Scholars Program with the option to vary the level of classes to individual goals. At Von Steuben, we pride ourselves on our students' academic and athletic achievements, providing a well-rounded high school program in a safe, diverse, and enriching atmosphere. Postsecondary goals are supported each year through counselor lessons, college tours, and enrichment activities, including our Von Connection summer programs and our Link Crew activities led by upperclassmen for incoming 9th graders. We offer many athletic, creative, and academic extracurricular activities. Special coursework and programs include Advanced Placement, Dual Credit, Pre-engineering, and electives based on student interest. 

School News

Graduation Photo

Lifetouch Graduation Photo

To access your photos after the ceremony, text the code below to 90738. We'll send you a link when they're ready to view and order.
Access Code: 19109GRAD24

SAT Prep Courses

We are hosting SAT Test Prep for juniors through Test Prep Chicago. Click here for more information.
Required Forms

Mandatory SY24 Forms!

EVERY student, turn in the SY24 Registration Packet & the Panther PRIDE expectation Contract.
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Mission & Vision

Here at Von Steuben it is our Mission and Vision to prepare EVERY student comprehensively for their next enriching education opportunity. 
To achieve this, we will develop the most supportive learning community for students of Von Steuben because everyone deserves the opportunity to realize their potential. 
Together, we, the students, teachers, administrations, parents, families, and friends are a community of lifelong learners who believe education is vital to our collective success.
Together, we are proud to call ourselves Panthers; Together We Are Von Strong. 

Upcoming Events

AAC Majorettes

Time: 10 AM – 12 PM
Location: Turf or West gym.

Co-ed Football Practice @ NEIU

Time: 2:30 PM – 5 PM
Location: Northeastern Illinois University Athletic Field, 3600 W Foster Ave, Chicago, IL 60625, USA

AAC Majorettes

Time: 10 AM – 12 PM
Location: Turf or West gym.

Student Spotlight

Congrats to the following College Board Award winners of the National African American Recognition Award (NAARA) and National Hispanic Recognition Award (NHRA)!
• Angelina Diaz: NHRA
• Bra'sen Phillips-Bates: NAARA
• Gabriel Sakoda: NHRA
• Marilyn Diaz: NHRA
• Ngone Gningue: NAARA
• Ruth Gonzalez: NHRA
These students earned this academic honor because of their GPA of 3.5 or higher AND outstanding performance on the PSAT/NMSQT®, PSAT™ 10, and/or AP® Exams

At A Glance

  • 100% Graduation Rate
  • 90.6% FOT
  • 99.72% Postsecondary Enrollment
  • Over 75 Clubs and Sports Offered
  • $23,535,476 Scholarships
  • Over 55 Languages Spoken
  • 1727 Enrollment
    • 55% Hispanic
    • 16% White
    • 15.5% Asian
    • 10% Black

Principal's Message

Welcome to Von Steuben!
A new school year, brings new opportunities. A new school year is full of potential and you can bring about the change you want for yourself, your community, and your school. Von Steuben Metropolitan Science Center values challenging academics and developing a supportive learning community for all students. Von PRIDE is a key component of what it means to be a student at Von Steuben.
As you begin the new school year, set high goals for yourself.  Your teachers and I expect great things from you! Study hard, ask questions, and think deeply about the world around you. Von Steuben Metropolitan Science Center is home to challenging and rigorous programs that will spark your curiosity and expand your horizons. You are expected to pass your classes with a 3.0 GPA or better, maintain good attendance, and behave in a manner that is becoming of a Von Panther in order to enjoy the student events and activities that are part of your high school experience, exemplifying Von PRIDE values.
Freshmen, you are entering a new chapter of your educational career.  Make good choices! I encourage you to join a club or sport, make new friends, and ask many questions. This year will set you on a path of excellence. Take advantage of all that Von Steuben has to offer.
Sophomores and juniors, these are critical years for you. Study hard, do your work, and invest your time wisely in enriching and rewarding activities. Remember that your senior year will be here soon and colleges will be looking at your unweighted grade point average, the level of courses you take, and how you spend your time outside of school.  Make this year count.
Seniors, now is the time to think about how you will end your high school career.  Pay attention to the senior contract and passport. Will you leave Von Steuben on a strong note with excellent grades and prepared for postsecondary success?  The choice is yours, and I encourage you to consider your actions carefully.
Von Steuben offers a wide variety of courses at many levels. Take your course selections seriously and strike a balance between challenging yourself and supporting your learning. Beyond academics, Von Steuben offers a wide variety of clubs and teams to expand your social and emotional development. I expect all Von students to demonstrate Von PRIDE at all times.  The choices you make now develop into your habits and character in the future. I invite you to explore and experience what Von Steuben Metropolitan Science Center has to offer. 
Together, We Are Von Strong!
Principal Sutton

College Representative Visits

  • Boston University
  • Calvin University
  • Carnagie Mellon University
  • Case Western Reserve University
  • Dominican University
  • Illinois Institute of Technology
  • New York University
  • Oberlin
  • Southern Illinois University
  • University of Illinois
  • University of Southern California
  • Washington University