Reading at Belding Elementary

Belding Elementary

Belding serves as a model of the neighborhood school, providing a superior educational experience for nearly 550 students who speak over 25 languages from the Old Irving Park, Mayfair and West Walker neighborhoods.

Test scores at Belding continue to be among the highest in the city and continue to improve each year due to excellent teachers and instruction. Belding is a Level 1/ Level 1+ school as rated by the CPS Performance Policy. These are the highest possible ratings.

Our festivals, assemblies and musical productions are highlights for parents, community members and students. The Belding Parent Group provides valuable support for our school by organizing parent volunteers, coordinating school-wide activities and raising funds for curricular and extra-curricular activities.  Parents are an integral part of the school.  The Belding Parent Group provides valuable support for our school by raising funds for after-school programs, assemblies and the annual spring musical production.  Friends of Belding is not-for-profit 501(c)3 organization focused on fundraising via corporate and governmental grants.  Both organizations, along with the Bilingual Parent Advisory Council, work together to mobilize parent volunteers and coordinate school-wide activities, such as the annual International Fest.

Our Vision: Joyful, inquisitive learners who care for and contribute to our community.

Our MissionThe Belding community works and dreams together to inspire, cultivate and engage the hearts and minds of our diverse students, families and staff.


Academic Excellence

Belding School has a century long tradition of academic excellence.  For more details on our latest assessment results, visit this site.

Whole Child Excellence

Belding School is delighted to receive the Bronze Award of the HealthierUS School Challenge.  Belding School is a healthy school and earned recognition for meeting rigorous criteria in school celebrations, classroom rewards, participation in meal programs, opportunities for physical activity, healthy fundraisers and nutrition education.  All of these are key components to supporting health and wellness within the school environment.  At Belding we are committed to supporting healthy eating habits for all students and staff.  Our commitment includes providing students with a healthy environment to learn and play.  We want our students to know that there are many other ways to celebrate special events besides sweet food.  Thanks for your support as we develop the mindsets of our students to think about celebrating in a healthy manner.  Read more about our Tower Gardens: http://blog.cps.edu/2018/04/03/belding-elementary-students-plant-harvest-vegetables-tower-gardens/