a bit of history

The Peace School opened on North Clark Street in 1972 and moved to its current location in 1988. It became a non-profit 501(c)(3) educational organization in 1976. The organization is a United Nations Peace Messenger, recognized by the U.N. for its "significant and concrete contributions" to peace.


The focus in the early 1970’s was on youth, with outreach classes at youth centers and universities. By the mid 1970’s, The Peace School developed senior adult and nursing home programs. In 1978, The Peace School initiated Peace Day in Chicago and has organized the annual event for over thirty years and counting.


The Chicago Tribune did a feature article on the School's founder one year prior to his passing in 1999. Today, classes for all ages remain in full swing at The Peace School, and programs continue at select senior centers, nursing homes and four suburban park district locations.

The Peace School continues its dedication to building world peace, one person at a time.

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