CircEsteem youth classes are offered for students ages 3 and up. Students should wear comfortable clothes that they can go upside-down in and sneakers.

In-School Residency

Bring CircEsteem to your school!

CircEsteem’s Outreach Program travels to schools and community centers all over the Chicagoland area bringing the joy of circus to students in kindergarten through eighth grade. Each session varies in format and introduces new skills, allowing returning students to advance and beginners to model their peers. This cooperative interaction enables students to progress at their own pace while still working together as a team. Classes run for 1-2 hours on a weekly basis for 6- 12 week sessions.

CircEsteem also offers In-School residencies and camps at schools in the area.  Residencies focus on the same circus fundamentals of clowning, juggling, balance and acrobatics found in our other programs, but they follow a more intensive format that runs daily for 1-4 weeks.  These residencies and camps culminate in a final performance that is open to parents and the community.  Invite us to speak with your school’s principal. It’s parents who make the difference.

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Current Schools: Past Schools:

British School of Chicago

Burley School

Catherine Cook

Concordia Place

Francis W. Parker

Glencoe Park District

Lake Forest Country Day School

Latin School

Polaris Charter

Sacred Heart

The University of Chicago Laboratory School

Winnetka Community House

  • Akiba Schechter
  • Anshe Emet
  • Drummond 
  • Montessori
  • Faith, Hope and Charity
  • Stephen K. Hayt School
  • Hibbard Elementary
  • Lycée Français de Chicago
  • Rogers Park Montessori
  • Solomon Schechter Skokie
  • Chicago Waldorf School

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Contact our Program Director at 773-732-4564