Benefit 2022 – Thank You for Celebrating with Us!




Thank You for Supporting Polaris!

We Had so Much Fun Being with our Polaris Friends and Family Again

You Made our 15-Year Anniversary a Special Night to Remember

It was a Joyful Celebration of Giving Back and Making a Difference

Our Favorite Part was Celebrating with You!



On May 19, 2022, our Polaris community of family and friends gathered at Loft Lucia in the West Loop to celebrate our 15-year anniversary at our Celebration of Learning benefit. Thanks to our generous supporters and sponsors we raised nearly $100,000! On behalf of all Polaris students and staff, we thank everyone for believing in our students and supporting our school. All proceeds will help advance our K-8 grade learning expeditions and our innovative education practice of educating students to be effective learners and ethical people who contribute to a better world. Thank you for investing in Polaris and creating a positive future for our students and a better world for our community. We are grateful for your giving now and throughout our 15 years.

Everyone enjoyed a fun and inspiring evening of giving back and making a difference. Our program featured Polaris Class of 2018 Alum Mikekal McClarin and Polaris co-Founder Roel Mason-Vivit (Director, Partnerships (Midwest), EL Education) who presented inspiring remarks about the impact of a Polaris education. Enjoy Mikekal’s presentation HERE and Roel’s presentation HERE

“Polaris is a special place. They believed in me long before I believed in myself. They never gave up on me, and they also never lowered the bar. We call that being Crew.”

Mikekal McClarin, Polaris Class of 2018


Thank you for being Crew for 15 years!

Thank You to Our Generous Sponsors!