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Space Rental » Overview


**UPDATE November 2021**
CPS is now permitting youth programs (only) and outdoor spaces to use/rent facilities. Space usage by groups/organizations that are not considered 'youth programs' continues to be restricted.
Jones College Prep (JCP) is a multifaceted facility located on State Street between Harrison & Polk in Chicago’s South Loop neighborhood; appropriately dubbed the ‘Education Corridor.’ The school is conveniently located near public transportation, Michigan Ave, shopping on State Street, and minutes from Grant Park and Museum Campus. The facility has over 400,000 sq. ft. of space that spans the new and original campus, which has the flexibility to host almost any type of event, social gathering, or meeting.

North Building
Originally built in 1966 the north campus has been remodeled throughout the years to meet the school’s expanding curriculum and improving the building with updated amenities.
  • Lobby
  • Auditorium (Capacity: 455)
  • Classrooms
  • Cafeteria
  • Science Labs
  • Fitness Center
  • Courtyard
  • South Building
Designed by Perkins&Will the South Campus opened in 2013 and doubled the capacity of the school. The seven-story facility houses a state-of-the-art theatrical auditorium, scenic seventh-floor terrace, a competitive swimming pool, and much more.
  • Lobby
  • South Theater (Capacity: 474)
  • Classrooms
  • Cafeteria & Terrace
  • Library Media & Terrace
  • Science Labs
  • Fitness Center
  • Dance Studio
  • Gym Pool Terrace (7th floor)
  • Parking (limited)
  • Off-Campus
  • Track & Turf field
  • Located at 23rd and State Calendar
Reservation Process
Various events and programs are held at Jones College Prep every week, and we celebrate the diversity these groups bring to the school. While we try to accommodate as many groups as possible, our first priority is focusing on the students through academic, athletics, and various school programs. Reservation is not secure until the Jones College Prep Rental Contract or CPS School Usage Permit is executed, a certificate of insurance is on file, and a deposit and/or payment is received.

Rentals may be subject to a 50% security deposit and proof of liability coverage are required to secure rental of the facility. Alcohol is not permitted on any Chicago Board of Education property.

Lessee shall obtain liability insurance at $1,000,000 for each occurrence. In most cases, this is as simple as adding Jones College Prep as an additional insured to your company's general liability policy. Pool rentals require a $3,000,000 liability coverage, certified lifeguard, and other restrictions may apply. Click here for a sample of a certificate of liability insurance:
Additional insurance is required when using the pool. Payment must be made in full prior to the start of the event. Pay to the order of Jones College Prep All cancellations must be made no less than 2 weeks prior to the start time of your event or you will be responsible for paying the full rental price. Cancellations fees may apply.

Check for school conflicts: JCP Calendar (only reflects school events)
(This is for general availability, and does not reflect other events that might be scheduled.)
  • Not Available during school hours Mon-Fri. 8:00 AM- 3:30 PM.
  • Restrictions and limited availability during Holidays (Thanksgiving, Christmas, NYE/NYD, MLK Day, Presidents Day, Easter, Memorial Day, Independence Day, or Labor Day) or school breaks (Summer, Winter, Spring). Sat & Sun or off hours may be subject to additional costs.
STEP 2: Complete Request Form Complete the form below. Request forms will be reviewed as soon as possible but may be delayed depending on the volume of requests and school activities. Requests should be a minimum of 4 weeks prior to your event date. 
For additional information, special requests, or to schedule a tour contact Troy Hilbrands at