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From stunning contemporary designs to historic buildings that escaped the Chicago Fire of 1871, explore Chicago's varied educational facilities on the 3rd-annual Schools by Bus tour. Don't miss out on this opportunity to be a kid again!

4 Hours
CAF Shop and Tour Center, 224 S. Michigan Ave.

See how historic buildings have been adapted for today's needs as we tour St. Ignatius College Prep High School, which escaped the Chicago Fire of 1871. Explore Jones College Prep High School—designed by Perkins and Will—and the British School, both contemporary designs that pay homage to the past. Finally, enjoy incredible views of the lakefront from the Roosevelt Tower designed by VOA Associates, which sits adjacent to Roosevelt University's historic Adler and Sullivan Auditorium Building.

Get on the bus!

From March to November, CAF is offering several one-time-only bus tours! Explore different architecture topics throughout Chicagoland and save up to 40% off the public price when you book multiple tours in the series. These tours are expected to sell out quickly, so purchase your tickets today! For a list of all the tours included in this offer, visit


$50 public / $42 members
Buy two tickets to multiple tours and save 20% on the public price
Buy 3 or 4 tickets to multiple tours and save 25% on the public price 
Buy 5 or more tickets to multiple tours and save 40% on the public price
Discount will automatically apply when tickets are added to the cart.

Upcoming Schools by Bus Tours

The annual departure of this special CAF tour will be scheduled again next spring. Until then, CAF offers similar tours that we think you’ll want to learn more about.