Videos

  • Khameron, Class of 2012

    Khameron, Class of 2012

    Thank you to Guy Bauer Productions for capturing the story of Khameron, a member of Namaste's first graduating class and a thriving, successful high school student who is preparing for college.

  • Fernando’s Project at Google

    Fernando’s Project at Google

    Namaste 7th grader Fernando M. talks about his "apprenticeship" at Google. We are fortunate to partner with Spark Chicago to give our 7th and 8th grade students incredible opportunities in professional workplaces across the city!

  • Healthy Kids Learn Better

    Healthy Kids Learn Better

    We are proud to be featured in the Alliance for a Healthier Generation's latest video - and proud to be a national "healthy school" model!
    As the video shows, healthy kids get better grades, attend school more often and behave better in class. We now know that making time for physical activity and nutrition in school is not a break from academics, it’s an investment in higher academic performance.

  • Abundio’s College Goals

    Abundio’s College Goals

    Abundio, 8th grade student in Namaste's Dual Language program, talks about his ambitious college goals. For now, he has his eye set on St. Ignatius College Prep High School!

  • Peace Day 2014

    Peace Day 2014

    Namaste is proud to celebrate peace at the beginning of each school year through our annual Peace Day celebration. This year's event will be hard to top! Thank you to the parents, teachers and entire Namaste student body who helped our community celebrate the International Day of Peace with dancing, singing and cheers!

  • Graduation Video

    Graduation Video

    Namaste's Class of 2014 co-valedictorian Lily performed a song she wrote for graduation. June 27, 2014.

  • Middle School Students Intern at Google

    Middle School Students Intern at Google

    Namaste is proud to have its middle school students "apprenticing" in professional settings across Chicago through the organization Spark Chicago. This video clip from WYCC's "In the Loop" program follows two Namaste students who are interning at Google.

  • “Move Your Body”

    “Move Your Body”

    All 480 Namaste students participated in the 4th annual "Move Your Body" event, performing a choreographed dance they learned together with thousands of other students in schools across the country at the exact same time! We are proud to be a healthy and active school and proud to promote moving in schools! May 21, 2014

  • Music Lesson

    Music Lesson

    Namaste first grade students loved practicing their scales and new songs thanks to their classroom's brand-new keyboard!

  • Your Gifts at Work

    Your Gifts at Work

    Thank you to the hundreds of individuals, companies and foundations who supported Namaste Charter School in the 2012 - 2013 school year.
    We are proud to count each of you as an important partner in our community.

  • First Grade End-of-Year Ceremony

    First Grade End-of-Year Ceremony

    At Namaste's end-of-year promotion ceremony, the first grade "Blue Room" sang Bob Marley's "Three Little Birds", sharing a message of peace and hope.

  • Pablo & Ms. Lola

    Pablo & Ms. Lola

    This multimedia piece covers the journey of sixth grader Pablo, from struggles with a learning disability to his incredible accomplishments thanks to his teachers' unwavering dedication and belief in his abilities.

    Special thanks to Cristina Rutter. www.cristinarutter.com

  • Namaste Retrospective

    Namaste Retrospective

    Thank you to Weber Shandwick Public Relations for this wonderful video with highlights from Namaste Charter School's first eight years!

  • WGN News: Namaste Student Meets Mayor Emanuel

    WGN News: Namaste Student Meets Mayor Emanuel

    Namaste eighth grade student Giselle baked Thanksgiving pies for Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel and delivered them to him at City Hall through her "apprenticeship" with the MK Restaurant pastry chef. Thank you to Spark Chicago for making these wonderful apprenticeships possible! November 2011.

  • NBC 5 News: Namaste Student Delivers Pies to Mayor Emanuel

    NBC 5 News: Namaste Student Delivers Pies to Mayor Emanuel

    Namaste eighth grade student Giselle baked Thanksgiving pies for Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel and delivered them to him at City Hall through her "apprenticeship" with the MK Restaurant pastry chef. Thank you to Spark Chicago for making these wonderful apprenticeships possible! November 2011.

  • What If? Video

    What If? Video

    What if....there was a public school that taught low-income children critical conflict resolution skills, provided 60 minutes of Physical Education daily, and served nutritious meals? Learn how Chicago's Namaste Charter School is that special, successful institution that is serving as a model for schools nationwide. June 2011.

  • Jennifer Hudson Visits

    Jennifer Hudson Visits

    Jennifer Hudson visits Namaste. May 2012.