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Welcome to DePaul College Prep!

DePaul College Prep, located on the Father Gordon Campus, is a Catholic, coeducational, college preparatory, International Baccalaureate high school offering Chicago’s college-bound students a 21st century approach to education and a close-knit school family that values each student as a person of promise and potential.

Founded in 1952 by the Congregation of the Resurrection as Gordon Technical High School, DePaul College Prep is located in the heart of the city’s Northside, with deep roots in the community -- and a bold vision for the future. A unique partnership with DePaul University drives and defines this vision. By extending its educational expertise in the areas of curriculum, technology, college counseling and beyond, DePaul Prep’s faculty, staff, and students benefit immensely from the DePaul University partnership. Together, these two institutions are forging a path to equip students for the challenges of a changing world while grounding them in the timeless values of the Catholic tradition.

The best way to get to know DePaul College Prep is to visit and meet our students, faculty, staff and board members. We hope to see you at an open house, athletic contest, theatrical production, academic competition, or concert.


Dr. Megan Stanton-Anderson


Dr. Megan Stanton-Anderson,



Dr. Stanton-Anderson comes to DePaul College Prep with 25 years of experience in public and Catholic education as a teacher, principal, teacher and principal coach, and district level and school based administrator. Throughout her career, she has centered her focus on instructional leadership, curriculum mapping, assessment, and creating opportunities for all students to learn.

Dr. Stanton-Anderson previously served as a Regional Director for Turnaround Schools for the Archdiocese of Chicago where she was responsible for the academic success of a portfolio of schools which are academically and operationally at risk. This responsibility includes significant focus on leadership development and shifting teacher practice from a traditional approach to teaching and learning to a more student centered and effective pedagogy. In supporting and coaching school leaders, she has been deeply involved in building trusting, interpersonal relationships over time to further collaboration among teachers and principals.

Prior to working as Regional Director, Dr. Stanton-Anderson served for 9 years as Principal of Alphonsus Academy & Center for the Arts where she transformed the school by revamping and aligning curriculum across grade levels; developed a standards based curriculum that reflected best practices to ensure academic excellence for all types of learners; was a staunch advocate for professional development and ongoing training for teachers; educated teachers about data analysis and assessment literacy; developed strategies to introduce social emotional learning, arts integration and technology integration into the curriculum; established strong lines of communication with parents; and developed a robust academic partnership between Alphonsus Academy and DePaul University which significantly improved the quality of instruction and teacher practice at the Academy. She has also served as an adjunct faculty member and curriculum map trainer in the School of Education at DePaul University. Under her watch, enrollment at Alphonsus Academy doubled, and the school developed a reputation as an outstanding Catholic school.

Prior to joining Alphonsus Academy, Dr. Stanton-Anderson worked for 14 years in California as a teacher at an inner city Catholic school in Los Angeles and as both a teacher and an administrator for several major grants supporting professional development and school reform in elementary and high schools in the Long Beach Unified School District.

Dr. Stanton-Anderson speaks widely and continues to consult about instruction and curriculum mapping for teacher teams and principals.

Dr. Stanton-Anderson holds a BA in Communications from the University of Wisconsin-Madison, an M.A. in Education from California State University- Long Beach, and an Ed.D in Educational Leadership and Administration from the University of California-Irvine, Department of Education.