Visitors & Directions


Lane Tech College Prep

2501 W Addison St
Chicago, IL 60618

Everyone visiting Lane must acquire a visitors pass from Lobby Guard located at Door M (the entrance by the parking lot).

Click here to view a map of the building.

If you are planning to visit Lane, please call in advance. Visitation is restricted on certain testing and meeting days.


Contact Kathryn Anderson at (773) 534-5876 or

Educational Visitors, Student Teachers, and Observers

Contact Mollie Hart at Student teachers and observers should click here for more information.

Building Access

6:00 A.M. - 7:35 A.M. Lunchroom Door 7. Breakfast is served from 6:45 a.m. to 8:00 a.m.
7:35 A.M. - 8:00 A.M. Doors A and M only.
6:30 A.M. - 4:00 P.M. Door M for visitors and students; Door B for visitors only.
Lunch Periods Doors A, D, and M. A student leaving the building for lunch may not re-enter the building until the bell ending their lunch period has rung.
4:00 P.M. - 8:00 P.M. Exit at Door D or M. All other doors are locked at 4:00 p.m.


Using the CTA:

The Brown line stops at Addison and Ravenswood. Lane Tech is about a mile west at Western; the #152 Addison bus can take those of us not training for the marathon. From the North and South, the #49 Western bus runs right past us.

From the South:

Take Lake Shore Drive North and exit at Belmont Avenue. Go west on Belmont (L) until you reach Western. Go north on Western (R). Turn left into Lane's lot after you go through the Roscoe intersection. If you get to Addison you have gone too far.
Take the Dan Ryan Expressway North (I90). It becomes the Kennedy Expressway after you pass Downtown. Exit the Kennedy at Fullerton/Western (47A). You will drive through the first stoplight to get to Western Avenue. Go north on Western (R). Turn left into Lane's lot after you go through the Roscoe intersection. Make a left turn into the parking lot. If you get to Addison, you have gone too far.

From the Southwest:

Take the Stevenson Expressway (I55) North and follow the exit for I90/94 Wisconsin. This will put you on the Dan Ryan Expressway North. Follow the Directions above from here on in.

From the North:

Take Lake Shore Drive South, exit on Irving Park Road. Go West on Irving (R) until you reach Western. Go south on Western (L). After you go through the Addison Street intersection and pass the school building, make a right into the Lane lot.

From the Northwest:

Take the Edens South to the Kennedy Expressway East. Exit at Addison (L). Go east on Addison until you reach Western Avenue. Go south on Western (R) and turn right into the Lane lot after you pass the school building.
Take Kennedy eastbound to Addison St. exit. Go eastbound on Addison to Western. Turn south on Western (R) one block to the parking lot entrance. Turn right.

From the West:

Take the Eisenhower Expressway (I290) east to the Kennedy. Follow the directions for the Kennedy Expressway West from above.