Chicago Free School

All Understanding Begins With Wonder


Welcome to a Different Kind of School!

At Chicago Free School we believe learning should be joyful, hands-on, and connected to the wider world.  We believe that when children direct their own learning and discover their unique passions, they unlock the power of their own intrinsic motivation and curiosity.  Our school is an inclusive community that teaches democracy and gives students and families a voice.

Chicago Free School is Still Accepting Applications for 2015-2016
We still have room in grades 4-8 for the 2015-2016 school year! See our admissions page for more information about how to apply.  Feel free to send questions to

Upcoming Information Sessions:

Come meet teachers, learn about our program and curriculum, and ask questions about our school and admissions process for 2016-2017

  • Sunday, December 6th, 12:30pm to 2pm, at KAM Isaiah Israel Congregation, 1100 E Hyde Park Blvd.

Childcare will be provided.  If you are coming by car, KAM Isaiah Israel is best accessed by taking 50th street to Greenwood, then turning onto Greenwood and into the parking lot.


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