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Admissions for 2019-2020

We still have limited space available in PreK4 through 8th grades. We are full for PreK3. Please email the above address if you are interested in mid-year admission.

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2020-2021 Admissions Information

Info session dates:

All sessions are Saturdays from 12:30pm to 2:00pm. Childcare is provided.

  • October 5th, 2019
  • November 16th, 2019
  • January 25th, 2020
  • February 22nd, 2020
  • April 18th, 2020
  • May 16th, 2020

If you are traveling by car, take 50th Street to Greenwood Avenue, turn onto Greenwood, and turn into the parking lot. We are located upstairs.


  • PreK3 students must turn 3 before September 1st of the enrollment year.
  • All students must be potty trained.
  • Students entering grades 3-8 must attend a school visit day.
  • Families requesting sliding-scale tuition must submit their prior year tax form before the application is considered complete.
  • There is a $50 non-refundable application fee.


  • Late November – application becomes available
  • February 28th, 2020 – Application due, including 2019 tax forms for sliding scale tuition applicants.

Schedule a visit:

We ask incoming students going into 3rd through 8th grades to arrange for a school visit as part of the admissions process.  Families of pre-K through 2nd grade students are welcome to visit, but it is not required.  Please email admissions@chicagofreeschool.org to arrange a visit!

Enrollment offer and registration fee:

When admissions letters are sent out, you will be notified of your tuition, as well as your registration fee between $175-$350, depending on your sliding scale tuition amount.

Please read our Frequently Asked Questions, and feel free to email us at admissions@chicagofreeschool.org with any additional questions.