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2022-2023 Admissions Information

We will begin accepting applications for 2022-2023 on Monday, December 6th. You can apply here: http://mytads.com/a/chicagofreeschool

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Info session dates:

All sessions are Saturdays from 12:30pm to 2:00pm. Please note that due to COVID-19 information sessions will be virtual.

  • Saturday, 12/11 2021, 12:30pm

Directions to our school: 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.

Admissions for 2021-2022

We still have limited space available in grades K, 1, 6, 7, and 8. All other grades are full. Please contact admissions@chicagofreeschool.org if you have questions about joining the waiting list for this year. You can apply here: http://mytads.com/a/chicagofreeschool

Admissions Requirements:

  • 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 virtual meeting with the student, the family, and the class teacher.
  • 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.


  • Early December – application becomes available
  • February 28th, 2022 – Application due, including 2021 tax forms for sliding scale tuition applicants.


Please see our tuition page for information about our income-based sliding-scale tuition:


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.