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Admissions Process for New Families

The priority application deadline for 2019-20 is February 28, 2019. After that date, we will accept students on a space-available basis.

For 2019-20, we currently have spaces available in grades 2-8 and a short waiting list in grades pre-K through 1st.

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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!

Application fee and income verification

The application form includes instructions on how to pay our $50 non-refundable application fee. Additionally, families seeking sliding-scale tuition must verify their income using their prior year tax forms.

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.