Chicago Free School is Now Accepting Applications for 2015-2016

We are welcome applications for grades PreK through 8 for the 2015-2016 school year!  See our admissions page for more information about how to apply.  The deadline is March 15th.

We will be holding information sessions for interested families on the following dates:

Saturday, February 28th, 3pm to 4:30pm

Saturday, March 7th, 3pm to 4:30pm

The sessions will be at Chicago Free School, 5480 S Kenwood Ave (inside Hyde Park Neighborhood Club).

Childcare will be provided.

Contact with questions.

Welcome to a different kind of school!

We believe that students should be empowered to direct their own learning by making choices about what they want to learn and how they can learn it best.

Our democratic free school will give students a voice in their learning.  We believe that students who chart their own course in school are able to discover and follow their passions, develop intrinsic motivation, and engage deeply in authentic learning.

Our school will be a caring and inclusive community.  We empower students to learn to resolve their own conflict in a safe environment.  We welcome all students regardless of race, ethnic or national origin, family income, gender identity, sexual orientation, religion, or physical disability.