Chicago Free School

All Understanding Begins With Wonder


Chicago Free School Spring Campaign!

Check out our spring online campaign and donate here:

Spring Campaign 2017

How can I donate?

Donations may be made using PayPal. PayPal requires a shipping address, to which we will send a donation thank-you letter; the letter also serves as a paper receipt for your tax records.

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Checks may also be made out to the Chicago Free School.

Donating by check allows your full donation to go to our school programs, rather than to processing fees.

Email us at for the mailing address.

Is my donation tax-deductable?

The Chicago Free School is a 501(c)(3) not-for-profit organization. Your donation is tax-deductible.

Does Chicago Free School participate in any online programs?

Yes, you can give through Amazon Smile when you shop at

What does my donation support?

$50 – Buys a set of books for a literature circle or a thematic science unit

$100 – Pays for transportation for our middle-school group to go on 5 field trips

$250 – Buys a netbook laptop for computer programming, writing a school newspaper, or publishing fantasy stories

$500 – Sponsors a student for one month.  Our sliding-scale tuition mean that we try to make our school affordable for everyone, regardless of income.

$5000 – Sponsors a student for one whole school year.  We believe every year is important for children’s development toward independence and a lifelong joy in learning.