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Starting Now! Rolling Admissions for 2017-18

The application deadline for the 2017-2018 school year has passed, but you can still apply! We are now reviewing applications on a rolling basis.Read on to learn about the main components of the admissions process. Questions? Contact us at or 773-998-2472.

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To submit an online application, click here. You’ll need to create a username and password to begin the application process. The application system includes step-by-step instructions, and you may make changes to your application any time prior to submission.

Supporting Documents

Supporting documents vary by age group and are due after the Admissions Team confirms receipt of your application. To read about the supporting documents required in your child’s age group, click here.

Parent Meeting & Shadow Day

Once the Admissions Team receives your application, we will schedule you for a parent meeting, as well as a playgroup (Early Years) or shadow day (Primary and Secondary). Both give your family the chance to experience our school’s unique learning environment.

Key Dates

Monday, January 9: 2017-18 application due

Wednesday, February 1:

  • Supporting documentation due for Nursery
  • Financial aid application due

Early February: Playgroup for Nursery-Year 1

Wednesday, February 8: Admissions notifications for Nursery

Wednesday, February 22:

  • Supporting documentation due for Reception-Year 13
  • Deadline to complete parent meeting and shadow day

Friday, March 10: Admissions notifications for Reception-Year 13

Monday, March 20: Signed enrollment contracts due

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