2021-2022 Registration Information


Summer Hours: 9:00am-1:00pm daily at 1601 S Dearborn location ONLY

Fall/Spring Hours: 8:00am-2:30pm daily at all three locations

In-Person tours will resume in Spring of 2022

Virtual Tours available:
Pre-K Virtual Tour –  https://tinyurl.com/SLSPreschoolVirtualTour
Primary Virtual Tour – https://tinyurl.com/SLSPrimaryVirtualTour
Middle School Virtual Tour – https://tinyurl.com/SLSMiddleSchoolVirtualTour

Quick Facts about Tuition Based Preschool at South Loop

Four schools currently offer Tuition-based Preschool (TBP) – Alcott, Audubon, Mayer and South Loop. For the 2021-22 school year, the TBP programs at Alcott and Audubon Elementary will convert to district-funded Universal Preschool classrooms and interested families can apply to these programs and many others via chicagoearlylearning.org in the spring. At most, there will be TBP programs at two schools for the 2021-22 school year: Mayer and South Loop. TBP programs will only be offered at these two sites if enrollment minimums are met.

The Tuition Based Preschool program provides:

  • A high-quality preschool experience
  • A standardized curriculum: Creative Curriculum Literacy Approach is used in all classrooms, providing a research-based structure to support student growth and learning
  • Enrichment activities and field trips, dependent upon public health guidance

How to Apply for Tuition Based Preschool

Step 1: Visit the school’s webpage to gain a better understanding of the school and its program.

Step 3: Submit an application directly to the school(s) you are interested in. You may apply to multiple schools.

Kdg- 8th grade REGISTRATION


Registration is at the Middle School Building Only

1601 S Dearborn Street
Monday -Friday – 9:00 am  – 1:00 pm


Applicants must show all of the following as a proof of residency at the time of registration. Students will not be allowed to enroll without the required proof of residency and guardianship: 

Parent or guardian’s Illinois Driver’s License or State I.D.
Original Lease/Mortgage. Parent/Legal Guardian must be listed on lease/mortgage agreement

The following must be in the name of the parent/legal guardian (court appointed):

Two original utility bills in the name of the parent/guardian registering(gas, electric, water – not cell phone)

One original utility bill and original voter’s registration form or bank statement

One of the following as a proof of child’s age:

  • Kindergarten enrollees must be 5 on or before September 1 of the upcoming school year.
  • Child’s original birth certificate
  • Child’s baptismal record
  • Passport
  • Legal Court Appointed documents

Medical, eye and dental records:
The following must be provided during registration or as soon as they are available to you (before October 1, 2021). Medical with up-to-date immunizations
Eye exam
Dental exam

Medical Compliance Resources: