Admissions | New Students

South Loop School is a diverse school in the heart of Chicago’s South Loop. South Loop serves families within the neighborhood boundaries and throughout the city of Chicago through its Regional Gifted Center, Fine Arts Magnet Cluster Program, Early Childhood Center, and Community School.

Students who live within the school’s attendance boundary can enroll automatically and do not have to apply. See below for documents required for registration.

Students who live outside the attendance boundary must submit a Standard Elementary Schools application between October and December. Available seats, if any, are filled via computerized lottery. Priority is given to applicants with a sibling who is currently enrolled in the school in grade K-7, and who will remain enrolled in the school for the coming school year.

We are currently not offering in-person tours. 

Pre-K Virtual Tour –
Primary Virtual Tour –
Middle School Virtual Tour –

Kindergarten - 8th Grade, Neighborhood Enrollment

Registration Information

Early registration is recommended so the administration can adequately plan for teacher assignments. Registration must be in person and opens the first Monday in April.


Registration is at the Middle School Office only
1601 South Dearborn Street
9:00am – 1:00pm
Monday thru Friday, except Chicago Public Schools holidays


Applicants must show all of the following as a proof of residency:
Parent or guardian’s Illinois Driver’s License or State I.D.
Original Lease/Mortgage
Two original utility bills (gas, electric, water – not cell phone) (or)
One original utility bill and original voter’s registration form
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
Court documents

Medical and dental records:
The following must be provided during registration or as soon as they are available to you.
Medical with up-to-date immunizations
Eye exam
Dental exam