Registration Information

Summer Registration Hours

Monday – Friday

8:30 am – 1:00 pm 

1601 S Dearborn Building Only 

 Enrollment in CPS

Please note: To enroll in any Chicago Public School, you must be a resident of the City of Chicago and submit proof of age and proof of current address.

Procedures and Required Documents for South Loop School Students

1.  Required with NO EXCEPTIONS:

  • Parent/Guardian’s IL Driver’s License or State ID with current boundary address
  • Original Lease/Mortgage
  • Proof of current address with includes but is not limited to any of the two of the following documents:
    • Two original utility bills (gas, electric, water – not cell phone) (or)
    • One original utility bill and one of the following:
      • an original voter’s registration for
      • Original piece of mail from the City of Chicago or State of Illinois
      • Employer identification card
      • MediPlan/Medicaid Card
      • Court documents
      • Original Bank statement

2. Proof of age includes, but is not limited to, the following original documents:

  • Child’s birth certificate
  • Passport

3. Immunization Requirements

  • Diphtheria, Pertussis (Whooping Cough)
  • Tetanus (DTP, DTaP & Tdap)
  • Polio
  • Measles, Mumps, & Rubella (MMR)
  • Hepatitis B
  • Varicella (Chicken Pox)
    • Two (2) doses of varicella are required for kindergarten, 1st, 2nd, 3rd, 6th, 7th, 8th, 9th, 10th,11h, & 12th grades. The first dose on or after the first birthday and the second dose no less than four weeks (28 days) after the first dose.
    • One (1) dose required on or after the first birthday for PreK, 3rd, 4th, 5th, grades.
  • Haemophilus Influenzae, Type B (HIB)
  • Pneumococcal Conjugate (PCV)
    • If none is received before age 24 months, only one (1) dose is required from age 24 to 59 months of age. Not required age 5 years or older.
  • Meningitis Conjugate (MCV4)
    • One (1) dose of the meningitis vaccine for 6th, 7th and 8th grades.
    • Two (2) doses of the meningitis vaccine for 12th grade.
    • 2nd dose must be administered at least 8 weeks after 1st dose.
    • If the 1st dose was given at age 16 or older; only one (1) dose will be required for 12th grade.
  • Vision Examination
  • Dental Examination

Enrollment Eligibility 

  • Preschool: If you have a child who will be three years or four years old on or by September 1, and are interested in a preschool program, please visit For personal assistance, please contact the South Loop Early Childhood Center at (773) 534-9066.
  • Kindergarten: Child must be 5 years old but not yet 6 on or by September 1st
  • 1st Grade: Child must be 6 but not yet 7 on or by September 1st