Tuition-Based Preschool (TBP)

1601 S Dearborn location only9am – 1pm Daily. 

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 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:

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

Step 2: Download an application (SLES link below)

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