Tuition-Based Preschool 

Chicago Public Schools Tuition Based Preschool (TBP) offers families an affordable ten hour school-based educational program. This program is offered in a small number of elementary schools. There is a fixed tuition for all participating children.

Why Tuition Based Preschool?

The Tuition Based Preschool program provides:

  • Ten hour school day for a fixed tuition
  • 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
  • Operation is the length of the CPS school year
  • Enrichment activities and field trips

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. 

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

Please Note:

  • Each application must be accompanied by a deposit check. For the 2016-17 school year the deposit amount is $670.
  • This deposit is non-refundable. At the time of a placement offer, the deposit check is cashed and the amount will be credited to the annual tuition balance.  However, if a placement offer is not made, the deposited check will be returned.

CPS Tuition Based Programs

2625 N. Orchard
Chicago, IL 60614
(773) 534-5460
Contact Person: Jacquelin Salmeron, Clerk

http://www.alcottcollegeprep.net/
SCHOOL YEAR 2014-2015: Tuition Based Preschool program available
SCHOOL YEAR 2015-2016: Tuition Based Preschool program available

3500 N. Hoyne
Chicago, IL 60618
(773) 534-5470
Contact Person: Amy Durkalski, Assistant Principal or Eva Glascott, Clerk

http://www.audubonelementary.org/apps/pages/index.jsp?uREC_ID=316883&type=u
SCHOOL YEAR 2014-2015: Tuition Based Preschool program available
SCHOOL YEAR 2015-2016: Tuition Based Preschool program available

1630 W. Barry
Chicago, IL 60657
(773) 534-5475
Contact Person: Blanca Fernandez, Clerk

https://sites.google.com/site/burleyschoolchicago/about-burley/frequently-asked-questions
SCHOOL YEAR 2014-2015: Tuition Based Preschool program available
SCHOOL YEAR 2015-2016: Tuition Based Preschool program available

1621 W. Wabansia
Chicago, IL 60622
(773) 534-4090
Contact Person: Cynthia Romero, Clerk

http://www.burrschool.org/
SCHOOL YEAR 2014-2015: Tuition Based Preschool program Available
SCHOOL YEAR 2015-2016: Tuition Based Preschool program available

4140 N. Marine Dr.
Chicago, IL 60613
(773) 534-5840
Contact Person: Abbie Meyers, Assistant Principal

https://sites.google.com/site/mrscervanteshoneybunnies/home
SCHOOL YEAR 2014-2015: Tuition Based Preschool program available
SCHOOL YEAR 2015-2016: Tuition Based Preschool program available

3815 N. Kedvale
Chicago, IL 60641
(773) 534-3750
Contact Person: Elizabeth Murphy, Clerk

http://disneyiimagnet.org/apps/pages/index.jsp?uREC_ID=256035&type=d
SCHOOL YEAR 2014-2015: Tuition Based Preschool program available
SCHOOL YEAR 2015-2016: Tuition Based Preschool program available

1650 W. Cornelia
Chicago, IL 60657
(773) 534-5484
Contact Person: James Gray, Principal

http://www.hamiltoncps.org/about-hamilton/tuition-based-preschool-program
SCHOOL YEAR 2014-2015: Tuition Based Preschool program available
SCHOOL YEAR 2015-2016: Tuition Based Preschool program available

3252 N. Broadway
Chicago, IL 60657
(773) 534-5810
Contact Person:   Milady Velazquez, Clerk

http://nettelhorst.org/apps/pages/index.jsp?uREC_ID=273249&type=d
SCHOOL YEAR 2014-2015: Tuition Based Preschool program available
SCHOOL YEAR 2015-2016: Tuition Based Preschool program available

700 W. Willow
Chicago, IL 60614
(773) 534-8000
Contact Person: Wendy Cavanaugh, Clerk

http://www.newberryacademy.org/preschool/
SCHOOL YEAR 2014-2015: Tuition Based Preschool program available
SCHOOL YEAR 2015-2016: Tuition Based Preschool program available

4332 N. Paulina
Chicago, IL 60613
(773) 534-5525
Contact Person: Theresa Bermudez, Clerk

http://ravenswoodelementary.org/pre-k-academics/
SCHOOL YEAR 2014-2015: Tuition Based Preschool program available
SCHOOL YEAR 2015-2016: Tuition Based Preschool program available

1260 W. Adams
Chicago, IL 60607
(773) 534-7790
Contact Person: Vicki Dixon, Clerk

http://skinnerwest.cps.k12.il.us/tbps.html
SCHOOL YEAR 2014-2015: Tuition Based Preschool program available
SCHOOL YEAR 2015-2016: Tuition Based Preschool program available

Inter-American, Jahn Elementary, and National Teachers Academy are each collecting applications from interested families in hopes of opening a Tuition Based Preschool room in September 2017. If you're interested in enrolling in these sites please contact the school directly for more information.

Early Childhood Education Programs

Visit our main page and explore all of our early childhood education program options.

Questions or Concerns? Please e-mail us at oece@cps.edu or call (773) 553-2010.

Contact Information

Tuition Based Office
Loop Office
42 W. Madison
Chicago, Illinois 60602
Phone: 773-534-3846

Page Last Modified on Thursday, May 04, 2017