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

24. W. Walton
Chicago, IL 60610
(773) 534-8810
Contact Person: Jason Hanifin, Teacher

http://www.ogdenschool.org/pages/Ogden_Intl_School_Chicago/Curriculum/InternationalBaccalaureatePr/PrimaryYearsProgramme
SCHOOL YEAR 2014-2015: Tuition Based Preschool program available
SCHOOL YEAR 2015-2016: Tuition Based Preschool program not 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

Additional Parent Resources

Early Childhood Education Programs

Tuition Based Program: Billing and Tuition FAQs

Tuition-Based Parent Handbook

Click here to 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: 773-553-1123

Page Last Modified on Tuesday, August 30, 2016