International Gifted Program 


The International Gifted Program is offered at Lincoln Elementary School and the Ogden International School of Chicago for gifted sixth, seventh and eighth grade students. Transportation is provided.


(Please note: Due to the extreme budgetary pressures facing the District, the Board of Education will be reviewing all transportation policies to determine its ability to fund ongoing programs including those related to selective enrollment programs. When making choices about school applications for your child please keep in mind that current transportation policies and guidelines could be subject to change. If our transportation policy should change, updated information will be available on Opens in a new window icon or



  • Provide intensive study in English, French, social studies, laboratory science, mathematics, technology, arts, physical education, library science, and advanced research


Program benefits

  • Earn an international diploma recognized by the leading universities in the world
  • Provide a challenging and academically advanced curriculum
  • Have access to an international database containing details about universities around the world



International Gifted Program application process 

To apply to the International Gifted Program, apply online at Opens in a new window icon or fill out a Selective Enrollment Elementary Schools (SEES) application at Opens in a new window icon – click 'Apply' and 'Application Materials.


Application deadline

The deadline for submitting applications for the 2014-2015 school year is Dec. 13, 2013.





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Page Last Modified on Wednesday, October 09, 2013

Contact information

Access and Enrollment
125 South Clark Street
10th Floor
Chicago, Illinois 60603
Phone: (773) 553-2060
Fax: (773) 553-2061