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Back to School

Here's all the important information you need for a successful school year—from school supplies and enrollment information to lunch menus. Plus, find resources, read FAQs, and much more.


  • CPS serves free breakfast and lunch to every student all year long.
  • CPS students and accompanying adults can get a free ride on CTA buses and trains on the first day of school.
  • To check school hours, search for your school using the CPS School Locator.
  • Some charter school start dates differ. Find a full charter schedule here.

For any additional questions, email the Back-to-School team at