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The first day of school is Monday, August 22, 2022. However, please note that some charter school start dates differ.
No. To learn more about your options, read the Enrollment FAQ section below or visit the Enrollment page.
Bell times vary by school. To learn what the bell times are for your child's school, search for the school using the CPS School Info Map or call their main office.
Information on dress codes can be obtained by contacting your child's school directly. Contact information for your child's school can be found by using the CPS School Info Map.
To learn more about Ventra passes for CPS students, please contact your school directly. Contact information for your child's school can be found by using the CPS School Info Map.
To find out if your child is eligible for transportation assistance, please visit the Transportation Services webpage, or call the CPS Office of Transportation Services at 773-553-2860.
To learn more about Safe Passage, visit the Safe Passage webpage or contact your child's school. Contact information for your child's school can be found by entering the school name into the CPS School Info Map.
Every address in the city of Chicago is assigned to a neighborhood school, and families can enroll in their assigned neighborhood school without applying. To identify the neighborhood school for your child’s grade level, please use the CPS School Info Map. Next, contact or visit your desired school to speak with an administrator about the enrollment process.
From September to early December 2022, families can apply to any school in the city that their student is eligible to attend using GoCPS, the District’s online application system. Applications are available for all District and charter high schools, all District elementary schools, and three magnet preschool programs.
All students can eat school meals every day for free. Families no longer need to fill out forms to receive meals. All schools serve breakfast and lunch daily. Be sure to ask if your school has other meal programs available, such as after school snack, after-school supper, Saturday meals, or summer meals. Students enrolled in the District’s Virtual Academy can pick up meals at their nearest school or sign up for meal deliveries.
To find the nearest locations to you, please call 773-553-KIDS (5437) or email the Office of Student Health and Wellness at firstname.lastname@example.org.