A coeducational day school serving students JK-12

Admissions Process

Latin School of Chicago has three main entry points: junior kindergarten, grade 5 and grade 9. Please begin the process one year in advance of your anticipated start date.

Junior Kindergarten - Grade 4

Junior Kindergarten: Your child must be 4 years old by September 1 to enter. There are approximately 63 spaces available.
Senior Kindergarten - Grade 4: Space is based on attrition.
  • Apply online - Applications are due by November 15 for JK (October 1 for siblings, faculty and staff children). Applications are accepted on a rolling basis for grades SK-4.
  • Recommendation forms
    • Junior Kindergarten - Due January 1, 2019 (November 15 for siblings, faculty and staff children)
    • SK - Grade 4 - Suggested due date February 1, 2019 (Applications are accepted on a rolling basis through May 1)

  • Financial Aid application: Due January 7 (January 1 for current Latin families)
  • Information Session/Tour
    • This is required for parents of JK applicants. Please complete a tour prior to the JK assessment/parent conference.
    • Optional for all other grades until space availability has been determined

  • Revisit day for children accepted to JK - March 6

Grades 5 - 8

Grade 5: Approximately 10 spaces available.
Grades 6-8: Space based on attrition.
  • Apply online: Application due November 9

  • Recommendation forms: Due January 7

  • ISEE (Independent School Entrance Exam) results must be received by January 7.

  • Financial Aid application: Due January 7. (January 1 for current Latin families)

  • Information Session (optional)

  • Shadow day/interview to be completed by January 7

Grades 9 - 12

Grade 9: Approximately 40 - 50 spaces available.
Grades 10-12: Space based on attrition.
  • Apply online: Application due November 9
  • Recommendation forms: Due January 7
  • ISEE (Independent School Entrance Exam) results must be received by January 7
  • Transcripts due: January 7
  • Financial Aid application: Due January 7 (January 1 for current Latin families)
  • Information Session (optional)
  • Interview/tour to be completed by January 7
  • Revisit days for student accepted to ninth grade: March 5 & 7

Notification Dates

March 1, 2019

Decisions sent electronically for completed applications to JK and grades 5-12 only

March 5 & 7, 2019

Revisit/Shadow days for students accepted to ninth grade

MARCH 6, 2019

Revisit day for children accepted to JK

March 11, 2019

Signed electronic enrollment contracts due

April 15, 2019

New family contracts become binding