Alain Locke Charter School in East Garfield Park is one of the top public charter schools in Chicago. 

The mission of Alain Locke is to produce globally competitive students. When your child is here, you can count on an excellence in academics, the arts and personal and social development.

Complete the application below to apply for your child to attend Alain Locke Charter School today. Don't delay, spaces fill up fast and the deadline to apply is 3:45 PM on Friday, April 21, 2023

Please read before you begin the application

Please note: Admission to Alain Locke is by blind lottery. Filling out an application does not ensure admission.

Complete one application per child.

  • Any student who is a resident of the City of Chicago is eligible to apply.
  • If applying for Pre-Kindergarten the student must be 4 years old by September 1, 2023.
  • If applying for Kindergarten the student must be 5 years old by September 1, 2023.
  • Completed application must be received by 3:45 PM on Friday, April 21, 2023.
  • Alain Locke will continue to accept enrollment applications past the lottery date.
  • The Lottery will be held on Friday, April 28, 2023 at the school.
  • Applicants eligible to fill the next openings are contacted by phone.

The 2023-2024 School Year begins on July 17, 2023

  • School Hours are 8:00 AM - 4:00 PM, Monday through Thursday. All Students are dismissed at 1:00 PM on Friday.

View the Alain Locke Lottery Policy here.


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