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

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

Complete the application below to apply for your child to attend Alain Locke today. Don't delay, spaces fill up fast and the deadline to apply is Friday, April 19, 2024

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 four years old by September 1, 2024
  • If applying for kindergarten, the student must be five years old by September 1, 2024
  • Completed application must be received by Friday, April 19, 2024
  • Alain Locke will continue to accept enrollment applications past the lottery date
  • The lottery will be held at 9 a.m. on Friday, April 26, 2024 at the school
  • Applicants eligible to fill the next openings are contacted by phone

2024-25 school year hours

  • 8 a.m. - 4 p.m., Monday through Thursday; all students are dismissed at 1 p.m. on Friday

View the Alain Locke Lottery Policy here.


If you prefer to download the application, please click the button below. Then print, complete, and submit a hard copy of your application.