Important information before you begin

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

Download the LOTTERY APPLICATION FORM 2019-2020 School Year here.

  • Parent and students must be residents of Chicago. 
  • Those applying for Pre-Kindergarten must be 4 years old by September 1, 2019. Those applying for Kindergarten must be 5 years old by September 1, 2019.
  • School Hours are 8:00am-4:00pm, Monday through Thursday. All Students are dismissed at 1:00pm on Friday.
  • After the lottery, enrollment forms are added to the waitlist or offered a seat on a first come, first served basis. Only the applicants eligible to fill the next openings are contacted by phone.
  • 2019-2020 School Year begins July 15, 2019.