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 2017-2018 School Year here.

  • Forms must be received by Friday, April 14, 2017 at noon/12:00pm to be entered into the lottery. Parent and students must be residents of Chicago. Lottery drawing will be held on Friday, April 21, 2017.
  • Those applying for Pre-Kindergarten must be 4 years old by September 1, 2017. Those applying for Kindergarten must be 5 years old by September 1, 2017.
  • 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.
  • If accepted, a non-refundable student fee of $100 per student or $150 per family (parents with 2 or more students enrolled in the school) must be paid at enrollment for students in Kindergarten through 8th grade. Payment must be made by money order or cash.
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Student Information




If yes, please provide sibling name and submit a copy of the birth certificate for both the student attending Alain Locke and student applying for enrollment.


PLEASE NOTE:  It is the applicant’s responsibility to notify the school in writing of any change of address or telephone number or of any location plans that will cause applicant to be out of town.  If the school is unable to reach an applicant using the information given on this application, the child’s name will be removed from the application process and dropped from the wait list.