Welcome to NPN’s Annual Preschool & Elementary School Fair! Held every fall, NPN’s Annual Preschool & Elementary School Fair has been the No. 1 resource for school-searching parents for over 20 years! This page contains everything you need to know to make the most of this year’s virtual fair.
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Research more than 1,100 schools in NPN’s School & Daycare Directory. Use the search filters to find exactly what you are looking for. Watch videos and find key information such as school size, application deadlines, and more.
Attend live, virtual coffee sessions with notable schools. Talk live with admissions directors, heads of schools, and parents. This resource lists the date, time, and link for each virtual coffee.
Register for school open houses and tours. Listed by date, for your convenience. Use the School & Daycare Directory to find open houses by school name.
Learn how to navigate Chicago Public Schools by attending these live breakout sessions with Chicago School GPS:
CPS 101: Questions & Answers presented by Chicago School GPS
CPS 201: Selective Enrollment Elementary Schools Questions & Answers presented by Chicago School GPS
Before viewing the Q & A videos above, you may find it beneficial to view these videos first:
CPS 101 (1 hr)
CPS 101: Understanding Tiers (30 min)
CPS Preschools Decoded (1 hr, 6 minutes)
Talk with your fellow NPN members about schools, the school search process, and managing it all. Visit the NPN Discussion Forum.
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