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How to apply to CPS selective enrollment elementary schools and magnet schools
It’s the time of year again! Chicago Public Schools (CPS) opened its applications for the 2022-2023 school year on Wednesday, October 13; the deadline to apply is December 15 at 5pm. Students entering...
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How to help your child get ready for kindergarten
Is your child starting kindergarten next year? Consider taking a proactive approach to ensuring he or she is ready to arrive at kindergarten and learn. Evidence increasingly suggests that the are...
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CPS Universal Pre-K: What you need to know
If you have ever felt confusion about Chicago’s public preschool admissions, procedures and offerings, you are not alone. The process and nomenclature have changed each year, with various names, ...
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DePaul college prep - experiences?

My child was accepted at DePaul.  They liked their shadow day and I attended the open house and it seems nice.  Would love some feedback from current families on the social aspects (nice kids?  Behavior issues?) and academics.  Is there parent involvement ?  Why did you choose to test there it over ...

St Andrews, Josaphat, Alphonsus for elementary

Which did you choose and why? Are they differentiated at all academically? Are either of them more diverse economic or racially? Does one have better after school programs? Trying to figure out elementary schools. ...

Ignatius decision date?

Does anyone know when St Ignatius is likely to release their admissions decisions? I heard it was likely to be tomorrow, but I have no idea how accurate that info is.   And WHEN will CPS update their tier info??? ...

Graphic novels for 3rd grade girls?

My 9 year old daughter loves graphic novels, and will read them voraciously, but fights over reading regular books. I would like a few new graphic novels for when I need her to do something quiet, diverting, and not on a screen.    She has read (many times over) and enjoyed  -the new ...

Golf Summer Camp for Beginners?

Anyone have a recommendation for a golf summer camp for a 12 year old and 9 year old who want to learn how to play. They've played mini golf quite a bit but have never played actual golf.   TIA ...


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