Chicago School Choice

Like many other Chicago parents, you have questions about which school is right for your child. Our year-long series will give you the answers you seek about your Chicago school options. We have invited experienced parents, school choice experts, and school representatives to participate in lively and informative sessions to help with your school search. NPN's Chicago School Choice programs offers unparalleled information on Chicago Public School options AND private, independent and parochial schools as well.

Our programs include:

--  Chicago Private School Directors of Admissions Panels

--  Chicago Public Schools - CPS 101 and CPS Parents' Perspective

--  Hidden Gem Schools Panel 

--  ABC's of Preschool Philosophies

--  Separation Anxiety for Preschool & Beyond

--  Insider's Guide to Preschool & Kindergarten Admissions

--  and many more!

Special thanks to our presenting sponsor Real City Living Residential for their generous support of the Chicago School Choice programming.  Thank you to our host supporting sponsor Erikson Institute, Center for Children and Families and Fussy Baby Network for their support and partnership. 

Next Event

  CPS 201: Selective Enrollment Elementary School Options @ Bubbles Academy
Location: Bubbles Academy
Time: 7:00 PM - 8:30 PM · May 2, 2019
Who: Members only - Adults only
Parking: Bubbles Academy has a dedicated parking lot. In the event that it is full you are welcome to park behind Kohl's along the Metra tracks, or in the Kohl's garage.
Cost: Free
Coordinator: Kim Cambric

Going beyond the basic information given at our popular CPS 101 seminars, this NEW session will cover CPS Selective Enrollment Elementary Schools (SEES).  If you are just beginning your research on Chicago Public Schools, we recommend attending a "CPS 101" seminar first.   

What are SEES? What is the difference between a classical and gifted school? What does the testing process involve? What can my child do to prepare? How do admissions work? How do I know if these programs are right for my child?

If you are considering public school choices for your child and are interested in exploring accelerated learning options, attend our "CPS 201" discussion.  Join Grace Lee Sawin of Chicago School GPS as she shares information on CPS Selective Enrollment Schools (Classical Schools and Regional Gifted Centers).  Grace will cover the application and testing processes, admission criteria, and more.

NOTE: This event covers elementary school programs beginning at kindergarten and first grade in great depth. We will also touch on Academic Centers (7th and 8th grades).  CPS preschool, magnet, and neighborhood/open enrollment options will NOT be covered in this discussion (please check the NPN calendar for the next presentation of our "CPS 101" seminar for this information).  

Open to NPN members; adults only. Please arrive from 6:30 - 6:55 pm for event check-in. The presentation will begin promptly at 7:00 pm. Space is limited, food and light refreshments will be served. Please be respectful of our presenters & sponsors and honor your RSVP.  

Special thank you to our host sponsor, Bubbles Academy or their support of this program.



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