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, CPS 201: Selective Enrollment Elementary Schools, CPS Parents' Perspective, High School Admissions 101

--  Hidden Gem Schools Panel 

--  ABC's of Preschool Philosophies

--  Separation Anxiety for Preschool & Beyond

--  Insider's Guide to Preschool & Kindergarten Admissions

--  and many more!


Next Event

  High School Admissions 101 @ Bennett Day School
Location: Bennett Day School
Time: 7:00 PM - 8:30 PM · Oct 17, 2019
Who: Members & Non-members - Adults only
Parking: Ample street parking
Cost: NPN Members: Adults $0.00, Children $0.00, Family Four-pack $0.00
Non-members: Adults $10.00, Children $0.00, Family Four-pack $0.00
Coordinator: Amy Johnson

Are you starting to look into high schools for your middle school-aged (6th-8th grade) child? Is your child still in elementary school but you want to plan ahead for the next step in your school search journey?  

Join NPN as we partner with Chicago School GPS for a seminar aimed at parents seeking school search guidance beyond elementary school!

Gear up for the new high school admissions season and the private and public high school application processes. This seminar will cover these topics and questions:

  • * An overview of Chicago's public and private high school admissions process 
  • * How do I choose a good school fit for my child?
  • * What are the criteria for the various public and private high school programs?
  • * Tips on navigating Open Houses and Shadow Days
  • * What should I know about the GoCPS application process?


Grace Lee Sawin from Chicago School GPS can help you demystify the Chicago high school admissions process.  When you know what to expect, you can help your child successfully navigate the public and private high school search journey.

Please be respectful of our presenter & sponsors and honor your RSVP.  

NPN Members: login first to get the NPN member discount!  

(NOTE: Your RSVP/ticket payment is a non-refundable reservation and processing fee).

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Meet the Co-Chairs

Amy Johnson Director of Volunteers for NPN, Amy became a member in 2006 shortly before her first son was born. Prior to working for NPN, she volunteered by co-chairing the West Town Club and hosting a New Moms Group. Amy is active in her school community and serves on her Local School Council. Amy loves raising her kids in the city and exploring Chicago with her family and friends. She especially loves working and playing with NPN's amazing network of families and volunteers.

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