CICS West Belden


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Paper Application: 
English • Spanish
Early Admission Kindergarten Application: 
English • Spanish
Transfer Application: 
English • Spanish

Key Dates

Deadline for Applications: Friday, March 24, 2023 at 5pm.
Lottery will be held virtually on Wednesday, April 5, 2023 at 5pm.

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Enrollment Facts

  • Chicago International Charter School is open to all students, regardless of race, ethnicity, gender, socioeconomic status, or disability status

  • No entrance exams

  • No tuition required

  • CICS Enrollment & Lottery Policy

Entrance Requirements

  • Submit a completed CICS application before the deadline to be entered into the lottery.

  • Submit a completed CICS application after the deadline to be put on the waiting list.

  • Reside in Chicago.

  • Kindergarten: Age five (5) by September 1.

Click here for more information, or call 312.651.5000.

Early Admission Kindergarten Requirements

The deadline to submit for Early Admission Kindergarten application is October 1, 2023. More information can be found in this overview document (or here in Spanish).