Considering Preschool at Ravenswood?

Ravenswood offers two Pre-Kindergarten programs: the school-day Chicago Early Learning Pre-K program and the all-day Tuition-Based Pre-K. Both of our programs are designed to provide the best possible preschool experience for your child while meeting the needs of your family. You can see a side-by-side comparison of the programs by scrolling down.

Both of our preschool programs are play-based. Children learn and practice play skills in all areas of the classroom. To learn more about our curriculum, teachers, schedules, field trips and community, please visit our preschool section.

Ravenswood School and our Pre-K programs foster a deep sense of appreciation and acceptance. We celebrate diversity, and our programs serve children of all races, ethnicities, abilities, religions, and family types. We value and love all children!

If you have more questions, or if you would like to see our preschool classrooms, please join us on a school tour.

 
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Chicago Early Learning Pre-K

For more details on the citywide early learning program, click here.

Hours: 8:45am - 3:35pm, every day CPS is in session. Please see the CPS calendar for more details on school days.

Program: play-based preschool curriculum. For more details on our typical day or programming, please visit our preschool page.

Lunch: Lunchtime is from 11:45am - 12:30pm every day. You may bring a lunch, or recieve a hot lunch provided by CPS. Hot lunches are free for all families.

Number of students in class / number of available seats: 20. Please note that returning 4-year olds are always guaranteed a spot, so the number of spots available each year may be less than 20.

Teachers: one certified teacher + two assistant teachers

Eligibility: Students must be 3 or 4 by September 1st of the year they will enroll in the class, and must be toilet trained.

Priorities for admission: The City of Chicago prioritizes eligibility based on factors such as age, income, and child or family history. All students are admitted to the program through CPS; Ravenswood is not involved in the admissions process.

How to Enroll: Please click here to enroll in our Chicago Early Learning preschool program. Ravenswood’s zip code is 60613. For more specific questions about our program at Ravenswood please email the classroom teacher Veronica Lazar.

Tuition-Based PRE-K

For more details on the citywide TBPK program, click here.

Hours: 8:00am - 6:00pm, every day CPS is in session. Please see the CPS calendar for more details on school days.

Program: play-based preschool curriculum. For more details on our typical day or programming, please visit our preschool page.

Lunch: Lunchtime is from 11:45am - 12:30pm every day. You may bring a lunch, or recieve a hot lunch provided by CPS. Hot lunches are free for all families.

Number of students in class / number of available seats: 20. Please note that returning 4-year olds are always guaranteed a spot, so the number of spots available each year may be less than 20.

Teachers: one certified teacher + two assistant teachers

Eligibility: Students must be 3 or 4 by September 1st of the year they will enroll in the class, and must be toilet trained.

Priorities for admission: Preference is given to in-boundary families and siblings of current Ravenswood students. Admittance is on a first-come, first-serve basis, based on the order in which applications and deposits are received in the school office.

How to Enroll: Please download an application from the CPS site here. Please fill out and print your application and bring it, along with your deposit, to the school office. Please note that the deposit is non-refundable if you are offered a spot. If you do not receive a spot, your deposit check will be returned. For more specific questions about our program at Ravenswood please email classroom teacher Yeliz Williams.