Considering Preschool at Ravenswood?

Beginning with the 2019-2020 school year, Ravenswood will offer two Pre-Kindergarten classrooms based on the Chicago Early Learning Pre-K program model. This program is designed to provide the best possible preschool experience for your child while meeting the needs of your family.

Our preschool classrooms 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.


Ravenswood’s Chicago Early Learning Pre-K

For more details on the citywide early learning program, or to register for PreK at Ravenswood, click here.

Number of PreK Classrooms at Ravenswood: 2

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 each classroom / number of available seats: 20 per classroom. 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 in each classroom.

Teachers: one certified teacher + two assistant teachers per classroom

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.