2250 N Clifton Avenue, Chicago, IL 60614

Progressive Programs - Community Support - Academic Excellence

School Hours

Monday - Friday

8:30 AM - 3:30 PM

Main Office

(773) 534-5535


2250 N. Clifton Ave.

Chicago, IL 60614

School Hours

Monday - Friday

8:30 AM - 3:45 PM

Tuition Based

After an extensive community engagement process with the Oscar Mayer working group that included over 10 working group sessions, community forums, and meetings, the Chicago Board of Education accepted our recommendation to phase out PreK-3 and offer tuition-based Pre-K to only four-year-olds beginning this upcoming fall. Tuition-based Pre-K4 will continue to be offered until we introduce universal, free Pre-K in the coming years.

Our tuition-based PreK program gives priority registration to families with older siblings enrolled in Mayer’s K-8 program, and also those families who are returning for a second year of PreK.  New non-neighborhood families are first-come, first-served after neighborhood, sibling, or returning families.

Like all CPS tuition-based PreK programs, families do not have to reside within school boundaries to attend the PreK program.  However, if a student that does not reside in our attendance boundary wants to continue at Mayer for grades K-8th grade, you will have to reapply through the magnet lottery.

Applications for the upcoming school year will be posted in March, 2020.  The tuition rate for the upcoming school year will be $10,692.50.