Applications are now being accepted for the 2024-25 school year.  An application may be completed for all students entering Kindergarten through 8th grade.  

Open enrollment is from October 9 through March 29.  If more applications are received than seats available, a public lottery will be held on Wednesday, April 10.  Families will be notified of admission status within two (2) weeks.

Click Here to Apply Today.  

Once the application is received, families will receive a confirmation email.  The school team will then stay in touch with families around upcoming events, school information,  and other special school communications.


Early Kindergarten Admission is available to students with a birthdate between September 2, 2019 and December 31, 2019.  For more information on this process, click here.


Click here to Apply Online!
Paper Application: 
English • Spanish
Early Admission Kindergarten Application: 
English • Spanish
Transfer Application: 
English • Spanish

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CICS Lloyd Bond will be hosting multiple events to provide prospective families a look into the wonderful community and educational experience of CICS Lloyd Bond!  

School Presentation, Q&A, and Campus Tour 

Join us for an Open House!  Meet our team, learn more about our innovative programming, enjoy refreshments and fellowship, and tour classes in-session! 

  • Thursday, March 14 @ 9:00 AM

  • Thursday, April 11 @ 9:00 AM

  • Friday, May 17 @ 9:00 AM

CICS Lloyd Bond

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).