How To Enroll

We are a non-selective public school. Enrollment is open to all students K-8th grade who live in the city of Chicago. There are no tuition costs or testing requirements to attend.

At Rowe, we know that finding the right school for your child is a priority. We use a streamlined application process to make things easier for you and your family.

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Application Process

1.  Submit an Application

Complete and submit an online or paper application for each of your children you would like to enroll at Rowe.

School Application
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2.  Kindergarten Lottery 

If more kindergarten applications are received than we have space for, your child’s application will be entred into a random enrollment lottery. This process helps us ensure fairness in the application process. For 1st-8th grade, Rowe has a rolling waitlist, this means that seats will be offered in the order they are recieved.

3.  Notification 

Once the kindergarten lottery is complete, you will receive notification on whether your child was accepted or waitlisted at Rowe. For grades 1st- 8th, waitlist acceptance letters will be mailed out after the Kindergarten lottery.

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Apply By Mail

If you would like to submit a paper application for your child, please complete the following form in your language and mail it to:

Rowe Elementary School Attn: Recruitment & Enrollment 1424 N Cleaver St Chicago, IL 60642 Please complete one form per child.


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