Join the Erie Elementary community! Enroll today.
Erie Elementary is an open enrollment, free public Charter school now accepting applications for K-8 in English and Spanish. We are now accepting applications for the 2021-2022 school year – apply today!
Applications submitted after the the lottery will be added to the waitlist.
To apply for enrollment, submit your application in the format and language you prefer.
Apply through our online form:
Download a paper application:
Erie Elementary believes in engaging students, families, and communities as authentic partners in social and emotional development and approach to education.
We cultivate an environment where students are prepared for a rigorous secondary school program and firmly placed on a path to lifelong learning.
We collaborate to engage students in their learning, so they are independent and self-confident, proficient in Spanish, knowledgeable about their own culture, compassionate and ethical, and understand the collaborative requirements for participating in a diverse global society.
Join us in helping your child achieve their fullest potential.
"My favorite thing about Erie is how the students and the staff look like me and how they understand me."
Galilea, Salutatorian, Class of 2020
Visit our facilities and speak with current students and faculty members. Come learn about our academic and extra-curricular programs!
Already applied? Join us for a Virtual Open House on Thursday, January 28 & Wednesday, February 3 from 5:30pm-6:30pm.
Considering applying? Sign up for a virtual tour in English or Spanish.
Erie Elementary selects applicants using a lottery drawing.
Lottery date for 2021-2022 school year: March 2, 2021
A video of the lottery will be posted immediately following the lottery.
Per Illinois Charter School Law, preference for admission will be given to those who have siblings already enrolled at Erie Elementary Charter School.
Watch the 2020 lottery to get an idea of what to expect:
Contact our Registrar & Enrollment Specialist, Monica Garcia:
Registrar and Enrollment Specialist
(773) 486-7161, ext. 104