Please take the time to complete our online Inquiry Form. The form will allow you to provide our admissions team with your accurate contact information and help us learn a little bit more about you and your child as you begin the admissions process. The form will only take a few minutes to complete and should be submitted prior to scheduling a Parent Tour. Following your completing of the inquiry form, you will be asked to create login to our web site which will allow you to track your progress throughout the admissions process.
In addition to the application and student and parent visits, Bernard Zell required additional recommendations from your student's teachers. These forms offer the insight of an educator who has observed the applicant's intellectual, social and emotional development, and offers a unique perspective to the admissions committee.
After you have submitted your application, please share the appropriate forms below with your child’s current teacher(s) and/or principal. Once completed, these forms can be sent via email to email@example.com or by mail to:
3751 N. Broadway St.
Chicago, IL 60613.
Birth certificates - please upload online via your admissions checklist or send a hard copy to ATTN: Admissions 3751 N. Broadway St. Chicago, IL 60613. We ask that you please not send any birth certificates via email.
Math and reading comprehension scores from the most recent set of standard testing or assessments (1st-7th grade applicants only)
If your family is new to Bernard Zell, please click here to apply.
For families who already have a child who attends the school please access the application here. Please note that you should use your existing parent login when asked to sign-in -- you do not need to create a separate account. You will login, go to resources and then select "Apply".
A $75 application fee is required in order to submit your application.
Applicants for Nursery, JK and SK will be observed at their current schools. These visits enable our staff to observe how each child interacts in a group setting, and can provide insights about a young child’s readiness for school and potential for success at Bernard Zell. Please note that if your child is not yet enrolled in an early childhood program, we will be in touch with you to schedule an alternative option.
Applicants for grades one through seven are required to spend a full day at the school participating in regularly scheduled activities. Achievement testing also is required and may include (but is not limited to) a math assessment and a writing sample.
In addition to a student visit, parents or guardians are required to participate in a one-on-one meeting with our Director of Admissions. A member of the admissions team will reach out to applicants in December to help schedule a time.
At any point during the admissions process, you are invited to contact a member of the admissions team at firstname.lastname@example.org. Additionally, we are also happy to connect applicant families with one of our Parent Ambassadors.