What are the requirements for admission to Urban Prep?

To apply for admission, a student must be in the 8th grade (graduating from the 8th grade at the end of the school year), and a resident of the City of Chicago.  Applications for incoming freshmen can be found here.  Applications for transfer students can be found here.

Where are your campuses located?

Urban Prep has three campuses:  Bronzeville Campus is located at 521 E. 35th st Chicago, IL 60616; Englewood Campus is located at 6201 S. Stewart, 60621; and West Campus is located at 1326 W. 14th Place, 60608.  For more information about our campuses, visit the Schoolssection of the website.

Will my child's test scores be considered during the admissions process?

No.  Test scores are not considered during the admissions process.

What is the average classroom size?

The average classroom size across the network is approximately 20 students.

Do you provide transportation to school for the students?

No.  All Urban Prep students are responsible for their own transportation to and from school.  Most rely on public transportation for travel.

What are the requirements to be accepted as a transfer student?

Transfer students are offered admission based on available class space and credit requirments. 

Do you accept Exceptional Needs students that have an IEP?

Yes.  Urban Prep determines admission based on a random lottery process with no evaluation of test scores, grades or special needs.

Does Urban Prep offer summer School courses?

No.  Students are strongly encouraged to attend either a neighborhood or private school for deficient credit retrieval.

Are Catholic and/or private school credits transferable?

Yes, core courses will be accepted and all others will be taken into consideration.

Does Urban Prep charge tuition?

No.  Urban Prep is a tuition-free school.  Each campus charges a student fee paid annually (once per year).

How long is the school day?

10 periods (8 hours)

Do you offer Shadow Days for prospective students?

Currently, we do not host Shadow Days.  Prospective students interested in learning more about the curriculum and programs are encouraged to attend an Information Session.  Please contact Urban Prep for additional details. 

Transfer Students

Families interested in transferring a student from another high school are encouraged to complete and submit the 2016-17 transfer application found below. Students enrolling in Urban Prep must be Chicago residents and must remain so throughout their enrollment.  

For more information, please contact Mr. Krishaun Branch, Fellow/Office of Admissions via email or by telephone at (312)276-0259, Ext 1131.     



Information Sessions

Interested in learning more about Urban Prep and the enrollment process? 

Information Sessions are designed to provide prospective students and their families with details about Urban Prep's college-preparatory curriculum, student programs and activities, and admissions process.

Enroll here

Appearance Request

To request an appearance, please provide the following information and click the "Submit" button at the bottom of the page. If you have questions, please email Jessie Mack. While receipt of your request will be acknowledged within 48 hours, please allow up to two weeks for a decision on the request to be made. Thank you.

form on: http://www.urbanprep.org/appearance-request

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