Chicago School GPS
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“What makes a great school?”
“What makes that school a good fit for my child?”

“How can I get my child into that school once I decide it’s right for us?”

These three questions vex Chicago parents from preschool to high school, whether their choices are public or private schools.
We know that the school search journey can be an overwhelming and disorienting one for Chicago families! With the bewildering array of schools in the city, we understand that learning what schools might be a good fit for your child involves time, patience and perseverance.  The headaches involved in just finding your neighborhood school and CPS Tier to scheduling and attending open houses to filling out various applications has caused too many parents to leave our wonderful city limits.  Even deciding between multiple school acceptances has caused sleepless nights and reduced parents to tears.        

Chicago School GPS can expertly guide you through this process!  We offer skilled assistance to help families navigate researching, visiting, and applying to schools that fit their child.  Our research encompasses neighborhood public schools, selective enrollment, magnets, charters, parochial and private schools. Services may include: a family interview, a list of schools for preschool through twelfth grade, a customized school tour schedule, application assistance and review, and follow up after acceptances are received.
We now offer special education guidance as well! Let us be your experienced guide whether you are at the very beginning of your journey ("Does my child need special services?") to helping you advocate for your child confidently ("My school won't listen to me when I say my child needs services").  We can help you at every step as you navigate the world of IEPs/504s, evaluations and more.
Our schedule of services are highly customizable based on your family's needs. Please call or contact us to discuss a plan that works for you, but our services can include:

Initial Consultation
  • A 90 minute conference (phone, skype or in person) - review of in-depth online questionnaire prior to consultation, presentation of schools for your consideration, guidance on the application process, and customized written materials for your reference
Express Consultation
  • A 30 minute conference (phone, skype)- for those who have done initial research but have specific questions regarding their family's situation, and perfect for those looking to finalize their applications (verbal only, no written documentation)
Follow-Up & Additional Services
  • Information on different educational approaches
  • Review of completed school applications
  • A customized list of schools, including tour and/or open house dates and application fees & requirements
  • Brochures and school materials for public, private and parochial schools, per request
  • Consultation throughout the decision-making process
  • On-going support throughout the school application and acceptance process
  • Scheduling of all school tours and open houses
  • Reviewing, editing or revising application essays, as needed
  • Interview preparation
  • Tour/application status tracking grid & deadline reminders, updated weekly
  • Post-acceptance assistance, including the Principal's Discretion process
Group Presentation, including In-Home Parties  
  • Perfect for a group of families with similar situations (i.e. same grade and/or same school)
  • Host receives complimentary 30 Minute EXPRESS follow-up consultation.
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