The initial consultation was great, and Grace did an excellent job providing an overview of the high school application process and choices, as well as specific information on select schools we were particularly interested in. We highly recommend Chicago School GPS !
- Lincoln Square parents of 8th grader
Chicago GPS was responsive and informative throughout the entire process. After meeting with them, I feel like we know a lot more about our options, and education in Chicago in general. It took a lot of the legwork out of researching on our own and they helped us find some hidden gems!
- Bucktown parents of 1 y.o. searching for where to buy a home
I was so happy with [Chicago School GPS]. Grace helped me with understanding the whole process and really helped me to nail down the schools that are the best choice for our son. I would recommend this service to everyone.
- South Loop parent of 4 y.o. and 3 month old triplets
Thank you so much Chicago School GPS! Your consultation saved me! You explained the daunting Chicago preschool application process and made it simple and easy to understand. Grace was wonderful! She was knowledgeable, professional and friendly. I would recommend Chicago School GPS to anyone and everyone!
- Streeterville parent of 2 y.o.
I felt so lost with all the school choices prior to meeting with Grace at Chicago School GPS. After our meeting I am more confident and have a path that I need to follow in order to choose the right school for our daughter.
- Lakeview parent of 2 y.o.
This group was very knowledgeable with both evidence and personal knowledge. They were candid and honest about options and made the process completely understandable. I felt so much less stressed by the process after meeting with them and throughout the entire journey Grace and her team were available for help and input.
- Public Group Session attendee of 5 y.o.
Thanks so much for having the session. It was very informational and encouraging! The presenters were very knowledgeable and answered all of my questions and concerns. They calmed my emotions because at that point I thought that I had failed my daughter. I would recommend Chicago School GPS when going through the hectic process.
- Public Group Session attendee of incoming Kindergartner
Your professionalism, warmth, and friendliness made applying to school so much less stressful than it needs to be! Thank you for your assuring tone, the information you gave during the session, and the follow up as well!
- Relocated to Chicago for work w/5 y.o.
I was so impressed with a quick consultation I had with Grace! She was responsive, organized, thorough, extremely informative and efficient in helping me finalize our CPS applications. The session was packed with invaluable information including a few excellent suggestions to maximize the acceptances suited for our location & goals. I would definitely do it again.
- Express Consultation client & Group Seminar attendee w/4 y.o.
We only wish we had found you sooner! The conversation was relaxed and frank and we appreciate the perspective.
- Lake View parents of 4 y.o.
We recommend Chicago School GPS to every parent who needs a crash course on Kindergarten and Elementary School (public or private) and the CPS application process.
- River North parents of 4 y.o.
The information and assistance I received from Mignon was above and beyond my expectations. Being a single parent, the CPS process seemed overwhelming and daunting. Mignon and the entire Chicago School GPS team put me on the right track. The amount of information they provided me with and their knowledge of the entire CPS process was amazing. If it was not for Mignon and Chicago School GPS I would never have gotten my son placed in the pre-school I felt was best suited for him. I will definitely continue to seek help from Mignon and Chicago School GPS throughout my son’s education. Thank you so much for all of your assistance!
- Dunning Square parent of a 3 y.o. (special needs)
I thought the session was excellent. Very informative. I walked away feeling much better about the CPS process. I think we could have kept you there another hour! I would definitely like to know more and am planning on doing the personal consultation with my husband. Thanks so much for your time!!
- Private Group Session attendee, parent of 3 y.o.
Chicago School GPS was very informative in navigating school options and
helping us prepare in advance for what preschools are looking for.
They were proactive in finding answers and guiding us through the steps
of how to approach the application process. Their service is a must for
parents looking to optimize their options in the city.
- Lakeview parents of 2 y.o. & infant
The information and guidance that I received during the consultation were beyond my expectations. Very informative, helpful, clear, extensive to the point of being proactive for the near and far future. Should have done this long ago, it would have saved me lots of time and stress. I am happy I have access to such professional advice and I would definitely do it again at each important step of my son's educational journey.
[Follow-up after school notifications]- My son got an offer at the RGC school that was not on my list and you added it! He also
got 2 magnet school offers from the list you helped me prepare.
Thank you sooooooo much!
- North Center parent of 3rd grader
Wicker Park is going through a transformation and Chicago School GPS helped my husband and me learn what that may mean for CPS options in our neighborhood as our toddler approaches kindergarten. Chicago School GPS provided a comprehensive roadmap of the school options in Chicago, application processes, and admissions chances. Figuring this out on our own would have been virtually impossible!
- Wicker Park parents of 18 month old
We had a great meeting with Grace. She was extremely organized and informative. We felt much more relaxed about the school selection process after our visit.
- Bucktown parents of 2 y.o. and infant
We had picked our preschool, which was 7 miles away based on perceived reputation, before meeting Grace with Chicago School GPS. After our 90 minute consultation, we took her advice and visited our neighborhood preschool during the summer as well as an open house during the school year. We were pleasantly surprised! After doing more research and meeting the principal, we enrolled our son in our neighborhood preschool. He likes his new teacher. We're equally thrilled! No complaints since the commute is now 10 minutes instead of 30 each way! Thank you Grace and the Chicago School GPS team!
- Near South Loop parent of 4 year old
We were both so impressed with your knowledge of the CPS/Private school system. Thank you for helping us to begin navigating this important decision. Your approach and manner of discussion was calming, direct, and to the point. We both enjoyed the opportunity to meet with you.
- Streeterville parents of 1 and 4 y.o.
My husband and I recently had a session with Chicago School GPS and I can not recommend them enough. We (like many parents) find the whole school process overwhelming and had no idea where to start. Chicago School GPS was able to help us narrow down our list of possible schools by learning more about us, our son and what we were looking for in a school. We ended our meeting with a good idea of what we needed to do--what schools we want to tour, when we need to apply, etc. We both feel so much more informed and less stressed about this whole process!
- Humboldt Park parents of 4 y.o.