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Polaris Charter Academy is accepting kindergarten through eighth-grade student applications for the 2023-2024 school year.  Any student who lives within the Chicago city limits is eligible to apply to Polaris Charter Academy regardless of race, ethnicity, the language of origin, disabilities, or living situation.   Click here for our full Annual Application and Lottery Procedures

Who are we?

We are Polaris Charter Academy, a dynamic K-8 school on Chicago’s West Side where students become academically successful life-long learners with a strong sense of personal and civic responsibility. Polaris promotes an expanded definition of student achievement, putting both academic excellence and character development equally at the forefront.

Join Us!

We look forward to welcoming your child(ren) into our community, where every student learns to be an effective learner and ethical person who contributes to a better world.  Polaris has a proven track record of graduates being accepted into the top high schools across the city and suburbs, where they excel socially and academically.

If you are interested in enrolling or transferring to Polaris, complete the application below.  If you have questions regarding the application process, please contact our Director of Community Engagement, Tammy Vance, at 773-534-0820 ext. 804




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