Dear Prospective Prep Parent,

Thank you for considering PREP. We are so excited that you have chosen to trust us to help you and your child navigate through the testing and application process for Kindergarten admissions in Chicago.  Our private student sessions will prepare your child for CPS Selective Enrollment testing, private school play groups, and one-on-one evaluation sessions. Our sessions will also prepare you as a parent to understand the application and admissions process for all of your Kindergarten options in the city of Chicago.  Our student sessions are scheduled at your convenience. You will be assigned a teacher and you can work together to plan out the 10 weeks of instruction.


What's included? With our Private Student Sessions you will receive:


  • Initial assessment - administered by a licensed psychologist - You will receive a detailed report outlining how your child performed on our pre-test. You will also receive verbal feedback from our tester who will discuss your child's temperament and behavior during the test.

  • 10 weeks of individualized lessons Your child will receive lessons in 3 subject areas – reading, math, and test prep. These lessons will teach and reinforce the topics that are seen on both the Classical and RGC exams for CPS and private schools. Because you are working one on one with a teacher, your child will receive instruction that is right at their level.  (Virtual sessions - Your child will have two, 30-minute virtual sessions per week. In-person sessions - your child will have one, 60-minute session per week.)

  • membership - You will receive a premium membership to through December to access additional test questions and online games.

  • PREP workbooks and Kindergarten readiness kit - You will receive a workbook with practice materials for all lessons.  You will also receive a variety of materials and manipulatives designed to practice and reinforce skills.

  • Final assessment administered by a licensed psychologist - You will receive a detailed report outlining how your child performed on the final assessment. This will allow you to see how your child has progressed during the 10 weeks and outline any areas that still need reinforcement.


We are excited to get started on the journey of Kindergarten admissions with you. The total cost of our sessions is $1300. We start this process with the PREP Initial Assessment or pre-test, which is $250. The pretest forms our baseline for starting our services. You are under no obligation to continue with the private lessons. The register button below will take you to a registration page.   Thanks again for choosing PREP!!!




Donna Bracey and Geri Redd

Principals, PREP Chicago