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 group 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 in Lakeview begin on September 9, 2018 and go through November 11, 2018.   Our student sessions in South Loop begin on October 6, 2018 and go through December 15, 2018.  Our classes are on Saturday mornings from 9am to 10:30am.


What's included? With our Group 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 small group lessons - Your child will receive lessons in 3 subject areas – reading, math, and test prep. These lessons will teach and re-enforce the topics that are seen on both the Classical and Regional Gifted Center exams for CPS and private schools.

  • 2 semi-private parent sessions - We offer our families two parent sessions that cover the basics of school admissions for CPS and private schools.  We also provide an in-depth applications and admissions session that will help you rank your top schools and maximize your chances of gaining admission to your school choices.

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

  • 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 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 $800. We start this process with the PREP Initial Assessment or pre-test, which is $250.  The register button below will take you to a registration page.  You will then be directed to a calendar where you can pick a date for your initial assessment. Thanks again for choosing PREP!!!




Donna Bracey and Geri Redd

Principals, PREP Chicago