As a public charter school, state law dictates the admissions procedure for Namaste Charter School and all charter schools in Illinois. Admission to Namaste Charter School is by blind lottery. Applications are available on this website and at the school office in January of each year and the blind lottery is held in early spring for all applications received by the stated application deadline.

2014-2015 School Year Timeline of Events

The student admissions timeline below is approximate. Exact dates and detailed information for  fall 2015 applications and admissions will be posted in early 2015. 

January 2015     Applications for admission available in the main office and on our website. Applications can be accepted in person, via mail, through the online form (see links below), or fax (773.376.6495). Please note: the application is for the enrollment lottery and does not guarantee admission. 

January 2015     Open House in the cafeteria. No rsvp needed.

February 2015   Open House in the cafeteria. No rsvp needed.

February 2015    Open House in the cafeteria. No rsvp needed.

March 2015         Deadline for applications for the lottery. Must be received in person by 4pm, be postmarked, or submitted online (by midnight Central time).

April 2015        Lottery in the cafeteria. If more applications are received than available space, NCS will hold a blind lottery.  Once the number of selected applications equals the number of available slots for each grade, the remaining applicants are included on a waitlist in the order they were drawn from the pool.

May 2015  Confirmation forms due for families of children who were admitted to the lottery and are accepting a space at Namaste for the 2015 – 2016 school year.

May 2015 Paperwork due by 4:30pm for all admitted students.


Please use the following link to apply online (or copy and paste into a new window):

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Open Houses

The following open houses were held in advance of the 2014 – 2015 school year.
Open houses for the 2015 – 2016 school year will be held in early 2015. Exact dates will be posted in early 2015. 

Thursday, January 30th, 5:00pm

Saturday, February 8th, 10:00am

Thursday, February 27th, 5:00pm

All open houses will be held at Namaste Charter School, 3737 S. Paulina St.