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

Please note: The timeline below is provided for historical purposes. The enrollment lottery for the 2015 – 2016 school year was held April 9, 2015. This timeline will be updated in January 2016 for the 2016 – 2017 school year. 

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 15, 2015 – 5:00 – 6:30pm.    Open House in the cafeteria. No rsvp needed.

February 3, 2015   – 5:00 – 6:30pm. Open House in the cafeteria. No rsvp needed.

February 21, 2015 – 11:00am – 12:30pm.    Open House in the cafeteria. No rsvp needed.

March 6, 2015         Deadline for applications for the lottery. Must be received in person by 4pm, be postmarked, or submitted online (by midnight Central time).

April 9, 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 1, 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 15, 2015 Paperwork due by 4:30pm for all admitted students.


Please print out and submit via mail or in person (3737 S. Paulina St., Chicago, IL 60609), or via fax (773-376-6495).

Student Admission Application 2015 – 2016

or use the online form

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Open Houses

The following 2015 open houses were held for prospective families:

January 15th – 5:00 – 6:30pm

February 3rd – 5:00 – 6:30pm

February 21st – 11:00am – 12:30pm