Registration for District 97
Enrollment for 2022-23 School Year
District 97 student registration is now all ONLINE!
Please read all the information below. Then, select the appropriate button to be guided through the registration process. Please note, all documents MUST have the residents' Oak Park address.
Returning Students New Students Early Childhood/Pre-K Kindergarten
Early Admission Kindergarten or First Grade
Proof of Residency Requirements
Families of new students and kindergarteners must upload all required proof of residency documents to the online registration system for each student. Registrations will not be processed if any documents are missing or outdated.
- Homeowners and Renters
- Lives with Oak Park Resident
- In Lieu of Lease Form and Required Documents
- Enrolling a student who is not your biological child - please email the completed form to [email protected]
Homeless - please contact the Registrar at 708-524-3000
If the school year for which you are registering is already underway, we will accept your new lease or home ownership document, as well as any two of the following items to provisionally enroll your child(ren) in the district. You will then have 30 days to provide all required documents from the Proof of Residency Requirements linked in the list above in order to remain enrolled.
We will accept your new lease or home ownership document, as well as any two of the following items to satisfy the supporting document requirement:
- Change of government ID with new address listed
- New vehicle or voter registration card
- Transfer of service email print out from a utility company with name and new address listed
- Moving company receipt with name and new address listed
Board Policy 7:50: (School Admissions and Student Transfers To and From Non-District Schools)
In accordance with Board Policy 7:50, beginning with the 2022-23 school year, all students who are 5 years old on or before September 1, 2022, will be enrolled into kindergarten and all students who are 6 years old on or before September 1, 2022, will be enrolled into first grade. Therefore, if you have a student who will be 5 years old on or before September 1, 2022, and eligible to enroll in kindergarten for the 2022-23 school year, and you chose not to enroll your student in District 97 for kindergarten that school year, your student will be enrolled in first grade for the 2023-24 school year.