New Student Registration

New student registration is now open for the 2023-24 school year and we are here to help you with every step of the process. Please only complete this process if you are enrolling a student for the 2023-24 school year. New student enrollment for the 2024-25 school year will be available beginning in May. If you are unsure if your property lies within our school district, please check your address using the Cook County GIS website prior to beginning the registration process. 

School District 161 School Attendance-Early Admission Policy 7:50 requires that parents who would like their son/daughter to be considered for early admission into kindergarten or first grade complete an application process. Please click here for additional information regarding early entrance.

Registration Steps for New Students in Grades K-8

Step 1: Complete New Student Contact Form

Step 2: Review New Student Enrollment Checklist

Step 3: Complete and Submit Registration Forms and Proof of Residency

Once you complete Step 1, you will receive an email from which will include the forms that you will need to complete as well as directions on how to submit the forms. In addition to the registration forms, you will be required to submit your proof of residency [see below for accepted forms of proof].

Step 4: Submit Registration Forms and Residency Verification Documents

Once you have compiled the documents you need to prove residency and have completed the registration forms, please email all of the documents to: The information will be reviewed and you will receive a response if your registration is complete or if any additional documents are required.

Step 5: Need Assistance?

Please contact the District Office 708-647-7000 if you have any questions or need assistance completing the new student registration process.