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.

2017-2018 School Year Timeline of Events

January 10, 2017     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 17, 2017 – 5:00 pm- 6:30 pm.  Open House in the cafeteria. No rsvp needed.

February 8, 2017 – 5:00 pm- 6:30 pm.  Open House in the cafeteria. No rsvp needed.

February 25, 2017 – 11:00 am – 12:30 pm.  Open House in the cafeteria. No rsvp needed.

March 3, 2017         Deadline for applications for the lottery. Must be received in person by 4:00 pm, be postmarked, or submitted online (by midnight Central time).

April 4, 2017        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.

April 21, 2017  Confirmation forms due for families of children who were admitted to the lottery and are accepting a space at Namaste for the 2017 – 2018 school year.

May 5, 2017 Paperwork due by 4:30 pm for all admitted students.


Namaste’s application process for the 2016-17 school year lottery is now closed.  If you are still interested in applying, you can submit an application via mail or fax (773-376-6495), or simply drop it off at Namaste’s main office and your student will be added to our wait list.  If you have any questions regarding enrollment, contact Myrna Romo at


Open Houses

The following open houses will be held for prospective families.  No RSVP necessary.

Tuesday, January 17th – 5:00 pm- 6:30 pm

Wednesday, February 8th – 5:00 pm- 6:30 pm

Saturday, February 25th – 11:00 am – 12:30 pm