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New Students

Parents and guardians of new/transfer students: Please follow the steps listed below to enroll your student(s) in Elmwood Park Community Unit School District 401 for the 2023-24 school year.

A student is a "new student" if he or she did not attend a District 401 school the previous school year. For the purposes of 2023-24 enrollment, this means a student is considered "new" if he or she was not enrolled as a District 401 student during 2022-23.

Please note that the first day of classes for 2023-24 will be Wednesday, Aug. 30, 2023.

Here are the instructions for new enrollment. 

Begin New Student Enrollment Process 

Homeless

Any homeless child shall be immediately admitted to District 401, even if the child or child's parent/guardian is unable to produce records normally required to establish residency. District 401's liaison for homeless children is Director of Student Services, Dr. Stephanie Daly. You can contact Dr. Daly by sending an email to: dalys@epcusd401.org

Which School?

District 401 public schools serve residents of Elmwood Park only.

  • Students who live on the north side of the railroad tracks attend John Mills Elementary.
  • Students who live on the south side of the railroad tracks attend Elmwood Elementary.
  • Students 6-8 will attend Elm Middle School.
  • Students 9-12 will attend Elmwood Park High School.

All school fees will be paid via MySchoolBucks. The 2023-24 school fees will be:

  • Pre-Kindergarten (monthly payments available) — $3,000
  • Pre-Kindergarten (special ed) — $0
  • Kindergarten Half Day — $170
  • Kindergarten Full Day thru 8th Grade — $200
  • 9th-12th Grade — $350
  • EPHS Senior Graduation Fee — $60
  • EPHS Advance Placement Fee — $96 each AP class
  • EPHS Soph Behind-the-Wheel Driver's Ed Fee — $275

All fee payments are due by Sept. 1, 2023, except for pre-K monthly installments. Pre-K tuition cannot be waived. Payments for students who enroll in the District after Aug. 31 will be due 30 days after enrollment.

Forms

The forms located below are for your reference:

If You Are Homeless

Any homeless child shall be immediately admitted to District 401, even if the child or child's parent/guardian is unable to produce records normally required to establish residency.

Definition of "New Student"

A student is a "new student" if he or she did not attend a District 401 school the previous school year. For the purposes of 2023-24 enrollment, this means a student is considered "new" if he or she was not enrolled as a District 401 student during 2022-23.