Understanding CPS Gifted Testing and Admissions

October 17, 2020: 10am-12pm

Register to learn about navigating the Chicago Public School System (CPS) Gifted and Classical school options and PreK-5 test prep/tutoring strategies.

Buy tickets -$20 

The Critical Thinking Child partners with Sawyer for registration so you can safely and easily book activities for your family. Each ticket includes class access for one device.

Preschool & Early Elementary Parents (PreK-5th) will gain answers to:

  • Understanding of the CPS Gifted and Classical School Options (what's new this testing year?
  • How to successfully navigate the CPS admissions and selection application process.
  • What's the difference between Gifted and Classical schools?
  • Entrance test tips & strategies for "What's on the test?"
  • How does testing for kindergarten differ from other grade levels?
  • How do I prepare my child for the CPS Gifted and Classical admissions tests with remote learning being the primary focus for many schools in the United States?
  • What resources should I use if my child is learning multiple languages?
  • How can I register my child for test prep/tutoring support?
  • What sample questions are used for test prep?
  • What strategies work best for parents of multiples?

*** First 100 Ticket Holders***

Door Prizes and exclusive checkout offers on test prep books

Featured speakers are former CPS moms and local educational experts

Q&A with Lemi and Grace

Lemi-Ola Erinkitola

Founder, The Critical Thinking Child

Lemi-Ola Erinkitola is an award-winning educator, parent coach, children's author and the founder of The Critical Thinking Child. Her life work and passion is helping parents nurture their child's academic potential in an engaging and joyful way so kids can fast track learning, discover their gifts and reclaim family time. Lemi’s passion for education has led her to develop proven frameworks that foster academic achievement and critical thinking skills while also encouraging confidence, mindfulness, and fun. In 2020, Erinkitola was awarded a Global Forum for Education and Learning (GFEL) Educator of the Year award for her significant contributions to the education sector. She is certified in Social-Emotional Learning and Vedic Mathematics.

Grace Lee Sawin

Co-founder, Chicago School GPS

Grace has always felt that the most important role of a parent is to provide the best possible education for her children by putting in all the time and research required to successfully make that happen. Little did she know how MUCH time and research she would have to do to get her daughters into a sought-after private Montessori for preschool, then into a well-regarded selective enrollment elementary program followed by a top selective enrollment high school and her oldest to an Ivy League university.  Throughout the years, Grace has seen the school choice landscape change in Chicago, with more options for all types of students. She thrives on uncovering “hidden” info others simply don’t have time to uncover, and is excited to share that info with you. She firmly believes a great education is a right, not a privilege.

What's on the test?

Understanding CPS Gifted Testing and Admissions

The Critical Thinking Child partners with Sawyer for registration so you can safely and easily book activities for your family.

Grab your ticket today!

October 17, 2020 at 10am -12pm

Preschool - 5th grade parents:

Hurry! A limited number of tickets will be sold. Each ticket includes class access for one device.