Welcome to Carl Von Linne School!

Our school is an open enrollment neighborhood school that serves students in the Avondale area in Chicago, IL. Students living within our attendance boundaries don't need to apply but do need to fill out enrollment forms and show proof  of address.  Please click here to check if your address is within out attendance boundaries. 


If you live outside of our attendance area the application period for 2021-2022 is now open for students in K-8.  Pre-school applications will be available in the spring of 2021. To apply to Linne School please visit go.cps.edu.  For instructions on how to apply please download the following guide.  Round 1 applications for elementary schools are due on December 11, 2020.  Whether families apply now or on December 11th, they have the same chance of receiving an offer to a program of their choice. Information regarding the application process, along with resources including the 2021-2022 Elementary and High School Guide, can be found at go.cps.edu.



Proof of Age (Kindergarten Students Must be 5 by September 1st)

Includes, but is not limited to, any ONE of the documents listed below:

  • Child's birth certificate

  • Child's baptismal record

  • Passport

  • Court documents

  • Medical records


Proof of Current Address

Includes, but is not limited to, any TWO of the documents listed below:

  • Current utility bill

  • Illinois driver's license or State of Illinois identification card

  • Deed

  • Employee identification number

  • MediPlan/Medicaid card

  • Court documents

  • Illinois Department of Public Aid card

  • Stamped United States Post Office change of address form

  • Illinois state aid check/social security check


Health Requirements

Children are encouraged to submit their required immunizations and physicals prior to the start of the school year and no later than October 15 of the current school or they will face expulsion from school.

Physical Examination Requirements

All students must have a physical examination within one year of:

  • entering schools in the State of Illinois for the first time, at any grade level

  • entering kindergarten or 1st grade, 6th grade, and 9th grade (ages 5, 10, 15 for ungraded programs)

  • entering preschool, up to age 6 (physical exam and lead screenings)


Immunization Requirements

  • Diptheria, Pertussis (Whooping Cough), Tetanus (DTP/Td)

  • Inactivated Polio

  • Measles

  • Rubella

  • Mumps

  • Hepatitis B

  • Varicella (Chicken Pox)

  • Haemophillus Influenza, Type B (HIB)


Dental Requirements

All students in Kindergarten, 2nd, and 6th grade must have a dental exam completed by a licensed dentist prior to May 15th of the current school year.

If you want more details about the immunization requirements, or if you have questions, first call your local school nurse or the Office of Coordinated School Health (773) 553-1830.

To request more information:

Contact the Admissions Director

Gina Quintana

Mon-Fri 8am - 4pm

(773) 534-5262

You can also request more information with this form:

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