Students new to the school will be admitted on a lottery basis when there are more applicants than positions available. Lincoln Park Co-op's lottery system for student selection has been a hallmark of our school since the beginning. The lottery system, along with a strong Financial Aid system, results in a pool of diverse and talented families committed to our school and our mission.
Admission into all programs provides families with membership in the cooperative, in addition to priority for enrollment for returning students and siblings. Children of former students also receive priority status for enrollment.
Student names are drawn one by one to fill the class. We balance each class by gender, so a separate lottery is held and one waitlist kept for boys and for girls. Wait-lists remain active throughout the school year.