The Application Process

Easy - Four Step Admissions Process

Our Admissions Team does not accept applications for mid-year transfer students or rising seniors. Admissions for the 2024 - 2025 school year will begin on September 5th, 2023. (Applications for the 2023-2024 school year are no longer being accepted.) Please see below for the updated admissions process.

  1. Complete an Application – CTK does not require an entrance exam. We accept applications from current 8th graders and transfer students up until junior year.

    Take advantage of our easy online application process.  Just click on the button below, and you will be guided through the process. (The button will be available for new applications starting Sept. 5th.)

Applications can also be emailed:

If you have the ability to scan or take clear pictures of a paper application, you may do so and then email the scanned completed application to one of our team members, Ms. Sandra Briseño [email protected].

The application must be complete and include all requested attachments when it is submitted in order to be eligible for a family interview. If you need assistance uploading requested attachments, please contact our Admissions Team.

Freshman Student ApplicationDownload here

Transfer Student Application - Download here

Administrator Recommendation Form  - Download here

Teacher Recommendation Form  - Download here

Online Recommendation Letter - Request Demo - Download here

  1. Attend Family Interview Day – Eligible candidates and at least one parent/guardian will be interviewed in person by CTK administration. Interviews will last approximately 30 minutes.

Applicants will receive an email of confirmation that details the date and time for their family interview. Early Action interviews will take place from mid-November through the beginning of December.

  1. Confirm Receipt of Decision – After the Family Interviews have been conducted, the Admissions Committee will review completed application files. The committee's review may take one to two weeks as long as all required supplemental documents are submitted. Each family will be notified via phone, email, and through postal mail by the Admissions Office once a decision of acceptance or denial has been made.
  2. Pay Registration Fee – Accepted students who plan to attend CTK must register to secure their seat in the upcoming school year. With the acceptance email and letter, there will be directions on how to submit registration fees and the financial aid application. The non-refundable registration fee of $50 must be paid online or in person. Registration fees will be received from accepted students on a first come first serve basis. CTK will not have a waiting list or lottery for students who fail to complete the Admissions process.

Please Note: Accepted students who successfully complete the admissions process must also successfully complete the mandatory Corporate Work-Study Program (CWSP) Summer Business Training for two weeks. Students who fail to register will not be allowed to participate in the CWSP Summer Business Training session.

For questions, regarding CTK admissions and transfers;
Ms. Sandra Briseño
Director of Recruitment and Enrollment - Bilingual/Bilingüe
(773) 413-3575
Ms. Sheniqua Thomas
Recruitment and Enrollment Coordinator
(773) 413-3506
Admissions Events for 24/25 school year
Fall Open House
Saturday, October 7th, 11am
Information Sessions
Thurs. November 2nd, 6pm
Thurs. December 7th, 6pm
Thurs. January 11th, 6pm
Glimpse of a Gladiator
Fri. October 6th
Fri. October 20th
Fri. November 3rd
Fri. November 17th
Fri. December 8th
Fri. January 19th
Fri. January 26th

Admissions Documents & Forms