Finding the right school for your child can be one of the most important and challenging experiences you face as a parent, which is why our admissions team is readily available to answer your questions and help provide guidance as you make a decision.  We welcome your curiosity, inquiry, and exploration as you consider joining the learning community of Village Leadership Academy.

Admissions Timeline for 2023-2024

Step 1: Attend an Admissions Event

The best way to get to know us is to see us in action. Families applying for the 2023-2024 school year are encouraged to reserve a space for an upcoming admissions event.  Due to COVID-19, our current open house dates and information sessions are held virtually. Admissions events provide prospective families with the opportunity to learn more about our holistic approach to education and innovative curriculum and programming while interacting with current students, educators, and administrators.  Come “see” how the world becomes a classroom at Village Leadership Academy. 

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Step 2: Submit an Application

The online applications for the 2022-2023 school year are now open! Please click here to apply. We strongly encourage families to complete the admissions application by the priority deadline: Friday, March 31, 2023.

Applications for VLA Financial Aid are also due by Friday, March 31, for priority consideration; however, we do accept applications on a rolling basisClick here to complete the application for financial aidPlease note, applications for financial aid must be submitted utilizing the provided link.

If you have any questions about the online admissions application or the application for VLA financial aid, please feel free to email the admissions team at or contact us at (312) 675-0056.

Step 3: Complete Student Assessment & Family Interview

Prospective students are required to take a math and literacy assessment to help us determine the best classroom placement for each student.

We also require incoming families to complete an interview with an admissions team member.  The family interview is an opportunity for us to learn more about you and your family and the educational goals and aspirations you have for your child/children. If we mutually agree that VLA is the best option for you and your family, thus begins the start of our collaborative partnership.

Please note, families are also required to submit copies of their child’s most recent progress report and standardized test scores as applicable.

Step 4: Admissions Decision

After all required documents have been submitted and reviewed and the student assessment and family  interview have been completed, a full admissions decision can be determined.  Prospective families will be notified within 48-72 hours of the completion of the outlined enrollment process. 

Please note, prospective families can only receive a provisional admissions decision until all admissions requirements have been met.

Step 5: Acceptance of Offer

Once you receive an acceptance offer for the respective school year, you will then be required to complete and submit a Conditions of Enrollment Form to secure your child/children’s placement.  

Late & Mid-School Year Applicants

To submit a late or mid-year application for the 2022-2023 school year, please contact our Director of Student Affairs, Ms. Tanekia Henderson, via email at or telephone at (312) 675-0056.