Student Application

Paper Applications for 2019/2020 school year are now being accepted. You may download an application here and drop it off or mail it to EMSA at 1600 Dundee Ave., Elgin, IL 60120.

Join the 2018/2019 Wait List

EMSA is a free, public charter school. There are no admission exams or tuition costs to attend. We are currently accepting waitlist applications for Kindergarten, 1st, 2nd or 3rd grade for 2018/2019. We are also accepting K–4 applications for the 2019/2020 school year. Students must reside in the District U-46 boundaries. Want to know more? Check out our FAQs page.


All applications for the 2019/2020 lottery are due on February 14, 2019.
Our 2019/2020 Enrollment Lottery for K–4 will take place on February 28, 2019.

Questions concerning the application process? Email us at or call (630) 254-4596. 

For information about our Lottery Policy, click here.