Welcome Class of 2021

Dear Class of 2021,

Congratulations on your acceptance to Walter Payton College Preparatory High School and welcome to the class of 2021! We are excited to have you enter our environs and join one of the most electrifying learning environments anywhere. The many talents you have honed throughout your years, which developed with the thoughtful guidance and support of your parents and teachers, have prepared you well for entrance into a superb college preparatory high school. Well done! The Payton experience is unique. We offer a broad range of honors and Advanced Placement courses, and have a rich array of highly-commended athletic, academic, social, and  service-related extracurricular programs. Our Seminar program affords unique and refreshing learning experiences. Importantly, our 4Cs—Curiosity, Courage, Compassion, and Character—envelop all that we do; they are seeped into the DNA of Payton’s people and programs. To be sure, many enriching experiences await you here at Payton. The collection of talent on campus is inspiring and life-changing; the school is replete with dynamic students, talented educators, and supportive parents. Again, congratulations and welcome to Payton!


Incoming students must complete the Class of 2021 Pre-programming Questionnaire and Placement Test Sign-up online form by 5pm on Friday, March 31. 


All non-CPS students currently taking algebra must register for the CPS Algebra Exit Exit Exam by clicking here! The deadline to register is Saturday, April 22. 

Extra-Curriculuar Information

Interested in playing sports at Payton? Please fill out the interest form, so our Athletic Department and coaches have your contact information! (You do not need to fill this out if you already did so at Admitted Students Night.)




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