Little Black Pearl Art & Design Academy (LBPA) is always seeking to enroll students who are interested in attending a school where students are expected to excel academically and have an interest in building skillsets in Art and Technology. Interested candidates must be enrolled in grades 9-12 grade or 8th graders applying for early acceptance; live in the City of Chicago; and have an interest in Art or Technology (Painting/Drawing; Music; Graphic Design; Architectural Design; Glassblowing; and/or Dance).


Little Black Pearl Art & Design Academy prohibits discrimination on the basis of disability, race, creed, color, gender, national origin, religion, ancestry, marital status, sexual orientation or need for special education services. Students interested in enrolling in LBPA can apply directly to the school.

The following application form must be completed in its entirety. In addition to the application form, the following information is collected on each applicant and maintained on file:

  • Proof of age

  • Proof of residence

  • Drop or release forms from their prior school

  • Transcript (when available)

  • Test Scores (8th grade test, ACT, PSAE, etc.)

  • Copy of IEP or 504 plan if applicable

  • Updated Shot records

All applications will be reviewed. Upon review, parents of the student will be required to meet with an administrator to discuss enrollment. Students may be asked to demonstrate talent in their selected area of interest.


A $230.00 yearly school fee is required for all students.

*fees subject to change


Little Black Pearl Art & Design Academy (LBPA) is currently accepting applications. To be considered for admission, an enrollment application must be submitted and the admissions criteria must be met. For immediate consideration, complete the online application, or call to schedule an appointment to complete your application on-site. Parent/guardian and student must attend a MANDATORY admission orientation.

Please complete the form below

I certify that the applicant is a resident of the City of Chicago and will be between the ages of 14-19 at the beginning of the 2018-2019 school year. All other submissions will be void. 

Student Information
First Name *
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Cell Phone
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Last Date of Attendance *
Last Date of Attendance
Area of Interest
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Select Your Interest Levels
Music Production
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