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Residency Requirements

If you need to visit The Joseph Sears School for residency-related purposes, we highly recommend you schedule a time with Registrar Lukasz Sikora. This will ensure someone is available to answer all of your questions.

Students who are residents of Kenilworth School District No. 38 (District Boundaries) may attend Grades K-8 at The Joseph Sears School tuition free (7:60 Students-Student Residency policy).

Parents/guardians are required to prove a student’s identity and age at the time of registration.  In addition, the Kenilworth School District No.38 Board of Education requires annual verification of KSD38 residency for students enrolling in kindergarten through eighth grade. Confirmation of KSD38 residency needs to be submitted to the school in the summer. This can be done digitally or during a Confirm Residency Document Intake Day.

New Student Grades K-8

  • Online Registration Submission
  • Birth Certificate
  • Student Records from previous schools/services
  • Verification of Residency
  • Confirm Residency
  • Required Medical Forms

Returning Students Grades JK-7/ Rising Students K-8

  • Online Registration Submission
  • Confirm Residency
  • Required Medical Forms

Registration forms can be found on the District Forms page.

Confirm Residency Document Intake Days


Confirmation of KSD38 residency is a prerequisite of enrollment for new and returning studentsStudents who have not confirmed residency will not be allowed to attend school. One confirmation of residency can apply to each registered student from the same family/residence. If you cannot attend one of these days, you can submit your confirmation of residency bills/statements digitally.


  1. Valid Illinois driver’s license or state ID card with current KSD38 address
  2. TWO August bills or statements from the list below (parent/guardian name and KSD38 address must be on bills):
  • Nicor
  • ComEd
  • Water
  • Homeowners, Renters or Auto Insurance
  • Mortgage
  • Bank
  • Credit Card
  • Internet

Parents/guardians whose residence has changed during the school year or over Summer Break are required to notify the school office of their student’s new address and may need to submit new proof of residency paperwork.

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