Detour 2 Discovery Day School

2001 S Wabash Avenue,
Chicago, IL, 60616-0606
Tel: (312)949-2273
At Detour 2 Discovery Day School, early childhood is a journey - not a race! We target only 65% of our state approved capacity so you know our ratios can't be beat and the care our dedicated staff provide is phenomenal.  We recognize that some of the most important experiences are those nurturing loving relationships that develop between children and adults.
In addition to our many talented teachers, further enrichment is provided by our artist and musician in residence and a children’s librarian; amenities rarely seen at the early childhood level.

School Overview

School Type Early Childhood / Day Care
School Membership(s)School Assoc. European Council for International Schools
Council of Bilingual Education
National Coalition of Alternative Community Schools
Association of Military Colleges and Schools
Religious Affiliation Nonsectarian
Grades Offered Prekindergarten
Year Founded 1992

Student Body

Total Students 153 students
Student Body Type Co-ed
% Students of Color 39%
State avg.: 28%

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers 45 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio 4:1
National avg.: 13:1
% Faculty w/Advanced Degree 50%
Average Class Size 12 students

Finances and Admission

Admission Deadline None / Rolling
Yearly Tuition Cost $1,450
Tuition Notes The monthly tuition rate quoted is for full time preschool. Call for our rates in other programs.
Acceptance Rate 35%
National avg.: 85%
Admissions Director Ms Jeni Heim
Admissions Associate Ms JoAn Willis

School Notes:

    • Lowest ratios in the midwest!
    • Small class size!
    • Friendly, loving staff!
    • Nurturing an appreciation for cultural differences!
    • A community of families dedicated to high quality early childhood education!

    Profile last updated: 10/07/2013

Nearby Schools:

The nearest high school is Jane Addams High School (1 miles away)
The nearest elementary school is Loop Learning Center (0.1 miles away)
The nearest preschool is Daystar School (0.4 miles away)
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  • Chicago Loop Learning Center
    Early Childhood / Day Cares
    2001 S Michigan Ave
    Chicago , IL , 60616
    (312)225-8828
    Early Childhood / Day Cares
    0.1  mi  |  30  students  |  Gr.  K
  • Chicago
    Daystar School    
    Special Program Emphasis (Christian)
    1550 S State St
    Chicago , IL , 60605
    (312)791-0001
    Special Program Emphasis (Christian)
    0.4  mi  |  236  students  |  Gr.  PK-8
  • Chicago
    Pui Tak Christian School
    (Christian)
    2301 S. Wentworth Ave
    Chicago , IL , 60616
    (312)842-8546
    (Christian)
    0.5  mi  |  166  students  |  Gr.  PK-6
  • Chicago
    South Loop KinderCare
    Early Childhood / Day Cares
    1501 South State St
    Chicago , IL , 60605
    (312)913-1557
    Early Childhood / Day Cares
    0.5  mi  |   students  |  Gr.  NS-PK
  • Chicago
    Old St. Mary's School
    (Roman Catholic)
    1474 S Michigan Avenue
    Chicago , IL , 60605
    (312)386-1560
    (Roman Catholic)
    0.5  mi  |  361  students  |  Gr.  PK-8

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