Detour 2 Discovery Day School

2001 S Wabash Avenue
Chicago, IL 60616-0606
Tel: (312)949-2273
Grades: NS-K | 153 students
At Detour 2 Discovery Day School, early childhood is a journey - not a race!  We have been caring for Chicago's children since you know our program is tried & true!  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. Association of Military Colleges and Schools
Council of Bilingual Education
European Council for International Schools
National Coalition of Alternative Community Schools
Religious Affiliation Non-sectarian
Grades Offered Grades Nursery/Preschool-Kindergarten
Year Founded 1992

Student Body

Total Students 153 students
Student Body Type Co-ed
% Students of Color
State avg.: 32%

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers 45 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio 4:1
National avg.: 13:1
% Faculty w/Advanced Degree
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
National avg.: 85%
Admissions Director Ms Jeni Heim
Admissions Associate Ms JoAn Willis

School Notes:

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

Profile last updated: 09/15/2015

Nearby Private 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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  • School Location Miles Grades Students
  • Chicago
    Loop Learning Center
    Daycare / Preschool
    Grades: K | 30 students
    0.1 miles
    2001 S Michigan Ave
    Chicago, IL 60616
  • Chicago
    Daystar School
    Grades: PK-8 | 307 students
    0.4 miles
    1550 S State St
    Chicago, IL 60605
  • Chicago
    Old St. Mary's School
    (Roman Catholic)
    Grades: PK-8 | 361 students
    0.5 miles
    1474 S Michigan Avenue
    Chicago, IL 60605
  • Chicago
    Grades: PK-8 | 168 students
    0.5 miles
    2301 S. Wentworth Ave
    Chicago, IL 60616
  • Chicago
    South Loop Kindercare
    Daycare / Preschool
    Grades: NS-PK
    0.5 miles
    1501 South State St
    Chicago, IL 60605

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The average private school tuition in Chicago, IL is $7,694 for elementary schools and $11,262 for high schools (read more about average private school tuition across the country).
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