Next Generation School

2521 Galen Drive
Champaign, IL 61821-0618
Tel: (217)356-6995
Grades: K-8 | 265 students
Next Generation School is an independent, private school offering superior educational opportunities in a loving, nurturing environment for students ages six weeks through eighth grade.
 Our holistic approach to education enables our students to realize their fullest potential and become life-long learners who can successfully navigate the world. Our campus, located in southwest Champaign, is arranged into three buildings.
 Our Early Education building, 1201 West Windsor, serves children ages six weeks through three years.
 Our All-Star building, 2533 Galen Drive, is home to our four year old students, and our Primary and Middle School building is located at 2521 Galen Drive.
 The three buildings are connected by a large play field and playground. A short distance from University of Illinois' campus, our location affords us the opportunity of many enriching experiences for our students.
 We have established several partnerships with the University and other community staples all designed to enhance our core academics, Fine Arts and Performing Arts, and STEM education programs. We invite you to visit our campus and experience first-hand the world of opportunity that awaits your child at Next Generation School.

School Overview

Grades Offered Grades Kindergarten-8
Year Founded 2004

Student Body

Total Students 265 students
Student Body Type Co-ed
% Students of Color
State avg.: 32%
Students by Grade Next Generation School Student By Grade

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers 29 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio 9:1
National avg.: 13:1
Average Class Size 30 students
Classroom Dress Code Casual

Finances and Admission

Admission Deadline None / Rolling
Yearly Tuition Cost $11,000
Tuition Notes $500 due at contract signing, remaining tuition due over the course of the 10 month school year.
Admissions Director Kristin Sandone
Admissions Associate Krystal Moya


Total Sports Offered 5 sports
Sports Archery, Basketball, Bowling, Track and Field, VolleyballArcheryBasketball,
BowlingTrack and Field,


Total ExtracurricularsTotal Extra-curric. 6 extracurriculars
ExtracurricularsExtra-curric. Cooking Classes, Improv/Acting & Drama, Instrumental Music Lessons, Math Counts Club (competitive), Scholastic Bowl, Social Action Club Cooking Classes,
Improv/Acting & Drama,
Instrumental Music Lessons,
Math Counts Club (competitive),
Scholastic Bowl,
Social Action Club,

School Notes:

  • To apply for Early Education Program, please call 217.356.6398 To apply for Primary or Middle School, please call 217.356.6995

Nearby Private Schools:

The nearest high school is The High School Of St. Thomas More (0.9 miles away)
The nearest elementary school is Montessori School Of Champaign-Urbana (0.9 miles away)
The nearest preschool is Next Generation Early Education (0.1 miles away)
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    1201 West WIndsor Rd.
    Champaign, IL 61821
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    Devonshire KinderCare
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    Grades: NS-PK | 49 students
    0.9 miles
    410 Devonshire Dr.
    Champaign, IL 61820
  • Savoy
    Grades: NS-6 | 101 students
    0.9 miles
    1403 Regency Drive East
    Savoy, IL 61874
  • Champaign
    Grades: 9-12 | 292 students
    0.9 miles
    3901 N Mattis Ave
    Champaign, IL 61822
  • Champaign
    St Matthew School
    (Roman Catholic)
    Grades: KG-8 | 414 students
    1.1 miles
    1307 Lincolnshire Dr
    Champaign, IL 61821

School Reviews

Next Generation offers a very competitive Scholastic Bowl program that won the state championship in 2014 and was the state runner up in 2013. NGS Science Bowl team won the Illinois Regional in 2014 and competed in the national competition in Washington, DC.
- Posted by Parent, 05/24/14

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