Most Selective Private Schools in Illinois

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The average private school acceptance rate in Illinois is approximately 91% per year (2021).
The most selective school in Illinois is currently L'Abris Academy, with an acceptance rate of 30%.
The most selective private schools are listed below (where sufficient data available).

Most Selective Private Schools in Illinois (2021)

  • School Acceptance Rate Grades Location
  • Rank: #11.
    L'Abris Academy
    (Christian)
    Acceptance Rate: 30%
    Grades: K-12221 E Main Street Suite 2
    Aledo, IL 61231
    (309) 331-3784

  • Rank: #22.
    Safe Haven School
    Safe Haven School Photo - Safe Haven School's Organic Garden
    Special Education School
    Acceptance Rate: 32%
    Grades: 7-12906 Muir Avenue
    Lake Bluff, IL 60044
    (847) 604-3903

  • Rank: #33.
    Detour 2 Discovery Day School
    Daycare / Preschool
    Acceptance Rate: 35%
    Grades: NS-K2001 S Wabash Avenue
    Chicago, IL 60616
    (312) 949-2273

  • Rank: #44.
    Chicago Hope Academy
    Chicago Hope Academy Photo - Chicago Hope maintains a 100% college acceptance rate for all its graduates. Our students attend top tier universities such as Columbia, US Naval Academy, and Carnegie Mellon.
    (Christian)
    Acceptance Rate: 45%
    Grades: 9-122189 W Bowler Street
    Chicago, IL 60612
    (312) 491-1600

  • Rank: #5-85.-8.
    Countryside School
    Special Program Emphasis
    Acceptance Rate: 50%
    Grades: K-84301 W Kirby Avenue
    Champaign, IL 61822
    (217) 355-1253

  • Rank: #5-85.-8.
    Lycee Francais De Chicago
    Lycee Francais De Chicago Photo - Our beautiful new outdoor spaces put big smiles on our students' faces!
    Special Program Emphasis
    Acceptance Rate: 50%
    Grades: K-121929 W. Wilson Avenue
    Chicago, IL 60640
    (773) 665-0066

  • Rank: #5-85.-8.
    Notre Dame De La Salette Boys Academy
    All-boys (Roman Catholic)
    Acceptance Rate: 50%
    Grades: 8-125065 Olivet Road
    Georgetown, IL 61846
    (217) 662-2127

  • Rank: #5-85.-8.
    Rogers Park Montessori School
    Rogers Park Montessori School Photo
    Montessori School
    Acceptance Rate: 50%
    Grades: PK-81800 W Balmoral Ave
    Chicago, IL 60640
    (773) 271-1700

  • Rank: #9-109.- 10.Acceptance Rate: 60%
    Grades: PK-8900 N Franklin St Ste 104
    Chicago, IL 60610
    (312) 944-5600

  • Rank: #9-109.- 10.
    Islamic Foundation School
    Special Program Emphasis (Islamic)
    Acceptance Rate: 60%
    Grades: NS-12300 W Highridge Rd
    Villa Park, IL 60181
    (630) 941-8800

  • Rank: #11-1211.- 12.
    East Lake Academy
    East Lake Academy Photo - Forming tomorrow's leaders through the best academic training, building self-confidence, practicing the Catholic faith and cultivating missionary hearts.
    (Roman Catholic)
    Acceptance Rate: 65%
    Grades: PK-813911 W. Laurel Drive
    Lake Forest, IL 60045
    (847) 247-0035

  • Rank: #11-1211.- 12.
    Faith Lutheran High School
    (Lutheran Church Missouri Synod)
    Acceptance Rate: 65%
    Grades: 9-12174 McHenry Ave.
    Crystal Lake, IL 60014
    (815) 479-9305

  • Rank: #13-1713.- 17.
    Chicago Friends School
    Chicago Friends School Photo - Chicago Friends School students enjoy reading!
    (Friends)
    Acceptance Rate: 75%
    Grades: K-81246 West Thorndale
    Chicago, IL 60660
    (773) 442-2371

  • Rank: #13-1713.- 17.
    Council Oak Montessori School
    Council Oak Montessori School Photo - Team building exercises on the first day of school.
    Montessori School
    Acceptance Rate: 75%
    Grades: PK-82521 Grove St
    Blue Island, IL 60406
    (708) 926-9720

  • Rank: #13-1713.- 17.
    Four Winds Waldorf School
    Special Program Emphasis
    Acceptance Rate: 75%
    Grades: PK-830w160 Calumet Ave W
    Warrenville, IL 60555
    (630) 836-9400

  • Rank: #13-1713.- 17.
    St. Jude School
    (Roman Catholic)
    Acceptance Rate: 75%
    Grades: PK-82204 McDonough St
    Joliet, IL 60436
    (815) 729-0288

  • Rank: #13-1713.- 17.Acceptance Rate: 75%
    Grades: PK-12656 N. Bridgeport Terrace
    Lake Villa, IL 60046
    (224) 444-8375

  • Rank: #18-1918.- 19.
    Holy Trinity High School
    Holy Trinity High School Photo
    (Roman Catholic)
    Acceptance Rate: 76%
    Grades: 9-121443 W Division Street
    Chicago, IL 60642
    (773) 278-4212

  • Rank: #18-1918.- 19.
    Loyola Academy
    (Roman Catholic)
    Acceptance Rate: 76%
    Grades: 9-121100 Laramie Ave
    Wilmette, IL 60091
    (847) 256-1100

  • Rank: #2020.Acceptance Rate: 79%
    Grades: PK-121362 E 59th Street
    Chicago, IL 60637
    (773) 834-1638

  • Rank: #21-2821.- 28.
    Aletheia School
    Aletheia School Photo - Aletheia School logo
    (Christian)
    Acceptance Rate: 80%
    Grades: PK-77229 N. Knoxville Ave
    Peoria, IL 61614
    (309) 635-9809

  • Rank: #21-2821.- 28.
    Allegro Academy
    Allegro Academy Photo - Our harpists listen to instructor and Rockford Symphony harpist Ms. Felix.
    (Christian)
    Acceptance Rate: 80%
    Grades: NS-76413 Forest Hills Road
    Rockford, IL 61114
    (815) 877-1489

  • Rank: #21-2821.- 28.
    Alta Vista Montessori School
    Alta Vista Montessori School Photo
    Montessori School
    Acceptance Rate: 80%
    Grades: PK-K1850 W Winchester Road, Suite 201
    Libertyville, IL 60048
    (847) 918-1621

  • Rank: #21-2821.- 28.
    Baker Demonstration School
    Baker Demonstration School Photo - Think more deeply. Baker classrooms are alive with inquiry, investigation and ideas, and these ideas, often imagined into being by students like your sons and daughters, enrich and sometimes even spontaneously direct the focus of a class in unexpected ways, ultimately empowering students to think more deeply about their world.
    Alternative School
    Acceptance Rate: 80%
    Grades: PK-8201 Sheridan Road
    Wilmette, IL 60091
    (847) 425-5800

  • Rank: #21-2821.- 28.
    Clapham School
    Clapham School Photo
    (Christian)
    Acceptance Rate: 80%
    Grades: PK-12335 East Seminary Ave
    Wheaton, IL 60187
    (630) 547-5125

  • Rank: #21-2821.- 28.
    Dr Pedro Albizu Campos Puerto Rican High School
    Dr Pedro Albizu Campos Puerto Rican High School Photo
    Alternative School
    Acceptance Rate: 80%
    Grades: 10-122739-41 W. Division Street
    Chicago, IL 60622
    (773) 342-8022

  • Rank: #21-2821.- 28.
    Pui Tak Christian School
    Pui Tak Christian School Photo - Our Kindergarten goes to the Chinatown Public Library every Friday!
    (Christian)
    Acceptance Rate: 80%
    Grades: PK-82301 S. Wentworth Ave
    Chicago, IL 60616
    (312) 842-8546

  • Rank: #21-2821.- 28.
    St. Benedict Preparatory School
    St. Benedict Preparatory School Photo - Proud to be a 2019 National Blue Ribbon School
    (Roman Catholic)
    Acceptance Rate: 80%
    Grades: NS-83900 N Leavitt St
    Chicago, IL 60618
    (773) 539-0066

  • Rank: #29-3029.- 30.
    St. Johns Lutheran School
    St. Johns Lutheran School Photo - The St. John's cheerleaders are taking a break.
    (Lutheran Church Missouri Synod)
    Acceptance Rate: 83%
    Grades: PK-8505 S Park Rd
    La Grange, IL 60525
    (708) 354-1690

  • Rank: #29-3029.- 30.
    Wheaton Christian Grammar School
    Wheaton Christian Grammar School Photo - Kindergarten is a great start for students at Wheaton Christian Grammar School because of its healthy balance of play and learning in a nurturing environment. With options of a full-day or half-day program, you get to choose what is best for your child and family schedule. Small class sizes and integrated STEAM and Spanish classes also start your child's education
    (Christian)
    Acceptance Rate: 83%
    Grades: K-81N350 Taylor Drive
    Winfield, IL 60190
    (630) 668-1385

  • Rank: #3131.
    Christian Heritage Academy
    Christian Heritage Academy Photo - CHA students participate in many Fine Arts opportunities, including visual arts, choirs, band, orchestra, and theatre. Our 2017 stage production of "It's a Wonderful Life - a Live Radio Show" captured the behind-the scenes pathos and joys of this beloved story, staged as a 1940's live radio production.
    (Christian)
    Acceptance Rate: 84%
    Grades: PK-12315 Waukegan Road
    Winnetka, IL 60093
    (847) 446-5252

  • Rank: #32-3632.- 36.
    Immaculate Conception-St. Joseph School
    Immaculate Conception-St. Joseph School Photo
    (Roman Catholic)
    Acceptance Rate: 85%
    Grades: PK-8Prekindergarten - Grade 3: 1431 N. North Park Avenue; Grades 4- 8, Tot Program: 363 W. Hill Street
    Chicago, IL 60610
    (312) 944-0304

  • Rank: #32-3632.- 36.
    New Life Academy
    (Assembly of God)
    Acceptance Rate: 85%
    Grades: NS-82018 N Richmond St
    Chicago, IL 60647
    (773) 227-5580

  • Rank: #32-3632.- 36.
    Northside Catholic Academy
    Northside Catholic Academy Photo
    (Roman Catholic)
    Acceptance Rate: 85%
    Grades: NS-86216 N. Glenwood
    Chicago, IL 60660
    (773) 743-6277

  • Rank: #32-3632.- 36.
    St. Bede Academy
    St. Bede Academy Photo
    (Roman Catholic)
    Acceptance Rate: 85%
    Grades: 9-1224 W Us Highway 6
    Peru, IL 61354
    (815) 223-3140

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