Most Selective Private Schools in Illinois

The average private school acceptance rate in Illinois is 91% per year (2023-24).
The most selective school in Illinois is L'Abris Academy, with an acceptance rate of 30%.
Acceptance Rate Range: 30% 85% Avg. Acceptance Rate: 68%

Most Selective Private Schools in Illinois (2023-24)

School
Acceptance Rate
Grades
Location
Rank: #11.
L'Abris Academy
(Christian)
Acceptance Rate: 30%
Grades: K-12
221 E Main Street Suite 2
Aledo, IL 61231
(309) 331-3784
Rank: #22.
Lake Forest Academy
Lake Forest Academy Photo - LFA's campus is located on the former J. Ogden Armour estate and includes many of its original buildings. After a 10-year campaign, various academic spaces, athletic facilities, and dorms have been modernized.
Acceptance Rate: 31%
Grades: 9-12
1500 W Kennedy Rd
Lake Forest, IL 60045
(847) 615-3267
Rank: #33.
Safe Haven School
Safe Haven School Photo - Safe Haven School's Organic Garden
Special Education School
(1)
Acceptance Rate: 32%
Grades: 5-12
906 Muir Avenue
Lake Bluff, IL 60044
(847) 604-3903
Rank: #44.
Detour 2 Discovery Day School
Daycare / Preschool
Acceptance Rate: 35%
Grades: NS-K
2001 S Wabash Avenue
Chicago, IL 60616
(312) 949-2273
Rank: #55.
Chicago Hope Academy
Chicago Hope Academy Photo - Chicago Hope is located in the Near West Side at 2189 W Bowler St. Chicago, IL 60612.
(Christian)
(1)
Acceptance Rate: 45%
Grades: 9-12
2189 W Bowler Street
Chicago, IL 60612
(312) 491-1600
Rank: #6 - 96. - 9.
Countryside School
Special Program Emphasis
Acceptance Rate: 50%
Grades: K-8
4301 W Kirby Avenue
Champaign, IL 61822
(217) 355-1253
Rank: #6 - 96. - 9.
Lycee Francais De Chicago
Lycee Francais De Chicago Photo - Our beautiful new outdoor spaces put big smiles on our students' faces!
Special Program Emphasis
(3)
Acceptance Rate: 50%
Grades: PK-12
1929 W. Wilson Avenue
Chicago, IL 60640
(773) 665-0066
Rank: #6 - 96. - 9.
Notre Dame De La Salette Boys Academy
All-boys (Catholic)
(1)
Acceptance Rate: 50%
Grades: 8-12
5065 Olivet Road
Georgetown, IL 61846
(217) 662-2127
Rank: #6 - 96. - 9.
Rogers Park Montessori School
Rogers Park Montessori School Photo
Montessori School
(4)
Acceptance Rate: 50%
Grades: PK-8
1800 W Balmoral Ave
Chicago, IL 60640
(773) 271-1700
Rank: #1010.
Islamic Foundation School
(Islamic)
(4)
Acceptance Rate: 60%
Grades: PK-12
300 W Highridge Rd
Villa Park, IL 60181
(630) 941-8800
Rank: #1111.
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.
(Catholic)
(4)
Acceptance Rate: 65%
Grades: PK-8
13911 W. Laurel Drive
Lake Forest, IL 60045
(847) 247-0035
Rank: #1212.
Science & Arts Academy
Science & Arts Academy Photo
Special Program Emphasis
(5)
Acceptance Rate: 74%
Grades: PK-8
1825 Miner St
Des Plaines, IL 60016
(847) 827-7880
Rank: #13 - 1813. - 18.
Chicago Friends School
Chicago Friends School Photo - Chicago Friends School students enjoy reading!
(Friends)
(4)
Acceptance Rate: 75%
Grades: K-8
1246 West Thorndale
Chicago, IL 60660
(773) 442-2371
Rank: #13 - 1813. - 18.
Chicago Jewish Day School
Chicago Jewish Day School Photo
(Jewish)
Acceptance Rate: 75%
Grades: NS-8
3730 N California Ave
Chicago, IL 60618
(773) 271-2700
Rank: #13 - 1813. - 18.
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-8
2521 Grove St
Blue Island, IL 60406
(708) 926-9720
Rank: #13 - 1813. - 18.
St. Jude School
(Catholic)
Acceptance Rate: 75%
Grades: PK-8
2204 McDonough St
Joliet, IL 60436
(815) 729-0288
Rank: #13 - 1813. - 18.
Acceptance Rate: 75%
Grades: PK-12
656 N. Bridgeport Terrace
Lake Villa, IL 60046
(224) 444-8375
Rank: #13 - 1813. - 18.
The Waldorf School of DuPage
Special Program Emphasis
(2)
Acceptance Rate: 75%
Grades: PK-8
30W160 Calumet Ave W
Warrenville, IL 60555
(630) 836-9400
Rank: #19 - 2119. - 21.
Holy Trinity High School
Holy Trinity High School Photo
(Catholic)
(13)
Acceptance Rate: 76%
Grades: 9-12
1443 W Division Street
Chicago, IL 60642
(773) 278-4212
Rank: #19 - 2119. - 21.
Acceptance Rate: 76%
Grades: NS-K
301 S. Ridgeland Ave.
Oak Park, IL 60302
(708) 848-6626
Rank: #19 - 2119. - 21.
Loyola Academy
(Catholic)
(1)
Acceptance Rate: 76%
Grades: 9-12
1100 Laramie Ave
Wilmette, IL 60091
(847) 256-1100
Acceptance Rate: 79%
Grades: PK-12
1362 E 59th Street
Chicago, IL 60637
(773) 702-9450
Rank: #23 - 3223. - 32.
Aletheia School
Aletheia School Photo - Aletheia School logo
(Christian)
(2)
Acceptance Rate: 80%
Grades: PK-7
7229 N. Knoxville Ave
Peoria, IL 61614
(309) 635-9809
Rank: #23 - 3223. - 32.
Alta Vista Montessori School
Alta Vista Montessori School Photo
Montessori School
(1)
Acceptance Rate: 80%
Grades: PK-K
1850 W Winchester Road, Suite 201
Libertyville, IL 60048
(847) 918-1621
Rank: #23 - 3223. - 32.
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
(6)
Acceptance Rate: 80%
Grades: PK-8
201 Sheridan Road
Wilmette, IL 60091
(847) 425-5800
Rank: #23 - 3223. - 32.
Clapham School
Clapham School Photo
(Christian)
Acceptance Rate: 80%
Grades: PK-12
335 East Seminary Ave
Wheaton, IL 60187
(630) 547-5125
Rank: #23 - 3223. - 32.
Dr Pedro Albizu Campos Puerto Rican High School
Dr Pedro Albizu Campos Puerto Rican High School Photo
Alternative School
Acceptance Rate: 80%
Grades: 10-12
2739-41 W. Division Street
Chicago, IL 60622
(773) 342-8022
Rank: #23 - 3223. - 32.
Morgan Park Academy
Morgan Park Academy Photo
Acceptance Rate: 80%
Grades: PK-12
2153 W 111th St
Chicago, IL 60643
(773) 881-6700
Rank: #23 - 3223. - 32.
Pui Tak Christian School
Pui Tak Christian School Photo - Our Kindergarten goes to the Chinatown Public Library every Friday!
(Christian)
(5)
Acceptance Rate: 80%
Grades: PK-8
2301 S. Wentworth Ave
Chicago, IL 60616
(312) 842-8546
Rank: #23 - 3223. - 32.
St. Benedict Preparatory School
St. Benedict Preparatory School Photo - Proud to be a 2019 National Blue Ribbon School
(Catholic)
(3)
Acceptance Rate: 80%
Grades: NS-8
3900 N Leavitt St
Chicago, IL 60618
(773) 539-0066
Rank: #23 - 3223. - 32.
Torah Academy of Buffalo Grove
(Jewish)
(1)
Acceptance Rate: 80%
Grades: PK-8
720 Armstrong Drive
Buffalo Grove, IL 60089
(847) 243-8567
Rank: #23 - 3223. - 32.
Vine Academy
Vine Academy Photo - Our primary program has a strong emphasis on building independence.
Alternative School
Acceptance Rate: 80%
Grades: K-12
6880 N FRONTAGE RD
Willowbrook, IL 60527
(630) 423-5916
Rank: #3333.
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-8
505 S Park Rd
La Grange, IL 60525
(708) 354-1690
Rank: #3434.
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)
(6)
Acceptance Rate: 84%
Grades: PK-12
315 Waukegan Road
Glenview, IL 60093
(847) 446-5252
Rank: #35 - 3835. - 38.
New Life Academy
(Assembly of God)
Acceptance Rate: 85%
Grades: NS-8
2018 N Richmond St
Chicago, IL 60647
(773) 227-5580
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Frequently Asked Questions

What is the Illinois average Private Schools acceptance rate?
The Illinois average Private Schools acceptance rate is 91% for 2023-24.
What are the most selective Private Schools in Illinois?
The best top ranked Private Schools in Illinois include L'Abris Academy, Lake Forest Academy and Safe Haven School.
What is the most selective high school and elementary school in Illinois?
The most selective private high school in Illinois is L'Abris Academy, with an acceptance rate of 30%. The most selective private elementary school is L'Abris Academy, with an acceptance rate of 30%.

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