Most Selective Private Schools in Illinois

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  • The average private school acceptance rate in Illinois is approximately 90% per year (2019-20).
  • The most selective private schools are listed below (where sufficient data available).
  • The most selective school in Illinois is currently L'Abris Academy, with an acceptance rate of 30%.

Most Selective Private Schools in Illinois (2019-20)

  • School Acceptance Rate Grades Location
  • Rank: #11.
    L'Abris Academy
    (Christian)
    Acceptance Rate: 30%
    Grades: 2-121109 SE 3rd St
    Aledo, IL 61231
    (309)582-7406

  • Rank: #22.
    Safe Haven School
    Safe Haven School Photo - Students from over 25 districts throughout Lake, McHenry, and northern Cook counties enjoy the abundance of green space that surrounds around our building
    Special Education School
    Acceptance Rate: 32%
    Grades: 1-12906 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 is located in the Near West Side at 2189 W Bowler St. Chicago, IL 60612.
    (Christian)
    Acceptance Rate: 45%
    Grades: 9-122189 W Bowler Street
    Chicago, IL 60612
    (312)491-1600

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

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

  • Rank: #9-119.-11.
    Chicago Grammar School
    Chicago Grammar School Photo - CGS Latin Team wins 1st Place Junior High Chicago Regional Certamen Tournament.
    Acceptance Rate: 60%
    Grades: PK-8900 N Franklin St Ste 104
    Chicago, IL 60610
    (312)944-5600

  • Rank: #9-119.-11.
    Islamic Foundation School
    Special Program Emphasis (Islamic)
    Acceptance Rate: 60%
    Grades: NS-12300 W Highridge Rd
    Villa Park, IL 60181
    (630)941-8800

  • Rank: #9-119.-11.
    Swift Child Care Center Early Childhood Center
    Swift Child Care Center Early Childhood Center Photo - A family-centered atmosphere that fosters the social, emotional, physical and cognitive development to children of varying abilities and diverse backgrounds. Our curriculum, lesson plans and learning atmosphere are designed to assist children in catapulting their creativity while at the same time encouraging them to experience the freedom that comes through exploration.
    Daycare / Preschool
    Acceptance Rate: 60%
    Grades: NS-K8260 Elmwood Ave
    Skokie, IL 60077
    (800)675-6039

  • Rank: #12-1312.-13.
    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: #12-1312.-13.
    Faith Lutheran High School
    (Lutheran Church Missouri Synod)
    Acceptance Rate: 65%
    Grades: 9-12174 McHenry Ave.
    Crystal Lake, IL 60014
    (815)479-9305

  • Rank: #1414.
    Northside Catholic Academy
    Northside Catholic Academy Photo
    (Roman Catholic)
    Acceptance Rate: 70%
    Grades: NS-86216 N. Glenwood
    Chicago, IL 60660
    (773)743-6277

  • Rank: #1515.
    Chicago Waldorf School
    Chicago Waldorf School Photo - Early Childhood Classroom
    Special Program Emphasis
    Acceptance Rate: 72%
    Grades: PK-121300 W Loyola Ave
    Chicago, IL 60626
    (773)465-2371

  • Rank: #16-1916.-19.
    Alta Vista Montessori School
    Alta Vista Montessori School Photo
    Montessori School
    Acceptance Rate: 75%
    Grades: NS-K1850 W Winchester Road, Suite 201
    Libertyville, IL 60048
    (847)918-1621

  • Rank: #16-1916.-19.
    Council Oak Montessori School
    Council Oak Montessori School Photo - Nurturing the best within each child since 1990
    Montessori School
    Acceptance Rate: 75%
    Grades: PK-82521 Grove St
    Blue Island, IL 60406
    (708)926-9720

  • Rank: #16-1916.-19.
    Four Winds Waldorf School
    Special Program Emphasis
    Acceptance Rate: 75%
    Grades: PK-830w160 Calumet Ave W
    Warrenville, IL 60555
    (630)836-9400

  • Rank: #16-1916.-19.
    St. Jude Catholic School
    (Roman Catholic)
    Acceptance Rate: 75%
    Grades: PK-82204 McDonough St
    Joliet, IL 60436
    (815)729-0288

  • Rank: #20-2120.-21.
    Holy Trinity High School
    Holy Trinity High School Photo - Holy Trinity High School is located at 1443 West Division Street in Chicago's Wicker Park neighborhood.
    (Roman Catholic)
    Acceptance Rate: 76%
    Grades: 9-121443 W Division Street
    Chicago, IL 60642
    (773)278-4212

  • Rank: #20-2120.-21.
    Loyola Academy
    (Roman Catholic)
    Acceptance Rate: 76%
    Grades: 9-121100 Laramie Ave
    Wilmette, IL 60091
    (847)256-1100

  • Rank: #2222.Acceptance Rate: 79%
    Grades: PK-121362 E 59th Street
    Chicago, IL 60637
    (773)702-9451

  • Rank: #23-2923.-29.
    Aletheia School
    Aletheia School Photo - Aletheia School logo
    (Christian)
    Acceptance Rate: 80%
    Grades: PK-87229 N. Knoxville Ave
    Peoria, IL 61614
    (309)635-9809

  • Rank: #23-2923.-29.
    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: #23-2923.-29.Acceptance Rate: 80%
    Grades: PK-8201 Sheridan Road
    Wilmette, IL 60091
    (847)425-5800

  • Rank: #23-2923.-29.
    Clapham School
    Clapham School Photo
    (Christian)
    Acceptance Rate: 80%
    Grades: PK-12335 East Seminary Ave
    Wheaton, IL 60187
    (630)547-5125

  • Rank: #23-2923.-29.
    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: #23-2923.-29.
    Pui Tak Christian School
    Pui Tak Christian School Photo
    (Christian)
    Acceptance Rate: 80%
    Grades: PK-82301 S. Wentworth Ave
    Chicago, IL 60616
    (312)842-8546

  • Rank: #23-2923.-29.
    St. Benedict Preparatory School
    St. Benedict Preparatory School Photo - Students work on robotics projects in the STEM Lab
    (Roman Catholic)
    Acceptance Rate: 80%
    Grades: PK-83900 N Leavitt St
    Chicago, IL 60618
    (773)539-0066

  • Rank: #30-3130.-31.
    St Johns Lutheran School
    St Johns Lutheran School Photo - On Patriot Day, 9-11, St. John's students commemorated those who lost their lives with a veteran playing "Taps" at our flagpole.
    (Lutheran Church Missouri Synod)
    Acceptance Rate: 83%
    Grades: PK-8505 S Park Rd
    La Grange, IL 60525
    (708)354-1690

  • Rank: #30-3130.-31.
    Wheaton Christian Grammar School
    Wheaton Christian Grammar School Photo - Wheaton Christian Grammar School currently enrolls more than 490 students in grades K-8th. Students and their families enjoy a sense of community and shared mission at the school where strong academics and a biblical worldview are foundational.
    (Christian)
    Acceptance Rate: 83%
    Grades: K-81N350 Taylor Drive
    Winfield, IL 60190
    (630)668-1385

  • Rank: #3232.
    Christian Heritage Academy
    Christian Heritage Academy Photo - PreK-12 Private Christian School. Located in Chicago's north suburb of Northfield, IL, just south of Willow Road, convenient to I-294 and 94 (Edens Expressway). Come and visit our beautiful 14 acre campus!
    (Christian)
    Acceptance Rate: 84%
    Grades: PK-12315 Waukegan Rd
    Winnetka, IL 60093
    (847)446-5252

  • Rank: #33-3533.-35.
    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: #33-3533.-35.
    New Life Academy
    (Christian)
    Acceptance Rate: 85%
    Grades: PK-82018 N Richmond St
    Chicago, IL 60647
    (773)227-5580

  • Rank: #33-3533.-35.
    Universal School
    Universal School Photo - Universal SchoolEst. 1989
    (Islamic)
    Acceptance Rate: 85%
    Grades: PK-127350 W 93rd St
    Bridgeview, IL 60455
    (708)599-4100

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