Most Selective Private Preschools in Illinois

The average private preschool acceptance rate in Illinois is 93% per year (2021-22).
The most selective school in Illinois is Detour 2 Discovery Day School, with an acceptance rate of 35%.

Most Selective Private Preschools in Illinois (2021-22)

School
Acceptance Rate
Grades
Location
Rank: #11.
Detour 2 Discovery Day School
Daycare / Preschool
Acceptance Rate: 35%
Grades: NS-K
2001 S Wabash Avenue
Chicago, IL 60616
(312) 949-2273
Rank: #22.
Rogers Park Montessori School
Rogers Park Montessori School Photo
Montessori School
(1)
Acceptance Rate: 50%
Grades: PK-8
1800 W Balmoral Ave
Chicago, IL 60640
(773) 271-1700
Rank: #3 - 43. - 4.
Gold Coast Prep School
Gold Coast Prep School Photo - Halloween Fun!
(3)
Acceptance Rate: 60%
Grades: PK-8
900 N Franklin St Ste 104
Chicago, IL 60610
(312) 944-5600
Rank: #3 - 43. - 4.
Islamic Foundation School
Special Program Emphasis (Islamic)
(4)
Acceptance Rate: 60%
Grades: NS-12
300 W Highridge Rd
Villa Park, IL 60181
(630) 941-8800
Rank: #55.
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)
(3)
Acceptance Rate: 65%
Grades: PK-8
13911 W. Laurel Drive
Lake Forest, IL 60045
(847) 247-0035
Rank: #6 - 106. - 10.
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: #6 - 106. - 10.
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: #6 - 106. - 10.
St. Jude School
(Roman Catholic)
Acceptance Rate: 75%
Grades: PK-8
2204 McDonough St
Joliet, IL 60436
(815) 729-0288
Rank: #6 - 106. - 10.
Acceptance Rate: 75%
Grades: PK-12
656 N. Bridgeport Terrace
Lake Villa, IL 60046
(224) 444-8375
Rank: #6 - 106. - 10.
The Waldorf School of DuPage
Waldorf School
(2)
Acceptance Rate: 75%
Grades: PK-8
30W160 Calumet Ave W
Warrenville, IL 60555
(630) 836-9400
Rank: #1111.
Acceptance Rate: 79%
Grades: PK-12
1362 E 59th Street
Chicago, IL 60637
(773) 834-1638
Rank: #12 - 1912. - 19.
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: #12 - 1912. - 19.
Allegro Academy
Allegro Academy Photo - Our harpists listen to instructor and Rockford Symphony harpist Ms. Felix.
(Christian)
Acceptance Rate: 80%
Grades: NS-7
6413 Forest Hills Road
Rockford, IL 61114
(815) 877-1489
Rank: #12 - 1912. - 19.
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: #12 - 1912. - 19.
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: #12 - 1912. - 19.
Clapham School
Clapham School Photo
(Christian)
Acceptance Rate: 80%
Grades: PK-12
335 East Seminary Ave
Wheaton, IL 60187
(630) 547-5125
Rank: #12 - 1912. - 19.
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: #12 - 1912. - 19.
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-8
3900 N Leavitt St
Chicago, IL 60618
(773) 539-0066
Rank: #12 - 1912. - 19.
Science & Arts Academy
Science & Arts Academy Photo
Special Program Emphasis
(4)
Acceptance Rate: 80%
Grades: PK-8
1825 Miner St
Des Plaines, IL 60016
(847) 827-7880
Rank: #2020.
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: #2121.
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
Winnetka, IL 60093
(847) 446-5252
Rank: #22 - 2522. - 25.
Immaculate Conception-St. Joseph School
Immaculate Conception-St. Joseph School Photo
(Roman Catholic)
(3)
Acceptance Rate: 85%
Grades: PK-8
Prekindergarten - Grade 3: 1431 N. North Park Avenue; Grades 4- 8, Tot Program: 363 W. Hill Street
Chicago, IL 60610
(312) 944-0304
Rank: #22 - 2522. - 25.
New Life Academy
(Assembly of God)
Acceptance Rate: 85%
Grades: NS-8
2018 N Richmond St
Chicago, IL 60647
(773) 227-5580
Rank: #22 - 2522. - 25.
Northside Catholic Academy
Northside Catholic Academy Photo
(Roman Catholic)
(2)
Acceptance Rate: 85%
Grades: NS-8
6216 N. Glenwood
Chicago, IL 60660
(773) 743-6277
Rank: #22 - 2522. - 25.
Universal School
Universal School Photo
(Islamic)
Acceptance Rate: 85%
Grades: PK-12
7350 W 93rd St
Bridgeview, IL 60455
(708) 599-4100
Rank: #2626.
Montessori Habitat
Montessori Habitat Photo - Call us at 217-366-3260 to learn more about our ~ preschool classroom ~ elementary classroom ~ and ~ middle school classroom. Visit our website at www.montessorihabitatschool.org. Affiliated with the American Montessori Society
Montessori School
Acceptance Rate: 88%
Grades: PK-8
801 & 805 West Kirby Avenue
Champaign, IL 61820
(217) 366-3260
Rank: #2727.
St. Viator Elementary School
St. Viator Elementary School Photo
(Roman Catholic)
(1)
Acceptance Rate: 89%
Grades: PK-8
4140 W Addison Street
Chicago, IL 60641
(773) 545-2173
Rank: #28 - 4828. - 48.
Bethesda International Academy
Bethesda International Academy Photo - Developing Global Leaders for the 21st Century.
(Lutheran Church Missouri Synod)
(3)
Acceptance Rate: 90%
Grades: NS-8
6803 N Campbell
Chicago, IL 60645
(773) 743-0800
Rank: #28 - 4828. - 48.
Countryside Day School
Countryside Day School Photo
Montessori School
Acceptance Rate: 90%
Grades: PK-8
1985 Pfingsten Road
Northbrook, IL 60062
(847) 498-1105
Rank: #28 - 4828. - 48.
Da Vinci Waldorf School
Da Vinci Waldorf School Photo - JPK.MEDIA
Special Program Emphasis
(6)
Acceptance Rate: 90%
Grades: PK-8
150 W Bonner Road
Wauconda, IL 60084
(847) 526-1372
Rank: #28 - 4828. - 48.
Daystar Academy
Daystar Academy Photo - Daystar School State Street Entrance
(Christian)
(1)
Acceptance Rate: 90%
Grades: PK-12
1550 S State St
Chicago, IL 60605
(312) 791-0001
Rank: #28 - 4828. - 48.
Everest Academy
Everest Academy Photo - Father Michael with students.
(Roman Catholic)
(6)
Acceptance Rate: 90%
Grades: PK-8
11550 Bell Rd.
Lemont, IL 60439
(630) 243-1995
Rank: #28 - 4828. - 48.
Governor French Academy
Governor French Academy Photo - WYSE Academic Challenge Team 2014
(2)
Acceptance Rate: 90%
Grades: PK-12
219 West Main Street
Belleville, IL 62220
(618) 233-7542
Rank: #28 - 4828. - 48.
Hellenic American Academy
Hellenic American Academy Photo
(2)
Acceptance Rate: 90%
Grades: NS-8
445 Pine Street
Deerfield, IL 60015
(847) 317-1063
Rank: #28 - 4828. - 48.
Holy Cross Elementary School
Holy Cross Elementary School Photo
(Roman Catholic)
Acceptance Rate: 90%
Grades: PK-8
410 W White St
Champaign, IL 61820
(217) 356-9521
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