Most Selective Private Preschools in Illinois

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  • The average private preschool acceptance rate in Illinois is approximately 92% per year (2020).
  • The most selective private preschools are listed below (where sufficient data available).
  • The most selective school in Illinois is currently Detour 2 Discovery Day School, with an acceptance rate of 35%.

Most Selective Private Preschools in Illinois (2020)

  • School Acceptance Rate Grades Location
  • Rank: #11.
    Detour 2 Discovery Day School
    Daycare / Preschool
    Acceptance Rate: 35%
    Grades: NS-K2001 S Wabash Avenue
    Chicago, IL 60616
    (312)949-2273

  • Rank: #2-32.-3.Acceptance Rate: 50%
    Grades: PK-121929 W. Wilson Avenue
    Chicago, IL 60640
    (773)665-0066

  • Rank: #2-32.-3.
    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: #4-64.-6.
    Chicago Grammar School
    Chicago Grammar School Photo - Halloween Fun!
    Acceptance Rate: 60%
    Grades: PK-8900 N Franklin St Ste 104
    Chicago, IL 60610
    (312)944-5600

  • Rank: #4-64.-6.
    Islamic Foundation School
    Special Program Emphasis (Islamic)
    Acceptance Rate: 60%
    Grades: NS-12300 W Highridge Rd
    Villa Park, IL 60181
    (630)941-8800

  • Rank: #4-64.-6.
    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: #77.
    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: #88.
    Northside Catholic Academy
    Northside Catholic Academy Photo
    (Roman Catholic)
    Acceptance Rate: 70%
    Grades: NS-86216 N. Glenwood
    Chicago, IL 60660
    (773)743-6277

  • Rank: #99.
    Chicago Waldorf School
    Chicago Waldorf School Photo - High School Eurythmy
    Special Program Emphasis
    Acceptance Rate: 72%
    Grades: NS-121300 W Loyola Ave
    Chicago, IL 60626
    (773)465-2371

  • Rank: #10-1310.-13.
    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: #10-1310.-13.
    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: #10-1310.-13.
    Four Winds Waldorf School
    Special Program Emphasis
    Acceptance Rate: 75%
    Grades: NS-830w160 Calumet Ave W
    Warrenville, IL 60555
    (630)836-9400

  • Rank: #10-1310.-13.
    St. Jude Catholic School
    (Roman Catholic)
    Acceptance Rate: 75%
    Grades: PK-82204 McDonough St
    Joliet, IL 60436
    (815)729-0288

  • Rank: #1414.Acceptance Rate: 79%
    Grades: PK-121362 E 59th Street
    Chicago, IL 60637
    (773)702-9451

  • Rank: #15-2015.-20.
    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: #15-2015.-20.
    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: #15-2015.-20.Acceptance Rate: 80%
    Grades: PK-8201 Sheridan Road
    Wilmette, IL 60091
    (847)425-5800

  • Rank: #15-2015.-20.
    Clapham School
    Clapham School Photo
    (Christian)
    Acceptance Rate: 80%
    Grades: PK-12335 East Seminary Ave
    Wheaton, IL 60187
    (630)547-5125

  • Rank: #15-2015.-20.
    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: #15-2015.-20.
    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: #2121.
    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: #2222.
    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 Rd
    Winnetka, IL 60093
    (847)446-5252

  • Rank: #23-2523.-25.
    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: #23-2523.-25.
    New Life Academy
    (Christian)
    Acceptance Rate: 85%
    Grades: NS-82018 N Richmond St
    Chicago, IL 60647
    (773)227-5580

  • Rank: #23-2523.-25.
    Universal School
    Universal School Photo
    (Islamic)
    Acceptance Rate: 85%
    Grades: PK-127350 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-8801 & 805 West Kirby Avenue
    Champaign, IL 61820
    (217)366-3260

  • Rank: #2727.
    St. Viator Elementary School
    St. Viator Elementary School Photo
    (Roman Catholic)
    Acceptance Rate: 89%
    Grades: PK-84140 W Addison Street
    Chicago, IL 60641
    (773)545-2173

  • Rank: #28-4828.-48.
    Countryside Day School
    Countryside Day School Photo
    Acceptance Rate: 90%
    Grades: PK-81985 Pfingsten Road
    Northbrook, IL 60062
    (847)498-1105

  • Rank: #28-4828.-48.
    Da Vinci Waldorf School
    Da Vinci Waldorf School Photo
    Special Program Emphasis
    Acceptance Rate: 90%
    Grades: NS-8150 W Bonner Road
    Wauconda, IL 60084
    (847)526-1372

  • Rank: #28-4828.-48.
    Daystar Academy
    Daystar Academy Photo - Daystar School State Street Entrance
    (Christian)
    Acceptance Rate: 90%
    Grades: PK-121550 S State St
    Chicago, IL 60605
    (312)791-0001

  • Rank: #28-4828.-48.
    Everest Academy
    Everest Academy Photo
    (Roman Catholic)
    Acceptance Rate: 90%
    Grades: NS-811550 Bell Rd.
    Lemont, IL 60439
    (630)243-1995

  • Rank: #28-4828.-48.Acceptance Rate: 90%
    Grades: PK-12219 West Main Street
    Belleville, IL 62220
    (618)233-7542

  • Rank: #28-4828.-48.
    Hellenic American Academy
    Hellenic American Academy Photo
    (Greek Orthodox)
    Acceptance Rate: 90%
    Grades: NS-8445 Pine Street
    Deerfield, IL 60015
    (847)317-1063

  • Rank: #28-4828.-48.
    Immanuel Lutheran School
    Immanuel Lutheran School Photo - In 2009, Imanuel was one of three schools in the nation to be designated "Exemplary Status" by National Lutheran Schools Accreditation.
    (Lutheran Church Missouri Synod)
    Acceptance Rate: 90%
    Grades: PK-8950 Hart Rd.
    Batavia, IL 60510
    (630)406-0157

  • Rank: #28-4828.-48.
    Kankakee Trinity Academy
    (Christian)
    Acceptance Rate: 90%
    Grades: PK-121580 Butterfield Trail
    Kankakee, IL 60901
    (815)935-8080

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