Daystar School

5.00 5 1 (1 review)
Tel: (312)791-0001
  • Daystar is a unique Christian elementary school (PK-8) in the heart of Chicago where children use the city's resources to learn in new and exciting ways.
  • Students develop both a Christian worldview that roots them in their faith and a multicultural awareness that equips them to understand and respect people who come from different backgrounds. Daystar is much more than a collection of individual classrooms.
  • Specific programs, such as Worship, Team Time, and multi-classroom unit studies give students the opportunity to work and interact across grade levels.
  • Adjustments for acceleration or remediation are made through projects, tiered assignments, independent challenges, learning centers, flexible grouping, and adapted assignments.
  • The students work in an environment that fosters a sense of community and caring where they learn from each other.

School Overview

School Membership(s)School Assoc.Christian Schools International (CSI)
Illinois Coalition of Nonpublic Schools
Religious AffiliationChristian
Grades OfferedGrades Prekindergarten-8
ADD/ADHD SupportYes
Learning Difference ProgramsYes
Learning Programs SupportedMild Learning Differences
Year Founded1997

Student Body

Total Students313 students
Student Body TypeCo-ed
% Students of Color
60%
State avg.: 31%
Students by GradeDaystar School Student By Grade

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers20 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio16:1
National avg.: 13:1
% Faculty w/Advanced Degree
20%
Average Class Size24 students
List of Courses OfferedLink to List of Courses
Classroom Dress CodeCasual
(Dress code. No uniforms.)

Finances and Admission

Admission DeadlineNone / Rolling
Yearly Tuition Cost$11,400
Tuition NotesPre-Kindergarten rates vary based upon full or PK ranges from $2,950 to $8,175. K-4 is $11,250. 5-8 is $11,750. Tuition assistance is available for grades K-8.
% on Financial Aid
55%
Acceptance Rate
90%
National avg.: 85%
Admissions DirectorAaron Winter

Sports

Total Sports Offered2 sports
SportsBasketball, Intramural Sports OnlyBasketballIntramural Sports Only,

Extracurriculars

Total ExtracurricularsTotal Extra-curric.8 extracurriculars
ExtracurricularsExtra-curric.Art, Basketball, Chess Club, Girl Scouts, Karate, Lego Engineering, Musical Instruments, Running Club Art, Basketball, Chess Club, Girl Scouts, Karate, Running Club, Lego Engineering,
Musical Instruments,

School Notes

  • High academic standards
  • Small class size
  • Differentiated curriculum
  • Engaged hands-on learning
  • Enriched learning
  • Extensive use of Chicago resources
  • Christian values and worldview
  • Modern, spacious facility located in the South Loop
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School Reviews

5  5/1/2012
Daystar comes very near perfection. My children's membership in this community is one of the greatest sources of joy in my life. The school provides a thoughtful Christian education. It is nurturing children's ability to live a distinctively Christian life that engages discerningly with the wider culture in which they find themselves. Daystar is academically excellent. Teachers and administrators are creative, flexible, open-minded and curious about new approaches and are always seeking to improve the quality of instruction. They are also truly committed to teaching each kid at his or her own level; no child is allowed to be consistently bored or confused. The school is racially and socio-economically very diverse, but there is also a real emphasis on building community and teaching the students how to treat one another well. If you visit, take a look at the middle-schoolers: they are nice kids! I trust the way that Daystar is educating my children, academically, emotionally and spiritually. It's a privilege and a blessing to share their upbringing with this school.
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