At Detour 2 Discovery Day School, early childhood is a journey - not a race! We have been caring for Chicago's children since 1992...so you know our program is tried & true! We target only 65% of our state approved capacity so you know our ratios can't be beat and the care our dedicated staff provide is phenomenal. We recognize that some of the most important experiences are those nurturing loving relationships that develop between children and adults.
In addition to our many talented teachers, further enrichment is provided by our artist and musician in residence and a children’s librarian; amenities rarely seen at the early childhood level.

Quick Stats (2022-23)

  • Top Ranked IL School
  • School Type: Early Childhood / Day Care
  • Grades: Nursery/Preschool-Kindergarten
  • Enrollment: 153 students
  • Yearly Tuition: $1,450
  • Acceptance rate: 35%
  • Average class size: 12 students
  • Application Deadline: None / Rolling
  • Source: Verified school update

Top Rankings

Detour 2 Discovery Day School ranks among the top 20% of private schools in Illinois for:

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Attribute

School Overview

Religious Affiliation
Grades Offered
Grades Nursery/Preschool-Kindergarten
Year Founded
1992
Summer School Offered
Yes

Student Body

Total Students
153 students
Student Body Type
Co-ed
% Students of Color
83%
State avg.: 34%

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers
45 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio
3:1
National avg.: 13:1
% Faculty w/Advanced Degree
50%
Average Class Size
12 students

Tuition and Acceptance Rate

Admission Deadline
None / Rolling
Yearly Tuition Cost
Tuition Notes
The monthly tuition rate quoted is for full time preschool. Call for our rates in other programs.
Acceptance Rate
35%
National avg.: 85%
Admissions Associate
Ms JoAn Willis

School Notes

  • Lowest ratios in the midwest!
  • Small class sizes!
  • Friendly, loving staff!
  • Nurturing an appreciation for cultural differences!
  • A community of families dedicated to high quality early childhood education!
Source: Verified school update

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Quick Stats (2022-23)

  • Top Ranked IL School
  • School Type: Early Childhood / Day Care
  • Grades: Nursery/Preschool-Kindergarten
  • Enrollment: 153 students
  • Yearly Tuition: $1,450
  • Acceptance rate: 35%
  • Average class size: 12 students
  • Application Deadline: None / Rolling
  • Source: Verified school update

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The average private school tuition in Chicago, IL is $10,159 for elementary schools and $17,857 for high schools (read more about average private school tuition across the country).
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