Detour 2 Discovery Day School

  • 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.

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School Overview

School TypeEarly Childhood / Day Care
School Membership(s)School Assoc.Association of Military Colleges and Schools
Council of Bilingual Education
European Council for International Schools
National Coalition of Alternative Community Schools
Religious AffiliationNonsectarian
Grades OfferedGrades Nursery/Preschool-Kindergarten
Year Founded1992
Summer School OfferedYes

Student Body

Total Students153 students
Student Body TypeCo-ed
% Students of Color
83%
State avg.: 32%

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers45 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio3:1
National avg.: 13:1
% Faculty w/Advanced Degree
50%
Average Class Size12 students

Finances and Admission

Admission DeadlineNone / Rolling
Yearly Tuition Cost$1,450
Tuition NotesThe monthly tuition rate quoted is for full time preschool. Call for our rates in other programs.
Acceptance Rate
35%
National avg.: 85%
Admissions DirectorMs Jeni Heim
Admissions AssociateMs 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!
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  • Chicago
    Daystar Academy
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    (Christian)
    Grades: PK-12 | 372 students
    0.4 miles
    1550 S State St
    Chicago, IL 60605
    (312) 791-0001
    0.4 PK-12
    372
  • Chicago
    Loop Learning Center
    Daycare / Preschool
    Grades: K | 30 students
    0.1 miles
    2001 S Michigan Ave
    Chicago, IL 60616
    (312) 225-8828
    0.1 K
    30

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