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.: 31%

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 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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