Best Illinois Private Schools (2021-22)

For the 2021-22 school year, there are 1,660 private schools serving 268,342 students in Illinois.
The average private school tuition is $7,583 for elementary schools and $12,234 for high schools (view national tuition averages).
The best top ranked private schools in Illinois include St. Gilbert School, Sonia Shankman Orthogenic School and Our Lady Sacred Heart Academy.
The average acceptance rate is 91% (view national acceptance rates). Minority enrollment is 34% and the student:teacher ratio is 13:1.
56% of schools are religiously affiliated (most commonly Roman Catholic and Christian).

Top Ranked Illinois Private Schools by County (2021-22)

County
# Schools
# Students
% Minority
11
2,113
4%
788
142,032
45%
169
24,988
26%
63
9,957
30%
107
12,638
29%
11
1,890
12%
4
512
10%
9
1,662
14%
39
6,088
13%
29
4,301
13%
13
2,394
18%
27
4,497
20%
20
4,003
17%
76
10,115
28%

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