Best Illinois Private Schools (2022-23)

For the 2022-23 school year, there are 1,574 private schools serving 259,985 students in Illinois (there are 4,384 public schools, serving 1,886,101 students). 12% of all K-12 students in Illinois are educated in private schools compared to the national average of 10%.
The average private school tuition is $7,894 for elementary schools and $12,811 for high schools (view national tuition averages).
The best top ranked private schools in Illinois include Illinois Lutheran High School, St. Bede Academy and Roycemore School.
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 Catholic and Christian).

Top Ranked Illinois Private Schools by County (2022-23)

County
# Schools
# Students
% Minority
10
1,965
4%
738
135,744
45%
163
24,863
25%
58
9,550
28%
101
12,466
30%
11
1,890
12%
4
512
10%
9
1,662
14%
37
5,883
12%
28
4,147
12%
12
2,393
18%
27
4,494
21%
19
3,795
19%
71
9,839
28%

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