Top Illinois Alternative Private Schools

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  • For the 2020 school year, there are 46 top alternative private schools in Illinois serving 5,931 students.
  • Alternative schools typically provides a nontraditional education curriculum and falls outside the categories of regular, special education, or vocational education.

Top Illinois Alternative Private Schools (2020)

  • School Location Grades Students
  • Fusion Academy Evanston
    Alternative School
    847 Chicago Avenue, Suite 200
    Evanston, IL 60202
    (847)868-8693

    Grades: 6-12 | n/a students
  • Fusion Academy Lake Forest
    Alternative School
    840 S. Waukegan Road, Suite 224
    Lake Forest, IL 60045
    (847)295-4039

    Grades: 6-12 | n/a students
  • Fusion Academy Oak Brook
    Alternative School
    3041 Butterfield Road, Suite 200
    Oak Brook, IL 60523
    (630)368-0824

    Grades: 6-12 | n/a students
  • 4651 W. Madison
    Chicago, IL 60644
    (773)921-1315

    Grades: 9-12 | 194 students
  • Angel Town/a Karrasel Private School
    Alternative School (Roman Catholic)
    1920 E Touhy Ave
    Des Plaines, IL 60018
    (847)827-8203

    Grades: PK-1 | 84 students
  • Antonia Pantoja High School
    Alternative School
    3121 N Pulaski Rd
    Chicago, IL 60641
    (773)252-0970

    Grades: 10-12 | 146 students
  • Aurora Education Center
    Alternative School
    191 Poplar Pl
    North Aurora, IL 60542
    (630)906-7900

    Grades: K-12 | 146 students
  • Carbondale New School
    Alternative School
    1302 E Pleasant Hill Rd
    Carbondale, IL 62902
    (618)457-4765

    Grades: PK-8 | 70 students
  • The Children's School
    The Children's School Photo - KINDERGARTEN: Our play-based environment, with its carefully-planned daily routines and wide variety of learning experiences, allows Kindergarten children the space and time to work on social-emotional developmental tasks. Academic learning takes place in a non-pressured way within the context of this caring, nurturing community of learners.
    Alternative School
    200 S. Oak Park Avenue
    Oak Park, IL 60302
    (708)484-8033

    Grades: K-8 | 106 students
  • 1231 S Pulaski Rd
    Chicago, IL 60623
    (773)762-2272

    Grades: 10-12 | 177 students
  • Cornerstone Academy
    Alternative School (Christian)
    1111 N Wells St Fl 4
    Chicago, IL 60610
    (312)573-8854

    Grades: 9-12 | 22 students
  • 1919 Sherman Ave
    North Chicago, IL 60064
    (847)473-4898

    Grades: 10-12 | 56 students
  • Danville Christian Academy
    Alternative School (Assembly of God)
    428 N Walnut St
    Danville, IL 61832
    (217)442-1579

    Grades: PK-12 | 52 students
  • 2739-41 W. Division Street
    Chicago, IL 60622
    (773)342-8022

    Grades: 10-12 | 165 students
  • 17300 Ozark Ave
    Tinley Park, IL 60477
    (708)802-9050

    Grades: 1-12 | 89 students
  • Fields Lab Academy
    Alternative School
    721 E Piper St
    Macomb, IL 61455

    Grades: 12 | 21 students
  • Full Gospel Christian Academy
    Alternative School (Christian)
    3451 W. 175th St.
    Hazel Crest, IL 60429
    (708)957-3411

    Grades: NS-5 | 81 students
  • 7647 N Paulina Ave
    Chicago, IL 60626
    (773)381-0366

    Grades: 10-12 | 126 students
  • Jane Addams High School
    Alternative School
    1814 S Union Ave
    Chicago, IL 60616
    (312)563-1746

    Grades: 9-12 | 200 students
  • Joseph Academy-melrose Park
    Alternative School
    1100 N 22nd Av
    Melrose Park, IL 60160
    (708)345-4500

    Grades: 1-8 | 44 students
  • Lake View Academy
    Alternative School (Presbyterian)
    716 W Addison St
    Chicago, IL 60613
    (773)281-3065

    Grades: 10-12 | 19 students
  • Latino Youth High School
    Alternative School
    2001 S. California Ave
    Chicago, IL 60608
    (773)648-2130

    Grades: 9-12 | 134 students
  • Liberty Temple Full Gospel Academy
    Alternative School (Christian)
    2255 W 79th St
    Chicago, IL 60620
    (773)737-8061

    Grades: K-4 | 43 students
  • Lifepointe
    Alternative School (Christian)
    5501 Stearns School Rd
    Gurnee, IL 60031
    (847)662-2335

    Grades: NS | 34 students
  • Long Grove Country School
    Alternative School
    20400 Old Hicks Rd
    Lake Zurich, IL 60047
    (847)438-4834

    Grades: PK-K | 35 students
  • Midwest Christian Academy
    Alternative School (Christian)
    2905 Gill St # A
    Bloomington, IL 61704
    (309)663-4477

    Grades: K-12 | 35 students
  • 255 W James J Davis Dr
    Mooseheart, IL 60539

    Grades: PK-12 | 204 students
  • Mulberry School
    Mulberry School Photo - Creative spirit
    Alternative School
    1101 Douglas St
    Normal, IL 61761
    (309)862-0510

    Grades: PK-3 | 77 students
  • New Vision Christian Academy
    Alternative School (Pentecostal)
    512 Spring St
    Alton, IL 62002

    Grades: Inquire with school | 11 students
  • 4814 Main St
    Skokie, IL 60076
    (847)673-3834

    Grades: 10-12 | 48 students
  • One World School- Llc
    Alternative School (Christian)
    747 18th Ave
    East Moline, IL 61244
    (309)738-0265

    Grades: 6-12 | 1914 students
  • 24w760 75th St
    Naperville, IL 60565
    (630)962-3950

    Grades: K | 38 students
  • Prologue Early College
    Alternative School
    1135 N Cleaver St
    Chicago, IL 60642
    (773)935-9925

    Grades: 9-12 | 225 students
  • Salem4youth
    All-boys | Alternative School (Christian)
    15161 N 400 East Rd
    Flanagan, IL 61740
    (815)796-4561

    Grades: 7-12 | 15 students
  • South Central Alternative
    Alternative School
    1021 E. 83rd St
    Chicago, IL 60619
    (773)483-0900

    Grades: 6-8 | 35 students
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