Top 5 Best Illinois Alternative Private Schools (2024)

For the 2024 school year, there are 49 alternative private schools serving 11,848 students in Illinois.
The best top ranked alternative private schools in Illinois include Vine Academy, One World School- Llc and Monticello Christian Academy.
The average acceptance rate is 90%, which is lower than the Illinois private school average acceptance rate of 91%.
24% of alternative private schools in Illinois are religiously affiliated (most commonly Christian and Catholic).

Top Ranked Illinois Alternative Private Schools (2024)

School
Location
Grades
Students
Vine Academy
Vine Academy Photo - Our primary program has a strong emphasis on building independence.
Alternative School
6880 N FRONTAGE RD
Willowbrook, IL 60527
(630) 423-5916
Grades: K-12
| students
Fusion Academy Evanston
Fusion Academy Evanston Photo - Each Fusion campus has a state-of-the-art music studio with professional-grade tools. Students can explore instruments, vocals, songwriting, DJ performing arts, and more.
Alternative School
847 Chicago Avenue, Suite 200
Evanston, IL 60202
(877) 673-8893
Grades: 6-12
| students
Fusion Academy Lake Forest
Fusion Academy Lake Forest Photo
Alternative School
(5)
840 S. Waukegan Road, Suite 224
Lake Forest, IL 60045
(877) 673-8893
Grades: 6-12
| 67 students
Fusion Academy Lincoln Park
Fusion Academy Lincoln Park Photo
Alternative School
1440 N. Dayton Street, Suite 104
Chicago, IL 60642
(877) 673-8893
Grades: 6-12
| 40 students
Fusion Academy Oak Brook
Fusion Academy Oak Brook Photo - Classes at Fusion are one-to-one: one student and one teacher per classroom. Students have different teachers for different subjects, and teachers act as mentors in the one-to-one setting.
Alternative School
3041 Butterfield Road, Suite 200
Oak Brook, IL 60523
(877) 673-8893
Grades: 6-12
| 29 students
American School
American School Photo
Alternative School
2200 E 170th St
Lansing, IL 60438
(708) 418-2800
Grades: 6-12
| 6,319 students
Baker Demonstration School
Baker Demonstration School Photo - Think more deeply. Baker classrooms are alive with inquiry, investigation and ideas, and these ideas, often imagined into being by students like your sons and daughters, enrich and sometimes even spontaneously direct the focus of a class in unexpected ways, ultimately empowering students to think more deeply about their world.
Alternative School
(6)
201 Sheridan Road
Wilmette, IL 60091
(847) 425-5800
Grades: PK-8
| 269 students
Dr Pedro Albizu Campos Puerto Rican High School
Dr Pedro Albizu Campos Puerto Rican High School Photo
Alternative School
2739-41 W. Division Street
Chicago, IL 60622
(773) 342-8022
Grades: 10-12
| 165 students
Howard Area Leadership Academy
Alternative School
7647 N Paulina Ave
Chicago, IL 60626
(773) 381-0366
Grades: 10-12
| 126 students
Monticello Christian Academy
Alternative School (Christian)
225 E Livingston St
Monticello, IL 61856
(217) 762-3544
Grades: PK-K
| 39 students
One World School- Llc
Alternative School (Christian)
747 18th Ave
East Moline, IL 61244
(309) 738-0265
Grades: 6-12
| 1,914 students
St. Matthew Lutheran School
Alternative School (Lutheran Church Missouri Synod)
(1)
24480 N Old Mchenry Road
Lake Zurich, IL 60047
(847) 438-6103
Grades: PK-K
| 54 students
Abraxas Naperville Bridge
Alternative School
2221 64th St
Woodridge, IL 60517
(630) 824-4574
Grades: 10-12
| 30 students
Academy Of Scholastic Achievement
Alternative School
4651 W. Madison
Chicago, IL 60644
(773) 921-1315
Grades: 10-12
| 176 students
Alternative Academic Achievement Academy
Alternative School
14418 S Mckinley Ave
Posen, IL 60469
(708) 206-0000
Grades: K-8
| 73 students
Angel Town/a Karrasel Private School
Alternative School (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) 486-6303
Grades: 10-12
| 146 students
Austin Career Education Center
Alternative School
5352 W Chicago Ave
Chicago, IL 60651
(773) 626-6988
Grades: 10-12
| 83 students
Cdw At Play Child Care Center
Alternative School
165 Lakeview Pkwy
Vernon Hills, IL 60061
(847) 465-3431
Grades: PK-K
| 145 students
Chance After Chance College Preparatory
Alternative School
(1)
309 North Cicero Avenue
Chicago, IL 60644
(773) 921-4357
Grades: PK-K
| 21 students
Changing Oasis
Alternative School
2532 W Warren Blvd Fl 2
Chicago, IL 60612
(773) 309-1047
Grades: 11-12
| 8 students
Chesterbrook Academy
Alternative School
2001 S Oak St Ste A
Champaign, IL 61820
(217) 344-4863
Grades: PK-K
| 186 students
Circle Academy
Alternative School
1204 N Division Ave
Urbana, IL 61801
(217) 367-6923
Grades: 1-12
| 68 students
Community Christian Alternative Academy
Alternative School
1231 S Pulaski Rd
Chicago, IL 60623
(773) 762-2272
Grades: 10-12
| 177 students
Daisys Resource Optional School
Alternative School
1919 Sherman Ave
North Chicago, IL 60064
(847) 473-4898
Grades: 10-12
| 56 students
Fields Lab School
Alternative School
721 E Piper
Macomb, IL 61455
(773) 425-8685
Grades: 12
| 21 students
First School
Alternative School
1403 E Oak St
Mahomet, IL 61853
(217) 893-0313
Grades: PK-K
| 165 students
Full Gospel Christian Academy
Alternative School (Christian)
3451 W. 175th St.
Hazel Crest, IL 60429
(708) 922-1229
Grades: NS-5
| 81 students
The Goddard School In Round Lake
Alternative School
1155 S Amarias Dr
Round Lake, IL 60073
(847) 201-1880
Grades: PK-K
| 55 students
Heritage Preparatory Academy
Alternative School (Christian)
202 West Green St.
Roberts, IL 60962
(217) 249-2282
Grades: 6-12
| 16 students
Innovations Academy Therapeutic Day School
Alternative School
1360 E Irving Pk.
Streamwood, IL 60107
(630) 540-3900
Grades: 3-12
| 64 students
Jane Addams High School
Alternative School
1814 S Union Ave
Chicago, IL 60616
(312) 563-1746
Grades: 9-12
| 200 students
Kingdom Academy Learning Center
Alternative School
2053 W Howard St
Chicago, IL 60645
(872) 208-6556
Grades: PK-K
| 18 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
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Frequently Asked Questions

What are the top ranked alternative private schools in Illinois?
The top ranked alternative private schools in Illinois include Vine Academy, One World School- Llc and Monticello Christian Academy.
How many alternative private schools are located in Illinois?
49 alternative private schools are located in Illinois.
How diverse are alternative private schools in Illinois?
Illinois alternative private schools are approximately 49% minority students, which is higher than the Illinois private school average of 34%.
What percentage of alternative private schools are religiously affiliated in Illinois?
24% of alternative private schools in Illinois are religiously affiliated (most commonly Christian and Catholic).

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