Top 5 Best Illinois Alternative Private Schools (2022-23)

For the 2022-23 school year, there are 71 alternative private schools serving 8,375 students in Illinois.
The best top ranked alternative private schools in Illinois include Howard Area Leadership Academy, Monticello Christian Academy and Plato Academy.
The average acceptance rate is 93%, which is higher than the Illinois private school average acceptance rate of 91%.
31% of alternative private schools in Illinois are religiously affiliated (most commonly Christian and Evangelical Lutheran Church in America (formerly AELC, ALC, or LCA)).

Top Ranked Illinois Alternative Private Schools (2022-23)

School
Location
Grades
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
(847) 868-8693
Grades: 6-12
| n/a students
Fusion Academy Lake Forest
Fusion Academy Lake Forest Photo
Alternative School
(5)
840 S. Waukegan Road, Suite 224
Lake Forest, IL 60045
(847) 295-4039
Grades: 6-12
| 67 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
(630) 368-0824
Grades: 6-12
| 29 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
Plato Academy
Alternative School
(1)
733 Lee Street
Des Plaines, IL 60016
(847) 768-7188
Grades: PK-8
| 87 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
Wheaton Academy
Wheaton Academy Photo
Alternative School (Christian)
900 Prince Crossing Rd
West Chicago, IL 60185
(630) 562-7500
Grades: 9-12
| 660 students
Academic Mastery Academy
Alternative School
16341 S Park Ave
South Holland, IL 60473
(708) 566-1600
Grades: 1
| 2 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: 1-8
| 49 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) 252-0970
Grades: 10-12
| 146 students
Atonement Christian Day School
Alternative School (Evangelical Lutheran Church in America (formerly AELC, ALC, or LCA))
909 E Main St
Barrington, IL 60010
(847) 382-6360
Grades: PK-K
| 172 students
Austin Career Education Center
Alternative School
5352 W Chicago Ave
Chicago, IL 60651
(773) 626-6988
Grades: 10-12
| 146 students
Bethlehem Lutheran Child Development Center
Alternative School (Evangelical Lutheran Church in America (formerly AELC, ALC, or LCA))
340 Grand Blvd
Elgin, IL 60120
(847) 741-7743
Grades: PK-K
| 34 students
Bobbie Noonans Child Care
Alternative School
10155 S Roberts Rd
Palos Hills, IL 60465
(708) 599-0101
Grades: PK-K
| 112 students
Bobbie Noonans Child Care Center
Alternative School
947 E Division St
Lockport, IL 60441
(815) 838-2855
Grades: PK-K
| 88 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
Chesterbrook Academy
Alternative School
2001 S Oak St Ste A
Champaign, IL 61820
(217) 344-4863
Grades: PK-K
| 186 students
Chicago Free School
Alternative School
1100 E Hyde Park Blvd
Chicago, IL 60615
(312) 392-0204
Grades: PK-8
| 65 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
| 135 students
Community Christian Alternative Academy
Alternative School
1231 S Pulaski Rd
Chicago, IL 60623
(773) 762-2272
Grades: 10-12
| 177 students
Creme De La Creme Glenview
Alternative School
2401 Patriot Blvd
Glenview, IL 60026
(847) 729-7420
Grades: PK-K
| 167 students
Daisys Resource Optional School
Alternative School
1919 Sherman Ave
North Chicago, IL 60064
(847) 473-4898
Grades: 10-12
| 56 students
Easter Seals Therapeutic Day School
Alternative School
17300 Ozark Ave
Tinley Park, IL 60477
(708) 802-9050
Grades: 1-12
| 89 students
Farm And Nature Discovery School
Alternative School (Christian)
12700 Sw Hwy
Palos Park, IL 60464
(708) 361-8933
Grades: PK-1
| 162 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
Foundations 4 Advancement
Alternative School (Christian)
32 E 34th St
Steger, IL 60475
(708) 248-5926
Grades: PK-1
| 20 students
Full Gospel Christian Academy
Alternative School (Christian)
3451 W. 175th St.
Hazel Crest, IL 60429
(708) 922-1229
Grades: NS-5
| 81 students
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