Top 20 Best Illinois Blue Ribbon Private Schools (2022-23)

For the 2022-23 school year, there are 86 blue ribbon private schools serving 34,932 students in Illinois.
The best top ranked blue ribbon private schools in Illinois include Trinity Lutheran School, Northside Catholic Academy and St. Theresa School.
The average tuition cost is $8,352, which is lower than the Illinois private school average tuition cost of $8,740.
98% of blue ribbon private schools in Illinois are religiously affiliated (most commonly Catholic and Christian).
Blue Ribbon schools have been recognized by the Department of Education for achieving superior standards of academic excellence. Read more about this national school awards program and how blue ribbon schools work.

Top Ranked Illinois Blue Ribbon Private Schools (2022-23)

School
Location
Students
Year
Northside Catholic Academy
Northside Catholic Academy Photo
(Catholic)
(2)
6216 N. Glenwood
Chicago, IL 60660
(773) 743-6277
550 students
Year: 2013
St. Theresa School
St. Theresa School Photo - ST. THERESA SCHOOL - Offering morning and all-day Preschool and Kindergarten Programs through 8th grade
(Catholic)
(9)
445 N. Benton Street
Palatine, IL 60067
(847) 359-1820
400 students
Year: 2006, 2015
Trinity Lutheran School
Trinity Lutheran School Photo
(Lutheran Church Missouri Synod)
(2)
405 Rush St
Roselle, IL 60172
(630) 894-3263
181 students
Year: 2022
1439 W Wellington Ave
Chicago, IL 60657
(773) 819-7655
555 students
Year: 2019
Ascension Elementary School
Ascension Elementary School Photo - Ascension School, a vibrant ministry of Ascension Parish, proudly provides an excellent education that responds to the needs of its students. Ascension School incorporates Catholic faith beliefs and values through skillful teaching, prayer, worship and service to others. In this school children and families experience community in an atmosphere of LOVE, KINDNESS & RESPECT.
(Catholic)
601 Van Buren St
Oak Park, IL 60304
(708) 386-7282
424 students
Year: 2007
Beacon Academy
Beacon Academy Photo
Montessori School
1574 Sherman Avenue
Evanston, IL 60201
(224) 999-1177
217 students
Year: n/a
Cardinal Joseph Bernardin Catholic School
(Catholic)
(1)
9250 W 167th St
Tinley Park, IL 60487
(708) 403-6525
516 students
Year: 2018
Carmel Catholic High School
(Catholic)
(2)
1 Carmel Pkwy
Mundelein, IL 60060
(847) 566-3000
1,107 students
Year: 2021
Central Catholic High School
(Catholic)
1201 Airport Rd
Bloomington, IL 61704
(309) 661-7000
329 students
Year: 2017
Christ The King Elementary School
(Catholic)
9240 S Hoyne Ave
Chicago, IL 60643
(773) 779-3329
396 students
Year: 2022
Christian Heritage Academy
Christian Heritage Academy Photo - CHA students participate in many Fine Arts opportunities, including visual arts, choirs, band, orchestra, and theatre. Our 2017 stage production of "It's a Wonderful Life - a Live Radio Show" captured the behind-the scenes pathos and joys of this beloved story, staged as a 1940's live radio production.
(Christian)
(6)
315 Waukegan Road
Winnetka, IL 60093
(847) 446-5252
429 students
Year: 2003
3434 S Michigan Ave
Chicago, IL 60616
(312) 842-7355
905 students
Year: n/a
Epiphany Catholic School
(Catholic)
1002 E College Avenue
Normal, IL 61761
(309) 452-3268
387 students
Year: 2011
Holy Family Catholic Academy
Holy Family Catholic Academy Photo
(Catholic)
(5)
2515 Palatine Rd
Palatine, IL 60067
(847) 907-3452
482 students
Year: 2017
Infant Jesus Of Prague School
(Catholic)
(2)
1101 Douglas Ave
Flossmoor, IL 60422
(708) 799-5200
264 students
Year: 2004
Marian Catholic High School
Marian Catholic High School Photo
(Catholic)
(12)
700 Ashland Ave
Chicago Heights, IL 60411
(708) 755-7565
819 students
Year: 1995
Mary Seat Of Wisdom School
(Catholic)
1352 S. Cumberland Avenue
Park Ridge, IL 60068
(847) 825-2500
581 students
Year: 2011
Old St. Mary's School
(Catholic)
(1)
1474 S Michigan Avenue
Chicago, IL 60605
(312) 386-1560
506 students
Year: 2019
Our Lady Of Mount Carmel Academy
Our Lady Of Mount Carmel Academy Photo
(Catholic)
720 W. Belmont Avenue
Chicago, IL 60657
(773) 525-8779
n/a students
Year: 2013, 2019
Our Lady Of The Wayside School
(Catholic)
432 S Mitchell Avenue
Arlington Heights, IL 60005
(847) 255-0050
391 students
Year: 1997, 2015
Peoria Christian School
Peoria Christian School Photo
(Christian)
(3)
3506 N California Avenue
Peoria, IL 61603
(309) 686-4500
626 students
Year: 2009, 2017, 2018
Prince Of Peace School
(Catholic)
(3)
135 S Milwaukee Ave
Lake Villa, IL 60046
(847) 356-6111
270 students
Year: 2021
Quad Cities Christian School
(Christian)
4000 11th Street
Moline, IL 61265
(309) 762-3800
93 students
Year: 2013
Queen Of All Saints
(Catholic)
6230 N Lemont Ave
Chicago, IL 60646
(773) 736-0567
649 students
Year: 2018
Queen Of Angels Elementary School
(Catholic)
4520 N Western Ave
Chicago, IL 60625
(773) 769-4211
427 students
Year: 2013
Queen Of The Rosary School
(Catholic)
690 W Elk Grove Blvd
Elk Grove Village, IL 60007
(847) 437-3322
295 students
Year: 2011
Regina Dominican High School
Regina Dominican High School Photo
All-girls (Catholic)
(3)
701 Locust Road
Wilmette, IL 60091
(847) 256-7660
281 students
Year: 2017, 2018
Sacred Heart School
Sacred Heart School Photo
(Catholic)
(8)
1095 Gage Street
Winnetka, IL 60093
(847) 446-0005
203 students
Year: 2018
St. Alexander School
(Catholic)
7025 W 126th St
Palos Heights, IL 60463
(708) 448-0408
274 students
Year: 2005
St. Alphonsus Liguori School
St. Alphonsus Liguori School Photo - Leadership and character are important foundations along with excellence in education at Saint Alphonsus Liguori School.
(Catholic)
(5)
411 N. Wheeling Road
Prospect Heights, IL 60070
(847) 255-5538
200 students
Year: 2004
Saint Andrew School
Saint Andrew School Photo
(Catholic)
(7)
1710 W Addison Street
Chicago, IL 60613
(773) 248-2500
500 students
Year: 2020
St. Athanasius Elementary School
St. Athanasius Elementary School Photo - Love, Learn and Lead together at Saint Athanasius.
(Catholic)
(1)
2510 Ashland Ave
Evanston, IL 60201
(847) 864-2650
223 students
Year: 2012, 2019
St. Benedict Preparatory School
St. Benedict Preparatory School Photo - Proud to be a 2019 National Blue Ribbon School
(Catholic)
(3)
3900 N Leavitt St
Chicago, IL 60618
(773) 539-0066
669 students
Year: 2019
St. Clement School
(Catholic)
(5)
2524 N Orchard St
Chicago, IL 60614
(773) 348-8212
471 students
Year: 2020
St. Cletus Elementary School
(Catholic)
(2)
700 W 55th St
La Grange, IL 60525
(708) 352-4820
452 students
Year: 2014
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