Best Illinois Blue Ribbon Private Schools (2021-22)

For the 2021-22 school year, there are 84 blue ribbon private schools serving 34,018 students in Illinois.
The best top ranked blue ribbon private schools in Illinois include St. Theresa School, School Of St. Mary and Wheaton Christian Grammar School.
The average tuition cost is $8,498, which is higher than the Illinois private school average tuition cost of $8,333.
98% of blue ribbon private schools in Illinois are religiously affiliated (most commonly Roman 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 (2021-22)

School
Location
Students
Year
Northside Catholic Academy
Northside Catholic Academy Photo
(Roman Catholic)
(2)
6216 N. Glenwood
Chicago, IL 60660
(773) 743-6277
550 students
Year: 2013
St. Gilbert School
St. Gilbert School Photo
(Roman Catholic)
231 E Belvidere Rd
Grayslake, IL 60030
(847) 223-8600
352 students
Year: 2017
St. Theresa School
St. Theresa School Photo - ST. THERESA SCHOOL - Offering morning and all-day Preschool and Kindergarten Programs through 8th grade
(Roman Catholic)
(9)
445 N. Benton Street
Palatine, IL 60067
(847) 359-1820
400 students
Year: 2006, 2015
School Of St. Mary
School Of St. Mary Photo
(Roman Catholic)
185 E Illinois Rd
Lake Forest, IL 60045
(847) 234-0371
434 students
Year: 2012, 2020
Wheaton Christian Grammar School
Wheaton Christian Grammar School Photo - Kindergarten is a great start for students at Wheaton Christian Grammar School because of its healthy balance of play and learning in a nurturing environment. With options of a full-day or half-day program, you get to choose what is best for your child and family schedule. Small class sizes and integrated STEAM and Spanish classes also start your child's education
(Christian)
(9)
1N350 Taylor Drive
Winfield, IL 60190
(630) 668-1385
542 students
Year: 2017
Alphonsus Academy & Center For The Arts
Alphonsus Academy & Center For The Arts Photo - Technology is incorporated into every classroom and all classes use the iStudio to create and become makers for tomorrow.
(Roman Catholic)
1439 W Wellington Ave
Chicago, IL 60657
(773) 819-7655
581 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.
(Roman 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
(Roman Catholic)
(1)
9250 W 167th St
Tinley Park, IL 60487
(708) 403-6525
516 students
Year: 2018
Carmel Catholic High School
(Roman Catholic)
(2)
1 Carmel Pkwy
Mundelein, IL 60060
(847) 566-3000
1,107 students
Year: 2021
Central Catholic High School
(Roman Catholic)
1201 Airport Rd
Bloomington, IL 61704
(309) 661-7000
329 students
Year: 2017
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
De La Salle Institute - Institute Campus
De La Salle Institute - Institute Campus Photo - De La Salle Institute
(Roman Catholic)
3434 S Michigan Ave
Chicago, IL 60616
(312) 842-7355
905 students
Year: n/a
Epiphany Catholic School
(Roman Catholic)
1002 E College Avenue
Normal, IL 61761
(309) 452-3268
387 students
Year: 2011
Holy Family Catholic Academy
Holy Family Catholic Academy Photo
(Roman Catholic)
(5)
2515 Palatine Rd
Palatine, IL 60067
(847) 907-3452
524 students
Year: 2017
Infant Jesus Of Prague School
(Roman Catholic)
(2)
1101 Douglas Ave
Flossmoor, IL 60422
(708) 799-5200
264 students
Year: 2004
Josephinum Academy Of The Sacred Heart
Josephinum Academy Of The Sacred Heart Photo - Library
All-girls (Roman Catholic)
1501 North Oakley Boulevard
Chicago, IL 60622
(773) 276-1261
188 students
Year: n/a
Marian Catholic High School
Marian Catholic High School Photo
(Roman Catholic)
(12)
700 Ashland Ave
Chicago Heights, IL 60411
(708) 755-7565
883 students
Year: 1995
Mary Seat Of Wisdom School
(Roman Catholic)
1352 S. Cumberland Avenue
Park Ridge, IL 60068
(847) 825-2500
545 students
Year: 2011
Old St. Mary's School
(Roman 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
(Roman Catholic)
720 W. Belmont Avenue
Chicago, IL 60657
(773) 525-8779
n/a students
Year: 2013, 2019
Our Lady Of The Wayside School
(Roman Catholic)
432 S Mitchell Avenue
Arlington Heights, IL 60005
(847) 255-0050
391 students
Year: 1997, 2015
Peoria Christian School
Peoria Christian School Photo - Distinctively Christian. Decidedly Academic.
(Christian)
(1)
3506 N California Avenue
Peoria, IL 61603
(309) 686-4500
626 students
Year: 2018
Prince Of Peace School
(Roman 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
(Roman Catholic)
6230 N Lemont Ave
Chicago, IL 60646
(773) 736-0567
649 students
Year: 2018
Queen Of Angels Elementary School
(Roman Catholic)
4520 N Western Ave
Chicago, IL 60625
(773) 769-4211
427 students
Year: 2013
Queen Of The Rosary School
(Roman 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 (Roman Catholic)
(1)
701 Locust Road
Wilmette, IL 60091
(847) 256-7660
281 students
Year: 2017, 2018
Sacred Heart School
Sacred Heart School Photo
(Roman Catholic)
(8)
1095 Gage Street
Winnetka, IL 60093
(847) 446-0005
203 students
Year: 2018
St. Alexander School
(Roman Catholic)
7025 W 126th St
Palos Heights, IL 60463
(708) 448-0408
274 students
Year: 2005
Saint Andrew School
Saint Andrew School Photo
(Roman 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.
(Roman 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
(Roman Catholic)
3900 N Leavitt St
Chicago, IL 60618
(773) 539-0066
703 students
Year: 2019
St. Clement School
(Roman Catholic)
(2)
2524 N Orchard St
Chicago, IL 60614
(773) 348-8212
471 students
Year: 2020
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