Best Illinois Blue Ribbon Private Elementary Schools (2021)

For the 2021 school year, there are 72 blue ribbon private elementary schools serving 27,920 students in Illinois.
The best top ranked blue ribbon private elementary schools in Illinois include St. Gilbert School, St. Theresa School and Wheaton Christian Grammar School.
The average tuition cost is $7,195, which is lower than the Illinois private elementary school average tuition cost of $7,588.
97% of blue ribbon private elementary 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 Elementary Schools (2021)

School
Location
Students
Year
Infant Jesus Of Prague School
(Roman Catholic)
(2)
1101 Douglas Ave
Flossmoor, IL 60422
(708) 799-5200
264 students
Year: 2004
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
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
450 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
Cardinal Joseph Bernardin Catholic School
(Roman Catholic)
(1)
9250 W 167th St
Tinley Park, IL 60487
(708) 403-6525
516 students
Year: 2018
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
405 students
Year: 2003
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
Hyde Park Day School - Chicago campus
Hyde Park Day School - Chicago campus Photo - HPDS creates a safe and nurturing environment designed to foster self-esteem, self-confidence, and a positive attitude toward learning.
Special Education School
6254 S. Ellis
Chicago, IL 60637
(773) 420-2550
66 students
Year: n/a
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
269 students
Year: 2013, 2019
Our Lady Of The Wayside School
(Roman Catholic)
432 S Mitchell Avenue
Arlington Heights, IL 60005
(847) 255-0050
392 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
585 students
Year: 2018
Prince Of Peace School
(Roman Catholic)
(3)
135 S Milwaukee Ave
Lake Villa, IL 60046
(847) 356-6111
270 students
Year: 2014
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
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
St. Cletus Elementary School
(Roman Catholic)
(2)
700 W 55th St
La Grange, IL 60525
(708) 352-4820
452 students
Year: 2014
St. Damian School
(Roman Catholic)
5300 W 155th St
Oak Forest, IL 60452
(708) 687-4230
487 students
Year: 2005
St. Daniel The Prophet School
(Roman Catholic)
5337 South Natoma Avenue
Chicago, IL 60638
(773) 586-1225
688 students
Year: 2016
St. Edward School
St. Edward School Photo - St. Edward School, 2017 Exemplary High Performing Blue Ribbon Winner
(Roman Catholic)
(6)
4343 W Sunnyside Ave
Chicago, IL 60630
(773) 736-9133
393 students
Year: 2017
St. Emily Elementary School
(Roman Catholic)
1400 E Central Road
Mount Prospect, IL 60056
(847) 296-3490
377 students
Year: 2011
St. Francis De Sales School
(Roman Catholic)
11 South Buesching Road
Lake Zurich, IL 60047
(847) 438-7921
378 students
Year: 2018
St. Francis Xavier School
St. Francis Xavier School Photo
(Roman Catholic)
(1)
808 Linden Ave
Wilmette, IL 60091
(847) 256-0644
475 students
Year: 2018
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