Best Illinois Blue Ribbon Private High Schools (2021-22)

For the 2021-22 school year, there are 18 blue ribbon private high schools serving 7,956 students in Illinois.
The best top ranked blue ribbon private high schools in Illinois include De La Salle Institute - Institute Campus, St. Viator High School and Christian Heritage Academy.
The average acceptance rate is 91%, which is higher than the Illinois private high school average acceptance rate of 87%.
94% of blue ribbon private high 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 High Schools (2021-22)

School
Location
Students
Year
Beacon Academy
Beacon Academy Photo
Montessori School
1574 Sherman Avenue
Evanston, IL 60201
(224) 999-1177
217 students
Year: n/a
Carmel Catholic High School
(Roman Catholic)
(2)
1 Carmel Pkwy
Mundelein, IL 60060
(847) 566-3000
1,107 students
Year: 2007
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
405 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
The High School Of Saint Thomas More
(Roman Catholic)
3901 N Mattis Ave
Champaign, IL 61822
(217) 352-7201
269 students
Year: 2014
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
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
Quad Cities Christian School
(Christian)
4000 11th Street
Moline, IL 61265
(309) 762-3800
93 students
Year: 2013
Regina Dominican High School
Regina Dominican High School Photo
All-girls (Roman Catholic)
701 Locust Road
Wilmette, IL 60091
(847) 256-7660
281 students
Year: 2017, 2018
St. Cletus Elementary School
(Roman Catholic)
(2)
700 W 55th St
La Grange, IL 60525
(708) 352-4820
452 students
Year: 2014
St. Viator High School
(Roman Catholic)
1213 E Oakton St
Arlington Heights, IL 60004
(847) 392-4050
928 students
Year: 2008, 2014
Timothy Christian High School
Timothy Christian High School Photo
(Christian)
1061 S Prospect Ave
Elmhurst, IL 60126
(630) 833-4616
355 students
Year: 2019
Wheaton Academy
Wheaton Academy Photo
Alternative School (Christian)
900 Prince Crossing Rd
West Chicago, IL 60185
(630) 562-7500
660 students
Year: 2019
Hales Franciscan High School
All-boys (Roman Catholic)
4930 S Cottage Grove Ave
Chicago, IL 60615
(773) 285-8400
9 students
Year: n/a
Lake County Baptist School
Lake County Baptist School Photo
(Baptist)
1550 W Yorkhouse Road
Waukegan, IL 60087
(847) 623-7600
145 students
Year: n/a
Woodlands Academy Of The Sacred Heart
All-girls (Roman Catholic)
760 E Westleigh Rd
Lake Forest, IL 60045
(847) 234-4300
145 students
Year: 2020

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