Top 20 Best Chicago Private Schools (2022-23)

For the 2022-23 school year, there are 366 private schools serving 68,901 students in Chicago, IL (there are 656 public schools, serving 342,570 public students). 17% of all K-12 students in Chicago, IL are educated in private schools compared to the IL state average of 12%.
The best top ranked private schools in Chicago, IL include Morgan Park Academy, Sonia Shankman Orthogenic School and Northside Catholic Academy.
The average tuition cost is $11,354, which is higher than the Illinois private school average tuition cost of $8,627.
54% of private schools in Chicago, IL are religiously affiliated (most commonly Catholic and Christian).

Top Ranked Chicago Private Schools (2022-23)

School
Location
Grades
Students
Academy Of St Benedict The African
Academy Of St Benedict The African Photo - Academy of St. Benedict the African built on a tradition of love, hope, spirituality and excellence. Discover the difference!
(Catholic)
6020 S. Laflin
Chicago, IL 60636
(773) 776-3316
Grades: PK-8
| 246 students
Catherine Cook School
Catherine Cook School Photo
(4)
226 W Schiller St
Chicago, IL 60610
(312) 266-3381
Grades: NS-8
| 461 students
Chicago City Day School
Chicago City Day School Photo
(4)
541 W Hawthorne Pl
Chicago, IL 60657
(773) 327-0900
Grades: PK-8
| n/a students
GCE Lab School
GCE Lab School Photo
(1)
9 West Washington St, Fourth Floor
Chicago, IL 60602
(312) 643-0991
Grades: 9-12
| n/a students
Gold Coast Prep School
Gold Coast Prep School Photo - Halloween Fun!
(3)
900 N Franklin St Ste 104
Chicago, IL 60610
(312) 944-5600
Grades: PK-8
| 88 students
Holy Family School
Holy Family School Photo - Middle School Robotics Team
(Evangelical Lutheran Church in America (formerly AELC, ALC, or LCA))
(1)
3415 W. Arthington
Chicago, IL 60624
(773) 265-0550
Grades: PK-8
| 320 students
Morgan Park Academy
Morgan Park Academy Photo
2153 W 111th St
Chicago, IL 60643
(773) 881-6700
Grades: PK-12
| 475 students
Northside Catholic Academy
Northside Catholic Academy Photo
(Catholic)
(2)
6216 N. Glenwood
Chicago, IL 60660
(773) 743-6277
Grades: NS-8
| 550 students
Sonia Shankman Orthogenic School
Sonia Shankman Orthogenic School Photo
Special Education School
6245 S. Ingleside Avenue
Chicago, IL 60637
(773) 420-2900
Grades: 4-12
| 67 students
Brickton Montessori School
Brickton Montessori School Photo - Hands. On.When you can touch it, even complicated ideas becomes manageable. Montessori materials stimulate all our senses. With multiple ways of connecting to a single concept, every child can find a path to successful learning.
Montessori School
8622 W Catalpa Ave
Chicago, IL 60656
(773) 714-0646
Grades: NS-8
| 167 students
St. Bede The Venerable
St. Bede The Venerable Photo
(Catholic)
(1)
4440 W 83rd St
Chicago, IL 60652
(773) 884-2020
Grades: PK-8
| 204 students
1439 W Wellington Ave
Chicago, IL 60657
(773) 819-7655
Grades: NS-8
| 555 students
3751 N Broadway St
Chicago, IL 60613
(773) 281-1858
Grades: NS-8
| 497 students
Bridgeport Catholic Academy
(Catholic)
3700 S Lowe Ave
Chicago, IL 60609
(773) 376-6223
Grades: PK-8
| 274 students
814 & 821 W. Eastman Street
Chicago, IL 60642
(773) 907-5000
Grades: NS-5
| 525 students
161 West 9th Street
Chicago, IL 60605
(773) 998-2472
Grades: NS-12
| 648 students
Brother Rice High School - Chicago
Brother Rice High School - Chicago Photo
All-boys (Catholic)
10001 S Pulaski Rd
Chicago, IL 60655
(773) 429-4300
Grades: 9-12
| 671 students
Chicago Friends School
Chicago Friends School Photo - Chicago Friends School students enjoy reading!
(Friends)
(3)
1246 West Thorndale
Chicago, IL 60660
(773) 442-2371
Grades: K-8
| 49 students
Chicago Hope Academy
Chicago Hope Academy Photo - Chicago Hope maintains a 100% college acceptance rate for all its graduates. Our students attend top tier universities such as Columbia, US Naval Academy, and Carnegie Mellon.
(Christian)
2189 W Bowler Street
Chicago, IL 60612
(312) 491-1600
Grades: 9-12
| 272 students
Chicago Jewish Day School
Chicago Jewish Day School Photo
(Jewish)
3730 N California Ave
Chicago, IL 60618
(773) 271-2700
Grades: NS-8
| 247 students
Chicago Waldorf School
Special Program Emphasis
1300 W Loyola Ave
Chicago, IL 60626
(773) 465-2662
Grades: PK-12
| 371 students
Children Of Peace
Children Of Peace Photo - Providing an outstanding education for the WHOLE child: Mind, Spirit, and Body!
(Catholic)
1900 W. Taylor
Chicago, IL 60638
(312) 421-6200
Grades: PK-8
| 145 students
Christ The King Elementary School
(Catholic)
9240 S Hoyne Ave
Chicago, IL 60643
(773) 779-3329
Grades: PK-8
| 396 students
5088 W Jackson Blvd
Chicago, IL 60644
(773) 261-7505
Grades: 9-12
| 345 students
Cristo Rey Jesuit High School
(Catholic)
1852 W 22nd Pl
Chicago, IL 60608
(773) 890-6800
Grades: 9-12
| 570 students
Daystar Academy
Daystar Academy Photo
(Christian)
(1)
1550 S State St
Chicago, IL 60605
(312) 791-0001
Grades: PK-12
| 350 students
3434 S Michigan Ave
Chicago, IL 60616
(312) 842-7355
Grades: 9-12
| 905 students
De La Salle Institute - Lourdes Hall Campus
All-girls (Catholic)
1040 W 32nd Pl
Chicago, IL 60608
(773) 650-6800
Grades: 9-12
| 480 students
Depaul College Prep
Depaul College Prep Photo - GT students getting into the spirit of Homecoming!
(Catholic)
(1)
3633 N California Ave
Chicago, IL 60618
(773) 539-3600
Grades: 9-12
| 434 students
Detour 2 Discovery Day School
Daycare / Preschool
2001 S Wabash Avenue
Chicago, IL 60616
(312) 949-2273
Grades: NS-K
| 153 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
Frances Xavier Warde School
Frances Xavier Warde School Photo
(Catholic)
751 N State St
Chicago, IL 60654
(312) 466-0700
Grades: PK-8
| 914 students
330 W Webster Ave
Chicago, IL 60614
(773) 797-5501
Grades: PK-12
| 907 students
Good Counsel High School
All-girls (Catholic)
3900 West Peterson Avenue
Chicago, IL 60659
(773) 478-3655
Grades: 9-12
| 415 students
Grace Christian Academy
Grace Christian Academy Photo
(Lutheran Church Missouri Synod)
(2)
4106 W 28th Street
Chicago, IL 60623
(773) 762-1234
Grades: PK-8
| 127 students
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Chicago, Illinois Private Schools (Closed)

School
Location
Grades
Students
2647 E 88th Street
Chicago, IL 60617
(773) 375-1999
Grades: 6-12
| 39 students
5954 S Albany Avenue
Chicago, IL 60629
(773) 737-7810
Grades: NS-PK
| 62 students
9538 S Harvard Ave
Chicago, IL 60628
(773) 568-8115
Grades: 7-12
| 68 students
Bethlehem Lutheran School (Closed 2006)
(Lutheran Church Missouri Synod)
3715 E 103rd Street
Chicago, IL 60617
(773) 768-0441
Grades: K-8
| 73 students
2130 S Central Park
Chicago, IL 60623
(773) 277-8575
Grades: PK-8
| 224 students
300 W Hill Street
Chicago, IL 60610
(312) 266-2020
Grades: NS-PK
| n/a students
1014 East 47th Street
Chicago, IL 60653
(773) 924-1200
Grades: PK-6
| 83 students
5110 W Diversey Ave
Chicago, IL 60639
(773) 205-5102
Grades: PK-6
| 100 students
1911 W Irving Park Road
Chicago, IL 60613
(773) 281-0980
Grades: NS-PK
| 39 students
5335 West Le Moyne Street
Chicago, IL 60651
(773) 622-4563
Grades: PK-7
| 64 students
8301 S Damen Ave
Chicago, IL 60620
(773) 239-6828
Grades: PK-8
| 176 students
1750 E 78th Street
Chicago, IL 60649
(773) 978-0947
Grades: PK-2
| 26 students
220 West 45th Place
Chicago, IL 60609
(773) 924-0543
Grades: 9-12
| 120 students
2725 S Kolin Ave
Chicago, IL 60623
(773) 277-0965
Grades: PK-8
| 218 students
7634 S Ashland Avenue
Chicago, IL 60620
(773) 874-4180
Grades: PK-K
| 88 students
1448 W. Superior
Chicago, IL 60622
(312) 243-9887
Grades: PK-8
| 178 students
1425 W 112th Street
Chicago, IL 60643
(773) 445-3277
Grades: NS-8
| 176 students
La Progresiva Preschool (Closed 2014)
Daycare / Preschool (Church of Christ)
2609 N Kimball Ave
Chicago, IL 60647
(773) 342-6690
Grades: PK-K
| 32 students
Lake View Academy (Closed 2012)
Alternative School (Presbyterian)
716 W Addison St
Chicago, IL 60613
(773) 281-3065
Grades: 10-12
| 19 students
5911 W Midway Park
Chicago, IL 60644
(773) 378-7076
Grades: 2-9
| 29 students
10809 S Avenue F
Chicago, IL 60617
(773) 406-0617
Grades: K
| 14 students
Luther South Math, Science & Performing Arts High (Closed 2017)
Special Program Emphasis (Lutheran Church Missouri Synod)
3130 W 87th St
Chicago, IL 60652
(773) 737-7816
Grades: 7-12
| 145 students
Messiah Lutheran School (Closed 2010)
(Lutheran Church Missouri Synod)
6200 W Patterson Ave
Chicago, IL 60634
(773) 736-6600
Grades: K-9
| 70 students
New Hope Lutheran School (Closed 2014)
(Lutheran Church Missouri Synod)
3130 W 87th Street
Chicago, IL 60652
(773) 776-9849
Grades: K-9
| 100 students
New Life Christian Academy (Closed 2020)
Daycare / Preschool (Christian)
5335 W Le Moyne St
Chicago, IL 60651
(773) 688-5815
Grades: PK-1
| 29 students
6711 N Sheridan Rd Ste 1
Chicago, IL 60626
(773) 743-4744
Grades: PK-K
| 17 students
1217 W Chase Avenue
Chicago, IL 60626
(773) 274-5143
Grades: PK-8
| 72 students
3115 N Mason Ave
Chicago, IL 60634
(773) 622-9494
Grades: 9-12
| 88 students
2330 E 99th Street
Chicago, IL 60617
(773) 375-7350
Grades: PK-K
| 43 students
4641 N Ashland Avenue
Chicago, IL 60640
(773) 561-9348
Grades: PK-8
| 132 students
4434 N Laramie Ave
Chicago, IL 60630
(773) 283-2229
Grades: PK-8
| 227 students
6921 N Ridge Blvd
Chicago, IL 60645
(773) 338-6755
Grades: NS-PK
| 21 students
2017 W 110th Pl
Chicago, IL 60643
(773) 238-2603
Grades: K-8
| 31 students
447 W 26th St
Chicago, IL 60616
(312) 808-9828
Grades: K-7
| 28 students
2501 W 103rd St
Chicago, IL 60655
(773) 233-0033
Grades: 1-8
| 41 students
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