Top 20 Best Chicago Private Schools (2024)

For the 2024 school year, there are 375 private schools serving 69,542 students in Chicago, IL (there are 654 public schools, serving 330,456 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 Chicago City Day School, Academy Of St. Benedict The African and Catherine Cook School.
The average tuition cost is $11,224, which is higher than the Illinois private school average tuition cost of $8,968.
53% of private schools in Chicago, IL are religiously affiliated (most commonly Catholic and Jewish).

Top Ranked Chicago Private Schools (2024)

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
(5)
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
| students
Holy Family School
Holy Family School Photo - Our beautiful facility was constructed in 2008.
(Other Lutheran)
(1)
3415 W. Arthington
Chicago, IL 60624
(773) 265-0550
Grades: PK-8
| 321 students
Morgan Park Academy
Morgan Park Academy Photo
2153 W 111th St
Chicago, IL 60643
(773) 881-6700
Grades: PK-12
| 475 students
Pilgrim Lutheran School
Pilgrim Lutheran School Photo
(Evangelical Lutheran Church in America (formerly AELC, ALC, or LCA))
(6)
4300 N Winchester Avenue
Chicago, IL 60613
(773) 477-4824
Grades: PK-8
| 163 students
Sonia Shankman Orthogenic School
Sonia Shankman Orthogenic School Photo
Special Education School
(1)
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
Fusion Academy Lincoln Park
Fusion Academy Lincoln Park Photo
Alternative School
1440 N. Dayton Street, Suite 104
Chicago, IL 60642
(877) 673-8893
Grades: 6-12
| 40 students
1439 W Wellington Ave
Chicago, IL 60657
(773) 819-7655
Grades: NS-8
| 555 students
Bennett Day School
Bennett Day School Photo
Special Program Emphasis
(1)
955 W. Grand Ave.
Chicago, IL 60642
(312) 236-6388
Grades: PK-12
| 321 students
Bernard Zell Anshe Emet Day School
Bernard Zell Anshe Emet Day School Photo - 2022 Undefeated League Champions!
Special Program Emphasis (Jewish)
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
| 290 students
161 West 9th Street
Chicago, IL 60605
(773) 998-2472
Grades: NS-12
| 663 students
814 & 821 W. Eastman Street
Chicago, IL 60642
(773) 907-5000
Grades: NS-5
| 635 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)
(4)
1246 West Thorndale
Chicago, IL 60660
(773) 442-2371
Grades: K-8
| 49 students
Chicago Hope Academy
Chicago Hope Academy Photo - Chicago Hope is located in the Near West Side at 2189 W Bowler St. Chicago, IL 60612.
(Christian)
(1)
2189 W Bowler Street
Chicago, IL 60612
(312) 491-1600
Grades: 9-12
| 280 students
Chicago Jesuit Academy
Chicago Jesuit Academy Photo
(Catholic)
5058 W Jackson Blvd
Chicago, IL 60644
(708) 762-3603
Grades: 3-8
| 246 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
5088 W Jackson Blvd
Chicago, IL 60644
(773) 261-7505
Grades: 9-12
| 369 students
Christ the King School
(Catholic)
9240 S Hoyne Ave
Chicago, IL 60643
(773) 779-3329
Grades: PK-8
| 428 students
5608 W. Washington Blvd.
Chicago, IL 60644
(773) 945-5025
Grades: NS-8
| 258 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
| 760 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)
(2)
3633 N California Ave
Chicago, IL 60618
(773) 539-3600
Grades: 9-12
| 532 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
Gateway Montessori School
Gateway Montessori School Photo
Montessori School
4041 N. Pulaski Rd
Chicago, IL 60641
(773) 539-3025
Grades: NS-6
| 49 students
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Chicago, Illinois Private Schools (Closed)

School
Location
Grades
Students
5954 S Albany Avenue
Chicago, IL 60629
(773) 737-7810
Grades: NS-PK
| 62 students
Ashburn Lutheran School (Closed 2022)
(Evangelical Lutheran Church in America (formerly AELC, ALC, or LCA))
3345 W 83rd St
Chicago, IL 60652
(773) 737-2620
Grades: NS-8
| 131 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
| students
1014 East 47th Street
Chicago, IL 60653
(773) 924-1200
Grades: PK-6
| 83 students
1651 W Diversey Pkwy
Chicago, IL 60614
(773) 975-6330
Grades: PK-4
| 106 students
5110 W Diversey Ave
Chicago, IL 60639
(773) 205-5102
Grades: PK-6
| 100 students
14421 S Torrence Ave
Chicago, IL 60633
(708) 868-8612
Grades: PK-K
| 81 students
1911 W Irving Park Road
Chicago, IL 60613
(773) 281-0980
Grades: NS-PK
| 39 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
9 West Washington St, Fourth Floor
Chicago, IL 60602
(312) 643-0991
Grades: 9-12
| students
900 N Franklin St Ste 104
Chicago, IL 60610
(312) 944-5600
Grades: PK-8
| 88 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
3820 N Spaulding Ave
Chicago, IL 60618
(773) 478-6554
Grades: PK-8
| 214 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
Messiah Lutheran School (Closed 2010)
(Lutheran Church Missouri Synod)
6200 W Patterson Ave
Chicago, IL 60634
(773) 736-6600
Grades: K-9
| 70 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
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Frequently Asked Questions

What are the top ranked private schools in Chicago, IL?
The top ranked private schools in Chicago, IL include Chicago City Day School, Academy Of St. Benedict The African and Catherine Cook School.
How many private schools are located in Chicago, IL?
375 private schools are located in Chicago, IL.
How much do private schools cost in Chicago, IL?
The average tuition cost is $11,224, which is higher than the Illinois private school average tuition cost of $8,968.
How diverse are private schools in Chicago, IL?
Chicago, IL private schools are approximately 54% minority students, which is higher than the Illinois private school average of 34%.
What percentage of students in Chicago, IL go to private school?
17% of all K-12 students in Chicago, IL are educated in private schools (compared to the IL state average of 12%).
What percentage of private schools are religiously affiliated in Chicago, IL?
53% of private schools in Chicago, IL are religiously affiliated (most commonly Catholic and Jewish).

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