Top 20 Best Cook County Private Schools (2024)

For the 2024 school year, there are 770 private schools serving 136,214 students in Cook County, IL (there are 1,386 public schools, serving 695,414 public students). 16% of all K-12 students in Cook County, IL are educated in private schools (compared to the IL state average of 12%).
The best top ranked private schools in Cook County, IL include Chicago City Day School, Academy Of St. Benedict The African and Morgan Park Academy.
The average tuition cost is $11,198, which is higher than the Illinois private school average tuition cost of $9,013.
49% of private schools in Cook County, IL are religiously affiliated (most commonly Catholic and Christian).

Top Ranked Cook County 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
Montessori Language Academy
Montessori Language Academy Photo - Solar System Work
Montessori School
314 Circle Avenue
Forest Park, IL 60130
(708) 771-5030
Grades: PK-K
| 25 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
The Academy at St. Joan of Arc
The Academy at St. Joan of Arc Photo
(Catholic)
9245 Lawndale Ave
Evanston, IL 60203
(847) 972-1003
Grades: NS-8
| 240 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
Creative Learning Montessori School
Creative Learning Montessori School Photo - Creative Learning Montessori School
Montessori School
1410 S. Barrington Rd.
Barrington, IL 60010
(847) 382-2812
Grades: PK-5
| 70 students
Fusion Academy Evanston
Fusion Academy Evanston Photo - Each Fusion campus has a state-of-the-art music studio with professional-grade tools. Students can explore instruments, vocals, songwriting, DJ performing arts, and more.
Alternative School
847 Chicago Avenue, Suite 200
Evanston, IL 60202
(877) 673-8893
Grades: 6-12
| 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
American School
American School Photo
Alternative School
2200 E 170th St
Lansing, IL 60438
(708) 418-2800
Grades: 6-12
| 6,319 students
Aqsa School
All-girls (Islamic)
7361 W 92nd St
Bridgeview, IL 60455
(708) 598-2700
Grades: PK-12
| 257 students
Arie Crown Hebrew Day School
(Jewish)
4600 Main St
Skokie, IL 60076
(847) 982-9191
Grades: PK-8
| 700 students
Ascension Continuation School
Ascension Continuation 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.
(Catholic)
601 Van Buren St
Oak Park, IL 60304
(708) 386-7282
Grades: PK-8
| 394 students
Baker Demonstration School
Baker Demonstration School Photo - Think more deeply. Baker classrooms are alive with inquiry, investigation and ideas, and these ideas, often imagined into being by students like your sons and daughters, enrich and sometimes even spontaneously direct the focus of a class in unexpected ways, ultimately empowering students to think more deeply about their world.
Alternative School
(6)
201 Sheridan Road
Wilmette, IL 60091
(847) 425-5800
Grades: PK-8
| 269 students
The Barbereux School
Daycare / Preschool
3333 Culver St
Evanston, IL 60201
(847) 864-3215
Grades: PK-1
| 54 students
Beacon Academy
Beacon Academy Photo
Montessori School
1574 Sherman Avenue
Evanston, IL 60201
(224) 999-1177
Grades: 9-12
| 155 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
Brightmont Academy - Barrington
Brightmont Academy - Barrington Photo - one teacher one student
Special Program Emphasis
400 E. Main St.
Barrington, IL 60010
(224) 231-0310
Grades: 1-12
| 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
Calvary Academy
(Christian)
16300 State St
South Holland, IL 60473
(708) 333-5471
Grades: K-8
| 284 students
Calvin Christian School
(Calvinist)
(3)
528 E 161st Place
South Holland, IL 60473
(708) 331-5027
Grades: PK-8
| 232 students
Cardinal Joseph Bernardin Catholic School
(Catholic)
(1)
9250 W 167th St
Tinley Park, IL 60487
(708) 403-6525
Grades: PK-8
| 457 students
5201 Howard St
Skokie, IL 60077
(847) 674-6095
Grades: PK-8
| 300 students
Chiaravalle Montessori
Chiaravalle Montessori Photo - Opening the North Wing in September 2015, Chiaravalle became the first LEED Platinum Montessori school addition in the US and the first LEED Platinum independent school addition in Illinois.
Montessori School
425 Dempster St
Evanston, IL 60201
(847) 864-2190
Grades: PK-8
| 329 students
Chicago Christian High School
(Christian)
12001 S Oak Park Ave
Palos Heights, IL 60463
(708) 636-8550
Grades: 9-12
| 486 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
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Cook County Private Schools (Closed)

School
Location
Grades
Students
208 Harrison St
Oak Park, IL 60304
(708) 848-0701
Grades: PK-K
| 47 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 2010)
(Lutheran Church Missouri Synod)
2624 Oak St
River Grove, IL 60171
(708) 456-8786
Grades: K-9
| 37 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
165 N Lombard Avenue
Oak Park, IL 60302
(708) 383-6570
Grades: K
| 45 students
3205 S Austin Blvd
Cicero, IL 60804
(708) 222-1909
Grades: PK-8
| 34 students
7750 W Montrose Avenue
Harwood Heights, IL 60706
(708) 456-9074
Grades: K-8
| 117 students
1410 N Roosevelt Blvd
Schaumburg, IL 60173
(847) 605-8680
Grades: PK-K
| 53 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
God's Little Academy (Closed 2020)
Daycare / Preschool (Christian)
18247 Crawford Avenue
Homewood, IL 60430
(708) 798-2110
Grades: NS-PK
| 33 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
700 East 170th Street
South Holland, IL 60473
(708) 333-7010
Grades: NS-8
| 207 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
5217 149th St
Oak Forest, IL 60452
(708) 535-1524
Grades: PK-8
| 67 students
17007 Oak Park Avenue
Tinley Park, IL 60477
(708) 614-7577
Grades: PK-K
| 39 students
303 Illinois St
Park Forest, IL 60466
(708) 747-9020
Grades: PK-K
| 23 students
10900 West Cermak Road
Westchester, IL 60154
(708) 562-3115
Grades: 9-12
| 443 students
3820 N Spaulding Ave
Chicago, IL 60618
(773) 478-6554
Grades: PK-8
| 214 students
5705 W 127th St
Palos Heights, IL 60463
(708) 385-6250
Grades: PK-8
| 219 students
554 E Devon Avenue
Elk Grove Village, IL 60007
(847) 640-1686
Grades: NS
| 12 students
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Frequently Asked Questions

What are the top ranked private schools in Cook County, IL?
The top ranked private schools in Cook County, IL include Chicago City Day School, Academy Of St. Benedict The African and Morgan Park Academy.
How many private schools are located in Cook County, IL?
770 private schools are located in Cook County, IL.
How much do private schools cost in Cook County, IL?
The average tuition cost is $11,198, which is higher than the Illinois private school average tuition cost of $9,013.
How diverse are private schools in Cook County, IL?
Cook County, IL private schools are approximately 45% minority students, which is higher than the Illinois private school average of 34%.
What percentage of students in Cook County, IL go to private school?
16% of all K-12 students in Cook County, IL are educated in private schools (compared to the IL state average of 12%).
What percentage of private schools are religiously affiliated in Cook County, IL?
49% of private schools in Cook County, IL are religiously affiliated (most commonly Catholic and Christian).

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