Top 20 Best Cook County Private Preschools (2024)

For the 2024 school year, there are 608 private preschools serving 98,116 students in Cook County, IL.
The best top ranked private preschools in Cook County, IL include Chicago City Day School, Morgan Park Academy and Montessori Language Academy.
The average tuition cost is $9,708, which is higher than the Illinois private preschool average tuition cost of $7,369.
49% of private preschools in Cook County, IL are religiously affiliated (most commonly Catholic and Christian).

Top Ranked Cook County Private Preschools (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
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
1439 W Wellington Ave
Chicago, IL 60657
(773) 819-7655
Grades: NS-8
| 555 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
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
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 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 School
(Catholic)
9240 S Hoyne Ave
Chicago, IL 60643
(773) 779-3329
Grades: PK-8
| 428 students
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
Glenview, IL 60093
(847) 446-5252
Grades: PK-12
| 441 students
Christian Liberty Academy
Christian Liberty Academy Photo - At Christian Liberty Academy we seek to not only challenge your child academically but also to prepare them to be creative and disciplined servants of Jesus Christ.
(Christian)
(2)
502 W Euclid Ave
Arlington Heights, IL 60004
(847) 259-4444
Grades: PK-12
| 418 students
5608 W. Washington Blvd.
Chicago, IL 60644
(773) 945-5025
Grades: NS-8
| 258 students
Council Oak Montessori School
Council Oak Montessori School Photo - Team building exercises on the first day of school.
Montessori School
2521 Grove St
Blue Island, IL 60406
(708) 926-9720
Grades: PK-8
| 54 students
Daystar Academy
Daystar Academy Photo
(Christian)
(1)
1550 S State St
Chicago, IL 60605
(312) 791-0001
Grades: PK-12
| 350 students
Detour 2 Discovery Day School
Daycare / Preschool
2001 S Wabash Avenue
Chicago, IL 60616
(312) 949-2273
Grades: NS-K
| 153 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 preschools in Cook County, IL?
The top ranked private preschools in Cook County, IL include Chicago City Day School, Morgan Park Academy and Montessori Language Academy.
How many private preschools are located in Cook County, IL?
608 private preschools are located in Cook County, IL.
How much do private preschools cost in Cook County, IL?
The average tuition cost is $9,708, which is higher than the Illinois private school average tuition cost of $7,369.
How diverse are private preschools in Cook County, IL?
Cook County, IL private preschools are approximately 45% minority students, which is higher than the Illinois private school average of 34%.
What percentage of private preschools are religiously affiliated in Cook County, IL?
49% of private preschools in Cook County, IL are religiously affiliated (most commonly Catholic and Christian).

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