Top 20 Best Illinois Private Daycares & Preschools (2024)

For the 2024 school year, there are 1,302 private daycares & preschools serving 191,553 students in Illinois.
The top ranked private daycares & preschools in Illinois include Morgan Park Academy, Baker Demonstration School and Academy Of St. Benedict The African.
The average tuition cost is $7,542, which is lower than the Illinois average tuition cost of $9,279.
53% of private daycares & preschools in Illinois are religiously affiliated (most commonly Catholic and Christian). Learn more about how daycare centers and preschools work.

Top Ranked Illinois Private Daycares & 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
The Avery Coonley School
The Avery Coonley School Photo - 'Gathering' is a tradition at ACS where students in Groups 1-8, faculty, and staff come together as a community to participate in various activities such as watching a performance, interacting with a presentation, and more.
Special Program Emphasis
(7)
1400 Maple Avenue
Downers Grove, IL 60515
(630) 969-0800
Grades: PK-8
| 332 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
| n/a 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
St. Joan Of Arc
St. Joan Of Arc Photo
(Catholic)
(8)
4913 Columbia Avenue
Lisle, IL 60532
(630) 969-1732
Grades: PK-8
| 370 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
| 242 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
The Goddard School Third Lake
The Goddard School Third Lake Photo
Daycare / Preschool
34638 North Highway 45
Grayslake, IL 60030
(847) 543-9075
Grades: PK-K
| 140 students
Montessori Habitat
Montessori Habitat Photo - Call us at 217-366-3260 to learn more about our ~ preschool classroom ~ elementary classroom ~ and ~ middle school classroom. Visit our website at www.montessorihabitatschool.org. Affiliated with the American Montessori Society
Montessori School
801 & 805 West Kirby Avenue
Champaign, IL 61820
(217) 366-3260
Grades: PK-8
| 86 students
St. John Lutheran School
St. John Lutheran School Photo
(Christian)
(6)
501 W Park Ave
Libertyville, IL 60048
(847) 362-4424
Grades: PK-8
| 91 students
Aletheia School
Aletheia School Photo - Aletheia School logo
(Christian)
(2)
7229 N. Knoxville Ave
Peoria, IL 61614
(309) 635-9809
Grades: PK-7
| 95 students
All Saints Academy
(Catholic)
295 N Clinton St
Breese, IL 62230
(618) 526-4323
Grades: PK-8
| 345 students
All Saints Catholic Academy
(Catholic)
(12)
1155 Aurora Avenue
Naperville, IL 60540
(630) 961-6125
Grades: NS-8
| 468 students
1439 W Wellington Ave
Chicago, IL 60657
(773) 819-7655
Grades: NS-8
| 555 students
Alpine Christian School
(Seventh Day Adventist)
325 North Alpine Road
Rockford, IL 61107
(815) 399-7492
Grades: PK-8
| 45 students
Alta Vista Montessori School
Alta Vista Montessori School Photo
Montessori School
(1)
1850 W Winchester Road, Suite 201
Libertyville, IL 60048
(847) 918-1621
Grades: PK-K
| 139 students
Annunciation Of The Bvm School
Annunciation Of The Bvm School Photo - Annunciation has a terrific staff who cultivate a community of learners supported by the teachings of Christ.
(Catholic)
1840 Church Rd
Aurora, IL 60505
(630) 851-4300
Grades: PK-8
| 233 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
Aurora Christian Schools
Aurora Christian Schools Photo - Each year, our High School students take one week of their Easter Vacation to spend time traveling to and working on a construction project, called Mission Impossible!
(Christian)
(2)
2255 Sullivan Road
Aurora, IL 60506
(630) 892-1551
Grades: NS-12
| 645 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
Bethany Lutheran Church And School
(Lutheran Church Missouri Synod)
(3)
1550 Modaff Road
Naperville, IL 60565
(630) 355-6607
Grades: PK-8
| 251 students
Bethel Lutheran School
(Lutheran Church Missouri Synod)
325 East Queenwood Rd
Morton, IL 61550
(309) 219-6153
Grades: PK-8
| 342 students
Blessed Sacrament
(Catholic)
748 W Laurel St
Springfield, IL 62704
(217) 522-7534
Grades: PK-8
| 467 students
Blessed Sacrament Catholic School
Blessed Sacrament Catholic School Photo
(Catholic)
1115 S 7th St
Quincy, IL 62301
(217) 228-1477
Grades: PK-8
| 218 students
Bridgeport Catholic Academy
(Catholic)
3700 S Lowe Ave
Chicago, IL 60609
(773) 376-6223
Grades: PK-8
| 290 students
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Frequently Asked Questions

What are the top ranked private daycares & preschools in Illinois?
The top ranked private daycares & preschools in Illinois include Morgan Park Academy, Baker Demonstration School and Academy Of St. Benedict The African.
How many private daycares & preschools are located in Illinois?
1,302 private daycares & preschools are located in Illinois.
How much do private daycares & preschools cost in Illinois?
The average tuition cost is $7,542, which is lower than the Illinois private school average tuition cost of $9,279.
How diverse are private daycares & preschools in Illinois?
Illinois private daycares & preschools are approximately 34% minority students, which is same as the Illinois private school average of 34%.
What percentage of private daycares & preschools are religiously affiliated in Illinois?
53% of private daycares & preschools in Illinois are religiously affiliated (most commonly Catholic and Christian).

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