Best Illinois Private Daycares & Preschools (2021-22)

For the 2021-22 school year, there are 1,305 private daycares & preschools serving 195,831 students in Illinois.
The best top ranked private daycares & preschools in Illinois include School Of St. Mary, Quest Academy and Catherine Cook School.
The average tuition cost is $6,731, which is lower than the Illinois average tuition cost of $8,351.
55% of private daycares & preschools in Illinois are religiously affiliated (most commonly Roman Catholic and Christian). Learn more about how daycare centers and preschools work.

Top Ranked Illinois Private Daycares & Preschools (2021-22)

School
Location
Grades
Students
Avery Coonley School
Avery Coonley School Photo - #seahorsepride
Special Program Emphasis
(5)
1400 Maple Avenue
Downers Grove, IL 60515
(630) 969-0800
Grades: PK-8
| 338 students
Catherine Cook School
Catherine Cook School Photo
(1)
226 W Schiller St
Chicago, IL 60610
(312) 266-3381
Grades: NS-8
| 573 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
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))
3415 W. Arthington
Chicago, IL 60624
(773) 265-0550
Grades: PK-8
| 320 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
| 35 students
Northside Catholic Academy
Northside Catholic Academy Photo
(Roman Catholic)
(2)
6216 N. Glenwood
Chicago, IL 60660
(773) 743-6277
Grades: NS-8
| 550 students
Our Lady Sacred Heart Academy
Our Lady Sacred Heart Academy Photo - Come Join The Pursuit at Our New 30 Acre Campus. Life Liberty & the Pursuit of Holiness!
(Roman Catholic)
(5)
3445 Elmwood Rd
Rockford, IL 61101
(815) 399-3021
Grades: PK-12
| 77 students
Quest Academy
Quest Academy Photo - Home of the Knights!
Special Program Emphasis
(1)
500 N Benton St
Palatine, IL 60067
(847) 202-8035
Grades: PK-8
| 255 students
St. Gilbert School
St. Gilbert School Photo
(Roman Catholic)
231 E Belvidere Rd
Grayslake, IL 60030
(847) 223-8600
Grades: PK-8
| 352 students
St. Theresa School
St. Theresa School Photo - ST. THERESA SCHOOL - Offering morning and all-day Preschool and Kindergarten Programs through 8th grade
(Roman Catholic)
(9)
445 N. Benton Street
Palatine, IL 60067
(847) 359-1820
Grades: PK-8
| 400 students
St. Walter-St. Benedict Elementary School
St. Walter-St. Benedict Elementary School Photo - St. Benedict Catholic School Blue Island Welcomes You!
(Roman Catholic)
(4)
2324 New Street
Blue Island, IL 60406
(708) 385-2016
Grades: PK-8
| 177 students
School Of St. Mary
School Of St. Mary Photo
(Roman Catholic)
185 E Illinois Rd
Lake Forest, IL 60045
(847) 234-0371
Grades: PK-8
| 434 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!
(Roman Catholic)
6020 S. Laflin
Chicago, IL 60636
(773) 776-3316
Grades: PK-8
| 151 students
Alexander Graham Bell Montessori School
Alexander Graham Bell Montessori School Photo - Welcome! Come on in and see all we have to offer!
Montessori School
(2)
9300 Capitol Drive
Wheeling, IL 60090
(847) 850-5490
Grades: NS-8
| 100 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
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
| 135 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. Bede The Venerable
St. Bede The Venerable Photo
(Roman Catholic)
(1)
4440 W 83rd St
Chicago, IL 60652
(773) 884-2020
Grades: PK-8
| 204 students
St. James Catholic School
St. James Catholic School Photo - Members of the Pet Patrol clean cages and write care pet plans.
(Roman Catholic)
412 W Washington St
Millstadt, IL 62260
(618) 476-3510
Grades: PK-8
| 142 students
ACS Cornerstone
(Christian)
355 N Cross St
Sycamore, IL 60178
(815) 895-8522
Grades: PK-8
| 260 students
Aletheia School
Aletheia School Photo - Aletheia School logo
(Christian)
(2)
7229 N. Knoxville Ave
Peoria, IL 61614
(309) 635-9809
Grades: PK-7
| 75 students
All Saints Academy
(Roman Catholic)
295 N Clinton St
Breese, IL 62230
(618) 526-4323
Grades: PK-8
| 317 students
All Saints Catholic Academy
(Roman Catholic)
(8)
1155 Aurora Ave
Naperville, IL 60540
(630) 961-6125
Grades: NS-8
| 474 students
Allegro Academy
Allegro Academy Photo - Our harpists listen to instructor and Rockford Symphony harpist Ms. Felix.
(Christian)
6413 Forest Hills Road
Rockford, IL 61114
(815) 877-1489
Grades: NS-7
| 64 students
Alphonsus Academy & Center For The Arts
Alphonsus Academy & Center For The Arts Photo - Technology is incorporated into every classroom and all classes use the iStudio to create and become makers for tomorrow.
(Roman Catholic)
1439 W Wellington Ave
Chicago, IL 60657
(773) 819-7655
Grades: NS-8
| 555 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
| 85 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.
(Roman Catholic)
1840 Church Rd
Aurora, IL 60505
(630) 851-4300
Grades: PK-8
| 234 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 Elementary School
Ascension Elementary 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.
(Roman Catholic)
601 Van Buren St
Oak Park, IL 60304
(708) 386-7282
Grades: PK-8
| 424 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
| 53 students
3751 N Broadway St
Chicago, IL 60613
(773) 281-1858
Grades: NS-8
| 501 students
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