Top 5 Best Elgin Private Schools (2024)

For the 2024 school year, there are 24 private schools serving 2,793 students in Elgin, IL (there are 31 public schools, serving 17,733 public students). 14% of all K-12 students in Elgin, IL are educated in private schools (compared to the IL state average of 12%).
The best top ranked private schools in Elgin, IL include Elgin Academy, Westminster Christian School and St. Edward Central Catholic High School.
The average acceptance rate is 97%, which is higher than the Illinois private school average acceptance rate of 91%.
50% of private schools in Elgin, IL are religiously affiliated (most commonly Catholic and Lutheran Church Missouri Synod).

Top Ranked Elgin Private Schools (2024)

School
Location
Grades
Students
Elgin Academy
Elgin Academy Photo - "Old Main" building of Elgin Academy Old Main is the academy's original building. Today, it is primarily used as the museum for the Elgin Area Historical Society. One room still serves as a regular school classroom for the school.
(9)
350 Park St
Elgin, IL 60120
(847) 695-0303
Grades: NS-12
| 182 students
Harvest Christian Academy
Harvest Christian Academy Photo - Welcome to Harvest Christian Academy, home of the Lions! We educate students from preschool through grade 12.
(Christian)
(2)
1000 N Randall Rd
Elgin, IL 60123
(847) 214-3500
Grades: NS-12
| 479 students
335 Locust St
Elgin, IL 60123
(847) 741-7535
Grades: 9-12
| 315 students
St. John's Lutheran School
St. John's Lutheran School Photo - St. John's Lutheran School in Elgin Il.
(Lutheran Church Missouri Synod)
109 N Spring St
Elgin, IL 60120
(847) 741-7633
Grades: PK-1
| students
Westminster Christian School
Westminster Christian School Photo - Middle and High school students enjoy class trips to foster unity in their classes.
(Christian)
(6)
2700 W Highland Avenue
Elgin, IL 60124
(847) 695-0310
Grades: PK-12
| 314 students
Bethlehem Lutheran Child Development Center
Daycare / Preschool (Evangelical Lutheran Church in America (formerly AELC, ALC, or LCA))
340 Grand Blvd
Elgin, IL 60120
(847) 741-7743
Grades: PK-K
| 44 students
Bowes Road KinderCare
Bowes Road KinderCare Photo - Bowes Road KinderCare
Daycare / Preschool
2395 Bowes Rd
Elgin, IL 60123
(847) 622-9475
Grades: NS-PK
| 23 students
Bowes Road KinderCare
Daycare / Preschool
2395 Bowes Rd.
Elgin, IL 60123
(847) 622-9475
Grades: NS-PK
| 74 students
The Einstein Academy
The Einstein Academy Photo - Fun with science!
Special Program Emphasis
(4)
747 Davis Rd
Elgin, IL 60123
(847) 697-3836
Grades: PK-12
| 94 students
Fox Valley Lutheran Academy
(Lutheran Church Missouri Synod)
1111 Van St
Elgin, IL 60123
(847) 741-7795
Grades: 10-12
| 14 students
The Goddard School Of Elgin
The Goddard School Of Elgin Photo
Daycare / Preschool
2496 Bushwood Drive
Elgin, IL 60124
(847) 783-0083
Grades: PK-K
| 37 students
Highland Christian Academy
Highland Christian Academy Photo - Make a Difference in the life of a child - support Highland Christian Academy.
(Assembly of God)
(3)
2250 W Highland Ave
Elgin, IL 60123
(847) 741-5530
Grades: PK-8
| 57 students
Institute Of Islamic Education
All-girls (Islamic)
1280 Bluff City Blvd
Elgin, IL 60120
(847) 695-4685
Grades: 1-12
| 65 students
Larkin Center School
Special Education School
515 Sports Way
Elgin, IL 60123
(847) 888-5200
Grades: 1-12
| 57 students
The Learning Tree
Daycare / Preschool
2325 Royal Blvd
Elgin, IL 60123
(847) 888-4220
Grades: PK-K
| 200 students
The Learning Tree East
Daycare / Preschool
(1)
845 Summit St
Elgin, IL 60120
(847) 741-6880
Grades: PK-K
| 54 students
Main Lane KinderCare
Main Lane KinderCare Photo - Main Lane KinderCare
Daycare / Preschool
(1)
1520 Main Lane
Elgin, IL 60123
(847) 697-0555
Grades: NS-PK
| 60 students
Marklund Wasmond Center
Special Education School
1435 Summit St
Elgin, IL 60120
(630) 307-1882
Grades: 4-12
| 12 students
St. Joseph Catholic School
(Catholic)
274 Division St
Elgin, IL 60120
(847) 931-2804
Grades: NS-8
| 192 students
St. Laurence Continuation School
(Catholic)
(1)
572 Standish St
Elgin, IL 60123
(847) 468-6100
Grades: PK-8
| 105 students
St. Mary School
St. Mary School Photo - St. Mary Catholic School of Elgin
(Catholic)
(11)
103 S Gifford St
Elgin, IL 60120
(847) 695-6609
Grades: PK-8
| 138 students
St. Thomas More Continuation School
(Catholic)
(1)
1625 W Highland Ave
Elgin, IL 60123
(847) 742-3959
Grades: PK-8
| 198 students
South Street KinderCare
South Street KinderCare Photo - South Street KinderCare
Daycare / Preschool
2485 South St
Elgin, IL 60123
(847) 888-4288
Grades: NS-PK
| students
Summit School
Summit School Photo
Special Education School
333 W River Rd
Elgin, IL 60123
(847) 468-0490
Grades: 1-12
| 79 students

Frequently Asked Questions

What are the top ranked private schools in Elgin, IL?
The top ranked private schools in Elgin, IL include Elgin Academy, Westminster Christian School and St. Edward Central Catholic High School.
How many private schools are located in Elgin, IL?
24 private schools are located in Elgin, IL.
How diverse are private schools in Elgin, IL?
Elgin, IL private schools are approximately 37% minority students, which is higher than the Illinois private school average of 34%.
What percentage of students in Elgin, IL go to private school?
14% of all K-12 students in Elgin, IL are educated in private schools (compared to the IL state average of 12%).
What percentage of private schools are religiously affiliated in Elgin, IL?
50% of private schools in Elgin, IL are religiously affiliated (most commonly Catholic and Lutheran Church Missouri Synod).

Recent Articles

Making Social Media Work for Your School
Making Social Media Work for Your School
An introduction to using Facebook, YouTube and Pinterest to promote your school.
SEO for Private Schools - Part 3: Using Social Media
SEO for Private Schools - Part 3: Using Social Media
Social media for private K-12 schools is a bit different from social media for businesses. Some tips and strategies here.
The Pros and Cons of Teaching Overseas
The Pros and Cons of Teaching Overseas
Hundreds of private schools, and for that matter, public schools, outside the United States will be happy to have you as a teacher for a few years.