Top 20 Best Illinois Private Schools Belonging To National Association of Independent Schools (NAIS) (2024)

For the 2024 school year, there are 44 private schools belonging to national association of independent schools (nais) serving 15,321 students in Illinois. You can also find more schools membership associations in Illinois.
The top ranked belonging to national association of independent schools (nais) private schools in Illinois include Chicago City Day School, The Avery Coonley School and Catherine Cook School.
The average tuition cost is $25,870, which is higher than the Illinois private school average tuition cost of $9,125.
18% of private schools belonging to national association of independent schools (nais) in Illinois are religiously affiliated (most commonly Catholic and Christian).

Top Ranked Private Schools Belonging To National Association of Independent Schools (NAIS) in Illinois (2024)

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
1400 Maple Avenue
Downers Grove, IL 60515
(630) 969-0800
Grades: PK-8
| 332 students
Catherine Cook School
Catherine Cook School Photo
226 W Schiller St
Chicago, IL 60610
(312) 266-3381
Grades: NS-8
| 461 students
Chicago City Day School
Chicago City Day School Photo
541 W Hawthorne Pl
Chicago, IL 60657
(773) 327-0900
Grades: PK-8
| students
Morgan Park Academy
Morgan Park Academy Photo
2153 W 111th St
Chicago, IL 60643
(773) 881-6700
Grades: PK-12
| 475 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
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
201 Sheridan Road
Wilmette, IL 60091
(847) 425-5800
Grades: PK-8
| 269 students
Bennett Day School
Bennett Day School Photo
Special Program Emphasis
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
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
Countryside School
Special Program Emphasis
4301 W Kirby Avenue
Champaign, IL 61822
(217) 355-1253
Grades: K-8
| 154 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.
350 Park St
Elgin, IL 60120
(847) 695-0303
Grades: NS-12
| 182 students
Francis W Parker School
330 W Webster Ave
Chicago, IL 60614
(773) 797-5501
Grades: PK-12
| 907 students
Glenwood Academy
Glenwood Academy Photo
500 W 187th St
Glenwood, IL 60425
(708) 756-4663
Grades: 2-8
| 106 students
Holy Family Catholic School
2400 S Franklin Street Rd
Decatur, IL 62521
(217) 423-7049
Grades: PK-8
| 268 students
Keith Country Day School
Special Program Emphasis
1 Jacoby Pl
Rockford, IL 61107
(815) 399-8823
Grades: PK-12
| 213 students
Lake Forest Academy
Lake Forest Academy Photo - LFA's campus is located on the former J. Ogden Armour estate and includes many of its original buildings. After a 10-year campaign, various academic spaces, athletic facilities, and dorms have been modernized.
1500 W Kennedy Rd
Lake Forest, IL 60045
(847) 615-3267
Grades: 9-12
| 438 students
145 S. Green Bay Road
Lake Forest, IL 60045
(847) 234-2350
Grades: NS-8
| 406 students
The Latin School Of Chicago
59 W North Blvd
Chicago, IL 60610
(312) 582-6000
Grades: PK-12
| 1,137 students
Lycee Francais De Chicago
Lycee Francais De Chicago Photo - The Lyce Franais de Chicago is a leading international, multilingual school that helps students grow into well-rounded, active citizens of the world.
Special Program Emphasis
1929 W. Wilson Avenue
Chicago, IL 60640
(773) 665-0066
Grades: PK-12
| 777 students
Montini Catholic High School
Montini Catholic High School Photo
19W070 16th Street
Lombard, IL 60148
(630) 627-6930
Grades: 9-12
| 538 students
Near North Montessori
Near North Montessori Photo - Near North Montessori School
Montessori School
1434 W Division Street
Chicago, IL 60642
(773) 384-1434
Grades: NS-8
| 579 students
2017 W Montrose Ave
Chicago, IL 60618
(773) 327-3144
Grades: PK-8
| 260 students
310 Green Bay Rd
Winnetka, IL 60093
(847) 446-0674
Grades: PK-12
| 541 students
Quest Academy
Quest Academy Photo - Home of the Knights!
Special Program Emphasis
500 N Benton St
Palatine, IL 60067
(847) 202-8035
Grades: PK-8
| 258 students
Roycemore School
Roycemore School Photo
1200 Davis Street
Evanston, IL 60201
(847) 866-6055
Grades: PK-12
| 230 students
Sacred Heart Schools
Sacred Heart Schools Photo
6250 N Sheridan Road
Chicago, IL 60660
(773) 751-7656
Grades: PK-8
| 710 students
St. Francis High School
2130 W Roosevelt Rd
Wheaton, IL 60187
(630) 668-5800
Grades: 9-12
| 731 students
1362 E 59th Street
Chicago, IL 60637
(773) 702-9450
Grades: PK-12
| 2,224 students
1310 S Ashland Ave
Chicago, IL 60608
(312) 733-5337
Grades: NS-8
| 129 students
Wolcott College Prep
Wolcott College Prep Photo - Wolcott School
Special Education School
524 N. Wolcott Ave.
Chicago, IL 60622
(312) 610-4900
Grades: 9-12
| 149 students
A-karrasel Enterprises, Inc.
Daycare / Preschool
5504 W. Fullerton
Chicago, IL 60639
(773) 637-1022
Grades: NS-PK
| 64 students
Ancona School
Ancona School Photo - In a community of cultural and economic diversity, Ancona's progressive, social justice curriculum rooted in the Montessori tradition educations students to become creative problem solvers, confident risk takers, and life-long learners.
Montessori School
4770 S Dorchester Ave
Chicago, IL 60615
(773) 924-2356
Grades: PK-8
| 237 students
Special Education School
315 N 6th St
Dekalb, IL 60115
(815) 981-4661
Grades: K
| 9 students
The Chicago Academy For The Arts
The Chicago Academy For The Arts Photo - Chicagoland's independent high school for the arts.
Special Program Emphasis
1010 W Chicago Avenue
Chicago, IL 60642
(312) 421-0202
Grades: 9-12
| 137 students
Countryside Montessori School
Countryside Montessori School Photo
Montessori School
1985 Pfingsten Road
Northbrook, IL 60062
(847) 498-1105
Grades: PK-8
| 160 students
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