Top National Association of Independent Schools (NAIS) Private Schools in Illinois

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For the 2021 school year, there are 42 top private schools in Illinois belonging to the National Association of Independent Schools (NAIS), serving 14,513 students.
The National Association of Independent Schools, governed by a board of trustees and staffed by approximately 40 individuals, is a membership organization and the national voice of independent education. NAIS represents approximately 1,400 independent schools and associations in the United States, and affiliates with independent schools abroad as well. We offer a broad variety of services and products. The NAIS Principles of Good Practice for member schools define high standards and ethical behavior in key areas of independent school operations.You can also find more schools membership associations in Illinois.

Top National Association of Independent Schools (NAIS) Private Schools (2021)

  • School Location Grades Students
  • Avery Coonley School
    Avery Coonley School Photo - #seahorsepride
    Special Program Emphasis
    1400 Maple Avenue
    Downers Grove, IL 60515
    (630) 969-0800

    Grades: PK-8 | 338 students
  • 9 West Washington St, Fourth Floor
    Chicago, IL 60602
    (312) 643-0991

    Grades: 9-12 | n/a 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
  • 5352 W Chicago Ave
    Chicago, IL 60651
    (773) 626-6988

    Grades: 10-12 | 146 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
  • 3751 N Broadway St
    Chicago, IL 60613
    (773) 281-1858

    Grades: NS-8 | 501 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
  • Camelot-nwca
    Special Education School
    315 N 6th St
    Dekalb, IL 60115
    (815) 787-4144

    Grades: 1-12 | 79 students
  • 226 W Schiller St
    Chicago, IL 60610
    (312) 266-3381

    Grades: NS-8 | 573 students
  • 425 Dempster St
    Evanston, IL 60201
    (847) 864-2190

    Grades: PK-8 | 400 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
  • 165 N Lombard Avenue
    Oak Park, IL 60302
    (708) 383-6570

    Grades: K | 45 students
  • Countryside Day School
    Countryside Day School Photo
    Montessori School
    1985 Pfingsten Road
    Northbrook, IL 60062
    (847) 498-1105

    Grades: PK-8 | 149 students
  • Countryside School
    Special Program Emphasis
    4301 W Kirby Avenue
    Champaign, IL 61822
    (217) 355-1253

    Grades: K-8 | 153 students
  • 350 Park St
    Elgin, IL 60120
    (847) 695-0303

    Grades: NS-12 | 337 students
  • Fairyland Nursery School
    Daycare / Preschool
    4350 N Milwaukee Ave
    Chicago, IL 60641
    (773) 725-1246

    Grades: PK-K | 65 students
  • 330 W Webster Ave
    Chicago, IL 60614
    (773) 797-5501

    Grades: PK-12 | 907 students
  • 500 W 187th St
    Glenwood, IL 60425
    (708) 754-0175

    Grades: 2-8 | 105 students
  • 2400 S Franklin Street Rd
    Decatur, IL 62521
    (217) 423-7049

    Grades: PK-8 | 240 students
  • Keith Country Day School
    Special Program Emphasis
    1 Jacoby Pl
    Rockford, IL 61107
    (815) 399-8823

    Grades: PK-12 | 281 students
  • 1500 W Kennedy Rd
    Lake Forest, IL 60045
    (847) 615-3248

    Grades: 9-12 | 435 students
  • 145 S. Green Bay Road
    Lake Forest, IL 60045
    (847) 234-2350

    Grades: NS-8 | 380 students
  • 59 W North Blvd
    Chicago, IL 60610
    (312) 582-6000

    Grades: PK-12 | 1,137 students
  • Long Grove Country School
    Alternative School
    20400 Old Hicks Rd
    Lake Zurich, IL 60047
    (847) 438-4834

    Grades: PK-K | 35 students
  • Mary Sears Childrens Academy
    Daycare / Preschool
    16807 108th Ave
    Orland Park, IL 60467
    (708) 460-4414

    Grades: NS-K | 72 students
  • 19W070 16th Street
    Lombard, IL 60148
    (630) 627-6930

    Grades: 9-12 | 635 students
  • 2153 W 111th St
    Chicago, IL 60643
    (773) 881-6700

    Grades: PK-12 | 452 students
  • 1192 S Cuyler Avenue
    Oak Park, IL 60304
    (708) 386-3979

    Grades: NS-PK | 30 students
  • 7351 S Stony Island Ave
    Chicago, IL 60649
    (773) 643-0700

    Grades: PK-8 | 221 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 | 528 students
  • 2017 W Montrose Ave
    Chicago, IL 60618
    (773) 327-3144

    Grades: PK-8 | 242 students
  • 310 Green Bay Rd
    Winnetka, IL 60093
    (847) 446-0674

    Grades: PK-12 | 530 students
  • 5108 W Division St
    Chicago, IL 60651
    (773) 921-2800

    Grades: PK-8 | 105 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 | 255 students
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