Top 20 Best Illinois Nonsectarian Private Schools (2024)

For the 2024 school year, there are 576 nonsectarian private schools in Illinois. You can also find more religiously affiliated schools in Illinois.
The top ranked nonsectarian private schools in Illinois include Catherine Cook School, Montessori Language Academy and The Avery Coonley School.

Top Ranked Nonsectarian Private Schools in Illinois (2024)

School
Location
Grades
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
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
Sonia Shankman Orthogenic School
Sonia Shankman Orthogenic School Photo
Special Education School
(1)
6245 S. Ingleside Avenue
Chicago, IL 60637
(773) 420-2900
Grades: 4-12
| 67 students
Vine Academy
Vine Academy Photo - Our primary program has a strong emphasis on building independence.
Alternative School
6880 N FRONTAGE RD
Willowbrook, IL 60527
(630) 423-5916
Grades: K-12
| 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
Fusion Academy Evanston
Fusion Academy Evanston Photo - Each Fusion campus has a state-of-the-art music studio with professional-grade tools. Students can explore instruments, vocals, songwriting, DJ performing arts, and more.
Alternative School
847 Chicago Avenue, Suite 200
Evanston, IL 60202
(877) 673-8893
Grades: 6-12
| students
Fusion Academy Lake Forest
Fusion Academy Lake Forest Photo
Alternative School
(5)
840 S. Waukegan Road, Suite 224
Lake Forest, IL 60045
(877) 673-8893
Grades: 6-12
| 67 students
Fusion Academy Lincoln Park
Fusion Academy Lincoln Park Photo
Alternative School
1440 N. Dayton Street, Suite 104
Chicago, IL 60642
(877) 673-8893
Grades: 6-12
| 40 students
Fusion Academy Oak Brook
Fusion Academy Oak Brook Photo - Classes at Fusion are one-to-one: one student and one teacher per classroom. Students have different teachers for different subjects, and teachers act as mentors in the one-to-one setting.
Alternative School
3041 Butterfield Road, Suite 200
Oak Brook, IL 60523
(877) 673-8893
Grades: 6-12
| 29 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
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
American School
American School Photo
Alternative School
2200 E 170th St
Lansing, IL 60438
(708) 418-2800
Grades: 6-12
| 6,319 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
Beacon Academy
Beacon Academy Photo
Montessori School
1574 Sherman Avenue
Evanston, IL 60201
(224) 999-1177
Grades: 9-12
| 155 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
Brightmont Academy - Barrington
Brightmont Academy - Barrington Photo - one teacher one student
Special Program Emphasis
400 E. Main St.
Barrington, IL 60010
(224) 231-0310
Grades: 1-12
| students
Brightmont Academy - Naperville
Brightmont Academy - Naperville Photo - one teacher one student
Special Program Emphasis
445 Jackson Ave.
Naperville, IL 60540
(331) 260-0334
Grades: 1-12
| students
161 West 9th Street
Chicago, IL 60605
(773) 998-2472
Grades: NS-12
| 663 students
814 & 821 W. Eastman Street
Chicago, IL 60642
(773) 907-5000
Grades: NS-5
| 635 students
Carmel Montessori Academy & Children's House
Montessori School
3s238 State Route 59
Warrenville, IL 60555
(630) 393-2995
Grades: PK-12
| 41 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
Chicago Waldorf School
Special Program Emphasis
1300 W Loyola Ave
Chicago, IL 60626
(773) 465-2662
Grades: PK-12
| 371 students
Childs Voice
Childs Voice Photo - At Child’s Voice children with hearing loss are provided the skills and tools needed to learn to listen and to speak, to enjoy the sounds of everyday.
Special Education School
180 Hansen Ct
Wood Dale, IL 60191
(630) 595-8200
Grades: PK-2
| 78 students
Clare Woods Academy
Special Education School
(13)
125 E. Seminary Ave.
Wheaton, IL 60187
(630) 289-4221
Grades: Inquire with school
| 92 students
Cosmic Montessori Community
Montessori School
(1)
1310 Waterford Dr
Aurora, IL 60504
(630) 585-8881
Grades: PK-5
| 115 students
Council Oak Montessori School
Council Oak Montessori School Photo - Team building exercises on the first day of school.
Montessori School
2521 Grove St
Blue Island, IL 60406
(708) 926-9720
Grades: PK-8
| 54 students
Countryside School
Special Program Emphasis
4301 W Kirby Avenue
Champaign, IL 61822
(217) 355-1253
Grades: K-8
| 154 students
Creative Montessori Learning Center
Montessori School
550 S Edgewood Ave
Lombard, IL 60148
(630) 620-5505
Grades: PK-K
| 78 students
Detour 2 Discovery Day School
Daycare / Preschool
2001 S Wabash Avenue
Chicago, IL 60616
(312) 949-2273
Grades: NS-K
| 153 students
Dr Pedro Albizu Campos Puerto Rican High School
Dr Pedro Albizu Campos Puerto Rican High School Photo
Alternative School
2739-41 W. Division Street
Chicago, IL 60622
(773) 342-8022
Grades: 10-12
| 165 students
Dupage Montessori School
Dupage Montessori School Photo
Montessori School
(6)
1111 E Warrenville Rd
Naperville, IL 60563
(630) 369-6899
Grades: PK-9
| 264 students
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