Next Generation School

Next Generation School is an independent, private school offering superior educational opportunities in a loving, nurturing environment for students ages six weeks through eighth grade.
Our holistic approach to education enables our students to realize their fullest potential and become life-long learners who can successfully navigate the world.
Our campus, located in southwest Champaign, is arranged into three buildings.
Our Early Education building, 1201 West Windsor, serves children ages six weeks through three years.
Our All-Star building, 2533 Galen Drive, is home to our four year old students, and our Primary and Middle School building is located at 2521 Galen Drive.
The three buildings are connected by a large play field and playground.
A short distance from University of Illinois' campus, our location affords us the opportunity of many enriching experiences for our students.
We have established several partnerships with the University and other community staples all designed to enhance our core academics, Fine Arts and Performing Arts, and STEM education programs.
We invite you to visit our campus and experience first-hand the world of opportunity that awaits your child at Next Generation School.

Quick Stats (2024)

  • Top Ranked IL School
  • Grades: Prekindergarten-8
  • Enrollment: 613 students
  • Yearly Tuition: $11,000
  • Average class size: 30 students
  • Application Deadline: None / Rolling
  • Source: Verified school update

Top Rankings

Next Generation School ranks among the top 20% of private schools in Illinois for:


School Overview

Religious Affiliation
Grades Offered
Grades Prekindergarten-8
Year Founded
Summer School Offered

Student Body

Total Students
613 students
Student Body Type
% Students of Color
State avg.: 34%
Students by Grade
Next Generation School Student By Grade

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers
36 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio
National avg.: 13:1
Average Class Size
30 students
Classroom Dress Code

Tuition and Acceptance Rate

Admission Deadline
None / Rolling
Yearly Tuition Cost
Tuition Notes
$500 due at contract signing, remaining tuition due over the course of the 10 month school year.
Admissions Director
Kristin Sandone
Admissions Associate
Krystal Moya


Total Sports Offered
5 sports


Total ExtracurricularsTotal Extra-curric.
6 extracurriculars
Cooking Classes, Improv/Acting & Drama, Instrumental Music Lessons, Math Counts Club (competitive), Scholastic Bowl, Social Action Club

School Notes

  • To apply for Early Education Program, please call 217.356.6398 To apply for Primary or Middle School, please call 217.356.6995
Source: Verified school update

Frequently Asked Questions

How much does Next Generation School cost?
Next Generation School's tuition is approximately $11,000 for private students.
What sports does Next Generation School offer?
Next Generation School offers 5 interscholastic sports: Archery, Basketball, Bowling, Track and Field and Volleyball.
What is Next Generation School's ranking?
Next Generation School ranks among the top 20% of private schools in Illinois for: Largest student body.
When is the application deadline for Next Generation School?
The application deadline for Next Generation School is rolling (applications are reviewed as they are received year-round).

School Reviews

  5.00 out of 5  (3 reviews)
I'd would to enroll my daughter next year at NGS. She will start Kindergarten. My friends told me that Next Generation is a good school. Is that true? How hard is to get a place? How much is per month? How many classrooms are in Kindergarten? How many children are in each class?Any info I'll appreciate it. Thanks.
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Next Generation is a great school with exceptional academics in its 3 and 4 year old programming. Students take on fun projects like building solar systems and making castles out of the classroom. All faculty is competent, patient, and younger. This is a nice contrast to the more parochial schools around with older teachers. Teaching standards comport with modern educational philosophies.
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Next Generation offers a very competitive Scholastic Bowl program that won the state championship in 2014 and was the state runner up in 2013. NGS Science Bowl team won the Illinois Regional in 2014 and competed in the national competition in Washington, DC.
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Quick Stats (2024)

  • Top Ranked IL School
  • Grades: Prekindergarten-8
  • Enrollment: 613 students
  • Yearly Tuition: $11,000
  • Average class size: 30 students
  • Application Deadline: None / Rolling
  • Source: Verified school update

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The average private school tuition in Champaign County, IL is $9,653 for elementary schools (read more about average private school tuition across the country).

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