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.

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School Overview

Religious AffiliationNonsectarian
Grades OfferedGrades Prekindergarten-8
Year Founded2004
Summer School OfferedYes

Student Body

Total Students432 students
Student Body TypeCo-ed
% Students of Color
State avg.: 31%
Students by Grade Next Generation School Student By Grade

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers32 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio14:1
National avg.: 13:1
Average Class Size30 students
Classroom Dress CodeCasual

Finances and Admission

Admission DeadlineNone / Rolling
Yearly Tuition Cost$11,000
Tuition Notes$500 due at contract signing, remaining tuition due over the course of the 10 month school year.
Admissions DirectorKristin Sandone
Admissions AssociateKrystal Moya


Total Sports Offered5 sports
SportsArchery, Basketball, Bowling, Track and Field, VolleyballArcheryBasketball,
BowlingTrack and Field,


Total ExtracurricularsTotal Extra-curric.6 extracurriculars
ExtracurricularsExtra-curric.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
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  • School Location Miles Grades Students
  • Champaign
    Grades: PK-8 | 314 students
    2.4 miles
    410 W White St
    Champaign, IL 61820
    (217) 356-9521
    2.4 PK-8
  • Alton
    Grades: PK-12 | 75 students
    129 miles
    2009 Seminary Street
    Alton, IL 62002
    (618) 462-1071
    129 PK-12
  • Hinsdale
    Hinsdale Adventist Academy
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    (Seventh Day Adventist)
    Grades: PK-12 | 160 students
    120.7 miles
    631 E Hickory St
    Hinsdale, IL 60521
    (630) 323-9211
    120.7 PK-12
  • Waukegan
    Grades: PK-12 | 157 students
    162.3 miles
    1550 W Yorkhouse Road
    Waukegan, IL 60087
    (847) 623-7600
    162.3 PK-12

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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