North Park Elementary School (NPES)

Our faculty and staff inspire curiosity in students, teaching them to wonder, inquire, listen, evaluate, collaborate, problem-solve, design, express themselves, stay well, and work together for equity and justice.
From Preschool through 8th Grade, NPES students are actively and joyfully engaged in the life of their school, developing a sense of belonging and pride that serves as the foundation for a challenging yet supportive academic program, and a variety of enriching extracurricular athletics.NPES students excel after graduation, in high school and beyond.
Our dedicated teachers know their students as learners and as unique, beautiful human beings, challenging them, supporting them, and honoring them for their authentic selves.
Students grow toward self-fulfillment in a community context, connected in healthy, affirming, and meaningful ways to something larger than themselves.
We all need that connection and the purpose it brings.
It's the context in which children grow to accept greater challenges and develop strong skills, healthy self-esteem, and the confidence needed for future success as learners and as citizens.

Quick Stats (2024)

  • Top Ranked IL School
  • Grades: Prekindergarten-8
  • Enrollment: 260 students
  • Yearly Tuition: $16,657
  • Average class size: 24 students
  • Application Deadline: Dec. 22 / rolling
  • Source: Verified school update

Top Rankings

North Park Elementary School (NPES) ranks among the top 20% of private schools in Illinois for:


School Overview

Religious Affiliation
Grades Offered
Grades Prekindergarten-8
ADD/ADHD Support
Learning Difference Programs
Learning Programs Supported
504 and IEP accomodations
Year Founded
Summer School Offered
Summer Program Details

Student Body

Total Students
260 students
Student Body Type
% Students of Color
State avg.: 34%
Students by Grade
North Park Elementary School (NPES) Student By Grade

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers
27 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio
National avg.: 13:1
% Faculty w/Advanced Degree
Average Class Size
24 students
Classroom Dress Code

Tuition and Acceptance Rate

Admission Deadline
Dec. 22 / rolling
Yearly Tuition Cost
Tuition Notes
Discount for siblings
Admissions Director
Anne Zagotta


Total Sports Offered
3 sports


Total ExtracurricularsTotal Extra-curric.
7 extracurriculars
Club or Organization:
Chess Club, Cooking Club, Science Olympiad

Arts and Music Programs:
Band, Piano Lessons, Theatre

Recreational Athletic Programs:
Basketball Teams

School Notes

  • North Park Elementary School is a non-profit private school (prek3 - 8th grade) nestled in the beautiful, culturally diverse, vibrant North Center neighborhood in Chicago. Our teachers cultivate intrinsic curiosity and motivation in students, and NPES students take pride in engaging in the life of their school with their full hearts and minds. We teach children to question, explore, think critically, listen deeply, collaborate, empathize, and create. We teach them to read in search of understanding, to write in order to share their thinking and feelings with the world, and to solve problems in STEM together, achieving flexibility in thinking and depth of understanding over memorization and rote processes. Students express themselves authentically as they innovate, write, construct, brainstorm, design, problem-solve, strategize, act, paint, experiment, and sing, finding inspiration, forging connections, and building self-confidence. NPES students are curious about perspectives and cultures beyond their own identities and stories, and we help them learn how to find meaning and joy in the rich diversity of our school and city. Parents are involved as partners in their child's education, classrooms and advisory groups become trusted circles of friends, and students develop a sense of belonging to a school community in which they are known, understood, and valued. NPES students learn the social-emotional skills and cultural competency necessary for their well-being and success, today and in the future.
  • Our Guiding Principles:Through small class sizes and an authentic, experiential education, our students build academic mastery and learn essential life skills. Art, music, drama, Spanish language and cultures, and athletics are central to the experience and give students important opportunities to develop and excel. Social-emotional learning supports and enables personal growth and full usage of our academic curriculum.
  • Diversity of backgrounds, experiences and perspectives are a critical source of strength in the community. We value each student and focus on the habits of heart and mind together to develop resilient and confident learners. Our students are good citizens who demonstrate kindness, openness, respect, and responsibility. Through a commitment to service, our students learn to see beyond themselves and understand the value of being part of a larger community.
Source: Verified school update

Frequently Asked Questions

How much does North Park Elementary School (NPES) cost?
North Park Elementary School (NPES)'s tuition is approximately $16,657 for private students.
Does North Park Elementary School (NPES) offer a summer program?
Yes, North Park Elementary School (NPES) offers a summer program. Visit their summer school page for more information.
What sports does North Park Elementary School (NPES) offer?
North Park Elementary School (NPES) offers 3 interscholastic sports: Basketball, Cross Country and Volleyball.
What is North Park Elementary School (NPES)'s ranking?
North Park Elementary School (NPES) ranks among the top 20% of private schools in Illinois for: Largest student body.
When is the application deadline for North Park Elementary School (NPES)?
The application deadline for North Park Elementary School (NPES) is Dec. 22 / rolling (applications are due on Dec. 22 but additional applications are reviewed year-round as space permits ).

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Quick Stats (2024)

  • Top Ranked IL School
  • Grades: Prekindergarten-8
  • Enrollment: 260 students
  • Yearly Tuition: $16,657
  • Average class size: 24 students
  • Application Deadline: Dec. 22 / rolling
  • Source: Verified school update

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The average private school tuition in Chicago, IL is $10,546 for elementary schools and $18,028 for high schools (read more about average private school tuition across the country).
The average acceptance rate in Chicago, IL is 87% (read more about average acceptance rates across the country).

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