Plato Academy is a place where each student has a voice.
Our goal is to nurture children who will become capable and competent individuals.
Competence results from determination and genuine effort.  Students are challenged through thoughtful conversations with their teachers and encouraged to take risks in order to become true problem solvers.
The curriculum is driven by student interest and designed by teachers to meet the needs of all students.
Plato Academy curriculum is interdisciplinary and includes a true commitment to the arts.
We intend for all students to have a well-rounded learning experience that emphasizes intellect and character.
In preparation of becoming the citizens of tomorrow, Plato Academy curriculum also involves students in service to the community.
Plato graduates go to high school confidently prepared for success.
Our graduates are accepted by the finest college prep high schools and go on to distinguish themselves at the colleges of their choice.

Quick Stats (2022-23)

  • Top Ranked IL School
  • School Type: Alternative School
  • Grades: Prekindergarten-8
  • Enrollment: 87 students
  • Yearly Tuition: $6,000
  • Average class size: 12 students
  • Application Deadline: None / Rolling
  • Source: Verified school update

Top Rankings

Plato Academy ranks among the top 20% of private schools in Illinois for:

School Overview

Religious Affiliation
Grades Offered
Grades Prekindergarten-8
Year Founded
1952
Summer School Offered
Yes

Student Body

Total Students
87 students
Student Body Type
Co-ed
% Students of Color
14%
State avg.: 34%
Students by Grade
Plato Academy Student By Grade

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers
10 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio
9:1
National avg.: 13:1
% Faculty w/Advanced Degree
80%
Average Class Size
12 students

Tuition and Acceptance Rate

Admission Deadline
None / Rolling
Yearly Tuition Cost
Admissions Director
Maria Bolos
Source: Verified school update

Frequently Asked Questions

How much does Plato Academy cost?

Plato Academy's tuition is approximately $6,000 for private students.

What is Plato Academy's ranking?

Plato Academy ranks among the top 20% of private schools in Illinois for: Highest percentage of faculty with advanced degrees.

When is the application deadline for Plato Academy?

The application deadline for Plato Academy is rolling (applications are reviewed as they are received year-round).

School Reviews

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I am a longtime Alumnus of Plato Academy and have had the chance to get involved with the school as a volunteer in many ways over the years. I am thrilled with the strong educational foundation I got at Plato Academy all those years ago, and I feel confident that the success I experience now as a business professional is tied to the interpersonal and emotional skills I developed at Plato as a young person. The cutting-edge curriculum, the current and adaptive pedagogy, and the commitment to emotional and social wellbeing are what make Plato, unlike any other school. I look forward to sending my kids to Plato one day soon.
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Quick Stats (2022-23)

  • Top Ranked IL School
  • School Type: Alternative School
  • Grades: Prekindergarten-8
  • Enrollment: 87 students
  • Yearly Tuition: $6,000
  • Average class size: 12 students
  • Application Deadline: None / Rolling
  • Source: Verified school update

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The average private school tuition in Cook County, IL is $10,166 for elementary schools and $16,923 for high schools (read more about average private school tuition across the country).
The average acceptance rate in Cook County, IL is 89% (read more about average acceptance rates across the country).

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