Plato Academy

  • 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.

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School Overview

School TypeAlternative School
School Membership(s)School Assoc.Council of Bilingual Education
National Association for the Education of Young Children
Religious AffiliationNonsectarian
Grades OfferedGrades Prekindergarten-8
Year Founded1952
Summer School OfferedYes

Student Body

Total Students87 students
Student Body TypeCo-ed
% Students of Color
State avg.: 31%
Students by Grade Plato Academy Student By Grade

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers10 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio9:1
National avg.: 13:1
% Faculty w/Advanced Degree
Average Class Size12 students

Finances and Admission

Admission DeadlineNone / Rolling
Yearly Tuition Cost$6,000
Admissions DirectorMaria Bolos
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The average private school tuition in Illinois is $6,288 for elementary schools and $12,529 for high schools (read more about average private school tuition across the country).
The average acceptance rate in Illinois is 91% (read more about average acceptance rates across the country).