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  1. Academics
    A+
  2. Diversity
    C+
  3. Teachers
    B
  4. College Prep
    A
  5. Clubs & Activities
    C-
  6. Sports
    C-
College Preparatory School of America is a highly rated, private, Muslim school located in Lombard, IL. It has 413 students in grades PK, K-12 with a student-teacher ratio of 14 to 1. Tuition is $6,950 for the highest grade offered. After graduation, 96% of students from this school go on to attend a 4-year college.

Tuition

Yearly Tuition
$6,950
Tuition is for the highest grade offered and may have changed for the current school year. For more information, please contact the school.
Received Financial Aid
Average Financial Aid

College Preparatory School of America Rankings

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Academics

Average Graduation Rate
Average SAT
1360
21 responses
Average ACT
31
41 responses

Culture & Safety

Poll
75%
of students agree that they feel safe at their school.8 responses
Poll
63%
of students agree that they like their school and feel happy there.8 responses
Poll
What are your favorite school events or traditions?
Based on 15 responses
  • Annual Mother-Daughter night
    33%
  • Religious Celebrations for Holidays
    20%
  • NHS Gala
    13%
  • None.
    13%
  • Spirit Week
    13%
  • Pep rallies
    7%

Students

Diversity
C+
Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
Students
413
89%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are competitive.9 responses
67%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are creative and artsy.9 responses
22%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are athletic.9 responses

Teachers

Student-Teacher Ratio
14:1
National
17:1
Poll
67%
of students and parents agree that the teachers give engaging lessons.9 responses
Poll
67%
of students and parents agree that the teachers genuinely care about the students.9 responses
Poll
56%
of students and parents agree that the teachers adequately lead and control the classroom.9 responses

Clubs & Activities

Clubs & Activities
C-
Based on student and parent reviews of clubs and activities.
Girls Athletic Participation
Boys Athletic Participation
44%
of students and parents agree that there are plenty of clubs and organizations for students to get involved in.9 responses
33%
of students and parents agree that clubs and organizations get the funding they need.9 responses
56%
of students and parents agree that lots of students participate in clubs and organizations.9 responses
Living in the Area
  1. Cost of Living
    C+
  2. Good for Families
    A
  3. Housing
    B
Median Household Income
$79,684
National
$55,322
Median Rent
$1,382
National
$949
Median Home Value
$252,200
National
$184,700
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College Preparatory School of America Reviews

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CPSA is great for high-achieving, self-motivated students. It has a good Islamic curriculum supplemented by teaching Arabic. The secular education is advanced for every grade and subject (with honors/AP courses), and challenges students. There are a good amount of extracurriculars. But most of the teachers and staff focus on the cream of the crop students and leave behind the average/below average students. Also, the school has a very competitive atmosphere, rewarding high achievers and inadvertently putting the other students down, not giving them enough time and importance. Not every student is a straight-A individual who easily scores well on standardized tests. But those who can are put on display, and the rest are not able to reach that level of success, at least not with the school. CPSA isn't for everyone-just for those who can succeed on their own and need limited guidance. The rest should probably go somewhere they can benefit from resources catered to all types of students.
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If your child is a gifted and self-motivated kid, then they will do just fine in the school. But anyone who is gifted and smart can do good anywhere. However the kids who aren't gifted struggle, and the teachers just want to push the student to their limits. The facilities are just absolute garbage. Everyone is Muslim and arab/desi, so that can be a plus. School culture is like prison, uniform checking and strictness everywhere. Absence of resources ranging from desks to lockers to internet. The only sport is basketball, otherwise don't bother trying for anything else. The gym with two basketball hoops is used as a center for EVERYTHING (lunch prayer meetings functions etc). I mean it's an okay school if you get the system down. But if you or your child are slow, they will struggle tremendously because CPSA won't even bother to help.
Overall, I would say CPSA is a good school for instilling vigor in the students and for trying to pursue things/careers in the future. There are a couple of things that can be fixed, such as planning and management of curriculums and overall school facilitation. For Muslim students, I would recommend this school. It has its flaws, like any other institution, but it's pretty good at what it does: prepping you for college and beyond, InshAllah (by the will of God).