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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.
Address
331 W Madison St.
Lombard, IL 60148
Telephone
(630) 889-8000

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
1400
9 responses
Average ACT
31
29 responses

Culture & Safety

Poll
100%
of students agree that they feel safe at their school.5 responses
Poll
80%
of students agree that they like their school and feel happy there.5 responses
Poll
What are your favorite school events or traditions?
Based on 9 responses
Report
  • Annual Mother-Daughter night
    44%
  • NHS Gala
    22%
  • Pep rallies
    11%
  • Religious Celebrations for Holidays
    11%
  • Spirit Week
    11%

Students

Diversity
C+
Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
Students
413
100%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are competitive.6 responses
83%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are creative and artsy.6 responses
33%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are athletic.6 responses

Teachers

Student-Teacher Ratio
14:1
National
17:1
Poll
83%
of students and parents agree that the teachers give engaging lessons.6 responses
Poll
83%
of students and parents agree that the teachers genuinely care about the students.6 responses
Poll
67%
of students and parents agree that the teachers adequately lead and control the classroom.6 responses

Clubs & Activities

Clubs & Activities
C
Based on student and parent reviews of clubs and activities.
Girls Athletic Participation
Boys Athletic Participation
50%
of students and parents agree that there are plenty of clubs and organizations for students to get involved in.6 responses
33%
of students and parents agree that clubs and organizations get the funding they need.6 responses
67%
of students and parents agree that lots of students participate in clubs and organizations.6 responses
Living in the Area
A+
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Cost of Living
    B-
  2. Good for Families
    A
  3. Housing
    B
Area Feel
Suburban
Median Household Income
$73,145
National
$55,322
Median Rent
$1,284
National
$949
Median Home Value
$244,900
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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The College Preparatory School of America is a really good school that trains and prepares the students for college. They teach us courses and lessons that are college-level and they also help us in developing our own skills that we possess inside ourselves. What this school needs to change, however, is that it needs to open up more facilities that many other schools have, like a larger library and a fitness center. But overall, this school is great to have studied in.
The one thing I love the most about CPSA is how much they care. From top to bottom, every staff member will go out of their way to make sure you're ok, to help you with schoolwork, or even just to have a conversation as a friend. This school took me in and made me feel like I was worth something, like I can actually accomplish great things in life. Yes, it is a private school so maybe we don't have the best infrastructure or the biggest budget, but the environment that you're nurtured in makes you forget about the small inconveniences and allows you to focus on bigger and better things in life.