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COVID-19 Update for Prospective Students and Families:

Roycemore was one of the first schools in Illinois to create a Re-Entry Plan for 2020-2021. It includes new Health and Safety Protocols and multiple enrollment choices for families with both on-campus and off-campus instruction options. Customized Learning Plans will be created for each student ensuring their academic progress even if officials mandate an all-state transition to remote learning. Learn More

  1. Academics
    A+
  2. Diversity
    A+
  3. Teachers
    A
  4. College Prep
    A+
  5. Clubs & Activities
    A
  6. Sports
    C

Applying

Application Deadline
Rolling Admissions
Application Fee
$100
Interview Required
Yes
Required/Recommended Tests
ISEE, SSAT, TOEFL

Tuition

Yearly Tuition
$28,792
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
40%
Average Financial Aid
$14,600
From Roycemore School

For over 100 years, Roycemore has helped students unlock their passion and talents to prepare them to live extraordinary lives!

Founded in 1915, one of our hallmarks has been the ability to differentiate and deliver a college prep program without a pressure cooker environment. Our commitment to differentiation results in greater engagement and an understanding of subject matter that is deeper and longer lasting.

Whether in early childhood where children use the same materials but complete activities at different levels, or in the Upper School where students can take classes at Northwestern University at no additional tuition, Roycemore’s commitment to differentiation provides for a student-centered environment where children thrive.

With low student-teacher ratios, we can differentiate in ways other schools cannot. We believe this helps students Engage MORE. Because of such engagement, they Achieve MORE. And with that achievement they Become MORE. This is the MORE of Roycemore.

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Roycemore School Rankings

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Academics

Average Graduation Rate
100%
Average SAT
1340
20 responses
Average ACT
28
27 responses

Winter Mini Courses

Roycemore is offering Mini Courses to keep students busy and engaged over the winter. These online classes will take place on weekends and evenings and are open to any interested 4th - 12th Graders. These classes are bound to challenge a student’s creative skill set with options including Wearable Technology, Stop Motion Video, Stories on Stage, and Fun with Photoshop. Classes start in January.

Culture & Safety

Poll
100%
of students agree that they feel safe at their school.17 responses
Poll
94%
of students agree that they like their school and feel happy there.17 responses
Poll
What are your favorite school events or traditions?
Based on 37 responses
  • Palio
    24%
  • January Short Term (JST)
    19%
  • Spirit Week
    16%
  • Community Days
    14%
  • Personal Passion Project Expo
    8%
  • Back to school picnic
    5%
  • parade
    5%

    Students

    Diversity
    A+
    Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
    Students
    216
    61%
    of students and parents agree that students at this school are competitive.18 responses
    94%
    of students and parents agree that students at this school are creative and artsy.18 responses
    61%
    of students and parents agree that students at this school are athletic.18 responses

    Preschool

    Annual Cost
    $5,504
    Cost is for the most complete schedule offered and may have changed for the current school year. For more information, please contact the school.
    Starting Age
    3
    Pre-K Student-Teacher Ratio
    6:1
    Schedule Options
    • Offers Full Week
      Yes
    • Offers Part Week
      Yes
    • Offers Full Day
      Yes
    • Offers Part Day
      Yes

    Teachers

    Student-Teacher Ratio
    6:1
    National
    17:1
    Poll
    100%
    of students and parents agree that the teachers give engaging lessons.18 responses
    Poll
    100%
    of students and parents agree that the teachers genuinely care about the students.18 responses
    Poll
    94%
    of students and parents agree that the teachers adequately lead and control the classroom.18 responses

    Clubs & Activities

    Clubs & Activities
    A
    Based on student and parent reviews of clubs and activities.
    Girls Athletic Participation
    Boys Athletic Participation
    94%
    of students and parents agree that there are plenty of clubs and organizations for students to get involved in.16 responses
    94%
    of students and parents agree that clubs and organizations get the funding they need.16 responses
    94%
    of students and parents agree that lots of students participate in clubs and organizations.16 responses
    Living in the Area
    1. Cost of Living
      C
    2. Good for Families
      A+
    3. Housing
      B-
    Median Household Income
    $77,848
    National
    $55,322
    Median Rent
    $1,366
    National
    $949
    Median Home Value
    $380,600
    National
    $184,700

    Roycemore School Reviews

    135 reviews
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    When I was looking for a new job as a Middle School Division Head at an independent school. I came across Royemore School in my search. As I studied the website, I learned about the culture of design thinking as part of the Personal Passion Project (P3), I watched several student-centered videos showcasing the focus on each individual student at Roycemore, and I read NICHE reviews that also addressed the remarkable student-centered approach, the rigorous, differentiated academics, and the core values that aligned so closely with my own core values.
    I was fortunate enough to be hired as MS Division Head for the 20/21 school year and have found that Roycemore is everything it portrays itself as and MORE! Roycemore offers more connection between home & school, more agency and voice for students, more collaboration among faculty, and more love and caring for all members of our school community than I ever thought possible.
    Roycemore is someplace special.
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    We’ve had a great experience at Roycemore School! The teachers are completely invested and really care about all students. The academics are excellent, and they have a unique ability to meet students where they are at and differentiate as needed. The curriculum encourages both creativity and critical thinking, as well as self-advocacy skills. For a small school, they offer a wide variety of class options and extracurriculars. The head of school has shown excellent leadership during this pandemic, and she is approachable and flexible in her thinking. I can’t recommend Roycemore enough!
    This is my child's first year at Roycemore and it has been phenomenal. Her teacher is incredibly organized and consistently ensures parents are updated and involved in any school related events. With students attending class in person during the Pandemic, safety has been a top priority in the school. The smaller class ratios allow for social distancing while granting students the opportunity to be surrounded by their peers. I love Roycemore and will ensure my child stays enrolled there during her academic years!