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2023 Best Middle Schools in the Chicago Area

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  1. #1 Best Private K-12 Schools in Chicago Area.

    University of Chicago Laboratory Schools

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    Private School,

    CHICAGO, IL,

    PK, K-12,

    133 Niche users give it an average review of 3.9 stars.

    Featured Review: Sophomore says I was a student at lab since preschool, and I can say I thoroughly enjoyed it. The lower grades especially had something special about them. Elementary classes were based on projects and exploration,....

    Read 133 reviews.

    Overall Niche Grade: A+,

    Students: 2,051,

    Student-Teacher Ratio: 8 to 1,

  2. #3 Best Private K-12 Schools in Chicago Area.

    North Shore Country Day

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    Private School,

    WINNETKA, IL,

    PK, K-12,

    70 Niche users give it an average review of 4.4 stars.

    Featured Review: Senior says North Shore is by no doubt an amazing school. While it is small and a bit sheltered, the school culture promotes independence and hard work in their students through rigorous courses and workloads.....

    Read 70 reviews.

    Overall Niche Grade: A+,

    Students: 547,

    Student-Teacher Ratio: 7 to 1,

  3. #5 Best Private K-12 Schools in Chicago Area.

    Roycemore School

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    Private School,

    EVANSTON, IL,

    PK, K-12,

    152 Niche users give it an average review of 4.6 stars.

    Featured Review: Parent says Our family came to Roycemore in 8th grade from another independent school in the Chicagoland area. We chose Roycemore because of the small, individual attention each student receives. When my....

    Read 152 reviews.

    Overall Niche Grade: A+,

    Students: 244,

    Student-Teacher Ratio: 6 to 1,

  4. #6 Best Private K-12 Schools in Chicago Area.

    Francis W. Parker School

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    Private School,

    CHICAGO, IL,

    PK, K-12,

    61 Niche users give it an average review of 4.2 stars.

    Featured Review: Senior says I have had an awesome experience at Francis W Parker. Teachers at Parker are creative (and free to make their own curricula because of Parker's progressive philosophy) and teach students mind-blowing...However, the unavoidable smallness of each class makes some students too comfortable with one another - everyone knows everything about everyone. Additionally, many reputations stick from middle...Yet the education, especially in history and English classes, is great. Parker has, however, been trying to improve their STEM classes - they finally introduced higher-level math courses into middle...Recently, because the administration in the high school has been changing for around 5 years now, some students feel that they have less influence in school processes than they used to.Overall, though, definitely come to Parker!.

    Read 61 reviews.

    Overall Niche Grade: A+,

    Students: 935,

    Student-Teacher Ratio: 9 to 1,

  5. #7 Best Private K-12 Schools in Chicago Area.

    Lycée Français de Chicago

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    Private School,

    CHICAGO, IL,

    PK, K-12,

    20 Niche users give it an average review of 4.1 stars.

    Featured Review: Senior says It's a small school. Everyone knows each other. It's very much a community of foreigners in Chicago. However, there are Americans. Students always come out of my school as bilingual in French and....

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    Overall Niche Grade: A+,

    Students: 746,

    Student-Teacher Ratio: 7 to 1,

  6. Northridge Preparatory School

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    Private School,

    NILES, IL,

    6-12,

    68 Niche users give it an average review of 4.4 stars.

    Featured Review: Alum says Northridge was a once in a lifetime experience for me. I walked in the halls as a young boy not knowing what to expect and came out as a man. That includes knowing my goals in life, learning my...-Jack Figliuolo.

    Read 68 reviews.

    Overall Niche Grade: A+,

    Students: 330,

    Student-Teacher Ratio: 10 to 1,

  7. #8 Best Private K-12 Schools in Chicago Area.

    Elgin Academy

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    Private School,

    ELGIN, IL,

    PK, K-12,

    43 Niche users give it an average review of 4.3 stars.

    Featured Review: Parent says Our rising junior will be entering their 14th year at Elgin Academy, having attended since pre-K. That alone speaks volumes - we've offered our child the opportunity to change schools at lower....

    Read 43 reviews.

    Overall Niche Grade: A+,

    Students: 227,

    Student-Teacher Ratio: 5 to 1,

  8. #12 Best Private K-12 Schools in Chicago Area.

    GEMS World Academy Chicago

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    Private School,

    CHICAGO, IL,

    PK, K-12,

    29 Niche users give it an average review of 4.3 stars.

    Featured Review: Parent says Our daughter has been at GEMs for 5 years now. I am so impressed by this institution. The faculty, teachers, students, peers, mentors, and just the campus itself exceeds any expectation I could have....

    Read 29 reviews.

    Overall Niche Grade: A+,

    Students: 440,

    Student-Teacher Ratio: 5 to 1,

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