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  1. #1 Best Private K-12 Schools in Illinois.

    University of Chicago Laboratory Schools

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    Private School,

    CHICAGO, IL,

    PK, K-12,

    131 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 131 reviews.

    Overall Niche Grade: A+,

    Students: 2,051,

    Student-Teacher Ratio: 8 to 1,

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  2. #2 Best Private K-12 Schools in Illinois.

    Latin School of Chicago

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    Private School,

    CHICAGO, IL,

    PK, K-12,

    112 Niche users give it an average review of 4 stars.

    Featured Review: Middle School Student says At Latin there is an excellent academic program. The staff tries their best to make sure we succeed no matter what we are trying to do. You can choose almost any sport and the teachers will train you....

    Read 112 reviews.

    Overall Niche Grade: A+,

    Students: 1,155,

    Student-Teacher Ratio: 8 to 1,

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  3. #3 Best Private K-12 Schools in Illinois.

    North Shore Country Day

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    Private School,

    WINNETKA, IL,

    PK, K-12,

    69 Niche users give it an average review of 4.3 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 69 reviews.

    Overall Niche Grade: A+,

    Students: 525,

    Student-Teacher Ratio: 6 to 1,

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  4. #4 Best Private K-12 Schools in Illinois.

    British International School of Chicago, South Loop

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    Private School,

    CHICAGO, IL,

    PK, K-12,

    54 Niche users give it an average review of 4.7 stars.

    Featured Review: Parent says Our two children have attended BISC since nursery and they are now in 7th and 5th. Our children have developed a true love of learning and they love going to school. The teachers are so....

    Read 54 reviews.

    Overall Niche Grade: A+,

    Students: 604,

    Student-Teacher Ratio: 8 to 1,

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  5. #5 Best Private K-12 Schools in Illinois.

    Roycemore School

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    Private School,

    EVANSTON, IL,

    PK, K-12,

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

    Featured Review: Parent says We could not be happier with our son's high school experience. His teachers were all very strong, personable and with the small class sizes were able to taylor teaching to the student. The head of....

    Read 149 reviews.

    Overall Niche Grade: A+,

    Students: 244,

    Student-Teacher Ratio: 6 to 1,

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  6. #6 Best Private K-12 Schools in Illinois.

    Francis W. Parker School

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    Private School,

    CHICAGO, IL,

    PK, K-12,

    60 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 60 reviews.

    Overall Niche Grade: A+,

    Students: 935,

    Student-Teacher Ratio: 9 to 1,

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  7. #7 Best Private K-12 Schools in Illinois.

    Lycée Français de Chicago

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    Private School,

    CHICAGO, IL,

    PK, K-12,

    17 Niche users give it an average review of 4 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....

    Read 17 reviews.

    Overall Niche Grade: A+,

    Students: 790,

    Student-Teacher Ratio: 8 to 1,

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  8. #8 Best Private K-12 Schools in Illinois.

    Morgan Park Academy

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    Private School,

    CHICAGO, IL,

    PK, K-12,

    120 Niche users give it an average review of 4.5 stars.

    Featured Review: Parent says I have 2 children at Morgan Park Academy in the Early Childhood program and we love it! My kids are engaged and challenged academically and are taught about kindness in a world that seems to have....

    Read 120 reviews.

    Overall Niche Grade: A+,

    Students: 423,

    Student-Teacher Ratio: 8 to 1,

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  9. #9 Best Private K-12 Schools in Illinois.

    Christian Heritage Academy

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    Private School,

    NORTHFIELD, IL,

    PK, K-12,

    92 Niche users give it an average review of 4.7 stars.

    Featured Review: Parent says CHA’s Christ-centered culture, and its heart for Christ and for His Kingdom uniquely permeate all aspects of the community! The staff, faculty, administrators are earnestly seeking God and serving....

    Read 92 reviews.

    Overall Niche Grade: A+,

    Students: 420,

    Student-Teacher Ratio: 11 to 1,

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  10. #10 Best Private K-12 Schools in Illinois.

    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,

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  11. #11 Best Private K-12 Schools in Illinois.

    The Einstein Academy

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    Private School,

    ELGIN, IL,

    PK, K-12,

    15 Niche users give it an average review of 4.5 stars.

    Featured Review: Alum says I thoroughly enjoyed my time at The Einstein Academy. It was a great experience, and the community was always very welcoming and fun. I highly recommend this school to any family looking for a safe....

    Read 15 reviews.

    Overall Niche Grade: A+,

    Students: 89,

    Student-Teacher Ratio: 5 to 1,

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  12. #12 Best Private K-12 Schools in Illinois.

    Keith Country Day School

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    Private School,

    ROCKFORD, IL,

    PK, K-12,

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

    Featured Review: Parent says Keith is the perfect setting for students wanting/needing an individualized education curriculum. While the rigor is that of a college preparatory school, the teachers are very supportive in....

    Read 65 reviews.

    Overall Niche Grade: A+,

    Students: 286,

    Student-Teacher Ratio: 8 to 1,

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  13. #13 Best Private K-12 Schools in Illinois.

    GEMS World Academy Chicago

    Blue checkmark.

    Private School,

    CHICAGO, IL,

    PK, K-12,

    29 Niche users give it an average review of 4.2 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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  14. #14 Best Private K-12 Schools in Illinois.

    Chicago Waldorf School

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    Private School,

    CHICAGO, IL,

    PK, K-12,

    38 Niche users give it an average review of 4 stars.

    Featured Review: Parent says My kids love going to school and as a parent, that is great! Family and friends (many with kids of their own) often remark on the character of my kids. I know CWS plays a huge role in their being....

    Read 38 reviews.

    Overall Niche Grade: A+,

    Students: 366,

    Student-Teacher Ratio: 8 to 1,

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  15. #15 Best Private K-12 Schools in Illinois.

    Governor French Academy

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    Private School,

    BELLEVILLE, IL,

    PK, K-12,

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

    Featured Review: Parent says I have 2 daughters at Governor French Academy (ages 8 & 5). Both girls were enrolled at age 4, so we've been a part of the school for several years now. I can honestly say that we absolutely love &....

    Read 68 reviews.

    Overall Niche Grade: A,

    Students: 137,

    Student-Teacher Ratio: 11 to 1,

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  16. #16 Best Private K-12 Schools in Illinois.

    Naperville Christian Academy

    Blue checkmark.

    Private School,

    NAPERVILLE, IL,

    PK, K-12,

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

    Featured Review: Parent says NCA has been utterly transformative in the lives of our children. Three of our children are NCA graduates and two more are on their ways. This is a place where our children have been loved,....

    Read 14 reviews.

    Overall Niche Grade: A,

    Students: 128,

    Student-Teacher Ratio: 7 to 1,

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  17. #17 Best Private K-12 Schools in Illinois.

    Schaumburg Christian School

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    Private School,

    SCHAUMBURG, IL,

    PK, K-12,

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

    Featured Review: Parent says I cannot say enough things about Schaumburg Christian School! My son is in Kindergarten and with the pandemic we decided to give this school a try because we did not want to do remote. WHAT A....

    Read 74 reviews.

    Overall Niche Grade: A,

    Students: 858,

    Student-Teacher Ratio: 16 to 1,

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  18. #18 Best Private K-12 Schools in Illinois.

    Daarul Uloom Islamic School

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    Private School,

    PEORIA, IL,

    PK, K-12,

    4 Niche users give it an average review of 4 stars.

    Featured Review: Sophomore says Daarul Uloom has the perfect environment to help nurture the core values of Islam in students. The school is ahead of a year education-wise, so preschool gets first-grade education and the first....

    Read 4 reviews.

    Overall Niche Grade: A,

    Students: 206,

    Student-Teacher Ratio: 7 to 1,

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  19. #19 Best Private K-12 Schools in Illinois.

    Islamic Foundation School

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    Private School,

    VILLA PARK, IL,

    PK, K-12,

    44 Niche users give it an average review of 4 stars.

    Featured Review: Senior says Despite the lack of variety regarding classes to choose/take, the teachers are EXPERTS!, the staff is very kind, and us high schoolers all get along well with each other. The classes are very....

    Read 44 reviews.

    Overall Niche Grade: A,

    Students: 636,

    Student-Teacher Ratio: 10 to 1,

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  20. #20 Best Private K-12 Schools in Illinois.

    Hinsdale Adventist Academy

    Private School,

    HINSDALE, IL,

    PK, K-12,

    21 Niche users give it an average review of 3.8 stars.

    Featured Review: Senior says Hinsdale Adventist Academy is a Seventh-day Adventist pre-k to 12 school. Committed to the highest standards of academic excellence and Christian values. Where students are strengthened for the lives....

    Read 21 reviews.

    Overall Niche Grade: A,

    Students: 218,

    Student-Teacher Ratio: 11 to 1,

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  21. #21 Best Private K-12 Schools in Illinois.

    Trinity Oaks Christian Academy

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    Private School,

    CARY, IL,

    PK, K-12,

    5 Niche users give it an average review of 5 stars.

    Featured Review: Parent says We've been at this school for 10 years now and we absolutely love this school! Every teacher pours into their students both spiritually and academically. We could not ask for a better place for our....

    Read 5 reviews.

    Overall Niche Grade: A,

    Students: 190,

    Student-Teacher Ratio: 8 to 1,

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  22. #22 Best Private K-12 Schools in Illinois.

    College Preparatory School of America

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    Private School,

    LOMBARD, IL,

    PK, K-12,

    63 Niche users give it an average review of 3.5 stars.

    Featured Review: Alum says 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....

    Read 63 reviews.

    Overall Niche Grade: A,

    Students: 413,

    Student-Teacher Ratio: 14 to 1,

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  23. #23 Best Private K-12 Schools in Illinois.

    Universal School

    Blue checkmark.

    Private School,

    BRIDGEVIEW, IL,

    PK, K-12,

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

    Featured Review: Parent says Mashallah! I love Universal School. I have all my three children attended and graduated with honors, Bismillah. All three of my children were well prepared for college. Two are now Doctors and one is currently studying Computer Science, specializing in Animation and Artificial intelligence at IIT. I highly....

    Read 85 reviews.

    Overall Niche Grade: A,

    Students: 715,

    Student-Teacher Ratio: 12 to 1,

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  24. #24 Best Private K-12 Schools in Illinois.

    Timothy Christian Schools

    Blue checkmark.

    Private School,

    ELMHURST, IL,

    PK, K-12,

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

    Featured Review: Senior says My experience at Timothy Christian has been a positive and encouraging one. The teachers at Timothy care a lot about their students, helping them when they are struggling as well as getting to know....

    Read 135 reviews.

    Overall Niche Grade: A,

    Students: 1,260,

    Student-Teacher Ratio: 16 to 1,

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  25. #25 Best Private K-12 Schools in Illinois.

    Valeo Academy

    Blue checkmark.

    Private School,

    HOFFMAN ESTATES, IL,

    PK, K-12,

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

    Featured Review: Alum says I attended Valeo for 11 years. Valeo has taught me to get out of my comfort zone and do things I never would have imagined doing. I'm so grateful for a school where the teachers genuinely love and....

    Read 24 reviews.

    Overall Niche Grade: A,

    Students: 104,

    Student-Teacher Ratio: 9 to 1,

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