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2023 Best Private Schools in Chicago

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  1. #1 Best Private High Schools in Illinois.

    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. #4 Best Private High Schools in Illinois.

    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. #6 Best Private High Schools in Illinois.

    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. #7 Best Private High Schools in Illinois.

    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. #9 Best Private High Schools in Illinois.

    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....

    Read 20 reviews.

    Overall Niche Grade: A+,

    Students: 746,

    Student-Teacher Ratio: 7 to 1,

  6. #11 Best Private High Schools in Illinois.

    St. Ignatius College Prep

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    Private School,

    CHICAGO, IL,

    9-12,

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

    Featured Review: Senior says Diversity has definitely improved since my freshmen year. The school has become more inclusive towards minorities and the LGBTQ+ community. Academics are tough. How hard your class is doesn’t depend....

    Read 382 reviews.

    Overall Niche Grade: A+,

    Students: 1,512,

    Student-Teacher Ratio: 16 to 1,

  7. #12 Best Private High Schools in Illinois.

    Beacon Academy

    Blue checkmark.

    Private School,

    EVANSTON, IL,

    9-12,

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

    Featured Review: Parent says I wasn't sure what to expect when I heard there was a Montessori inspired high school. The more I learn, I realize that Montessori goes hand-in-hand with International Baccalaureate and Real-life...The students have a lot of choice in their course selection, and within courses the students who have a burning desire to dive deeper are given that runway. My teen happens to be fairly aggressive in...Honestly the students are thriving because their teachers are amazing - they bring creativity, joy, authenticity AND rigor to the classroom. Thank you Beacon for recruiting, hiring, and retaining...I haven't seen anything like Beacon and wholeheartedly I support this model of educating students..

    Read 24 reviews.

    Overall Niche Grade: A+,

    Students: 213,

    Student-Teacher Ratio: 7 to 1,

  8. #13 Best Private High Schools in Illinois.

    Northridge Preparatory School

    Blue checkmark.

    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,

  9. #19 Best Private High Schools in Illinois.

    Loyola Academy

    Blue checkmark.

    Private School,

    WILMETTE, IL,

    9-12,

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

    Featured Review: Senior says Loyola Academy is a great school as long as you can foot the bill and desire Jesuit values in education. Loyola’s strengths are its athletics and college readiness. Athletics are a huge part of the....

    Read 306 reviews.

    Overall Niche Grade: A+,

    Students: 2,000,

    Student-Teacher Ratio: 13 to 1,

  10. #22 Best Private High 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 4.3 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,

  11. #29 Best Private High Schools in Illinois.

    Regina Dominican High School

    Private School,

    WILMETTE, IL,

    9-12,

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

    Featured Review: Parent says Regina provides academic rigor in a supportive, safe,fun environment. The small class sizes provide interactive learning with highly educated, caring instructors. "All- girls" gave our D the....

    Read 209 reviews.

    Overall Niche Grade: A+,

    Students: 258,

    Student-Teacher Ratio: 9 to 1,

  12. #31 Best Private High Schools in Illinois.

    Montini Catholic High School

    Blue checkmark.

    Private School,

    LOMBARD, IL,

    9-12,

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

    Featured Review: Parent says Montini is an outstanding high school, with an excellent prinicipal who is vested in the success of all students. The teachers are largely caring and supportive of the students, the resources are....

    Read 113 reviews.

    Overall Niche Grade: A+,

    Students: 525,

    Student-Teacher Ratio: 9 to 1,

  13. #36 Best Private High Schools in Illinois.

    Willows Academy

    Private School,

    DES PLAINES, IL,

    6-12,

    38 Niche users give it an average review of 3.7 stars.

    Featured Review: Junior says There isn't a school quite like the Willows Academy. Since my first day there, I have been surrounded by a friendly and familial atmosphere. The small class sizes allow for quick bonding and one is....

    Read 38 reviews.

    Overall Niche Grade: A,

    Students: 205,

    Student-Teacher Ratio: 8 to 1,

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