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2022 Best NCEA Schools in the Chicago Area

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  1. #1 Best Catholic High Schools in Chicago Area.

    Woodlands Academy of the Sacred Heart

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    Private School,

    LAKE FOREST, IL,

    9-12,

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

    Featured Review: Parent says I am not going to sugar coat this. I was skeptical of Woodlands at first. It is small, tucked away in Lake Forest, and single gender. Maybe this was an environment that was too protected,...The school is diverse and composed of students from the City, the burbs, and international locations that span the socio-economic spectrum. The academics are great and exceed expectation. If a student seeks challenge, the answer is always yes! If a student tries to back away from their potential, a teacher is on it. Students...Girls learn to advocate & take pride in their accomplishments. Upon graduation they leave WA self-sufficient & confident women. They are ready to define their unique place in society.Despite school size, college placement is amazing! Deserves all the accolades!.

    Read 63 reviews.

    Overall Niche Grade: A+,

    Students: 131,

    Student-Teacher Ratio: 6 to 1,

  2. #2 Best Catholic High Schools in Chicago Area.

    St. Ignatius College Prep

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    Private School,

    CHICAGO, IL,

    9-12,

    379 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 379 reviews.

    Overall Niche Grade: A+,

    Students: 1,480,

    Student-Teacher Ratio: 16 to 1,

  3. #4 Best Catholic High Schools in Chicago Area.

    Loyola Academy

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    Private School,

    WILMETTE, IL,

    9-12,

    294 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 294 reviews.

    Overall Niche Grade: A+,

    Students: 2,000,

    Student-Teacher Ratio: 13 to 1,

  4. #9 Best Catholic High Schools in Chicago Area.

    Regina Dominican High School

    Private School,

    WILMETTE, IL,

    9-12,

    206 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 206 reviews.

    Overall Niche Grade: A+,

    Students: 258,

    Student-Teacher Ratio: 9 to 1,

  5. #10 Best Catholic High Schools in Chicago Area.

    Carmel Catholic High School

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    Private School,

    MUNDELEIN, IL,

    9-12,

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

    Featured Review: Junior says I am currently a junior in Carmel Catholic High School. I couldn’t have picked a better school. In fact it doesn’t even feel like a school. It feels like a second home. All my friends are there and....

    Read 384 reviews.

    Overall Niche Grade: A+,

    Students: 1,150,

    Student-Teacher Ratio: 15 to 1,

  6. #11 Best Catholic High Schools in Chicago Area.

    Montini Catholic High School

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    Private School,

    LOMBARD, IL,

    9-12,

    112 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 112 reviews.

    Overall Niche Grade: A,

    Students: 645,

    Student-Teacher Ratio: 11 to 1,

  7. #14 Best Catholic High Schools in Chicago Area.

    Marian Catholic High School

    Blue checkmark.

    Private School,

    CHICAGO HEIGHTS, IL,

    9-12,

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

    Featured Review: Parent says The reason we first decided to send our kids to Marian had everything to do with the Academic standards that Marian sets in place and that the kids just naturally accept on a day to day basis! The...What we have learned over the last four years is the idea that these teachers here at Marian are ultimately and truly invested in each and every child’s lives. The teachers and staff at Marian cares....

    Read 570 reviews.

    Overall Niche Grade: A,

    Students: 862,

    Student-Teacher Ratio: 13 to 1,

  8. #16 Best Catholic High Schools in Chicago Area.

    Trinity High School

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    Private School,

    RIVER FOREST, IL,

    9-12,

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

    Featured Review: Senior says From starting out as a shy freshman to becoming a senior who is involved in numerous leadership roles and activities, the past four years at Trinity have certainly helped me grow as a person, as a....

    Read 283 reviews.

    Overall Niche Grade: A,

    Students: 460,

    Student-Teacher Ratio: 10 to 1,

  9. #18 Best Catholic High Schools in Chicago Area.

    IC Catholic Prep

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    Private School,

    ELMHURST, IL,

    9-12,

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

    Featured Review: Senior says IC Catholic Prep is an amazing school. At IC, we offer honors and AP classes, allowing students to test their knowledge. These classes may be rigorous, but it only pushes us to work harder. The....

    Read 80 reviews.

    Overall Niche Grade: A,

    Students: 350,

    Student-Teacher Ratio: 15 to 1,

  10. #19 Best Catholic High Schools in Chicago Area.

    St. Rita of Cascia High School

    Private School,

    CHICAGO, IL,

    9-12,

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

    Featured Review: Parent says School is a vibrant learning environment in both scholastic and social arenas. The course curriculum is challenging and offers the opportunity to learn based not only on personal abilities but how....

    Read 175 reviews.

    Overall Niche Grade: A,

    Students: 570,

    Student-Teacher Ratio: 14 to 1,

  11. #23 Best Catholic High Schools in Chicago Area.

    Andrean High School

    Private School,

    MERRILLVILLE, IN,

    9-12,

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

    Featured Review: Senior says Andrean is an amazing College prep school. This is the perfect school for some one who wants to be challenged, academically. Andrean offers honors, AP and dual credit classes. Even though the class....

    Read 142 reviews.

    Overall Niche Grade: A,

    Students: 550,

    Student-Teacher Ratio: 13 to 1,

  12. #24 Best Catholic High Schools in Chicago Area.

    Mother McAuley High School

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    Private School,

    CHICAGO, IL,

    9-12,

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

    Featured Review: Alum says I really loved how McAuley created a community whose outreach had no bounds. Alum and current students are easily identifiable not just by the uniforms, but rather by the confidence and skills....

    Read 389 reviews.

    Overall Niche Grade: A,

    Students: 887,

    Student-Teacher Ratio: 11 to 1,

  13. #25 Best Catholic High Schools in Chicago Area.

    St. Laurence High School

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    Private School,

    BURBANK, IL,

    9-12,

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

    Featured Review: Parent says My son is currently a sophomore at St. Laurence and is absolutely thriving! From the moment he set foot in the door he has felt like STL is his second family. He has had many opportunities to join....

    Read 226 reviews.

    Overall Niche Grade: A,

    Students: 913,

    Student-Teacher Ratio: 14 to 1,

  14. #28 Best Catholic High Schools in Chicago Area.

    De La Salle Institute - Institute Campus

    Private School,

    CHICAGO, IL,

    9-12,

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

    Featured Review: Parent says We came from a top rated Chicago suburb as our daughter wanted something different. We could not be more pleased. This year at Christmas our daughter said she wanted to get her teachers gifts as....

    Read 160 reviews.

    Overall Niche Grade: A,

    Students: 929,

    Student-Teacher Ratio: 14 to 1,

  15. #29 Best Catholic High Schools in Chicago Area.

    Providence Catholic High School

    Blue checkmark.

    Private School,

    NEW LENOX, IL,

    9-12,

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

    Featured Review: Parent says Providence Catholic High School has excellent academics; their students significantly exceed the state averages in all of the standardized test scores. Their student to teacher ratio is 14:1, so....

    Read 179 reviews.

    Overall Niche Grade: A,

    Students: 803,

    Student-Teacher Ratio: 14 to 1,

  16. #32 Best Catholic High Schools in Chicago Area.

    Resurrection College Prep High School

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    Private School,

    CHICAGO, IL,

    9-12,

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

    Featured Review: Senior says I enjoyed my almost four years at Resurrection College Prep High School. Going into a school where I knew only two other people, I was extremely intimidated and shy. By mid freshman year, I had met....

    Read 149 reviews.

    Overall Niche Grade: A minus,

    Students: 471,

    Student-Teacher Ratio: 12 to 1,