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How Chicago Private Schools Stack Up

For the 2014 guide to Chicago private schoolsChicago requested information about the 2013–14 academic year from 101 accredited private schools across the six-county metro area; all 33 schools that responded are included here. Some schools did not provide all data points; those omissions are noted with a long dash. For comparison, numbers from 10 public schools—five city selective enrollment and five suburban—appear at the bottom of the chart.

Private Schools, Chicago
School Religious affiliation Grades enrolled Total high school enrollment Accept. rate Tuition (2014-15) Financial aid Average award Student-to-teacher ratio Full-time teachers Teachers with advanced degrees Average teacher salary Average ACT score College accept. rate
British School of Chicago
814 W. Eastman St.
Lincoln Park
773-506-2097
britishschoolofchicago.org
None PK–12 85 50% $27,450 10% $12,500 3 to 1 26 30% $65,000 26 100%
Chicago Academy for the Arts
1010 W. Chicago Ave.
River West
312-421-0202
chicagoartsacademy.org
None 9–12 144 45% $24,720 60% $11,000 3 to 1 21 72% $43,000 26 100%
Chicago Waldorf School
1300 W. Loyola Ave.
Rogers Park
773-465-2662
chicagowaldorf.org
None PK–12 80 71% $18,643 52% $11,690 4 to 1 15 87% $34,190 100%
Cristo Rey Jesuit High School
1852 W. 22nd Pl.
Pilsen
773-890-6800,
cristorey.net
Catholic 9–12 538 56% $2,950 63% $1,200 25 to 1 28 23% $47,057 20 100%
Francis W. Parker School
330 W. Webster Ave.
Lincoln Park
773-353-3000
fwparker.org
None PK–12 327 19% $31,830 16% $22,600 8 to 1 36 81% $89,501 100%
Latin School of Chicago
59 W. North Blvd.
Gold Coast
312-582-6000
latinschool.org
None PK–12 459 31% $30,885 19% $26,992 8 to 1 63 81% $74,568 30 100%
Lycée Francais de Chicago
613 W. Bittersweet Pl.
Lake View
773-665-0066
lyceechicago.org
None PK–12 127 $17,525 16% $6,821 4 to 1 80 60% $55,250 100%
Morgan Park Academy
2153 W. 111th St.
Morgan Park
773-881-6700
morganparkacademy.org
None PK–12 169 52% $22,300 47% $8,756 7 to 1 24 71% $45,434 27 100%
Resurrection College Prep High School
7500 W. Talcott Ave.
Norwood Park
773-775-6616,
reshs.org
Catholic (G) 9–12 626 99% $9,900 30% 15 to 1 49 65% 22 100%
St. Francis de Sales High School
10155 S. Ewing Ave.
East Side
773-731-7272
sfdshs.org
Catholic 9–12 162 100% $7,850 97% $4,000 15 to 1 16 45% $34,476 18 90%
University of Chicago Laboratory Schools
1362 E. 59th St.
Hyde Park
773-702-9450
ucls.uchicago.edu
None PK–12 511 $29,424 10% 10 to 1 71 93% 30 100%
 
Private Schools, Suburbs
School Religious affiliation Grades enrolled Total high school enrollment Acceptance rate Tuition (2014-15) Fin. aid Average award Student-to-teacher ratio Full-time teachers Teachers with advanced degrees Average teacher salary Average ACT score College accept. rate
Aurora Central Catholic High School
1255 N. Edgelawn Dr.
Aurora
630-907-0095
auroracentral.com
Catholic 9–12 635 98% $5,125 24% $800 14 to 1 42 78% 24 98%
Benet Academy
2200 Maple Ave.
Lisle
630-969-6550
benet.org
Catholic 9–12 1,350 75% $10,350 10% $1,800 20 to 1 64 87% $81,860 29 100%
Chicagoland Jewish High School
1095 Lake Cook Rd.
Deerfield
847-470-6700,
cjhs.org
Jewish 9–12 166 91% $22,900 46% $13,982 13 to 1 25 78% $55,000 29 100%
Christian Heritage Academy
315 Waukegan Rd.
Northfield
847-446-5252
christianheritage.org
Christian PK–12 58 $14,000 25% $4,000 3 to 1 14 67% $39,000 26 100%
Christian Liberty Academy
502 W. Euclid Ave.
Arlington Heights
847-670-0366
christianlibertyacademy.com
Christian PK–12 130 100% $5,100 20% 8 to 1 13 10% 25 100%
Elgin Academy
350 Park St.
Elgin
847-695-0300
elginacademy.org
None PK–12 140 $20,800 41% $11,930 6 to 1 21 92% 27 100%
Illiana Christian High School
2261 Indiana Ave.
Lansing
708-474-0515
illianachristian.org
Christian 9–12 548 95% $8,075 7% $1,969 14 to 1 25 57% $45,000 24 96%
Joliet Catholic Academy
1200 N. Larkin Ave.
Joliet
815-741-0500
jca-online.org
Catholic 9–12 700 99% $10,400 15 to 1 47 50% 23 100%
Lake Forest Academy
1500 W. Kennedy Rd.
Lake Forest
847-234-3210
lfanet.org
None 9–12 435 36% $37,500 32% 6 to 1 69 75% 27 100%
North Shore Country Day School
310 Green Bay Rd.
Winnetka
847-446-0674
nscds.org
None PK–12 205 $27,250 16% 8 to 1 46 60% 30 100%
Northridge Preparatory Schooll
8320 W. Ballard Rd.
Niles
847-375-0600
northridgeprep.org
Catholic (B) 6–12 200 50% $13,375 35% 8 to 1 25 70% 27 100%
Providence Catholic High School
1800 W. Lincoln Hwy.
New Lenox
815-485-2136
providencecatholic.org
Catholic 9–12 1,106 75% $10,725 25% $3,029 15 to 1 70 66% $50,695 24 100%
Rosary High School
901 N. Edgelawn Dr.
Aurora
630-896-0831
rosaryhs.com
Catholic (G) 9–12 373 90% $8,900 23% $2,000 16 to 1 24 38% $49,000 26 100%
Roycemore School
1200 Davis St.
Evanston
847-866-6055
roycemoreschool.org
None PK–12 101 81% $23,750 30% $8,000 11 to 1 15 66% 25 100%
Schaumburg Christian School
200 N. Roselle Rd.
Schaumburg
847-885-3230
schaumburgchristian.com
Baptist PK–12 128 98% $4,655 4% $800 10 to 1 13 40% $35,200 23 96%
South Side Baptist School
5220 W. 105th St.
Oak Lawn
708-425-3451
ssbschool.com
Baptist PK–12 30 90% $4,700 20% $500 8 to 1 5 40% 24 89%
St. Francis High School
2130 W. Roosevelt Rd.
Wheaton
630-668-5800
sfhsnet.org
Catholic 9–12 800 95% $10,815 16% $3,119 14 to 1 48 78% $58,849 26 100%
Tallgrass Sudbury School
82 Woodside Rd.
Riverside
708-777-1037
tallgrasssudbury.org
None K–12 5 100% $6,000 20% $2,267 8 to 1 3 60% $24,000 100%
Timothy Christian Schools
188 W. Butterfield Rd.
Elmhurst
630-833-4717
timothychristian.com
Christian PK–12 373 95% $9,445 41% $5,300 12 to 1 31 64% 24 98%
Universal School
7350 W. 93rd St.
Bridgeview
708-599-4100
universalschool.org
Islamic PK–12 190 90% $7,500 21% $2,100 9 to 1 37 45% 36.426 25 100%
The Willows Academy
1015 Rose Ave.
Des Plaines
847-824-6900
willowsacademy.org
Catholic (G) 6–12 161 100% $13,000 39% $5,315 8 to 1 23 83% $40,000 28 100%
Woodlands Academy of the Sacred Heart
760 E. Westleigh Rd.
Lake Forest
847- 234-4300
woodlandsacademy.org
Catholic (G) 9–12 180 85% $25,500 43% $18,208 8 to 1 16 79% 25 100%
 
Public Schools, Chicago
School Religious affiliation Grades enrolled Total high school enrollment Acceptance rate Tuition (2014-15) Fin. aid Average award Student-to-teacher ratio Full-time teachers Teachers with advanced degrees Average teacher salary Average ACT score College accept. rate
Jones College Prep High School
700 S. State St.
South Loop
773-534-8625
jonescollegeprep.org
None 9–12 1,418 2% 25 to 1 57 70% $73,148 26 89%
Lane Technical High School
2501 W. Addison St.
Lake View
773-534-5544
lanetech.org
None 7–12 4,134 8% 17 to 1 244 57% $70,064 25 82%
Northside College Prep High School
5501 N. Kedzie Ave.
North Park
773-534-3954
nscollegeprep.cps.k12.il.us
None 9–12 1.061 3% 16 to 1 67 73% $78,004 29 89%
Walter Payton College Prep High School
1034 N. Wells St.
Near North
773-534-0034
wpcp.org
None 9–12 907 2% 16 to 1 58 64% $71,678 29 87%
Whitney Young Magnet High School
211 S. Laflin St.
Near West Side
773-534-7261
wyoung.org
None 7–12 2,215 4% 18 to 1 123 63% $76,746 27 87%
 
Public Schools, Suburbs
School Religious affiliation Grades enrolled Total high school enrollment Acceptance rate Tuition (2014-15) Financial aid Average award Student-to-teacher ratio Full-time teachers Teachers with advanced degrees Average teacher salary Average ACT score College accept. rate
Glenbrook North High School
2300 Shermer Rd.
Northbrook
847-509-2400
glenbrook225.org
None 9–12 2,066 100% 11 to 1 159 93% 26 99%
Highland Park High School
433 Vine Ave.
Highland Park
224-765-2001
hphs.dist113.org
None 9–12 2,112 100% 12 to 1 171 94% $98,000 24 93%
Hinsdale Central High School
5500 S. Grant St.
Hinsdale
630-570-8000
hinsdale86.org
None 9–12 2,803 100% 15 to 1 214 90% $111,000 28 99%
New Trier Township High School
385 Winnetka Ave.
Winnetka
847-446-7000
newtrier.k12.il.us
None 9–12 4,208 100% 14 to 1 380 95% $100,210 28 98%
Oak Park and River Forest High School
201 N. Scoville Ave.
Oak Park
708-383-0700
oprfhs.org
None 9–12 3,266 100% 16 to 1 213 93% $100,667 24 90%
School Religious affiliation Grades enrolled Total high school enrollment Accept. rate Tuition (2014-15) Financial aid Average award Student-to-teacher ratio Full-time teachers Teachers with advanced degrees Average teacher salary Average ACT score College accept. rate
 
NOTES: All data are from 2013–14, except CPS data, which are mostly from 2012–13 except for total high school enrollment (2013-2014) and college enrollment (2011-2012), the most recent available. Among schools affiliated with the Archdiocese of Chicago, four provided data; they are Cristo Rey Jesuit High School, Resurrection College Prep High School, St. Francis de Sales High School, and Woodlands Academy. Those missing: Brother Rice High School, Carmel Catholic High School, Christ the King Jesuit College Preparatory School, Cristo Rey St. Martin College Prep, De La Salle Institute, De La Salle–Lourdes Hall Campus, DePaul College Prep (formerly Gordon Tech College Prep), Fenwick High School, Guerin College Preparatory High School, Hales Franciscan High School, Holy Trinity High School, Josephinum Academy, Leo Catholic High School, Loyola Academy, Marian Catholic High School, Marist High School, Mother McAuley Liberal Arts High School, Mount Carmel High School, Nazareth Academy, Notre Dame College Prep, Notre Dame High School for Girls, Our Lady of Tepeyac High School, Queen of Peace High School, Regina Dominican High School, Seton Academy, St. Benedict Preparatory School, St. Ignatius College Prep, St. Joseph High School, St. Laurence High School, St. Patrick High School, St. Rita of Cascia High School, St. Viator High School, Trinity High School. Single-sex schools are denoted all-boys (B) or all-girls (G) under religious affiliation. Teachers with advanced degrees include all full-time high school faculty with master’s and/or Ph.D. degrees. Average ACT is the average composite score for the class of students entering college in 2014–15. SOURCES: Individual private and public schools, Chicago Public Schools.

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