Private High Schools
Winnetka and Wilmette, IL
There are many reasons families turn to private education in Winnetka and the North Shore suburbs. For some, New Trier, an excellent and highly-rated public school, is not a good fit. For some, the chance to play sports or work at the school's radio station is more important. Whatever the reason, there are four options for students who live on the North Shore (or beyond.)
North Shore Country Day School is located at the corner of Green Bay and Willow Roads in Winnetka (310 Green Bay Road) and serves students in grades preschool through 12th grade. The student body population is around 500 students which makes it extremely attractive to those put off by New Trier's large enrollment. Student tuition (2012-13) is $24,800 per year for grades 8 and 9, and $25,800 for grades 10 through 12.
Rigorous academics and a wide range of activities from which to choose make North Shore Country Day a popular choice. All students go on to college since there is a strong emphasis on college preparatory classes.
Loyola Academy is at the corner of Laramie and Lake Streets in Wilmette (1100 Laramie) and is the largest private high school with approximately 2000 students. It is the largest Jesuit high school in the United States and had the distinction of educating Michael Jordan's sons. Tuition and financial aid information are available online.
Regina Dominican is located at 701 Locust Road in Wilmette - it is a four-year Catholic Dominican high school for girls with an enrollment of between 325-350. They also have a strong academic curriculum and state on their website that 100% of students are accepted to college.
Christian Heritage Academy is in Northfield at 315 Waukegan and serves preschool through 12th grade. Christian Heritage's website states, ". . . our exemplary education . . creates an academically rigorous, spiritually formative program. Students of all grade levels enjoy the freedom to explore and learn in a nurturing Christ-centered environment." Tuition information is available online.
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