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Private High Schools in Winnetka & Wilmette IL

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Updated 2022

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 North Shore Country Day School, WinnetkaWinnetka (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 WilmetteLoyola 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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Katerina Gasset
The Gasset Group & Get It Done For Me Virtual Services - Provo, UT
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Great stuff here Margaret. This article about the Private High Schools in Winnetka & Wilmette IL can be used as a reference for relocating families who would like to get more information on the schools surrounding the area. Thank you for sharing and keep up the good work!

Apr 08, 2013 12:45 AM
Erika Rogers
Red Rock Real Estate ~ Southern Utah's Largest Independent Brokerage - Saint George, UT
St George Utah Real Estate & Relocation Specialist

Informative post that provides information on the Private High Schools in Winnetka & Wilmette IL. Thank you for handing out information like this. Great work.

Apr 09, 2013 12:31 AM
Margaret Goss
@Properties - Winnetka, IL
Chicago's North Shore & Winnetka Real Estate

Nestor & Katarina - thank you - our public schools are excellent but many families need or prefer private schools and we have some excellent options.

Erika - thank you!


Apr 09, 2013 06:17 AM
Petra Norris
Lakeland Real Estate Group, Inc. - Lakeland, FL
Realtor, Lakeland FL Homes for Sale
Hi Margaret, thank you for sharing the four private schools for students who live in the North Shore (or beyond.) This is very useful for parents in selecting a preferred school for their kids. All the best!
Apr 12, 2013 07:16 PM
Melissa Muse Wiggans
Real Estate Muses - San Antonio, TX
CRS, GRI, ABR - Real Estate Muses
All school looks great! I'm sure all of them can provide a good and quality education. Thank you for the information Margaret, excellent work!
Apr 12, 2013 07:26 PM
Margaret Goss
@Properties - Winnetka, IL
Chicago's North Shore & Winnetka Real Estate

Petra and Melissa - thankyou!  

Apr 13, 2013 06:57 AM
Waynette Hoover Araj
Keller Williams Realty - Asheboro, NC
Connecting your Dreams with the Right Real Estate
I agree with Melissa, all the school that surrounds Winnetka & Wilmette IL are competitive and can provide the best quality education for their students.  Great article Margaret, keep them coming.
Apr 15, 2013 11:20 PM
Pat and Ed Okenica
DRAKE REALTY Lake Oconee Ga - Greensboro, GA
Lake Oconee Ga Real Estate
A school with a track record of providing good quality education is one factor that a potential buyer will greatly consider when purchasing a property specially if they still have school kids. In Winnetka and Wilmette, you have North Shore Country Day School, Loyola Academy, Regina Dominican and Christian Heritage Academy all have the competency to provide quality education.  Thank you for the post Margaret.
Apr 19, 2013 11:58 PM