An All-Star School Lineup

There’s nothing better than watching a child thrive in an immersive educational environment, where experienced educators provide individualized attention in a fun and engaging classroom. That’s why the right school is so important to a child’s academic success. Here, we share an all-star selection of Chicago Parent advertising partners, each with something unique to offer. Learn more and find the right environment for your child.

Baker Demonstration School

Curiosity and exploration are the root of the progressive education principles that guide learning at this private early childhood through middle school in Wilmette. Holistic growth and a love of learning are the result.

Bennett Day School

Collaboration, creativity and curiosity are encouraged at this progressive, independent preschool through upper school in Chicago. A child’s unique interests and talent are honored through place-based learning.

Chicago City Day School

Students in junior kindergarten through grade eight learn through a rigorous academic curriculum that fulfills their social, emotional, physical and intellectual needs on an urban campus in Chicago’s Belmont Harbor neighborhood.

GEMS World Academy

At this International Baccalaureate school in Lakeshore East, preschool through 12th grade students learn in an environment designed to grow and educate global citizens through local exploration and opportunities for international exchange.

Gentle Guitar School

This online music education program for children ages 5 to 16 helps students reach their potential through fun, modern and professional music lessons. Classes take place remotely, in real time and focus on worth ethic and attitude through music.

German International School

Individual inquiry, communication, global knowledge and open-minded curiosity are some of the principles of this bilingual International Baccalaureate World School for preschool through grade eight on Chicago’s north side.

Grace Lutheran School

Teachers, parents and congregation members collaborate to nurture, educate and challenge the minds, bodies and spirits of students at this preschool through junior high school in River Forest.

Hyde Park Day School

Individual strengths are nurtured and encouraged at this school for bright first through eighth grade students with learning disabilities. Confidence and courage build resilience and success at campuses across greater Chicago.

Instituto Cervantes

Through an internationally recognized curriculum, students learn to confidently communicate in Spanish and English. Culture and language are emphasized through activities and fun in this River North location.

Intercultural Montessori Language School

Among a diverse cluster, children at Intercultural Montessori learn languages and cultures in a child-centered approach. West Loop and Oak Park campuses welcome preschool-grade 8 and early elementary respectively. 

La Fleur Francaise

In childhood, children have enormous potential for language learning. Art, music and movement in a nurturing environment are the foundation of this French immersion school in Wilmette.

Near North Montessori

Early childhood through junior high, students at Chicago’s Near North Montessori engage in learning adventures that satisfy their natural curiosities. Respect, responsibility and resilience are the three R’s at this diverse school.

North Shore Country Day

Robust participation in a wide variety of academic, athletic and artistic pursuits keeps students engaged and encouraged from junior kindergarten through 12th grade at North Shore Country Day in Winnetka.

NWU Center for Talent Development

Serving gifted students from early childhood through grade 12, CTD at Northwestern University helps students grow through individualized pathways by identifying and developing talent in unique and meaningful ways. 

Resurrection College Prep High School

Strong, capable women grow at the largest all-girls school on the north side, where in-depth learning through service, academics, the arts and athletics is rooted in the Catholic faith. Here, students feel safe to be themselves and explore their potential.

Sacred Heart Schools Chicago

Chicago’s oldest independent school is open to children of all faiths. In this diverse preschool through eighth grade school on Chicago’s north side, students from 34 ZIP codes converge for individual attention and a robust curriculum.

St. Celestine School

An integral part of a parish faith community, this Catholic school in Elmwood Park focuses on child individuality for preschool through grade eight. Spiritual, physical and academic growth take place in an environment of respect and peace.

St. John’s Northwestern Academies

On a lush campus in Delafield, Wisconsin, students in grades seven through 12 learn leadership skills for a lifetime of success through a military or non-military model focused on academics, spiritual and character development and athletics.

St. Norbert School

Academics and social-emotional learning are supported through individualized attention in small classrooms at St. Norbert School in Northbrook. Preschool through grade eight students thrive through clubs, music education and inclusive athletics. 

The Second City & Harold Ramis Film School

A film school focused entirely on comedy, students learn collaboration and creative storytelling through comedy theory, writing and filmmaking while gaining the inside scoop on the industry. Students engage with working professionals through master seminars.

Vanguard Gifted Academy

Intellectually curious students who love to solve problems are encouraged and nurtured at this kindergarten through fifth grade school in Batavia. A blend of cross-curricular learning, online and offline tasks and hands-on activities help students soar.

Wiggle Tooth Fairy

This creative Tooth Fairy Registry encourages diversity and imagination through handmade kits that ease the transition from wiggly teeth. The kits provide materials for six or more lost teeth and instructions on how to make the most of this whimsical kit.

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