Top Illinois Boarding Schools
- For the 2020 school year, there are 3 top college-prep and junior boarding schools located throughout Illinois, serving 2,646 students.
Lake Forest Academy Photo - Everyone at LFA (students, faculty, and staff) belongs to one of four houses - Bird, Lewis, Sargent, or Welch. The four Houses compete in a series of mini competitions throughout the year and the House that earns the most points WINS!
Amerigo Chicago Marian Catholic High School Photo - As a college preparatory high school, Marian Catholic develops in students essential skills for post-secondary education. In addition, Marian Catholic provides a flexible curriculum of liberal, fine and practical arts, opening students to a variety of career choices.
Top Illinois Boarding Schools (2020)
- School Location Grades Students
- 700 Ashland Avenue
Chicago Heights, IL 60411
Grades: 9-12 | 1006 students
- 1 Carmel Parkway
Mundelein, IL 60060
Grades: 9-12 | 1200 students
Social media is an essential part of a boarding school's marketing strategy
Parents considering schools should read New York Times columnist Frank Bruni's book about college admissions entitled Where You Go Is Not Who You Will Be: An Antidote to the College Admissions Mania. Much of what he says applies in the private K-12 world.
Readers send dozens of questions via Facebook, Twitter and email. What do they ask? Readers want to know which is the best school in a particular country or region. A close second is figuring out how to pay for a private school education. Here are some readers' questions with my answers.