Listing of Illinois boarding schools - Boarding school directory for the State of Illinois – affordable boarding schools and Christian schools for troubled teens.
  • Brehm Preparatory School

    Carbondale, IL

    Brehm Preparatory School is a very unique boarding school in Carbondale, Illinois. It is a school dedicated to providing excellence in education to children…

    9 - 12
    coed
    79 Students
    26 Teachers
  • Lake Forest Academy

    Lake Forest, IL

    Lake Forest Academy is a high-status college that provides day and boarding for students in grade nine to 12. The facility is located in…

    9 - 12
    coed
    429 Students
    83 Teachers
  • Woodlands Academy of the Sacred Heart

    Lake Forest, IL

    Woodlands Academy Of The Sacred Heart is a private all-girl school in Lake Forest, a large suburb in Illinois. 76 other private schools are…

    9 - 12
    all-girl
    171 Students
    32 Teachers

What's Up in Illinois

Illinois, one of the stalwarts of the Midwestern United States, has a variety of boarding schools that cater to various aspects of education. While some stress academics almost exclusively, others choose to promote athletic programs, performing arts, and other areas of interest to students. Whichever avenue of education is preferred, Illinois offers many great choices of boarding schools.

Illinois Math and Science Academy

Located 45 miles from Chicago, the Academy has seven residence halls on campus and offers itself as a springboard for those students wanting to gain a competitive edge in math and science.

Designed for grades 10-12, all students must be accepted into the school prior to beginning tenth grade. For those students who have attended, many have been accepted into Ivy League schools.

Brehm Preparatory School View profile »

A boarding school that specializes in helping students overcome learning disabilities such as ADHD, Anxiety, Tourette Syndrome, and other communication disorders, Brehm is coed for grades 6-12 and has gained a reputation within the state for producing solid results with children that other schools have had little if any success with previously.

Lake Forest Academy View profile »

Founded in 1857 for boys and girls in grades 9-12, Lake Forest Academy is known for college prep courses as well as its athletic teams. Students attending this school take a challenging load of classes that often include foreign languages, higher mathematics, history, sociology, and science. For those who prefer to spend their free time pursuing athletics, the school offers programs in tennis, swimming, soccer, lacrosse, and others. Situated on 150 acres that includes a lake, the 25 buildings on campus make it easy for students to get from one class to another, since they are located close together.

Woodlands Academy of the Sacred Heart View profile »

Affiliated with the Catholic Church, Woodlands Academy was founded in 1858. To make this school affordable to more and more people, it has chosen since its opening to offer tuition assistance through a variety of payment plans. Promoting a career-oriented curriculum to its students, the school embraces diversity in personal and professional lives. To help with this, the school offers an English as a Second Language program for international students, helping them to feel more comfortable by learning English with their peers. With a low student-teacher ratio, Woodlands Academy offers all students a personalized academic program, along with many activities in which to get involved.

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