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A lifelong return on your investment

Chicago City Day School develops inquisitive minds, nuanced thinking skills, and learning habits that last a lifetime. Each year, our graduates move on to attend top independent, parochial, selective enrollment, and boarding schools throughout Chicago and across the country. A City Day education, delivered by caring, expert teachers, prepares young people to make a positive difference in the world. 

In part because it is a small school environment, the teachers at Chicago City Day get to know the students really well. They learn about the students in a way that is harder to do at a larger school. Having teachers who know and understand you helps kids grow and develop, not just academically, but personally. Frank City Day parent

Below, hear City Day parents, students, and alumni parents talk during a recent Open House event about the difference that our school makes. A tuition schedule follows. 

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Open House Panel Discussions, Fall 2023

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You’re definitely close to or exceeding your classmates (in high school). I think the largest standout for a City Day graduate is the public speaking ability, which (City Day) emphasizes. I think it’s a hugely important aspect. City Day alumnus

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We came here for an interview, and I felt it almost immediately — that gut sensation you have that says, 'this is the place.' 

City Day parent

Young City Day students study a tree stump with magnifying glasses

The tuition schedule for the 2024-2025 school year has been approved by the Chicago City Day School Board of Trustees. In addition to the base tuition, families pay select fees that vary by grade.

Grade level


Junior & Senior Kindergarten $32,200
Grade 1 $34,200
Grade 2 $34,400
Grade 3 $34,600
Grade 4 $34,800
Grade 5 $35,000
Grade 6 $35,200
Grade 7 $35,400
Grade 8 $35,600


We are committed to fostering an inclusive and diverse student body at City Day. For information about our needs-based financial aid process, call (773) 327-0900 and ask to speak with our Admissions team. 

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