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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 prepares young people to make a positive difference in the world. 

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 for 2023-2024 follows. 

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Open House Panel Discussions, Fall 2022

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(The transition to high school) was pretty seamless for me. I did really appreciate the more focused learning that you get at City Day. I saw that continue in high school. City Day alumnus

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The emphasis on public speaking and developing confidence at such an early age was really important, and the experiential learning across the board.

City Day parent

Young City Day students study a tree stump with magnifying glasses

The tuition schedule for the 2023-2024 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 $29,200
Grade 1 $31,200
Grade 2 $31,400
Grade 3 $31,600
Grade 4 $31,800
Grade 5 $32,000
Grade 6 $32,200
Grade 7 $32,400
Grade 8 $32,600


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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