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Plato Academy

Private | PK-3 | 47 students

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Situated in an urban neighborhood. The median home value is $122,000. The average monthly rent for a 2 bedroom apartment is $1,000.

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Posted February 23, 2013

I hesitate to so favorably rate a school we only tried out for a day. But it was that good, so I do. This school is excellent and I hope to enroll my child here at the start of his next school year. We would have done so now had an unexpected matter not arisen. The student-teacher ratio at Plato is a parent's dream and the curriculum is top-notch. Its students also highlight how well Plato's teaching promotes thinking, one thing our child isn't allowed to do at his current public school. This school is a gem.
—Submitted by a parent

Posted February 2, 2013

My Daughter attends Plato Academy and the attention they get from teachers is amazing. Private school education at a resonable cost.
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Posted January 14, 2013

This is my son's second year at Plato Academy and he loves it. This school has allowed him to be creative and explore. They encourage students to follow their interest and it has made such a difference in my son's self esteem and abilities. I look forward to many years to come as my daughter will be starting the 3 year old program next year.
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Posted April 7, 2012

I was aware of schools that taught this way on the East coast (near DC), I never imagined that I lived this close to one. Best kept secret in the North Suburbs.
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Posted February 8, 2012

Both of my children attended Plato Academy. It was the best experience for them. The small class size and individual attention cannot compare to any other school. They are both in private high schools and are thriving. Don't let anyone tell you that a small school doesn't have what other schools have.
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Posted April 19, 2010

I love Plato Academy because it prepares students to become citizens of the world. It's curriculum stresses problem solving and critical thinking in a relaxed multi age classroom environment. Students are encouraged to be autonomous and to take charge of their own education in authentic ways.
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Posted January 16, 2008

Exclellent small family size school. I am a believer in this school. I have 4 children all Plato students or alumnis. Two are still enrolled and two have gone to some of the best high schools in the Chicago area and they are excelling. are excelling.
—Submitted by a parent

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Student ethnicity

Ethnicity This school State average
White 95% 51%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 3% 4%
Hispanic 3% 24%
American Indian/Alaska Native 0% 0%
Black 0% 18%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 0% 0%
Two or more races 0% 3%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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Academic awards received in the past 3 years
  • International Playwright Competition
  • Greel Language Essay Contest

Science, Technology, Engineering, & Math (STEM)

School facilities
  • Computer lab

Arts & music

Performing and written arts
  • Drama

Language learning

Bi-lingual or language immersion programs offered
  • Spanish
Foreign languages taught
  • Greek
  • Latin
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School basics

Before school or after school care / program onsite
  • After school
  • Before school
School Leader's name
  • Dr. Marian Koritsaris
Best ways for parents to contact the school
  • Email
  • Coed
Is there an application process?
  • Yes
  • Nonsectarian
Fax number
  • (847) 581-1020


Bi-lingual or language immersion programs offered

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  • Spanish
Foreign languages taught
  • Greek
  • Latin


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School facilities
  • Computer lab
  • Library
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  • Parents and community are completely involved with the school
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  • Plato Academy students are enter a variety of rigorous high school programs and excel in academics, athletics, and extracurricular activities
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Students typically attend these schools after graduating
St Ignatius College Prep
North Ridge Prep
Loyola Academy
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733 Lee Street
Des Plaines, IL 60016
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Phone: (847) 470-8500


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