Academic Excellence With a Heart

Check out our Early Childhood video!

What does Pilgrim offer?

  • Pre-K through 8th grade programs that focus on the whole child
  • Welcoming environment regardless of faith, race, gender, or orientation
  • Academic excellence driven by the best of educational practices
  • 1:10 teacher to student ratio in early childhood
  • 1:16 teacher to student ratio in elementary school
  • Experienced and energized staff who inspire a love of learning
  • High level of service to the community and parental involvement
  • Social and emotional learning, drama, music, visual arts, and Spanish instruction in every grade 

Pilgrim At A Glance

Average Pilgrim Classroom Size


Acceptance into #1 High School of Choice


Total Number of Pilgrim Students


Teachers Say…

“All six and seven year olds need to see and experience that learning is fun! I strive to teach to the whole child—incorporating a ‘brain building’ classroom experience and strategies.”

Parents Say…

“I like the fact that Pilgrim is a strong community that teaches more than academics: responsibility, care, and a good balance between academic and emotional development.”

Students Say…

“I love Pilgrim because our friends become our family.”

Alumni Say…

“My seventh and eighth grade teachers instilled in me proper discussion skills and deep analytical thinking skills that have carried me through my freshman year. The competition to get into high school is tough, but with Pilgrim, you will be tougher.”

Check out Pilgrim’s virtual school tour!

Tour Our Private Pre-K and Elementary School Programs!

Our tours are a great opportunity to learn more about Pilgrim and meet our teachers and staff. Please contact us to schedule an individual tour.

We know you are looking for the best education for your child and we want to make your school search as smooth as possible!

Pilgrim’s Pre-Kindergarten Program Named “Best of Chicago” for the Fifth Time! 

Each year, the “Best of Chicago” Awards are given to local schools and businesses based both on the recommendations of people in the community and third-party data. The Chicago Award Program honors the achievements and accomplishments of organizations that make the Chicago area a great place to live, work, and play.

Once again, Pilgrim’s Pre-Kindergarten has been named “Best of Chicago”! With its play-based philosophy and “whole child” approach to learning, Pilgrim’s Early Childhood Education Program is designed to be exceptional.

Tour Pilgrim’s Pre-K program today!

Best Private Pre-K and Elementary School on Chicago’s Northside!

Whole Child Approach

Pilgrim focuses on all aspects of each student’s learning including the academic, spiritual, physical, emotional, and social growth of each child.

Inspired by Grace

Pilgrim welcomes students of all faiths and backgrounds. This affirming approach allows students to develop their own spirituality.

Serving the World

Service learning is an important part of a Pilgrim education. Pilgrim empowers students to give their time and serve their wider community.