Started in 1997, Daystar has been serving students from around Chicago for over 20 years. In that time we have grown in depth and breadth to the Pre-K through 12th grade school that we are now. Some things, though, have not changed; we continue to be deeply committed to diversity that reflects the diversity of Chicago both ethnically and economically. Daystar's students come from nearly 50 zip codes throughout Chicagoland; from right down the street to the other side of the city. Because we believe that all students deserve access to a quality, diverse education, 60% of Daystar families receive tuition assistance while 40% pay full tuition. We pursue this diversity at every level including in our admissions process as we strongly believe that education is most effective when everyone, with a variety of backgrounds, opinions, and voices, is in the room.

Our desire for this unique community begins with our admissions process. We want to get to know you, prospective Daystar families, just as you get to know us. Daystar families come from a wide variety of different backgrounds and each has different reasons why Daystar is the perfect fit for their family. As you start to discover whether it may also be the best fit for yours, our admissions team is committed to giving you all the resources you need to make the right decision. 

While the information on this website is helpful, we know that nothing comes close to seeing Daystar during a school day. Observing students discovering, getting excited about their learning, and excelling cannot be described; it has to be seen. This is why the first step in pursuing admission at Daystar is attending a tour or open house. This year, we are offering virtual video tours and asking families to join us for a post-tour conversation where you can ask questions and we can get to know you better. Click "schedule a tour" to learn more, and join us to discover if Daystar is the ideal fit for your family.

- Daystar admissions team

Frequently Asked Admissions Questions