Daystar Academy

An International Baccalaureate faith-based school that educates students to be culturally-engaged and globally-minded.

Faith-based, culturally-engaged, globally minded International Baccalaureate education.

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We are grateful to all of the dads and father figures in the Daystar community for their unwavering support. Happy Father’s Day!


Congratulations to 2024 Daystar High School Graduate, Willa Clement! Willa will attend an international university in the fall.


Congratulations to 2024 Daystar High School Graduate, James Miller! James will attend Temple University in the fall.


Congratulations to 2024 Daystar High School Graduate, Ryan Zhou! Ryan will attend the Illinois Institute of Technology in the fall.


The International Baccalaureate program establishes a global view of learning for students that emphasizes asking questions and searching for answers. It’s less about taking notes and more about asking questions. It’s an invigorating academic way of learning that requires initiative, organization, and perseverance, and results in students who are confident in being the leaders and innovators of tomorrow. Learn more about the IB experience here:


Congratulations to 2024 Daystar High School Graduate, Adelaide Judy! Adelaide will attend Colorado College in the fall.


There’s still time to register for Daystar summer camps, which include basketball, volleyball, STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts, and Mathematics) and the FIRST LEGO League Boot Camp. Read more and register here:


Congratulations to 2024 Daystar High School Graduate, Felix Rodriguez! Felix will attend the University of Illinois at Chicago in the fall.


At Daystar, we're constructivists, and we believe education should engage all senses for experiential learning. That's why we learn hands-on, and take 10-15 learning excursions a year!


Congratulations to 2024 Daystar High School Graduate, Kendall Hardin! Kendall will attend Calvin University in the fall.


Congratulations to all of our students on another year of learning! We hope you continue to find opportunities to be inspired, engaged, and growing this summer. We’ll see you in the fall!


Congratulations to 2024 Daystar High School Graduate, Sinae Martin! Sinae will attend the University of Illinois at Chicago in the fall.

Photos from Daystar Academy's post 06/04/2024

Our friends from the Center for Future Innovators stopped by today to do some robot battling! CFI is also hosting both a STEAM camp and a LEGO camp this summer at Daystar. Check out our summer camp web page to learn more!

Photos from Daystar Academy's post 06/03/2024

I could talk about all the ways this is IB learning in preschool, but can we just focus on the JOY here, instead?

Photos from Daystar Academy's post 05/31/2024

Congratulations, Daystar 8th grade graduates! These scholars were celebrated this morning at our 8th grade commencement ceremony.

Photos from Daystar Academy's post 05/31/2024

"Sustainable Plush" is the final design cycle for Daystar middle school students this year. During this unit, students will continue using principles of design to create an upcycled plush. Students identified a "client," and based on client and product research, developed an idea to bring to life out of recycled materials. Students will pattern, modify, develop a timeline and then manufacture their ideas.


We’re creating world-changers — students who will become the critically thinking adults our world needs. Thank you for supporting our mission. Give a secure online gift or find other ways to contribute here:


Falcon Flex Day was a big hit!

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🌟 Exciting News! Join us for an unforgettable week of exploration and discovery at our immersive STEAM Camp in partnership with Daystar Academy! 🎨🤖
🗓️ When: July 8th - 12th, 8:30 AM - 3:30 PM
🎒 Grades: 1st - 5th
📍 Where: CFI South Loop @ Daystar Academy, 1550 S State St., Chicago IL
Embark on a journey of creativity and innovation with our expert instructors as they guide participants through an array of engaging projects and activities. From LEGO Robotics to Minecraft 3D design, there's something for every young explorer! 🚀🌱💻
Spaces are limited, so secure your spot today, and let's make this summer one to remember! 🌟
🔗More Info and Register:

Photos from Daystar Academy's post 05/29/2024

5th Grade Math Fun! Engaging through play helped 5th graders review their learning about coordinate planes. It’s always fun to learn in collaboration and to see students enjoy math in different ways!

Photos from Daystar Academy's post 05/28/2024

As part of their exploration into 'How the World Works,' our second graders teamed up and worked collaboratively to create canyon models. This hands-on project helped them understand the concept of erosion. They observed and discussed how the flow of water reshapes the landscape, mimicking real-world geological processes. This activity not only boosted their understanding of the world around them works, but also enhanced their teamwork and cooperation skills.

Photos from Daystar Academy's post 05/28/2024

Last week, we invited our school community to join us in celebrating Senior Signing Day as our high school seniors symbolically signed letters of post-secondary intent. Congratulations, Class of 2024!

Photos from Daystar Academy's post 05/24/2024

Daystar's proximity to world class institutions like the Museum of Science and Industry make it easy for students to visit and manipulate water, air, machinery, gears, and so much more in the Idea Factory! In the Science Storms Exhibit, they were able to learn about friction, magnets, static, electricity, and of course, storms.


International students thrive at Daystar:
-Located near Chinatown in downtown Chicago.
-All school supplies are included in tuition.
-Our IB academic program is rigorous and helps support college acceptance.
-We accept Duolingo (DET) and (TOEFL) scores for English scores.
-A Macbook is included for High School students.
-International/domestic travel opportunities are included in tuition after a small fee.
Visit our ISP page at to learn more.


Congrats, Daystar 5th Graders, on your JSL Championship win over the weekend! Go Falcons! Falcons Rise, Falcons SOAR!!

Photos from Daystar Academy's post 05/23/2024

Daystar's fourth grade recently visited The Grove and learned about patterns found in nature. We were taught how to identify different types of rocks and how the earth changes over time. A short hike helped us learn about Illinois' geological history. Students participated in some hands-on activities like sorting minerals, conducting streak tests with rocks, and differentiating between fossils and artifacts.


Congrats, Middle School Falcons! 🏆 Our middle schoolers brought home the trophy after their win against Skinner West last Saturday in the JSL Championship. Falcons Rise, Falcons SOAR!


Daystar first graders have been learning all about inventors! Their home project this spring was to research, record and write a paragraph about a famous inventor. They then worked in groups to invent their own working car for their furry friends.


Friday is your last chance during the school year to take a tour and learn more about Daystar Academy's International Baccalaureate programming in a faith-based, culturally-engaged environment. Click "Schedule a Tour" at!

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Our Story

Offering a faith-based, culturally-engaged, globally-minded education to Chicago’s students from Pre-K through 12th grade. Established in 1997, Daystar’s students have gone on to top Chicago high schools and learned to engage the world around them.

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The International Baccalaureate Primary Years Program (PK-5th Grade) culminates in a final project in grade 5. Fifth gra...





1550 S State St
Chicago, IL

Opening Hours

Monday 8am - 4pm
Tuesday 8am - 4pm
Wednesday 8am - 4pm
Thursday 8am - 4pm
Friday 8am - 4pm
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