Northfield, IL Private School

Brightmont Academy, One-to-One Private Education

Our highly successful, unique educational approach has been helping thousands of students in grades 6-12 succeed academically with one-to-one instruction. With our new campus opening in the Northfield area, we aim help more students reach their full academic potential.

At Brightmont Academy, we identify and support the needs of each student, whether they struggle with depression and/or anxiety, learning disabilities, health issues or other special needs.

Brightmont’s educational model is mastery-based, empowering students to actively engage in their studies at their own pace while being challenged and supported throughout the learning process. We offer a range of programs throughout the year including full-time school, individual courses, tutoring, and skill-building programs. We offer open enrollment so you can start right away.

Contact us to learn why Brightmont's one-to-one instruction is the most effective instructional method. Using this research-based approach, we will work with you and your child to develop a personalized instruction plan customized for their learning goals, strengths, and needs.

Campus Tour

We are hosting an open house Thursday, November 19, 2020 9am-4pm. Take a tour of our campus and meet with President Karen Buckner to learn how one-to-one instruction is helping students meet academic gains.


Please note, our current safety guidelines require everyone on campus including visitors to wear face coverings and practice distancing.

We are proud to be the Featured Business in the November/December 2020 edition of Northfield News! Read the featured article to learn more about Brightmont!

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Brightmont Teachers Get an A+

We're proud of the 97% approval rating our teachers earned from our students.

Parent and Student Testimonials

My daughter was not thriving in a traditional school and arrived at Brightmont significantly behind grade level and with no confidence in her ability to succeed. The Brightmont teachers were excellent and incredibly supportive. With their help, she graduated from high school at Brightmont feeling proud of all she accomplished.
Jane M., parent

Our son attended Brightmont Academy in Plymouth in 8th grade (the only reason we left is due to our move to a different state). He had struggled in a traditional school setting, the large classes did not suit his learning style. We researched many possible schools, only Brightmont offered everything we were looking for. Jess and her team of educators have created a welcoming environment where each individual student is encouraged fully. Our son's time at Brightmont has forever changed his view of learning and school in general, he is now a motivated student who has confidence in his abilities. One of the greatest bonuses of sending our son to Brightmont was the one to one teacher/student ratio. This enabled the teachers to really get to know him in a way that is not possible in a traditional school setting. We fully recommend Brightmont Academy to any family who is looking for a quality education in a caring setting for their son or daughter.
Verity B., parent
To all the staff at Brightmont,
Thank you for making this one of the best school years that I have ever had.
Seb, student, grade 8

One of the best moments I've had parenting is when my daughter out of the blue, teary-eyed, thanked me for helping her graduate. She said she knew she couldn't have done it without Brightmont...Brightmont was the start of new beginnings for both of us. Thank you for giving her confidence!
Kelly K., parent

[Brightmont] helped me so much! The instructors helped me hands on, step by step to learn the material.
Michelle, student

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Phone and Address

(224) 518-0074

1799 Willow Road
Northfield, Illinois 60093

Campus Hours

Mon.-Thurs. 8:30am-6:00pm
Friday 8:30am-5:00pm


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