Avery Coonley School

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The Avery Coonley School is an independent school whose mission is to provide a learning environment that is appropriate both for academically bright and gifted children, preschool through eighth grade, who are motivated to learn and have demonstrated the potential for the scholastic achievement necessary to succeed in a challenging academic program, in order that they may become positive, productive, and respectful members of society.

Upcoming Events and News

  • Gifted Education: What, How and Why? - 09/23/2016 - Check out the newest edition of the ACS Blog: A Learning Space
  • The Importance of Early Academics - 09/26/2016 - Lisa Wiltz, Avery Coonley School Early School Co-Coordinator and Junior Kindergarten Teacher, writes this week's blog on the crucial nature of early childhood education. 

     
  • Read about the journey of one of our amazing alums! - 10/03/2016 - Yaseem Ahmed, ACS alumni, shares his journey to Boarding School and how ACS helped prepare him. 
  • Crossing Borders - 10/13/2016 - ACS teacher Alice Brown talks about her amazing experience this summer. 
  • Un Voyage d'une Vie - 10/18/2016 - One of the most unique features of The Avery Coonley School is our robust French language program. Part of this program consists of two 10-day sessions: The French students visit Downers Grove for 10 days in October, while the Avery Coonley School 7th graders ...more
  • Using Poetry to Teach Grammar - 10/21/2016 - Is it possible to use poetry to teach grammar? Yes! Read about Literacy teacher Michelle Schaub's recent experiences at Poetry Camp
  • Memories of Halloween at The Avery Coonley School - 10/31/2016 - The Avery Coonley School celebrates Halloween like no other school does. One of our alums shares his fondest memories of this special day.
  • Fostering Empathy - Sleep Out Saturday - 11/04/2016 - Fostering civic engagement is an essential component of the educational experience at The Avery Coonley School. The following blog is one example of the type of activities our students participate in. 
  • The Spice of Life Show - 11/14/2016 - Jeff Westbrook has been the ACS drama teacher since 1996. Read his reflections on the importance of the arts in general, and our Variety Show in particula
  • The Pilgrim Age - 11/28/2016 - One of the ACS alums from 1987 fondly shares his memories of The Avery Coonley's School's Thanksgiving Program and it's tradition of giving. 
  • Making the World a Little Better Every Day - 12/09/2016 - Civic engagement and giving back is part of the bones of The Avery Coonley School. Read about one 8th group student's perspective on giving back. 
  • Marshmallows and Much More - 12/09/2016 - Sometimes school traditions can become family memories. Read about how one alum's impulse purchase at the school's annual Holiday House lead to sweet memories with her Grandfather. 

School Overview

School Type School with Special Program Emphasis
School Membership(s)School Assoc. National Association of Independent Schools (NAIS)
Independent Schools Association of the Central States
Lake Michigan Association of Independent Schools
Grades Offered Grades Prekindergarten-8
Year Founded 1906

Student Body

Total Students 378 students
Student Body Type Co-ed
% Students of Color
30%
State avg.: 31%
Students by Grade Avery Coonley School Student By Grade

Academics and Faculty

Matriculation DataMatric. Data Link to Matriculation Data

Finances and Admission

Admission Deadline Mar. 1
Admissions Director Rebecca Malotke-Meslin
Admissions Associate Kristen Teague

Sports

Total Sports Offered 4 sports
Sports Basketball, Soccer, Track and Field, VolleyballBasketballSoccer,
Track and FieldVolleyball,

Extracurriculars

Total ExtracurricularsTotal Extra-curric. 13 extracurriculars
ExtracurricularsExtra-curric. Art Club, Book Club, Chess, Computer Club, Drama/Theater, Intramurals, Math Team, Orchestra, STEM Open Lab, Student Council (Middle School), Tech Club, Treble Makers Choir, Yearbook Club Art Club, Book Club, Chess, Computer Club, Drama/Theater, Intramurals, Math Team, Orchestra, STEM Open Lab, Tech Club, Yearbook Club, Student Council (Middle School),
Treble Makers Choir,

School Notes

  • The Avery Coonley School is an independent school whose mission is to provide a learning environment that is appropriate both for academically bright and gifted children, preschool through eighth grade, who are motivated to learn and have demonstrated the potential for the scholastic achievement necessary to succeed in a challenging academic program, in order that they may become positive, productive, and respectful members of society.
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School Reviews

5.0  6/13/2016
Avery Coonley school was my home away from home from preschool to sixth grade. I made wonderful friends and had great teachers. I feel very lucky to have been a part of the community. It's the people that make this place so special.
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