Plato Academy

Tel: (847)768-7188
Grades: PK-8 | 94 students
  • Plato Academy is a place where each student has a voice.
  • Our goal is to nurture children who will become capable and competent individuals.
  • Competence results from determination and genuine effort.
  • Students are challenged through thoughtful conversations with their teachers and encouraged to take risks in order to become true problem solvers.
  • The curriculum is driven by student interest and designed by teachers to meet the needs of all students.
  • Plato Academy curriculum is interdisciplinary and includes a true commitment to the arts.
  • We intend for all students to have a well-rounded learning experience that emphasizes intellect and character.
  • In preparation of becoming the citizens of tomorrow, Plato Academy curriculum also involves students in service to the community.
  • Plato graduates go to high school confidently prepared for success.
  • Our graduates are accepted by the finest college prep high schools and go on to distinguish themselves at the colleges of their choice.

School Overview

School Membership(s)School Assoc. Council of Bilingual Education
National Association for the Education of Young Children
Grades Offered Grades Prekindergarten-8
Year Founded 1952

Student Body

Total Students 94 students
Student Body Type Co-ed
% Students of Color
20%
State avg.: 31%
Students by Grade Plato Academy Student By Grade

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers 12 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio 8:1
National avg.: 13:1
% Faculty w/Advanced Degree
80%
Average Class Size 12 students

Finances and Admission

Admission Deadline None / Rolling
Yearly Tuition Cost $6,000
Admissions Director Maria Bolos

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