Science Academy of Chicago

Tel: (847)258-5254
Grades: NS - 9 | 190 students
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Science Academy of Chicago
SAC has come a long way since its inception in 2000.
In a brand new facility in Mt.
Prospect, with a brand new administration and faculty/staff since 2013, SAC has been awarded the top school award at the IJAS Illinois Science Fair in 2014 and the Best School Award at the CONSEF Fair in Ohio.
In May 2014, SAC also recently placed as the 1st in the Illinois Math League in May 2014.
SAC hosts and is a participant in many cultural events, recently placing 3rd in the 2014 Turquoise Art & Language Contest.
SAC also recently participated in the TECH 2014 Exposition in Springfield, Illinois, showcasing the importance of technology in the STEAM curriculum offered at SAC to state representatives.
SAC offers affordable, accelerated STEAM education and is a college preparatory school serving students from Prek-3 to 9th grade .
The SAC family is very diverse, drawing students and families from over 40 different zip codes in the Chicago land area and suburbs.
Our diverse staff and faculty are fully certified educators and administrators that are dedicated to providing every child at SAC with an accelerated STEAM curriculum, extracurricular activities, and the opportunities to be involved in SAC's expansion.
We encourage all interested parents and families to inquire about information, to come see the new SAC for yourself, and make a lasting investment in your child's future through our affordable and accelerated STEAM private education.

School Overview

School Membership(s)School Assoc. Xaverian Brothers School Sponsorship
Grades Offered Grades Nursery/Preschool - 9
Year Founded 2000

Student Body

Total Students 190 students
Student Body Type Co-ed
% Students of Color 3%
State avg.: 32%
Students by Grade Science Academy of Chicago Student By Grade

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers 21 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio 9:1
National avg.: 13:1
Average Class Size 15 students
Classroom Dress Code Casual
(khaki/Navy pants and embroidered polo)

Finances and Admission

Admission Deadline None / Rolling
Yearly Tuition Cost $8,000
Tuition Notes Grades PK-8 tuition is $8000. Grade 9 tuition is $9600. There is a payment plan of ten installments.
Acceptance Rate 95%
National avg.: 85%
Admissions Director Azra Jakupovic

Sports

Total Sports Offered 4 sports
Sports Basketball, Indoor Soccer, Soccer, VolleyballBasketballIndoor Soccer,
SoccerVolleyball,

Extracurriculars

Total ExtracurricularsTotal Extra-curric. 11 extracurriculars
ExtracurricularsExtra-curric. Advance Science Team, American Math League, Animal Club, Arts & Crafts, Community Club, Computer Technology, Folk Dance Club, Mad Science, Primary Grades: Puppets & Story Time, Robotics, Spanish Animal Club, Arts & Crafts, Community Club, Mad Science, Robotics, Spanish, Advance Science Team,
American Math League,
Computer Technology,
Folk Dance Club,
Primary Grades: Puppets & Story Time,

School Notes:

  • SAC offers small class sizes to provide the kind of attention and support that we believe to be vital for learning in the classroom. This size aids in creating a family-like atmosphere in which teacher, student and parent can come together with a consistency and commitment that is beneficial to the child's educational and personal development. Parents also have the advantage of monitoring the progress of their child via the internet. On this database parents' have access to their child's records, daily homework assignments, grades, teacher's e-mails.
  • We know that beyond a great school, families also need to consider cost. This is why at SAC we offer affordable tuition that includes so much. In an effort to support working families and busy lives we offer both before and after school care. In addition, students also engage in after school activities, advanced study teams, field trips, and science fairs.
  • In the primary grades (Pre K-3-2) students have a homeroom teacher who works hard to instill the love of learning in their students. These teachers work with diligence, skill and creativeness in order to provide the most nurturing and mentally stimulating environments possible. Beginning in the third grade students' progress into a new area of development in which more responsibilities are required. Students change teachers/classrooms throughout the day. These teachers' posses a mastery of their subjects and use innovative methods and tools in order to cultivate and inspire the minds of our students.
  • In addition to our distinctive curriculum we also offer advanced study teams which engage selected student in a deeper exploration of mathematics and science. Such students participate in competitions on the state, national and international levels. Beyond the awards and recognition gained from competing, these events also generate an excitement and passion towards the pursuit of wisdom. Guided and supported by faculty members and steeped in the knowledge of their subjects.

Profile last updated: 05/14/2014

Nearby Schools:

The nearest high school is Metropolitan Preparatory Schools (0.3 miles away)
The nearest elementary school is Metropolitan Preparatory Schools (0.3 miles away)
The nearest preschool is St Zachary Elementary School (0.5 miles away)
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  • Arlington Heights
    Metropolitan Preparatory Schools
    Special Education School
    Grades: K-12 | 104 students
    0.3 miles
    2525 E Oakton St Ste D47
    Arlington Heights, IL 60005
    (847)956-7912
    0.3K-12
    104
  • Des Plaines
    Grades: PK-8 | 191 students
    0.5 miles
    567 W Algonquin Rd
    Des Plaines, IL 60016
    (847)437-4022
    0.5PK-8
    191
  • Des Plaines
    Grades: PK-12 | 90 students
    1.3 miles
    588 Dara James Rd
    Des Plaines, IL 60016
    (847)298-3399
    1.3PK-12
    90
  • Arlington Heights
    Grades: PK-K | 30 students
    2.3 miles
    2025 S.Goebbert Rd.
    Arlington Heights, IL 60005
    (847)222-4267
    2.3PK-K
    30
  • Mount Prospect
     St Raymond School
    (Roman Catholic)
    Grades: PK-8 | 575 students
    2.4 miles
    300 S Elmhurst Ave
    Mount Prospect, IL 60056
    (847)253-8555
    2.4PK-8
    575

School Reviews

This is an wonderful school with incredibly dedicated staff member''s! SAOC has the best educational atmosphere for your children to learn and grow in. Visit and you will see for yourself! :)
- Posted by Parent, 07/24/15
8yrs, 3 kids, this place is our 2nd home! Top notch teachers & staff.
- Posted by Parent, 07/24/15
It is great steam school.My children do so many hands on activities in math ,science,computer and social studies classes. Also my daughters did very well at NWA test.
- Posted by Parent, 07/24/15
I have two children attending SAC. We moved to the area this year and I am glad that we made the decision to send our kids to SAC. I will definitely re-enroll them for next year because of the quality education, family like environment, dedicated staff&administration, affordable tuition, and clean facilities.
- Posted by Parent, 02/09/14
EXCELLENT School! Dedicated staff and principal. Curriculum is top notch. At SAC your child is not just a "pupil", he/she is family. We are so blessed to have found such a wonderful school.
- Posted by Parent, 04/12/13

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