Da Vinci Academy

37W080 Hopps Road
Elgin, IL 60124
Tel: (847)841-7532
Grades: PK - 8 | 122 students
Da Vinci Academy provides intellectually gifted and talented students a unique educational community that develops a student's strengths, interests and potential.
We offer a challenging curriculum taught in a nurturing, supportive environment by expereinced teachers who understand how gifted children think and learn.
At Da Vinci Academy each student in known, valued, challenged, and engaged.

School Overview

School Type School with Special Program Emphasis
School Membership(s)School Assoc. Other associations(s) for exceptional children
National Association of Independent Schools (NAIS)
Grades Offered Grades Prekindergarten - 8
Learning Programs Supported Gifted, Some Twice Exceptional
Year Founded 2000

Student Body

Total Students 122 students
Student Body Type Co-ed
% Students of Color 20%
State avg.: 32%
Students by Grade Da Vinci Academy Student By Grade

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers 16 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio 8:1
National avg.: 13:1
% Faculty w/Advanced Degree 90%
Average Class Size 12 students
List of Courses Offered Link to List of Courses
Matriculation DataMatric. Data Link to Matriculation Data
Classroom Dress Code Casual
(Unifrom shirts and khaki pants worn Mon-Thurs)

Finances and Admission

Admission Deadline None / Rolling
Yearly Tuition Cost $17,305
Tuition Notes $17305 for grades 1-8 $14730 for kindergarten $13520 for pre-k 4 $7725 for half-day pre-k 3
% on Financial Aid 30%
Average Financial Aid Grant $8,500
Admissions Director Rebecca Malotke-Meslin


Total Sports Offered 5 sports
Sports Basketball, Cross Country, Soccer, Swimming, VolleyballBasketballCross Country,


Total ExtracurricularsTotal Extra-curric. 3 extracurriculars
ExtracurricularsExtra-curric. Chess, Math Team, Robotics Chess, Math Team, Robotics,

School Notes:

Da Vinci's teachers and staff are committed to providing an exceptional experience for students who are highly talented, intellectually curious, and enthusiastically seeking new avenues for personal growth and development. We work very hard to establish strong bonds between teachers, parents, and students to assure that our educational goals are met. NFounded in 2000 and fully accredited by ISACS, Da Vinci has grown from a dream into an outstanding independent school serving 130 students. Da Vinci also offers a full range of activities beyond the classroom. Our chess team has quickly developed into one of the top programs in the state, and our students also participate in clubs and teamn sports. A strong drama program is an integral part of the curriculum for all middle school students. 

Nearby Schools:

The nearest high school is Larkin Center School (3.1 miles away)
The nearest elementary school is Good Shepherd Lutheran School (3.1 miles away)
The nearest preschool is Good Shepherd Lutheran School (3.1 miles away)
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  • School Location Miles Grades Students
  • Elgin
    Good Shepherd Lutheran School
    (Lutheran Church -- Missouri Synod)
    Grades: PK-5 | 38 students
    3.1 miles
    1111 Van Street
    Elgin, IL 60123
  • Elgin
    Larkin Center School
    Special Education School
    Grades: 1-12 | 57 students
    3.1 miles
    515 Sports Way
    Elgin, IL 60123
  • Elgin
    Grades: PK-8 | 273 students
    3.3 miles
    1625 W Highland Ave
    Elgin, IL 60123
  • Elgin
    Grades: PK-8 | 100 students
    3.3 miles
    2250 W Highland Ave
    Elgin, IL 60123
  • Elgin
    Grades: PK-8 | 214 students
    3.3 miles
    572 Standish St
    Elgin, IL 60123

School Reviews

Best Private school in the world. Like another student said before, students form an unbreakable bond. Teachers are always there to help and are very open-minded and easy to talk with. They do their best to help you succeed and it is a perfect environment for gifted kids. Lots of activities to do and there is fun for everyone. Inter-grade socializing is very strong as well.
- Posted by Student/Alumni, 06/01/12
Best school ever. Beats public school anyway. Lots of activities. Students form an unbreakable bond that can''t be explained in words. Teachers care about everyone and are very close and know each and every student inside out
- Posted by Student/Alumni, 05/21/12

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