Quest Academy

500 N Benton St
Palatine, IL 60067-0600
Tel: (847)202-8035
Grades: NS-8 | 273 students
Quest Academy was established in 1982 to provide an appropriate learning environment for gifted children whose educational needs were not being well served by their local public schools.
Quest Academy provides gifted children with a challenging curriculum and a nurturing environment.
Our program emphasizes sound character along with scholarship and creativity in both the academics and the arts.
The Quest community values the individuality of each child and encourages each to strive for personal excellence.
At Quest Academy we believe that gifted children, due to their elevated intellectual capacity, have unique abilities and social/emotional needs.

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)
Independent Schools Association of the Central States
Grades Offered Grades Nursery/Preschool-8
Year Founded 1982

Student Body

Total Students 273 students
Student Body Type Co-ed
% Students of Color
State avg.: 32%
Students by Grade Quest Academy Student By Grade

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers 40 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio 7:1
National avg.: 13:1
Classroom Dress Code Casual

Finances and Admission

Admission Deadline Jan. 15
Yearly Tuition Cost $18,990
Admissions Director Kitsana Salyphone


Total Sports Offered 5 sports
Sports Basketball, Cross Country, Soccer, Track and Field, VolleyballBasketballCross Country,
SoccerTrack and Field,

School Notes:

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Profile last updated: 08/11/2015

Nearby Schools:

The nearest high school is South Campus (1.4 miles away)
The nearest elementary school is St. Theresa Elementary School (0 miles away)
The nearest preschool is St. Theresa Elementary School (0 miles away)
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  • Palatine
    Grades: PK-8 | 360 students
    0 miles
    445 N. Benton Street
    Palatine, IL 60067
  • Palatine
    Immanuel Lutheran School
    (Lutheran Church -- Missouri Synod)
    Grades: PK-8 | 440 students
    0.4 miles
    200 N Plum Grove Rd
    Palatine, IL 60067
  • Palatine
    Grades: PK-KG | 76 students
    0.8 miles
    12 S Linden Ave
    Palatine, IL 60074
  • Palatine
    Quentin Road KinderCare
    Daycare / Preschool
    Grades: NS-PK
    1.2 miles
    838 North Quentin Rd.
    Palatine, IL 60067
  • Palatine
    Palatine KinderCare
    Daycare / Preschool
    Grades: NS-PK | 102 students
    1.2 miles
    929 E. Palatine Rd.
    Palatine, IL 60067

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