Science & Arts Academy

Tel: (847)827-7880
Grades: PK - 8 | 238 students
Science & Arts Academy is an independent, non-denominational, co-educational, not-for-profit day school for gifted students in preschool through eighth grade.
  Science & Arts Academy educates gifted children in an academically differentiated and enriched environment while recognizing the unique development of each child.
Our supportive community encourages students to embrace their potential and cultivates their academic abilities, creative talents, and emotional growth.
SAA is highly regarded for its challenging and inspiring curriculum, small classroom setting and expertise and knowledge in supporting gifted children. Differentiation, acceleration, enrichment, problem solving and creative thinking are all concepts common to the everyday intellectual and artistic experience for the SAA student.
 To learn more about SAA or schedule a visit, please visit www.scienceandartsacademy.org or call 847-827-7880. 

School Overview

School Type School with Special Program Emphasis
School Membership(s)School Assoc. Independent Schools Association of the Central States
Lake Michigan Association of Independent Schools
Grades Offered Grades Prekindergarten - 8
Learning Difference Programs Yes
Learning Programs Supported Gifted and Talented Learners
Year Founded 1992

Student Body

Total Students 238 students
Student Body Type Co-ed
Students by Grade Science & Arts Academy Student By Grade

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers 42 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio 6:1
National avg.: 13:1
Average Class Size 14 students
List of Courses Offered Link to List of Courses
Classroom Dress Code Casual

Finances and Admission

Admission Deadline None / Rolling
Yearly Tuition Cost $18,950
Tuition Notes Financial Aid opportunities available.
Admissions Director Mindy Keller
Admissions Associate Diane Angelucci

Sports

Total Sports Offered 4 sports
Sports Basketball, Cross Country, Soccer, VolleyballBasketballCross Country,
SoccerVolleyball,

Extracurriculars

Total ExtracurricularsTotal Extra-curric. 17 extracurriculars
ExtracurricularsExtra-curric. Certamen Team, Chess, Coding Club, Community Problem Solvers, Drama / Plays / Musicals, Drawing the Line, Foreign Language, Intramural Sports Program, Lamda Kappa Rho Literary Society, Math Club, Music Lessons, National Junior Honor Society, Philosophy, Runaway Circus, Science Club, Science Olympiad, Wellness Club Certamen Team, Chess, Coding Club, Math Club, Music Lessons, Philosophy, Runaway Circus, Science Club, Wellness Club, Community Problem Solvers,
Drama / Plays / Musicals,
Drawing the Line,
Foreign Language,
Intramural Sports Program,
Lamda Kappa Rho Literary Society,
National Junior Honor Society,
Science Olympiad,

School Notes:

We believe that every gifted child has the right to an education that is appropriate to his or her potential.  Consistent with this belief, SAA commits to creating a stimulating learning experience by providing educational offerings suited to our students' varied levels of development.

We believe that SAA’s purpose is to promote, facilitate, and ignite student learning.  Further, thebest educational experience for a gifted child is guided by experts in gifted education and incorporates three components:                  

• Robust academics which appropriately challenge each student
• Extensive opportunities for artistic expression which foster creativity and build greater self-confidence                                    
• Social and emotional development which allows students to gain skills for life-long success

Finally, we believe that SAA succeeds in uniquely serving gifted children with the support and cooperation of its entire community.  

Profile last updated: 07/16/2015

Nearby Schools:

The nearest high school is Maryville Therapeutic Day School (0.3 miles away)
The nearest elementary school is Maryville Therapeutic Day School (0.3 miles away)
The nearest preschool is Plato Academy (0.5 miles away)
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  • Des Plaines
    Maryville Therapeutic Day School
    Special Education School
    Grades: 7-12 | 25 students
    0.3 miles
    555 Wilson Ln
    Des Plaines, IL 60016
    (847)768-5785
    0.37-12
    25
  • Des Plaines
    The Camelot School
    Special Education School
    Grades: 1-12 | 80 students
    0.5 miles
    1455a E Prairie Ave
    Des Plaines, IL 60016
    (847)391-8036
    0.51-12
    80
  • Des Plaines
    Grades: K-4 | 105 students
    0.5 miles
    2350 E Dempster St
    Des Plaines, IL 60016
    (847)845-5804
    0.5K-4
    105
  • Des Plaines
    Grades: PK-8 | 44 students
    0.5 miles
    733 Lee Street
    Des Plaines, IL 60016
    (847)768-7188
    0.5PK-8
    44
  • Des Plaines
    Immanuel Lutheran School
    (Lutheran Church -- Missouri Synod)
    Grades: PK-8 | 74 students
    0.6 miles
    832 Lee St
    Des Plaines, IL 60016
    (847)390-0990
    0.6PK-8
    74

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