Science & Arts Academy

1825 Miner St,
Des Plaines, IL, 60016-0600
     Tel: (847)827-7880
Grades: PK - 8 | 219 students
Science & Arts Academy is an independent, non-denominational, co-educational, not-for-profit day school for gifted students in preschool through eighth grade.
 SAA provides intellectually and creatively talented children a stimulating and supportive environment designed for their unique abilities.
 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 219 students
Student Body Type Co-ed
Students by Grade Science & Arts Academy Students 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:

  • Statement of Philosophy:  We believe every child has the right to education that is appropriate to his/her potential. We also believe that giftedness is frequently asynchronous development in which advanced cognitive abilities and heightened intensity combine to create inner experiences and awareness that are qualitatively different from the norm. We believe that this asynchrony increases with higher intellectual capacity. This uniqueness of the gifted renders them particularly vulnerable and requires modifications in parenting, teaching, and counseling in order for them to develop optimally. We are dedicated to meeting these unique needs. We commit to providing educational programs merited by our students’ varied levels of development, and to providing a learning environment which fosters excellence in teaching, stimulating learning experiences and a problem-solving/inquiry approach to instruction. Individual, small group, whole group, and flexible learning groups are integral to the program.
  • Guiding Principles:  Science and Arts Academy fosters excellence in a carefully balanced curriculum utilizing methodologies and approaches to learning that assist children in the realization of their full intellectual, artistic, physical, creative, emotional and social potential. We offer small classes and a personalized, challenging curriculum that encourages intellectual curiosity. Our nurturing environment serves to promote the concepts of honesty, self-reliance, leadership, responsibility, self-discipline and concern for others. We realize very few children are equally talented in all areas and take great pride in “accepting children where they are” when they come to us.

Profile last updated: 09/10/2014

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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