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Acacia Academy - La Grange Campus & Burr Ridge Campus Photo #1 - Offering a variety of year-round and summer programs designed to meet each student's learning objectives in terms of his/her learning capabilities.AdvancED accredited school in the La Grange, IL area. Illinois State Board of Education approved for out-of-district placement for special education.
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Acacia Academy - La Grange Campus & Burr Ridge Campus Photo #1 - Offering a variety of year-round and summer programs designed to meet each student's learning objectives in terms of his/her learning capabilities.AdvancED accredited school in the La Grange, IL area. Illinois State Board of Education approved for out-of-district placement for special education.
Acacia Academy - La Grange Campus & Burr Ridge Campus Photo #2 - La Grange Campus is home to elementary and high school students in grades 1 -12. The facility provides both indoor and outdoor instruction as well as modern technology devices. Burr Ridge Campus is home to Acacia's Transition Program. The goal of the program is to maximize the opportunity for independence by developing academic, vocational, and life skills.
Acacia Academy - La Grange Campus & Burr Ridge Campus Photo #3 - Acacia Academy students benefit from individualized evaluations, programs of personalized instruction, differentiated instruction, and course work designed to meet their personal learning styles and needs. Acacia Academy services: Students with learning disabilities (LD) Dyslexia, Dyscalculia, Dysgraphia, Autism, Attention Deficit Disorder (ADD/ADHD), Executive Functioning, and Auditory/Visual Processing Anxiety, School Phobia, and School Refusal
Acacia Academy - La Grange Campus & Burr Ridge Campus Photo #4 - Since 1995, The Nature Center, a Certified Wildlife Habitat, has been designed and built by students, families, members of the community, volunteers, community groups, and the faculty of Acacia Academy. Growth continues as new projects are conceived. Students who attend Acacia Academy have the opportunity to use a two acre school Nature Center for outdoor activities and instruction.
Acacia Academy - La Grange Campus & Burr Ridge Campus Photo #5 - The athletic program at Acacia Academy inspires students to increase their academic performance, build self-confidence, and improve their team working skills. Students learn the value of sportsmanship, competitive play and teamwork. There are four athletic teams offered to the high school students: flag football, volleyball, basketball, and soccer.
Acacia Academy - La Grange Campus & Burr Ridge Campus Photo #6 - The Wilson Reading Program is a structured literacy program based on phonological-coding research and Orton-Gillingham principals. The program directly and systematically teaches the structure of the English language. Through the program, students learn fluent decoding and encoding skills to the level of mastery. Acacia Academy students receive individualized instruction from our Certified Wilson Reading Specialists.
Welcome! Acacia Academy is a year-round accredited, private therapeutic day school for grades 1-12 and offers a Transition Program for ages 18-22 servicing the Chicago, IL area. The Acacia tree symbolizes what our school strives to achieve: educational stability with roots of strength and character that will last a lifetime making Acacia Academy a safe place to grow and learn.
Offering a variety of year-round and summer programs designed to meet each student's learning objectives in terms of his/her learning capabilities.
Acacia Academy is AdvancED accredited and is located in LaGrange and Burr Ridge, IL.
The Illinois State Board of Education has approved Acacia Academy for out-of-district placement for special education. Students from all over northern Illinois attend Acacia Academy.
In many cases, the school district provides tuition and transportation.
Elementary (Grades 1-8), High School (Grades 9-12), Transition Program (Ages 18-22)
All Learning Disabilities such as Dyslexia, Dyscalculia, Dysgraphia, Autism, Attention Deficit Disorders (ADD/ADHD), Executive Functioning, and Auditory/Visual Processing NeedsAnxiety, School Phobia, and School RefusalEmotional and Social Needs
Students not performing at appropriate grade levelsGeneral education students to meet their academic goals and potential

Quick Stats (2022)

  • School Type: Special Education School
  • Grades: 1-12
  • Students: 114 students
  • Average class size: 8 students
  • Application Deadline: None / Rolling

School Overview

Religious Affiliation
Grades Offered
Grades 1-12
Offers Post-Graduate Year
Yes
ADD/ADHD Support
Yes
Learning Difference Programs
Yes
Learning Programs Supported
Gifted, Learning Disabilites, Dyslexia, ADHD, Autism, Aspergers, Cognitively Delayed, ED
Year Founded
1970
Summer School Offered
Yes
Summer Program Details

Student Body

Total Students
114 students
Student Body Type
Co-ed
% Students of Color
40%
State avg.: 34%
Students by Grade
Acacia Academy - La Grange Campus & Burr Ridge Campus Student By Grade

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers
28 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio
4:1
National avg.: 13:1
% Faculty w/Advanced Degree
70%
Average Class Size
8 students
Classroom Dress Code
Formal
(Khaki pants and collard shirt)

Tuition and Acceptance Rate

Admission Deadline
None / Rolling
Tuition Notes
The Illinois State Board of Education has approved Acacia Academy for out-of-district placement for special education. Students from all over northern Illinois attend Acacia Academy. In many cases, the school district provides tuition and transportation.
Admissions Director
Noel

Sports

Total Sports Offered
4 sports

School Notes

  • Frequently Asked QuestionsFAQ (Frequently Asked Questions)  
  • How do I enroll my student?
  • When a parent and/or school personnel are interested in their student attending Acacia Academy, they are invited to schedule a visit. The student may accompany parents and/or school personnel or schedule a visit at another time. School and medical records are sent to Acacia before or presented at the time of the visit to be reviewed. During the visits, a tour of the school is provided and interviews conducted. The Acacia staff determines if Acacia is the right program for the student. This process enables staff to become familiar with the student and their expectations as well as the family. When the student comes to visit, s/he visits with the Acacia staff, is able to meet other Acacia students, and receives a tour of the school and Acacia Nature Center. If a student comes to Acacia Academy with a current Individual Educational Plan (IEP) and a complete, updated case study, the student's educational program is then put into place. If a student does not have a recent IEP and/or complete evaluations, evaluations are completed and a personalized program of instruction is written for the student.
  • What are the tuition costs?
  • Acacia Academy is approved for out-of district placement by the Illinois State Board of Education.  In many cases, the school district provides both the tuition and transportation for your student to attend Acacia Academy. Please contact the home school`s Out-of-District Placement Counselor to inquire about placement.  Our current private enrollment tuition is $1,925.00 per month for fall and spring semesters.
  • What is the Transition Program?
  • The postsecondary Transition Program (ages 17-22) is for students who have completed their high school requirements and wish to further develop skills in job training, academics, independent living, and life skills while obtaining therapeutic services such as social work counseling, speech therapy and occupational therapy if needed. Students have the opportunity to customize their schedule designed to address personal needs and goals. After completion of the Transition Program, students obtain full time employment, enroll in an additional postsecondary programs such as community colleges, universities, career and technical schools, vocational programs, or day programs for further enrichment. In many cases, the school district provides both the tuition and transportation for your student to attend Acacia`s Transition Program. Please contact the home school`s Out-of-District Placement Counselor to inquire about placement. Private tuition for Acacia`s Transition Program is currently $1,500.00 per month. 
  • Do you provide transportation for my student?
  • If placement is approved by the school district, then the district will provide transportation.  If your student is privately enrolled, the family is responsible for the transportation.
  • What is your population?
  • We offer individualized programs for students of all performance levels (ages 6 22) including students with specific learning disabilities, giftedness, regular education, autism spectrum, emotional concerns, speech and language, social pragmatics, and challenged learners.
  • Are you a behavioral school?
  • We are not a behavioral school.
  • Do we live too far from Acacia Academy for our student to attend?
  • Students from all over northern Illinois attend Acacia Academy. It is not uncommon for a student to travel 30-60 minutes to attend our school.
  • How many students attend Acacia Academy?
  • We have approximately 40 students in the elementary and 60 students in the high school and Transition Program
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Quick Stats (2022)

  • School Type: Special Education School
  • Grades: 1-12
  • Students: 114 students
  • Average class size: 8 students
  • Application Deadline: None / Rolling

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