Altus Academy

Altus is a private, independent, not-for-profit, elementary school that provides a high-quality college preparatory education for families.
We aim to serve students from historical minority groups, low-income households, first-generation college graduate households and challenging neighborhoods and communities.

School Overview

Religious AffiliationRoman Catholic
Grades OfferedGrades 1-8
ADD/ADHD SupportYes
Learning Difference ProgramsYes
Year Founded2012

Student Body

Total Students49 students
Student Body TypeCo-ed
% Students of Color
State avg.: 31%
Students by Grade Altus Academy Student By Grade

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers8 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio6:1
National avg.: 13:1
% Faculty w/Advanced Degree
List of Courses OfferedLink to List of Courses
Classroom Dress CodeFormal
(Khaki pants, tie, and blazer)

Finances and Admission

Admission DeadlineNone / Rolling
Tuition NotesAltus Academy does not charge tuition.
Admissions DirectorJohn Heybach
Admissions AssociateAlfredo Villegas

School Notes

  • The mission of Altus Academy is to develop students with the strength of character and academic preparation to succeed in college preparatory high schools, college, and beyond. The vision of Altus Academy is to create a culture of character based on the development of virtue and fundamental moral values, that will transform the student, the family, and the community. This is accomplished by promoting the integral human development of each individual member of our learning community, fostering academic, moral, intellectual, physical, and spiritual excellence. Graduates of Altus Academy will respect and bear witness to objective truth, transcend life`s challenges, and grow to serve God and others.Altus Academy inaugurated its first class of sixteen students on August 7, 2013. Altus continues to add programs and students as we grow.

Nearby Private Schools

The nearest high school to Altus Academy is Providence St. Mel School (0.9 miles away)
The nearest elementary school and preschool is Holy Family School (0.6 miles away)
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  • School Location Miles Grades Students
  • Chicago
    Holy Family School
    Holy Family School Photo - Middle School Robotics Team
    (Evangelical Lutheran Church in America (formerly AELC, ALC, or LCA))
    Grades: PK-8 | 320 students
    0.6 miles
    3415 W. Arthington
    Chicago, IL 60624
    (773) 265-0550
    0.6 PK-8
  • Chicago
    Grades: PK-8 | 82 students
    0.6 miles
    3151 W Douglas Blvd
    Chicago, IL 60623
    (773) 762-1809
    0.6 PK-8
  • Chicago
    Grades: PK-12 | 415 students
    0.9 miles
    119 S Central Park Blvd
    Chicago, IL 60624
    (773) 722-4600
    0.9 PK-12
  • Chicago
    World Language Academy Of Scholars
    Special Program Emphasis (Jewish)
    Grades: PK-12 | 62 students
    0.9 miles
    3668 W Roosevelt Rd
    Chicago, IL 60624
    (773) 801-0297
    0.9 PK-12
  • Chicago
    Grades: 9-12 | 272 students
    1 miles
    2189 W Bowler Street
    Chicago, IL 60612
    (312) 491-1600
    1 9-12

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The average private school tuition in Chicago, IL is $8,467 for elementary schools and $16,801 for high schools (read more about average private school tuition across the country).
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