Altus Academy

Altus is a private, independent, not-for-profit,elementaryschool that provides a high-quality college preparatoryeducationfor families.
We aim to serve students from historical minoritygroups,low-income households, first-generation college graduatehouseholdsand challenging neighborhoods and communities.

Quick Stats (2024)

  • Grades: 1-8
  • Enrollment: 49 students
  • Application Deadline: None / Rolling
  • Source: Verified school update

Top Rankings

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School Overview

Religious Affiliation
Grades Offered
Grades 1-8
ADD/ADHD Support
Learning Difference Programs
Year Founded

Student Body

Total Students
49 students
Student Body Type
% Students of Color
State avg.: 34%
Students by Grade
Altus Academy Student By Grade

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers
8 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio
National avg.: 13:1
% Faculty w/Advanced Degree
Classroom Dress Code
Khaki pants, tie, and blazer

Tuition and Acceptance Rate

Admission Deadline
None / Rolling
Tuition Notes
Altus Academy does not charge tuition.
Admissions Director
John Heybach
Admissions Associate
Alfredo Villegas

School Notes

  • The missionof Altus Academy is to develop students withthestrength of character and academic preparation to succeed incollegepreparatory high schools, college, and beyond.Thevisionof AltusAcademy is to create a culture of characterbased on the developmentof virtue and fundamental moral values,that will transform thestudent, the family, and thecommunity.This is accomplished bypromoting the integralhuman development of each individual memberof our learningcommunity, fostering academic, moral, intellectual,physical, andspiritual excellence. Graduates of Altus Academy willrespect andbear witness to objective truth, transcend life`schallenges, andgrow to serve God and others.Altus Academyinaugurated its firstclass of sixteen students on August 7, 2013.Altus continues to addprograms and students as we grow.
Source: Verified school update

Frequently Asked Questions

When is the application deadline for Altus Academy?
The application deadline for Altus Academy is rolling (applications are reviewed as they are received year-round).
In what neighborhood is Altus Academy located?
Altus Academy is located in the Garfield Park neighborhood of Chicago, IL. There are 3 other private schools located in Garfield Park.

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Quick Stats (2024)

  • Grades: 1-8
  • Enrollment: 49 students
  • Application Deadline: None / Rolling
  • Source: Verified school update

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The average private school tuition in Chicago, IL is $10,907 for elementary schools and $18,812 for high schools (read more about average private school tuition across the country).
The average acceptance rate in Chicago, IL is 85% (read more about average acceptance rates across the country).

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