Da Vinci Academy

5.00 5 1 (2 reviews)
Tel: (847)841-7532
  • Da Vinci Academy provides intellectually gifted and talented students a unique educational community that develops a student's strengths, interests and potential.
  • We offer a challenging curriculum taught in a nurturing, supportive environment by expereinced teachers who understand how gifted children think and learn.
  • At Da Vinci Academy each student in known, valued, challenged, and engaged.

School Overview

School TypeSchool with Special Program Emphasis
School Membership(s)School Assoc.Other associations(s) for exceptional children
National Association of Independent Schools (NAIS)
Grades OfferedGrades Prekindergarten-8
Year Founded2000

Student Body

Total Students122 students
Student Body TypeCo-ed
% Students of Color
State avg.: 31%
Students by GradeDa Vinci Academy Student By Grade

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers16 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio8:1
National avg.: 13:1
% Faculty w/Advanced Degree
Average Class Size12 students
Classroom Dress CodeCasual
(Unifrom shirts and khaki pants worn Mon-Thurs)

Finances and Admission

Admission DeadlineNone / Rolling
% on Financial Aid
Average Financial Aid Grant$8,500


Total Sports Offered5 sports
SportsBasketball, Cross Country, Soccer, Swimming, VolleyballBasketballCross Country,


Total ExtracurricularsTotal Extra-curric.3 extracurriculars
ExtracurricularsExtra-curric.Chess, Math Team, Robotics

School Notes

  • Da Vinci's teachers and staff are committed to providing an exceptional experience for students who are highly talented, intellectually curious, and enthusiastically seeking new avenues for personal growth and development. We work very hard to establish strong bonds between teachers, parents, and students to assure that our educational goals are met. NFounded in 2000 and fully accredited by ISACS, Da Vinci has grown from a dream into an outstanding independent school serving 130 students. Da Vinci also offers a full range of activities beyond the classroom. Our chess team has quickly developed into one of the top programs in the state, and our students also participate in clubs and teamn sports. A strong drama program is an integral part of the curriculum for all middle school students. 
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School Reviews

  5.00 out of 5  (2 reviews)
5  5/17/2016
Best school ever. Beats public school anyway. Lots of activities. Students form an unbreakable bond that can't be explained in words. Teachers care about everyone and are very close and know each and every student inside out
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5  6/1/2012
Best Private school in the world. Like another student said before, students form an unbreakable bond. Teachers are always there to help and are very open-minded and easy to talk with. They do their best to help you succeed and it is a perfect environment for gifted kids. Lots of activities to do and there is fun for everyone. Inter-grade socializing is very strong as well.
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