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Governor French Academy is a coeducational college-preparatory school for students in Kindergarten Preparatory through grade 12. Governor French Academy seeks to perform three specific services to the parents of serious students: the finest preparation for college and advanced educational work; complete preparation for college testing procedures; and professional and detailed assistance for parents in obtaining substantial college financial aid.

Quick Stats (2022-23)

  • Top Ranked IL School
  • Grades: Prekindergarten-12
  • Enrollment: 120 students
  • Yearly Tuition: $7,358
  • Acceptance rate: 90%
  • Average class size: 15 students
  • Application Deadline: None / Rolling
  • Source: Verified school update

Top Rankings

Governor French Academy ranks among the top 20% of private schools in Illinois for:

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Attribute

School Overview

School Membership(s)School Assoc.
Religious Affiliation
Grades Offered
Grades Prekindergarten-12
ADD/ADHD Support
Yes
Learning Difference Programs
Yes
Year Founded
1983
Summer School Offered
Yes

Student Body

Total Students
120 students
Student Body Type
Co-ed
% Students of Color
49%
State avg.: 34%
Students by Grade
Governor French Academy Student By Grade

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers
14 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio
9:1
National avg.: 13:1
% Faculty w/Advanced Degree
38%
Average Class Size
15 students
Number of AP Courses
17 courses
Average SAT score
1210
Average ACT score
26
Classroom Dress Code
Formal

Tuition and Acceptance Rate

Admission Deadline
None / Rolling
Yearly Tuition Cost
Summer Program Cost
$425
% on Financial Aid
18%
Average Financial Aid Grant
$3,000
Acceptance Rate
90%
National avg.: 85%
Admissions Director
Kim Powers

Sports

Total Sports Offered
5 sports

Extracurriculars

Total ExtracurricularsTotal Extra-curric.
7 extracurriculars
ExtracurricularsExtra-curric.
Club or Organization:
Chess Club, Drama Club, Key Club, Student Council, World Language Club, Youth and Government

Recreational Athletic Programs:
Intramural Softball

School Notes

  • Governor French Academy is a coeducatinal PK through 12th grade school.  Students are assessed at the begining of each term and placed within the curriculm based on each student's ability.  Advance placement cources are available as well as accomadations for students to recieve dual enrollment and dual credit courses.  We enroll students as early as 3 years old.  Classes are limited to 20 students within each classroom.  Para Professionals aid teachers in providing the most individual instruction possible both for special needs and advanced placement. 
Source: Verified school update

School Reviews

  5.00 out of 5  (2 reviews)
5  
It's a small school with personalized learning and dedicated teachers. Students are given many opportunities to excel with academic competitions, science fairs, Youth and Government, etc. They have a rigorous college prep program as opposed to only standardized test preparation common to many public schools.
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5  
I have 2 daughters at Governor French Academy (ages 8 & 5). Both girls were enrolled at age 4, so we've been a part of the school for several years now. I can honestly say that we absolutely love & appreciate the faculty & curriculum at GFA! The teachers are focused on providing the best education possible & I can see the progress in my children's learning & progress. I highly recommend this school!
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Quick Stats (2022-23)

  • Top Ranked IL School
  • Grades: Prekindergarten-12
  • Enrollment: 120 students
  • Yearly Tuition: $7,358
  • Acceptance rate: 90%
  • Average class size: 15 students
  • Application Deadline: None / Rolling
  • Source: Verified school update

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The average private school tuition in St. Clair County, IL is $4,969 for elementary schools (read more about average private school tuition across the country).

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