We recognize a simple truth first espoused by the philosopher Socrates--- that knowledge and virtue are interdependent. With this in mind, we are committed to guiding our students to academic excellence led a firm foundation of Orthodox values. Our vision is to ensure that each Socrates Day School student is empowered not only with the knowledge to thrive academically but with the virtue needed to make sound decisions in the modern world.

Quick Stats (2022-23)

  • Top Ranked IL School
  • Grades: Nursery/Preschool-8
  • Enrollment: 194 students
  • Acceptance rate: 90%
  • Average class size: 15 students
  • Application Deadline: None / Rolling
  • Source: Verified school update

Top Rankings

Hellenic American Academy ranks among the top 20% of private schools in Illinois for:

Category
Attribute
School History

School Overview

Grades Offered
Grades Nursery/Preschool-8
Year Founded
1908
Summer School Offered
Yes

Student Body

Total Students
194 students
Student Body Type
Co-ed
Students by Grade
Hellenic American Academy Student By Grade

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers
24 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio
8:1
National avg.: 13:1
Average Class Size
15 students
Classroom Dress Code
Formal
school uniform

Tuition and Acceptance Rate

Admission Deadline
None / Rolling
Tuition Notes
Additional fees added to Tuition. Scholarship and Financial Aid
Acceptance Rate
90%
National avg.: 85%
Admissions Director
Mary Giannetos

Sports

Total Sports Offered
3 sports

Extracurriculars

Total ExtracurricularsTotal Extra-curric.
10 extracurriculars
ExtracurricularsExtra-curric.
Chess

Club or Organization:
Book Clubs, Cultural Class, Mommy and Me, Student Council, Yearbook Club

Arts and Music Programs:
Drama, Little Chefs, Little Techies

Recreational Athletic Programs:
Mom's Time Out

School Notes

  • Socrates Hellenic American Day School provides the optimal environment for children to develop their full academic, social and physical potential enriched with the teachings of the Greek language, history and culture, and the Greek Orthodox faith in a warm, family oriented Christian environment - using a sensible, structured and research-based curriculum that allows children to develop at their own pace using their own abilities under the guidance of trained educators.
Source: Verified school update

Frequently Asked Questions

What is the acceptance rate of Hellenic American Academy?

The acceptance rate of Hellenic American Academy is 90%, which is lower than the national average of 91%.

What sports does Hellenic American Academy offer?

Hellenic American Academy offers 3 interscholastic sports: Basketball, Dance and Soccer.

What is Hellenic American Academy's ranking?

Hellenic American Academy ranks among the top 20% of private schools in Illinois for: Oldest founding date.

When is the application deadline for Hellenic American Academy?

The application deadline for Hellenic American Academy is rolling (applications are reviewed as they are received year-round).

School Reviews

  5.00 out of 5  (2 reviews)
5  
I have two children enrolled at the Hellenic American Academy. HAA is the only accredited English and Greek dual language school in Illinois. That means that when my children graduate, they will essentially earn a double diploma. I am so grateful to the entire staff for providing an environment that promotes critical analysis and problem-solving skills from an early age. My children love going to school here. Students are respected as individuals despite their age and are taught to work together and celebrate each other's successes. My oldest loves the after school advanced math cessions that are offered three times a year. Add in before and after care and what else can a working parent need?! I couldn`t ask for a better environment for my children's education to start in!
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5  
My son is a recent graduate of Socrates Elementary Day School and I would like to thank the entire community for providing him with an amazing experience. This school is a hidden gem that the entire Greek community needs to support.
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Quick Stats (2022-23)

  • Top Ranked IL School
  • Grades: Nursery/Preschool-8
  • Enrollment: 194 students
  • 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 Lake County, IL is $10,272 for elementary schools and $22,567 for high schools (read more about average private school tuition across the country).
The average acceptance rate in Lake County, IL is 86% (read more about average acceptance rates across the country).

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