Quest Academy

  • Quest Academy was established in 1982 to provide an appropriate learning environment for gifted children whose educational needs were not being well served by their local public schools.
  • Quest Academy provides gifted children with a challenging curriculum and a nurturing environment.
  • Our program emphasizes sound character along with scholarship and creativity in both the academics and the arts.
  • The Quest community values the individuality of each child and encourages each to strive for personal excellence.
  • At Quest Academy we believe that gifted children, due to their elevated intellectual capacity, have unique abilities and social/emotional needs.

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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)
Independent Schools Association of the Central States
Religious AffiliationNonsectarian
Grades OfferedGrades Prekindergarten-8
Year Founded1982

Student Body

Total Students284 students
Student Body Typen/a
% Students of Color
44%
State avg.: 30%
Students by GradeQuest Academy Student By Grade

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers54 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio5:1
National avg.: 13:1
Classroom Dress CodeCasual

Finances and Admission

Admission DeadlineJan. 15
Yearly Tuition Cost$18,990
Admissions DirectorKitsana Salyphone

Sports

Total Sports Offered5 sports
SportsBasketball, Cross Country, Soccer, Track and Field, VolleyballBasketballCross Country,
SoccerTrack and Field,
Volleyball

School Notes

  • Please visit our website: www.questacademy.org for more information regarding our admission process. Thank you.
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  • Downers Grove
    Grades: PK-8 | 378 students
    23 miles
    1400 Maple Avenue
    Downers Grove, IL 60515
    (630)969-0800
    23 PK-8
    378
  • Madison
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    (608)273-0309
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    259
  • Palatine
    Grades: PK-8 | 478 students
    3.4 miles
    2515 Palatine Rd
    Palatine, IL 60067
    (847)907-3461
    3.4 PK-8
    478
  • Palatine
    Immanuel Lutheran School
    (Lutheran Church Missouri Synod)
    Grades: PK-8 | 440 students
    0.4 miles
    200 N Plum Grove Rd
    Palatine, IL 60067
    (847)359-1936
    0.4 PK-8
    440
  • Palatine
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    Grades: PK-8 | 385 students
    0 miles
    445 N. Benton Street
    Palatine, IL 60067
    (847)359-1820
    0 PK-8
    385

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As a parent of two graduates I can strongly recommend this school - my students were well prepared, confident, and successful in high school. It was worth every penny.
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The average private school tuition in Illinois is $6,033 for elementary schools and $11,864 for high schools (read more about average private school tuition across the country).
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