Science Academy of Chicago

  • SAC offers accelerated STREAM education and is a college preparatory school serving students from Prek-3 to 8th grade.
  • Our diverse staff and faculty are fully certified educators and administrators that are dedicated to providing every child at SAC with an accelerated STREAM curriculum, extracurricular activities, and the opportunities to be involved in SAC's expansion.
  • We encourage all interested parents and families to inquire about information, come see SAC for yourself, and make a lasting investment in your child's future through our affordable and accelerated STREAM private education.

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School Overview

School Membership(s)School Assoc.Illinois Coalition of Nonpublic Schools
Religious AffiliationNonsectarian
Grades OfferedGrades Prekindergarten-8
Year Founded2000

Student Body

Total Students160 students
Student Body TypeCo-ed
Students by Grade Science Academy of Chicago Student By Grade

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers25 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio6:1
National avg.: 13:1
% Faculty w/Advanced Degree
80%
Average Class Size12 students
Classroom Dress CodeFormal
(khaki pants and embroidered polo)

Finances and Admission

Admission DeadlineNone / Rolling
Yearly Tuition Cost$10,750
Tuition NotesThere is a payment plan of ten installments.
Acceptance Rate
95%
National avg.: 85%

Sports

Total Sports Offered4 sports
SportsBasketball, Indoor Soccer, Soccer, VolleyballBasketballIndoor Soccer,
SoccerVolleyball,

Extracurriculars

Total ExtracurricularsTotal Extra-curric.16 extracurriculars
ExtracurricularsExtra-curric.Animal Club, Arts & Crafts, Community Club, Computer Technology

Club or Organization:
Advance Science Team, American Math League, Chess Club, Coding Club, Drama Club, Folk Dance Club, Mad Science, Primary Grades: Puppets & Story Time, Robotics, Spanish

Arts and Music Programs:
Piano Club, Violin Club

School Notes

  • SAC offers small class sizes to provide the kind of attention and support that we believe to be vital for learning in the classroom. This size aids in creating a family-like atmosphere in which teacher, student and parent can come together with a consistency and commitment that is beneficial to the child's educational and personal development. Parents also have the advantage of monitoring the progress of their child via the internet. On this database parents' have access to their child's records, daily homework assignments, grades, teacher's e-mails.
  • In an effort to support working families and busy lives we offer both before and after school care. In addition, students also engage in after school activities, advanced study teams, field trips, and science fairs.
  • In the primary grades (Pre K-3-2) students have a homeroom teacher who works hard to instill the love of learning in their students. These teachers work with diligence, skill and creativeness in order to provide the most nurturing and mentally stimulating environments possible. Beginning in the third grade students' progress into a new area of development in which more responsibilities are required. Students change teachers/classrooms throughout the day. These teachers' posses a mastery of their subjects and use innovative methods and tools in order to cultivate and inspire the minds of our students.
  • In addition to our distinctive curriculum we also offer advanced study teams which engage selected student in a deeper exploration of mathematics and science. Such students participate in competitions on the state, national and international levels. Beyond the awards and recognition gained from competing, these events also generate an excitement and passion towards the pursuit of wisdom. Guided and supported by faculty members and steeped in the knowledge of their subjects.

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School Reviews

  5.00 out of 5  (5 reviews)
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I have three kids attending SAC, small family environment. My oldest one, who is attending SAC since Kindergarten, will be graduating from 8th grade this year. I am very lucky to have such school where my kids are nurtured and challenged.
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This is an wonderful school with incredibly dedicated staff member's! SAOC has the best educational atmosphere for your children to learn and grow in. Visit and you will see for yourself! :)
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It is great steam school.My children do so many hands on activities in math ,science,computer and social studies classes. Also my daughters did very well at NWA test.
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8yrs, 3 kids, this place is our 2nd home! Top notch teachers & staff.
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I have two children attending SAC. We moved to the area this year and I am glad that we made the decision to send our kids to SAC. I will definitely re-enroll them for next year because of the quality education, family like environment, dedicated staff&administration, affordable tuition, and clean facilities.
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The average private school tuition in Illinois is $6,252 for elementary schools and $12,267 for high schools (read more about average private school tuition across the country).
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