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.

Quick Stats (2022-23)

  • Top Ranked IL School
  • Grades: Prekindergarten-8
  • Enrollment: 202 students
  • Yearly Tuition: $10,750
  • Acceptance rate: 95%
  • Average class size: 12 students
  • Application Deadline: None / Rolling
  • Source: Verified school update

Top Rankings

Science Academy of Chicago ranks among the top 20% of private schools in Illinois for:

School Overview

School Membership(s)School Assoc.
Religious Affiliation
Grades Offered
Grades Prekindergarten-8
Year Founded
2000

Student Body

Total Students
202 students
Student Body Type
Co-ed
Students by Grade
Science Academy of Chicago Student By Grade

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers
25 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio
8:1
National avg.: 13:1
% Faculty w/Advanced Degree
80%
Average Class Size
12 students
Classroom Dress Code
Formal
khaki pants and embroidered polo

Tuition and Acceptance Rate

Admission Deadline
None / Rolling
Yearly Tuition Cost
Tuition Notes
There is a payment plan of ten installments.
Acceptance Rate
95%
National avg.: 85%

Sports

Total Sports Offered
5 sports

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 (PK-3rd) 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 fourth 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.
Source: Verified school update

Frequently Asked Questions

How much does Science Academy of Chicago cost?

Science Academy of Chicago's tuition is approximately $10,750 for private students.

What is the acceptance rate of Science Academy of Chicago?

The acceptance rate of Science Academy of Chicago is 95%, which is higher than the national average of 91%.

What sports does Science Academy of Chicago offer?

Science Academy of Chicago offers 5 interscholastic sports: Basketball, Gymnastics, Indoor Soccer, Soccer and Volleyball.

What is Science Academy of Chicago's ranking?

Science Academy of Chicago ranks among the top 20% of private schools in Illinois for: Highest percentage of faculty with advanced degrees and Most extracurriculars offered.

When is the application deadline for Science Academy of Chicago?

The application deadline for Science Academy of Chicago is rolling (applications are reviewed as they are received year-round).

School Reviews

  5.00 out of 5  (5 reviews)
5  
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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5  
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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5  
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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5  
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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Quick Stats (2022-23)

  • Top Ranked IL School
  • Grades: Prekindergarten-8
  • Enrollment: 202 students
  • Yearly Tuition: $10,750
  • Acceptance rate: 95%
  • Average class size: 12 students
  • Application Deadline: None / Rolling
  • Source: Verified school update

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The average private school tuition in Cook County, IL is $10,166 for elementary schools and $16,923 for high schools (read more about average private school tuition across the country).
The average acceptance rate in Cook County, IL is 89% (read more about average acceptance rates across the country).

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