Science & Arts Academy educates gifted children in an academically differentiated and enriched environment while recognizing the unique development of each child.
Our supportive community encourages students to embrace their potential and cultivates their academic abilities, creative talents, and emotional growth.

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

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School Overview

Religious Affiliation
Grades Offered
Grades Prekindergarten-8
Learning Difference Programs
Yes
Learning Programs Supported
Gifted Learners
Year Founded
1992
Summer School Offered
Yes
Summer Program Details

Student Body

Total Students
252 students
Student Body Type
Co-ed
% Students of Color
45%
State avg.: 34%
Students by Grade
Science & Arts Academy Student By Grade

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers
38 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio
7:1
National avg.: 13:1
% Faculty w/Advanced Degree
74%
Average Class Size
12 students
List of Courses Offered
Classroom Dress Code
Casual

Tuition and Acceptance Rate

Admission Deadline
Feb. 28 / rolling
Yearly Tuition Cost
Tuition Notes
Half Day PreK - $13050 Full Day PreK and K - $21750 1st - 8th Grade - $23950 Financial Aid opportunities available.
% on Financial Aid
38%
Acceptance Rate
80%
National avg.: 85%
Admissions Director
Mindy Hildebrandt
Admissions Associate
Monika Robinett

Sports

Total Sports Offered
2 sports

Extracurriculars

Total ExtracurricularsTotal Extra-curric.
15 extracurriculars
ExtracurricularsExtra-curric.
Club or Organization:
Certamen Team, Chess, Cooking Class, Dungeons and Dragons, GEMS (Girls Excelling at Math and Science), Mandarin Class, Math Club, National Junior Honor Society, Science Olympiad Team, Scouts, Student Council

Arts and Music Programs:
Drama / Plays / Musicals, Music Lessons, Private Music Lessons

Recreational Athletic Programs:
Soccer

School Notes

  • Science & Arts Academy is an independent, non-denominational, co-educational, not-for-profit day school for gifted students in Jr. Kindergarten through eighth grade. Science & Arts Academy educates gifted children in an academically differentiated and enriched environment while recognizing the unique development of each child. Our supportive community encourages students to embrace their potential and cultivates their academic abilities, creative talents, and emotional growth.
  • SAA is highly regarded for its challenging and inspiring curriculum, small classroom setting and expertise and knowledge in supporting gifted children. Differentiation, acceleration, enrichment, problem solving and creative thinking are all concepts common to the everyday intellectual and artistic experience for the SAA student. To learn more about SAA or schedule a visit, please visit www.scienceandartsacademy.org or call 847-827-7880.
Profile last updated: 10/05/2021

School Reviews

  5.00 out of 5  (4 reviews)
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Science & Arts Academy is truly a great place. As a student, SAA has taught me so much ranging from valuable life skills to how to conjugate ER verbs in French. This school continues to nurture me everyday and I will carry the skills I have learned here with me forever.
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This School Is Great!
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The Science and Arts Academy (SAA) has it all. The academic programs are excellent. Most of the students perform at least a year above grade level and for those that are 2-3 years advanced, the school places them appropriately. It is differentiated and challenging. It also offers top notch drama, art, and music programs. SAA is a place where children go to thrive and excel. All you have to do is walk down the halls to see it and feel it. For those with gifted children, it is a truly great school.
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