Science & Arts Academy

  • 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.

School Overview

School TypeSchool with Special Program Emphasis
School Membership(s)School Assoc.Independent Schools Association of the Central States
Lake Michigan Association of Independent Schools
Grades OfferedGrades Prekindergarten-8
Learning Difference ProgramsYes
Learning Programs SupportedGifted and Talented Learners
Year Founded1992

Student Body

Total Students259 students
Student Body TypeCo-ed
% Students of Color
42%
State avg.: 31%
Students by GradeScience & Arts Academy Student By Grade

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers37 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio7:1
National avg.: 13:1
% Faculty w/Advanced Degree
79%
Average Class Size12 students
List of Courses OfferedLink to List of Courses
Classroom Dress CodeCasual

Finances and Admission

Admission DeadlineFeb. 21 / rolling
Yearly Tuition Cost$20,500
Tuition NotesFinancial Aid opportunities available.
% on Financial Aid
37%
Admissions DirectorMindy Hildebrandt
Admissions AssociateDiane Angelucci

Sports

Total Sports Offered2 sports
SportsBasketball, Cross CountryBasketballCross Country,

Extracurriculars

Total ExtracurricularsTotal Extra-curric.15 extracurriculars
ExtracurricularsExtra-curric.Certamen Team, Chess, Coding Club, Community Problem Solvers, Drama / Plays / Musicals, Drawing the Line, Foreign Language, GEMS (Girls Excelling at Math and Science), Girl Scouts of America, Intramural Sports Program, Math Club, Music Lessons, National Junior Honor Society, Science Olympiad Team, Student Council Certamen Team, Chess, Coding Club, Math Club, Music Lessons, Community Problem Solvers,
Drama / Plays / Musicals,
Drawing the Line,
Foreign Language,
GEMS (Girls Excelling at Math and Science),
Girl Scouts of America,
Intramural Sports Program,
National Junior Honor Society,
Science Olympiad Team,
Student Council,

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.
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School Reviews

5  6/3/2016
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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