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Science & Arts Academy

Science & Arts Academy is a coeducational private special program emphasis school for students in grades Pre-K through 8.

Institution Type: Private Setting: Small City


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Science & Arts Academy says

Science & Arts Academy is an independent, non-denominational, co-educational, not-for-profit day school for gifted students in Junior Kindergarten through eighth grade. Located in Des Plaines, a northwest suburb of Chicago, SAA draws students from over 40 different Chicagoland communities.

Mission Statement

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.




Private schools, including parochial and boarding, are funded through tuition and fees. The cost varies from school to school, but most families pay tuition to attend them. Many private schools offer financial aid or discounts, so it's worthwhile to ask about these options.


  (847) 827-7880

Students and Faculty

Students and Faculty

Enrollment Data

Total Enrollment 240
Student Teacher Ratio 7 : 1


  • Art Club
  • Chess Club
  • Cross Country
  • Drama/Theater
  • Drawing
  • Honor Society
  • Latin Club
  • Math Team
  • Science Olympiad
  • Soccer
  • Student Council
  • Basketball
  • Volleyball
  • Basketball
  • Volleyball

Associations & Memberships

National Association of Independent Schools (NAIS)

Other school associations

State or regional independent school association

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