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Science Academy of Chicago

Science Academy of Chicago is a coeducational private school for students in grades Pre-K through 8.

Institution Type: Private Setting: Suburban


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The Science Academy of Chicago (SAC) is a non-profit, nondenominational, independent day school for students' preschool (three years of age) through eight grade in Mount Prospect, IL. Our mission is to provide an accelerated STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts and Math) focused college preparatory private education.


In the primary grades (preschool through third grade) 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 forth grade students' progress into a new area of development in which more responsibilities are required. Students change teachers/classrooms throughout the day. These teachers' possess 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.

Mission Statement

Science Academy of Chicago’s mission is to provide accelerated STEAM focused college preparatory private education from Pre-K3 to 8th grade.


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Curriculum Information

Every student at the Science Academy of Chicago enjoys Specials throughout the week. Specials include: music, physical education, foreign language and art.



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.



Academic Calendar: Semester

Students and Faculty

Students and Faculty

Enrollment Data

Total Enrollment 198
Enrollment By Grade
Grade Number of Students
Pre-K 13
Transitional KG 17
Kindergarten 15
Transitional 1 15
1 16
2 27
3 19
4 18
5 18
6 14
7 17
8 9

Science Academy of Chicago's relatively variable enrollment profile may offer insights into student retention rates, local population changes, real estate costs, and the accessibility of alternative educational options. to find out more about the specific factors influencing Science Academy of Chicago's enrollment numbers.

Student Teacher Ratio 20 : 1
Gender 50% Male / 50% Female
Dress Code Uniform
Student Diversity
Percentage of Student Body
White 59%
Multi-racial 2%
Hispanic/Latino 1%
Black or African American 1%
Asian 37%


  • Art Club
  • Chess Club
  • Drama/Theater
  • General Sports
  • Martial Arts
  • Math Team
  • Robotics
  • Student Newspaper
  • Symphony Orchestra

Associations & Memberships

National Independent Private Schools Association (NIPSA)

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