Science & Arts Academy

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Basic Information

Address: 1825 Miner Street Des Plaines, IL 60016
County: Cook
Phone Number: 847-827-7880
Fax Number: 847-827-7716
Principal: Thomas A. Mikolyzk

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Additional Information

Accreditation: Independent Schools Association of the Central States
Organization Affilationss: Illinois Association of Gifted Children National Association of Gifted Children
School Type: Independent, non-denominational day school for gifted children
School Mascot: Screamin' Eagles
Founded: 1992
Ages/Grades: Pre-k through 9th Grade
School Setting:

Suburban campus on almost 6 acres including a large soccer playing field, playground, and new facility that opened in 2007.

School Schedule (Hours in Day): 8:30am - 3:30pm
School Size: 225 Students; 40 faculty/staff
Classroom Size: Small Class sizes - ranging from 8 to 16 depending on age of students

Math, Science, Fine & Performing Arts, Language Arts, Social Studies, World Languages & Latin, Philosophy/Logic


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Arts Programs:
  • Drama in school day beginning in pre-k through 8th grade.
  • Dynamic art program including clay work with a pottery wheel and kiln, 3-D projects, self-portraiture, and more.
  • Music theory, chorus, band, orchestra
Support Services:

Learning Services Staff, School Social Worker, and High School Transitions assistance

Camp Programs: Yes
After School Programs: Yes
School Championships:

Several in both the sciences, arts, and chess competitions.

School Clubs:

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Parking Spaces/Availability:

Two parking lots adjacent to the building and playing field


As announced.

Admissions Deadline: Rolling Admissions Deadline
Mission Statement:

The mission of SAA is to provide a stimulating environment in which gifted

children can realize and learn to celebrate their full academic

and artistic potential.