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 50 different Chicagoland communities. Conveniently located directly off Interstate 294, within a short walk of the Des Plaines Metra station, and steps from a PACE bus stop, SAA is easily accessibly by car, train, or bus. Visit us today to learn why Science & Arts Academy is The Gifted Choice® in the greater Chicago area.
Statement of Philosophy
We believe that every gifted child has the right to an education that is appropriate to his or her potential. Consistent with this belief, SAA commits to creating a stimulating learning experience by providing educational offerings suited to our students' varied levels of development.
We believe that SAA’s purpose is to promote, facilitate, and ignite student learning. Further, the best educational experience for a gifted child is guided by experts in gifted education and incorporates three components:
• Robust academics which appropriately challenge each student
• Extensive opportunities for artistic expression which foster creativity and build greater self-confidence
• Social and emotional development which allows students to gain skills for life-long success
Finally, we believe that SAA succeeds in uniquely serving gifted children with the support and cooperation of its entire community.