Located in Des Plaines, a northwest suburb of Chicago, SAA is easily accessible by car, train, or bus and draws students from over 50 different Chicagoland communities.
Getting to SAA
Our campus is conveniently located directly off Interstate 294, within a short walk of the Des Plaines Metra station, and steps from a PACE bus stop.
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The school is also easily accessible via Metra, the commuter railroad for the Chicago metropolitan area.
SAA offers a chaperoned Metra service before and after school for students who commute from the city of Chicago between the Chicago Clybourn and Des Plaines Metra stations. A school shuttle bus transports students between the Des Plaines Metra station and SAA (0.5 mile distance). Learn more about our chaperoned Metra service »
Independent Schools Association of the Central States (ISACS) is the organization through which Science & Arts Academy is accredited. The rigorous standards set forth by ISACS are aimed to help schools improve their programs through a continuous cycle of introspection, evaluation, and revision. Member schools are required to demonstrate their commitment to quality education and school growth through their participation in the established ISACS accreditation process. This is a seven year cycle of components consisting of an intensive self-study, visitation by a qualified evaluation team, and several stages of follow-up.