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Annual Fund

At Science & Arts Academy, we deliver the SAA experience every day - a challenging and inspiring curriculum,  small classroom settings, expertise and knowledge in supporting gifted children - thanks to the support of our SAA community. 

The Science & Arts Academy Annual Fund provides second to none educational experiences that are part of our proud history of over 30 years of  excellence in gifted education.

Academics: Challenging and inspiring curriculum.

Expert Faculty: Teachers who truly understand the traits and needs of gifted children.

Hallmark Experiences: Learning in an entirely new way while broadening life experiences outside of the classroom.

Robust Student Life: An extensive extracurricular menu empowering students to dive deeper into their interest.

Technology: Tools and equipment students use to prepare for life and work in tomorrow’s world.

Scholarships: Providing even more students the opportunity for an educational experience designed for their unique abilities.

Help support your child’s journey with a gift today and help us ensure we can create an environment where gifted students thrive! Gifts of all sizes are meaningful and make an impact.

We thank you for your support of the Annual Fund. ​

Why Give to the Annual Fund?

Your generosity is how gifted children thrive at Science & Arts Academy. 

We need your help to deliver this unique experience for each and every SAA student through a gift to the Annual Fund. 

As an independent school, we are a 501(c)(3) ​not-for-profit institution operating without the state or federal funds that public institutions receive. Therefore, we count on our community’s annual support of the Annual Fund.

Your Participation Demonstrates a Strong Community

Science & Arts Academy students are the ultimate beneficiaries of your support and your participation in the Annual Fund is a powerful demonstration of your confidence in the school and commitment to ensuring its continued strength. We ask the entire SAA community to contribute to the best of their ability.  See our FAQ for more information »

Giving Levels

We are grateful to SAA families and friends who care deeply about the critical work that we do and who make SAA a philanthropic priority. ​

Leadership Circle -1992 Society      

Circle of Friends                       


$20,000 and above
$10,000 - $19,999
$5,000 - $9,999
$2,500 - $4,999
$1,500 - $2,499
$1,000 - $1,499

Bald Cypress      
Blue & White

$500 - $999      
$250 - $499
up to $249       






SAA Leadership Circle - 1992 Society members support SAA with an Annual Fund gift of $1,000 or more. 
​SAA Society is made up of donors who are recognized for giving to the Annual Fund for two or more consecutive years.

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1825 Miner Street
Des Plaines, IL 60016

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