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Schools for Gifted Children

The Avery Coonley School
1400 West Maple Avenue
Downers Grove, IL 60515-4897

"The Avery Coonley School is a Preschool - 8th grade independent day school for academically bright and gifted children. ACS believes the joy and excitement of learning must begin early in life. A high premium is placed on developing the desire in students to become critical thinkers and independent, life-long learners."

Cranbrook Schools
39221 Woodward Avenue
Bloomfield Hills, Michigan 48304

"Cranbrook Schools, founded in 1922, is a coeducational, college-preparatory boarding and day school with 795 students in grades nine through twelve. Cranbrook attracts outstanding students not only from Michigan and the Midwest but also from across the United States and around the world. Cranbrook believes that, in today’s competitive environment, preparation for college should be comprehensive and challenging. We provide a superb teaching and learning environment that cherishes and challenges the individual, that encourages creative, critical and independent thinking, and that offers the broadest possible range of academic, artistic and athletic options."

The Einstein Academy
747 Davis Road
Elgin, IL 60123
Cathryn Ilani, Principal

"The Einstein Academy is an independent school serving the particular needs of academically talented students from age four through High School. Its founder Cathryn Ilani realized an unfulfilled demand for a school that is able to provide an exceptional education for advanced students, as well as being well-rounded and affordable. Coöperation between students, parents, and teachers is the foundation of The Einstein Academy."

Midwest Academy for Gifted Education (MAGE)
Chicago, IL

MAGE is a not-for-profit private co-educational school for the gifted and talented, utilizing research based pedagogical practices to provide a challenging and personalized academic experience with exposure to the arts, character development and global citizenship.

Quest Academy
500 North Benton
Palatine, IL 60067
Dr. Khalek Kirkland, Head of School
Sharon Rockhill, Director of Information & Communication

Quest Academy is an Independent School educating and nurturing gifted students from Preschool through Eighth Grade. We offer a liberal arts curriculum that challenges and inspires gifted children along with character education and service learning. Small classes allow for teachers to meet the individual needs of our students through differentiation and individualized learning plans. All of our classrooms use state of the art SmartBoard technology along with laptops for Third through Eighth Grade classrooms.

Science & Arts Academy (SAA)
1825 Miner Street
Des Plaines, IL 60016
847.827.7880 - Main Number

"Science and Arts Academy is an independent, not-for-profit, non-denomination day school for students from pre-K through middle school. The Academy is a member of ISACS. The unifying mission of the Academy and its Board is to provide intellectually gifted and artistically talented students with an environment supportive of their intellectual, artistic, creative, physical, emotional, and social potential which will enable them to develop their unique talents and abilities."

Vanguard Gifted Academy
West Chicago, IL

"Our mission is: To serve the needs of gifted children with a personalized education offering advanced academics, complex problem solving, and the essential traits for success in the future. "

Vine Academy
125 S. Vine St.
Hinsdale, IL

Vine’s Mission: "Inspiring students to embrace challenges, pursue passions, and develop an active mind through customized learning."

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