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“Inspiring Young Learners”

Pre-K-8th

COLLEGE PREP SCHOOL


AT A GLANCE FOUNDED IN 2000, SCIENCE ACADEMY OF CHICAGO (SAC) IS A NON-PROFIT, NON DENOMINATIONAL, INDEPENDENT DAY SCHOOL FOR STUDENTS’ Pre-K - 8TH. SAC IS FULLY ACCREDITED BY THE ILLINOIS STATE BOARD OF EDUCATION.

ACADEMICS

• Rigorous college prep curriculum • Math, science, and technology emphasis • Two foreign languages • Character education • Art, music, drama and physical education • Advanced study teams: math olympiad, robotics, science fair, stem expo • Folk dances


THE SCHOOL • 22 CLASSROOMS • SCIENCE LAB • COMPUTER LAB • LIBRARY • GYMNASIUM • ART STUDIO • CAFETERIA • PLAYGROUND


CAMPUS LIFE A DAY AT SCIENCE ACADEMY IS FULL OF RIGOROUS EDUCATIONAL ACTIVITIES AND EXCITEMENT.

• Average class size of 15 • Maximum class size of 20 • 8 periods of instruction per day • Extracurricular clubs, advanced study teams and tutoring • Before and after school care • Full day Pre-K and Kindergarten • School uniform • Transportation is available for some routes


ENVIRONMENT IT IS A SUPPORTIVE AND NURTURING ENVIRONMENT THAT ENCOURAGES STUDENTS TO EXPLORE, GET TO KNOW THEIR STRENGTHS AND BUILD SELF-CONFIDENCE.

CURRICULUM

English, history, mathematics, science, art, music, drama, technology, foreign languages, and physical education. ANNUAL EVENTS AND ACTIVITIES

SHOWCASE, SPORTS DAY, SCHOOL EXPO, ART SHOW, SCIENCE FAIR, EARTH DAY, CAMPING, WINTER AND SPRING CONCERTS. SPORTS DAY, EARTH DAY, WINTER CONCERT & SPORTS SCHOOL DAY

Before School Care 7:00-8:00am After School Care 3:30-5:30pm • 2012/13 enrollment is 165 • Planned growth for 2013-14 is 250 • Adding high school grades by 2014-15


ADVANCED STUDY TEAMS • State & Regional Science Fairs • STEM Expo • Robotics • Math Olympiad • Math Counts • Noetic Math Contest


MY SON THRIVES UNDER THE OPEN, RICH AND NURTURING ENVIRONMENT. THE SCHOOL IS QUIET, SPARKLING CLEAN AND SPACIOUS. THE STUDENTS ARE SWEET, HAPPY AND VERY WELL MANNERED. Parent


MY PRE-SCHOOLER IS READING FLUENTLY! THIS SCHOOL IS AMAZING! Parent


SAC OFFERS A CHALLENGING ACADEMIC PROGRAM IN A NURTURING, SUPPORTIVE SETTING. THE CORE CURRICULUM TEACHES STUDENTS HOW TO STUDY, EXPLORE, RESEARCH, AND WRITE. TEACHERS ENGAGE STUDENTS AND ADDRESS DIFFERENT LEARNING STYLES.

WHAT MAKES US UNIQUE?

• High expectations from ALL students • Physically and emotionally safe school • Welcoming environment for all • Online access to students records • Structured learning environment • Focus on positive relationships • Differentiated education • Family atmosphere • A motivating culture • Increased student engagement • Parent-teacher conferences • Focus on 21st century skills • Very supportive families • Ivy league mentorship • International trips • Home visits


SCIENCE ACADEMY IS A PLACE WHERE STUDENTS TRUST THEMSELVES ENOUGH TO TAKE RISKS IN A SAFE AND SUPPORTIVE ENVIRONMENT. WE SET GOALS FOR OUR STUDENTS ON AN INDIVIDUAL BASIS.

DEVELOPMENT OF RESPONSIBLE PERSONALITY Every child makes a special contribution here, and our small classes allow each child to be seen as a unique, whole person, with his or her own learning style and pattern of growth. With this in mind, we motivate our students through individual attention, intensive counseling, and after-school programs, that address their individual learning styles. An education is complete only if it shapes the individual’s character and develops his/her skills for a successful social life. We see it as our responsibility to provide our students with the values and concepts that shape societies’ moral texture.


STATE-OF-THE ART FACILITY


SUCCESS SCIENCE ACADEMY OF CHICAGO RECEIVED 17 GOLD 7 SILVER MEDALS AT ILLINOIS JUNIOR ACADEMY OF SCIENCE FAIR (IJAS) IN 2013. 6 GOLD MEDAL AT STATE SCIENCE FAIR

IOWA TEST OF BASIC SKILLS (ITBS) Grade: K Level: 6 National Stanine National 1 Percentile Rank

1

2

3

10

4

25

5

50

6

75

7

8

9

90

99

91

Vocabulary

98

Reading: Words Reading: Comprehension

99

Reading Total

99

World Analysis

85 98

Listening Language

91

Mathematics

94

Core Total

94


THIS SCHOOL HAS CHANGED MY LIFE. I WILL NEVER FORGET THE MEMORIES I HAVE MADE HERE. Alumni


TEACHERS ARE ENERGETIC AND FULL OF GREAT NEW IDEAS.TEACHERS ARE SO COMMITTED TO THE SUCCESS OF EACH INDIVDUAL CHILD. Parent


AT THE CONSEF SCIENCE AND ENGINEERING FAIR SCIENCE ACADEMY OF CHICAGO RECEIVED THE BEST SCHOOL AWARD NOETIC MATH TEAM RECEIVED 5 MEDALS AND 1 NATIONAL HONOR

ILLINOIS MATH LEAGUE Rank

School

Town

Team Score

1. Science Academy of Chicago

Chicago

168

2. University of Chicago Laboratory School

Chicago

167

3. Bernard Zell Anshe Emet

Chicago

167

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EXTRACURRICULAR ACTIVITIES THE MOST IMPORTANT THING IN THE WORLD IS TO OPEN UP NEW HORIZONS FOR OUR CHILDREN.

• Chess Club • Tae Kwon Do Club • Engineering Club • Mad Science • Guitar Club • Violin Club • Soccer Club • Drama Club • Orchestra • Basketball Club • Spelling Bee • Ivy League Mentorship • Act Preparation Program


THERE IS A LOT OF LOVE AND RESPECT FOR EACH CHILD AND THEY ARE SUPPORTED AND UPLIFTED FOR WHO THEY ARE AS PEOPLE. Parent


ALUMNI SCIENCE ACADEMY GRADUATES HAVE THE OPPORTUNITY TO ATTEND MANY DIFFERENT REPUTABLE HIGH SCHOOLS.

• North Side College Prep. • Walter Payton • Jones Prep. • Lane Tech. • University Of Chicago Lab School • IMSA • Elgin Academy Science Academy students take advantage of many honors, accelerated, and AP programs offered at their high schools.


WE CAN ONLY HOLD THIS SCHOOL AS AN EXAMPLE FOR OTHER SCHOOLS IN ILLINOIS AND ACROSS THE U.S. SO OUR CHILDREN OF AMERICA RECEIVE THE EDUCATION THEY ARE ENTITLED TO. Michael Madigan

Illinois Speaker of the House


“Inspiring Young Learners”

SCIENCE ACADEMY OF CHICAGO

501 Midway Dr. Mount Prospect, IL 60056 Phone: (847) 258 5254 Fax: (847) 378 8242 Email: info@saoc.org www.saoc.org


SAC booklet 2013