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School Overview

The Science Academy of Chicago (SAC)  is a non-profit, nondenominational, independent day school for students’ preschool (three years of age) through eighth grade in Mount Prospect, IL.  Our mission is to provide an accelerated STREAM (Science, Technology, Reading, Engineering, Arts and Math) focused private education while nurturing the student as a whole in a loving and caring environment.


The school is located off Elmhurst Road on the border of Mount Prospect and Des Plaines.


The Science Academy of Chicago is the culmination of the expectations and beliefs of parents of Chicago school children. SAC initiated serving the people of Chicago in 1997 by offering affordable math and science tutoring from fourth grade through college level, ACT/SAT, computer training, summer schools and language classes. The Board of Directors decided to expand the SAC Education service in Chicago community by establishing an Independent nondenominational school setting in 1999.

Science Academy of Chicago located in Cook County is officially recognized according to policy and guidelines for registration and recognition of nonpublic elementary and secondary schools. This certificate of recognition is issued annually to schools that maintain the criteria adopted by Illinois State Board of Education for recognized nonpublic elementary and secondary schools issued at Springfield, Illinois.

The goal of SAC is to fully prepare students to carry the torch of knowledge, freedom, and prosperity that is passed from generation to generation in this great country.

School Hours

The school day begins at 8:20 AM.  School ends at 3 PM for students from preschool to third grade and at 3:15 for students from fourth through eighth grade. We do provide extended care for a fee, 7:00 am – 6:00 pm.

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