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The Avery Coonley School
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  • Private
  • DOWNERS GROVE, IL

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Overall Niche Grade
  1. Academics
    grade A+
  2. Diversity
    grade A
  3. Teachers
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About

Applying

Application Deadline
March 1
Application Fee
$75
Interview Required
Yes
Required/Recommended Tests
No data available  

Tuition

Yearly Tuition
$31,619
Tuition is for the highest grade offered and may have changed for the current school year. For more information, please contact the school.
Received Financial Aid
19%
Average Financial Aid
$15,000
From The Avery Coonley School

Established in 1906, The Avery Coonley School (ACS) has been known as a leader in gifted education for the past 50+ years. We offer advanced and gifted learners in preschool through eighth grade a curriculum with the depth, pace, and complexity to challenge them to the fullest. All ACS faculty are experienced with and understand the emotional and educational needs of gifted children and are skilled in differentiating their instruction to support individual learners. 91% of our faculty hold advanced degrees (Master's and PhD) and the average tenure of an ACS teacher is nine years.

Our campus is located on 13 acres of inspiring learning spaces with state-of-the-art technology, flexible space for individual and collaborative work, expansive art studio, music room, library, computer lab, and Makerspace. The campus includes 9,000 square feet of outdoor play areas, a challenge course, athletic field, gymnasium, outdoor swimming pool, and pond.

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Full-Day Kindergarten for Advanced and Gifted Learners

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Created to address the needs of advanced and gifted learners, our Kindergarten curriculum includes engaging hands-on experiences that allow our students to apply learned concepts and understand them at the deepest levels. Students are encouraged to take risks to learn the value of experimentation and how to navigate the challenge of solving problems for which initial solutions may not be obvious.

School Details

Grades
PK, K-8
Students
337
Student-Teacher Ratio
9:1
National
17:1
Full-Time Teachers
37
Part-Time Teachers
No data available  

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Students

Students
337
Gender
  • Female
    51%
  • Male
    49%
Student Diversity
  • White
    40.9%
  • Asian
    33.5%
  • Multiracial
    20.2%
  • Hispanic
    3.9%
  • African American
    1.5%
  • International
    0%
  • Native American
    0%
  • Pacific Islander
    0%
  • Unknown
    0%

Preschool

Annual Cost
$28,017
Cost is for the most complete schedule offered and may have changed for the current school year. For more information, please contact the school.
Starting Age
3 years
Pre-K Student-Teacher Ratio
7:1
Schedule Options
  • Offers Full Week
    Yes
  • Offers Part Week
    No data available  
  • Offers Full Day
    Yes
  • Offers Part Day
    Yes

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Living in the Area

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Overall Niche Grade
  1. Cost of Living
    grade B minus
  2. Good for Families
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  3. Housing
    grade B+
Median Household Income
$115,461
National
$75,149
Median Rent
$1,535
National
$1,268
Median Home Value
$425,000
National
$281,900

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