Da Vinci Academy, founded in 2000, currently serves 115 gifted and talented students in PreK through 8th grade. Students come from across the Fox Valley Region in communities such as St. Charles, Geneva, Elgin, South Elgin, Bartlett, and Hoffman Estates.  

Class Size
Maximum class size is 14 in the PreK classroom, which includes half-day PK3 combined with full-day PK4. Both PreK and Kindergarten also have full-time assistants.  Classes in Kindergarten through 8th grade have a maximum of 18 students.  Grades PK-5 has one lead grade level teacher, while Middle School (grades 6-8) have one teacher for each core subject.  There are individual subject teachers for Spanish, Art, Music & Performing Arts, Computer & Technology, and Physical Education.

Teacher Credentials
90% of Da Vinci Academy grade level teachers hold Master's degrees or other graduate level education and training.  Teachers are also active in professional development pursuits such as graduate work, college teaching, gifted summer programs, conferences and seminars, and more. Visit our teacher's pages for additional information. 

School Year
The 2013-14 school year began August 21st and ends May 29th.  We use an academic trimester system and have days off throughout the year for teacher in-service as well as parent-teacher conferences.  We  observe major holidays with an additional Winter Break in December and a Spring Break the last week of March.  Breaks generally coincide with those of local public school districts and other local independent schools.

School Day Hours
PK3: 8:45 AM - 11:30 AM
PK4 & Kindergarten: 8:45 AM - 2:15 PM
1st - 4th Grade: 8:45 AM - 3:10 PM
5th - 8th Grade: 8:30 AM - 3:10 PM

We offer before and after care everyday with drop-off beginning at 7:00 AM and pick-up ending at 6:00 PM.

Extra-curricular Activities
We are pleased to offer various athletics (Volleyball, Basketball, Floor Hockey), PK & K Beginner Chess, Competitive Chess, Robotics, Band, Math Counts, Music and Theatre Club (MAT) and a variety of after-school classes.  The school's Summer Camp and enrichments programs are open to the public.