Gifted Children Need...

  • As much attention as other children
  • Teachers who understand them
  • Curriculum tailored to their strengths and weaknesses
  • Instruction that is appropriately paced
  • Material that is appropriately complex
  • A nurturing environment
  • A place where they are accepted

The Application Process

The admission procedure at Quest has been developed to ensure that the mission and curriculum of Quest Academy are well matched to the individual needs of each child. Evaluating a child to determine whether he or she is a good candidate for our accelerated program is a multi-dimensional process which includes completion of the online application, teacher recommendations, a review of the child's school transcripts, direct observation during the child's classroom visit, parent interview, and administration of a standardized intelligence test or screening measure.


Quest Academy admits qualified students of any race, color, nationality, religion, sex, sexual orientation, ancestry, or physical or mental handicap (775 ILCS 5/1-102(A) to all the rights, privileges, programs and activities available to all students at Quest Academy. It does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, nationality, religion, sex, sexual orientation, ancestry, or physical or mental handicap in the administration of its educational policies, admission policies, scholarships and other school administered programs. Further, Quest Academy does not deny admissions to its programs to students who lack documentation of their immigration status or legal presence in the United States (Plyler v. doe, 457.U.S. 202 (1982).



Admission to Preschool and Pre-Kindergarten

The admission process for entry into our Early Childhood Education Program is designed to assess your child’s social, developmental and intellectual readiness for the program to which you are applying.

Step 1: Request for Information

Step 2: Register for a Tour

Step 3: Submit an Online Application; application fee of $50

Age Requirements for Year of Entry:

Preschool: 3 years old by September 1st (must use toilet independently by the first day of school)

Pre-Kindergarten: 4 years old by September 1st

Step 4: Register and attend a Playdate with your child

An application must be submitted prior to attending a Playdate to better understand your child and family.

Step 5: Schedule a Screening and Parent Interview with the Director of Admission

Step 6: Submit a Teacher Recommendation


Admission to Kindergarten through Eighth Grade

The admission process for entry to K – 8 has been developed to ensure that the mission and curriculum of Quest Academy are well matched to the applicant and family. Evaluating a child to determine whether he or she is a good candidate for our accelerated program is a multidimensional process. The Admission Committee uses all of the information gathered to determine whether the child would be well served by Quest’s program.

Step 1: Request for Information

Step 2: Register for a Tour and/or Open House

Step 3: Submit an Online Application; application fee of $50

We must receive an application prior to IQ assessment on campus.

Age Requirements for Year of Entry:

Kindergarten: 5 years old by September 1st

Step 4: Request Teacher Recommendations and Transcripts

Please give teachers plenty of time to complete these recommendations.

Kindergarten Teacher

Grades 1-5: Teacher Recommendations

Grades 1-5: Principal Recommendations

Grades 6-8: English Recommendations

Grades 6-8: Math Recommendations

Grades 6-8: Principal Recommendations

Request Transcript Release Form for K-8

Step 5: Schedule an appointment for your child to take the WISC V Assessment

Appointments are available on campus on Wednesdays or Thursdays at 8:30 a.m. There is a testing fee. We will contact you to schedule an appointment once we receive the online application and fee.

To find out more about the Wechsler IQ Assessment, please click here.

For Off-Campus Testing:

You may make arrangements with an off-campus licensed psychologist of your choice. Please refer to our Psychologist Referral List.

Please print and sign the Release Form and submit to the psychologist. The testing results and narrative report must be submitted to the Admission Office directly from the psychologist.

Step 6: Schedule a Parent Interview with the Director of Admission

The parent interview is a half-hour meeting. This is an opportunity for you to ask questions and for the Admission Committee to learn more about your child and family.

Step 7: Schedule a Student Visit

This is an opportunity for your child to experience “a day in a life” at Quest. Applicants to Grades 1-8 are invited for a two-day visit and Kindergarten applicants visit for one full day in a classroom at their current grade level so they may be evaluated in comparison with their peers.


Admission Deadlines

ADMISSION DEADLINES FOR IMMEDIATE ENROLLMENT

For families desiring immediate enrollment, Quest Academy does offering rolling admission. We understand that families with gifted students may experience a need to change schools mid-year. Therefore, if classroom space allows, we welcome completed applications throughout the school year.

ADMISSION DEADLINES FOR FALL 2017-18

The Quest Academy admission office is busy accepting applications for 2017-18! Because of increased interest, and because it is important to anticipate proper faculty placement, we wish to share our admission deadlines with you.

We are happy to give priority consideration to our current families and their new siblings in addition to our peer school Da Vinci Academy. All applicants should consider the following deadlines. If an agreement is not returned by the deadline indicated, the classroom space may be offered to another qualified applicant from the applicant pool. If classroom space does not exist for all appropriate candidates, some may be placed on a waiting list.

Category

Application Deadline

Enrollment Committee Meets

Decisions Mailed and Emailed

Signed Contract and Deposit Due to Quest Academy

Returning Quest Academy Families

Mon., Feb. 27

Siblings of Quest Academy

Fri., Mar. 3

Mon., Mar. 6

Fri., Mar. 10

Mon, Mar. 20

New Applicant

Fri., Mar. 10

Mon. Mar. 13

Fri., Mar. 24

Mon., Apr. 3

Rolling Admission for late and mid-year applicants

Mondays

Promptly after receiving all admission materials

10 days following decision

Visiting Quest


Open House Schedule 2016-17

Grades K-8

Wednesday, November 2, 5:30-7:00 pm

Wednesday, February, 15, 5:30-7:00 pm


Preschool & Pre-K Open House

Saturday, January 21, 9:00-10:30 am

Saturday, March 18, 9:00-10:30 am




Quest Academy Viewbook 2017


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