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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 Quest Academy admission office continues to accept applications for 2018-19.

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, a review of the child's school transcripts, direct observation during the child's classroom visit, parent tour, and administration of an IQ test.


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 $75

Age Requirements for Year of Entry:

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

Pre-Kindergarten: 4 years old by the first day of school (must use toilet independently by the first day of school)

Step 4: A visit day will be scheduled with the Director of Enrollment Management. More information on what to expect on the visit will be shared directly with the family during the admissions process.

Step 5: Admissions committee reviews the application materials and visit day feedback. An enrollment decision is shared with the family and a contract is offered if accepted.


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 $75

Age Requirements for Year of Entry:

Kindergarten: 5 years old by first day of school.

Step 4: Request Teacher Recommendations and Transcripts (optional, but recommended)

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

Step 6: 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 one or 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.


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