Avery Coonley is simply incredible. My daughter loves the school. The teachers and staff are supportive, engaging and talented.
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Posted by a parent on 09/18/14
School is phenomenal. Teachers are committed, enthusiastic, and genuinely concerned about your child. Mr. Barton, head master, awesome and very involved. The students actually love to go to school and love to learn. There is mutual respect amongst the faculty and student. A very unique environment,
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Posted by a parent on 11/04/13
ACS is literally my second home. I always feel appreciated and cared about, like I'm a part of something larger than just a school. You know everyone there by name, and you really feel like the teachers care about you. I learn so much everyday I go there, and wouldn't want any other place to be called
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Posted by a other on 05/27/13
A naturally gifted child will thrive in this community. They have a complete understanding and compassion for their students and the challenges that can occur with gifted and 2e children.
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Posted by a parent on 07/03/11
This is a school for hard working, bright and gifted kids. The teachers are great and there is a lot of parent involvement.
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Posted by a parent on 08/16/10
ACS provides an education you cannot get in most of the DuPage County school districts. Children must continue to perform to remain in the school and the school feeds them with extraordinary education. It is unfortunate that there are not more similar schools to provide the same gifted opportunities
... Read more from three years old through 8th grade. Also, there needs to be an Avery Coonley High School as well. The public schools simply ignore gifted students by forcing them into the same mainstream as all other students. Read less
Posted by a parent on 08/17/09
i have attended this school for nine years, and i love it! I'm in 6th grade and i feel like it's my home. I know almost everyone in the school. Everyone at the Avery Coonley School is close to one another and the teachers. I love Avery Coonley!
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Posted by a student on 12/13/08
Our daughter attended kindergarden at Avery Coonley and had a wonderful experience. We had to relocate to another part of the country where she now attends what is considered one of the best private schools in the region. She was very well prepared for a challenging first grade experience and ahead
... Read more of her peers in math. She developed an exceptional conceptual understanding of math concepts at Avery Coonley. Her teachers and peers where absolutely outstanding. We miss Avery Coonley! It is worth every penny. Read less
Posted by a parent on 03/22/08
I went to Avery Coonley for ten years and definitely recommend it for hardworking, bright students. I feel like I have come out on top. We were certainly prepared for highschool after leaving, if not prepared for college also. The community is very strong from faculty to the youngest and oldest students.
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Posted by a student on 12/18/07
I taught at this school for several years and thought it was the most wonderful school I had ever worked for. The students are amazing, the quality of education is excellent, and the staff are all dedicated to helping each individual student excel. Staff gives a lot of concern towards the psycho-social
... Read more dynamics of gifted children. Staff meets regularly once or twice a week to discuss students and curriculum. The administration is always very welcoming to new and creative ideas. It is expensive, but it is worth every penny. I hope to one day send my children to the school. The school is very safe, tucked away on a beautiful campus near the woods. You can find kids studying, drawing, or eating lunch near the pond in the middle of the fully-enclosed, landscaped cloister. Read less
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Gifted and Talented
A school system may identify 10% to 15% or more of its student population as gifted and talented. A brief description of each area of giftedness or talent as defined by the Office of Gifted and Talented:
general intellectual ability or talent - high intelligence test score (usually two standard deviations above the mean), and high levels of vocabulary, memory, abstract work knowledge and abstract reasoning;
specific academic aptitude or talent in one area such as mathematics or language arts;
creative and productive thinking, the ability to produce new ideas;
leadership ability, the ability to direct individuals or groups to a common decision or action;
visual and performing arts, special talents in visual art, music, dance, drama, or other related studies;
psychomotor ability, such as practical, spatial, mechanical, and physical skills.
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A school or program within a school that provides services and training to students with moderate to severe mental and/or physical disabilities.
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Programs offering GED or equivalent courses for adults within regular schools, whether classes are held during evening or daytime schedules.
English as Second Language
English language classes for students whose first language is not English.
Downers Grove schools — Avery Coonley School is located at 1400 Maple Ave, Downers Grove IL 60515. 1400 Maple Ave is in the 60515 ZIP code in Downers Grove, IL Avery Coonley School is a Private school that serves grade levels PK - 8.
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