1400 Maple Avenue Downers Grove, IL 60515

School Type: Day

Student Body: coed

Head of School: Dr. Kristy Montgomery

Admissions Director: Kristen Teague

Age 3 - Grade 8


Founded in 1906, The Avery Coonley School is a PreK through 8th grade independent school for academically bright and gifted children. ACS provides depth, pace, complexity of curriculum, and a like-minded peer group for gifted learners; comprehensive technology and arts programs; and a nurturing faculty that understands the unique social and emotional needs of gifted students. Located on an 11-acre campus bordering a forest preserve, The Avery Coonley School emphasizes hands-on “learning by doing.” ACS serves students from approximately 40 communities throughout the western suburbs of Chicago.