Resource: The Avery Coonley School (Downers Grove, IL)
Website: The Avery Coonley School (Downers Grove, IL)
Description: The Avery Coonley School is an independent school whose mission is to provide a learning environment that is appropriate both for academically bright and gifted children, preschool through eighth grade, who are motivated to learn and have demonstrated the potential for the scholastic achievement necessary to succeed in a challenging academic program, in order that they may become positive, productive, and respectful members of society.

Comments: Contributed by: Parent on 3/18/2005
The Avery Coonley School is an independent, non-denominational day school enrolling 362 bright and academically gifted boys and girls, The school was founded in 1906 by Mrs. Avery Coonley, whose views were inspired by the educational philosophy of John Dewey and other progressive educators. It is located on 11 acres in Downers Grove, Illinois adjacent to the Maple Grove Forest Preserve. ACS students are enthusiastic and have a real love of learning. From my experience this is an excellent school setting for gifted children.

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