500 NORTH BENTON
Palatine, IL 60067
Head of School
Contact: Khalek Kirkland, Ed.D.
Independent Schools Association of the Central Sta
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Welcome to Quest Academy – a school that inspires and challenges gifted children every day. It is our sincere belief that every day we make a positive difference in the lives of our students. We encourage young minds to discover a love not only for learning, but a hunger for being a vital part of the community. We encourage development for a keen appreciation of the fine arts and a love of sporting competition in order to make our students well-rounded individuals. At the end of the day, it is our desire that Quest Academy helps students and their families to better themselves and others both inside and outside of the classroom.
Founded in 1982 as Creative Children’s Academy – we began with just eleven students and two faculty members. Today as Quest Academy, we enroll 300 students and employ 40 faculty members serving Preschool through Eighth Grade. Our school is the very definition of what quality education is all about – growth that has been guided and nurtured. If a school itself cannot model the notion of growth, it cannot in good conscience go about its essential task of educating its students.
“You are not in school because of what you don’t know; rather, you are in school because of what you do know," says noted American educator Theodore Sizer. In a school, the pursuit of knowledge and sound habits is what drives every action and reaction. While good schools generate knowledge, excellent schools challenge their communities to further advance knowledge, and in that process foster good habits of the mind and the heart. An excellent education is about the application of knowledge. You will find Quest Academy to be an excellent school fostering an excellent education.
"Quest provided me with an education that taught me to strive for excellence in all areas of my life and instilled in me the desire to always continue asking questions to improve upon what I already know." Jean Henegan, Quest Academy Alumni '00