Science and Arts Academy

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Science and Arts Academy At a Glance
Member of SO since 2007
Best finish, regionals 1st, 2012-2013-2015, 2019
Best finish, state 2nd, 2014, 2018
Best finish, nationals 14th, 2014
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Science & Arts Academy (commonly known as "SAA") is an elementary and middle school located in Des Plaines, Illinois. They compete in Division B. The team has attended the Illinois state competition every year since 2009. It is a private school and does not feed into a high school, unlike other top IL teams like Daniel Wright Junior High, which feeds into Adlai E. Stevenson, and Marie Murphy Middle School, which feeds into New Trier. Following successively improved performances at state, the team qualified for the National competition in 2014. That year, the team tied for third at the state competition with Marie Murphy Middle School, gaining the second-place spot by means of their number of first-place medals. The team placed 14th at Nationals and won the spirit award. Due to an initial scoring error in Water Quality, the team was placed at 18th, leading them to lose the Team Enterprise Award to Springhouse Middle School, who placed 17th that year. In 2018, they placed 18th at Nationals, earning medals in Ecology (5th) and Towers (3rd).

Attends:

Neuqua Valley Invitational

Rockford Christian Invitational

British School of Chicago Invitational

Grayslake Invitational

Harper College Regional (Formerly attended Plank Regional, IMSA Regional, and Nequa Valley Regional)

3 Teams, 2 Junior Varsity (Blue and Green) and Varsity

Year Regionals State Nationals
2019 1st 4th (AA) -
2018 1st 2nd (AA) 18th
2017 2nd 3rd (AA)
2016 2nd 3rd (AA)
2015 1st 3rd (AA)
2014 1st 2nd (AA) 14th
2013 1st 4th (AA)
2012 2nd 6th (AA)
2011 2nd 9th (AA)
2010 4th 13th (AA)
2009 6th 1st (A)
2008