Established in 1887, Glenwood Academy is changing the lives of at-risk children. Glenwood is the Chicago area’s only boarding academy for disadvantaged children. Yet, it’s so much more than that. It’s a safer, nurturing environment where kids live, learn, and succeed.
Glenwood Academy nurtures and educates at-risk children by inspiring excellence, building character and strengthening community. Glenwood encourages children who have been entrusted to the academy to live, learn and grow through our network of educators, cottage families and volunteers. The opportunity to attend Glenwood changes our students' lives in immeasurable ways. Our students are offered academic opportunities and leadership development they would not otherwise experience.
We are proud of our children and their commitment to achievement.