Welcome to Glenwood Academy

Established in 1887, Glenwood Academy is providing life-changing solutions for good kids from challenging circumstances impacted by poverty, violence, inadequate educational systems or lack of resources, changing the trajectory of their lives through access to increased opportunity. 

Recognized by the State Board of Education, Glenwood Academy is a supportive learning community that offers students and their families a safe haven of combined academic and residential excellence, including a Military Leadership Program that enhances students' leadership skills by instilling structure and collaboration into everyday life. 

Glenwood Academy is transforming lives by disrupting the status quo and providing for deserving students in Chicagoland and Northwest Indiana what no other school in the area can:  around-the-clock safety and support.

We are proud of our students and their commitment to achievement. 

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Get involved with Glenwood today! Become a part of Glenwood's family by donating, sponsoring a child or volunteering your time.


More Than Just a School 

For 129 years, providing relevant and necessary services to 18,000 children.


Providing an educationally focused program where life and social skills are taught, we offer an environment that is safer; stable and structured, but nurturing as well. LEARN MORE


Enrolling your child at Glenwood is a major decision. We understand it may be a very difficult decision. Yet, it is a decision that will provide new opportunities for your child's future. LEARN MORE

Upcoming Events


 Steps for Students 5K Walk
 Sat., Sept. 17, 2016


Cornerstone Luncheon
Wed., September 28, 2016

NOV 16

Thanksgiving Luncheon
Wed., November 16, 2016



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