Welcome to Glenwood Academy

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. 

About Glenwood academy

Get Involved

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 over 128 years, providing a relevant and necessary service to 18,000 at-risk 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

Nov 18

Thanksgiving Luncheon
Wednesday, November 18, 2015
Dec 10
 Pledge Service
Thursday, December 10, 2015

dec 20

Winter Break
Monday, December 20, 2015 

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