Glenwood Academy eradicates poverty, injustice, and inequality through the power of residential education.

Located in Glenwood, Ill., a south suburb of Chicago, Glenwood Academy is a supportive learning community serving over 150 children ranging from ages 7 to 18. For more than 130 years, Glenwood has fought to eliminate the impact of trauma and miseducation on children's lives. We are not the last resort for "bad kids," but rather, the first choice for scholars and tomorrow's leaders who will make an incredible mark on this world.


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More Than Just a School 

For more than 130 years, we've provided relevant and necessary services to thousands of children.


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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.



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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

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