Parent and guardian involvement is paramount to VLA student success.
At Village Leadership Academy, we ensure that parents and guardians are kept informed and involved in student work and progress.
Through our parent portal, regular check-ins, newsletters, family nights out, and additional support services – you will not miss a beat at VLA.
Gradelink is an online platform that allows VLA families to stay connected and remain updated about their child’s academic progress at all times. Through the Gradelink portal, families can access information about assignments and due dates and communicate directly with teachers.
Each VLA family is provided with a unique family login to help navigate the system, and we encourage all families to utilize Gradelink as a resource.
Village Leadership Academy is proud to be an independent school. This allows us to provide unparalleled opportunities to develop challenging, culturally relevant, and innovative educational experiences designed to cultivate the world’s best young leaders. That independence, however, makes VLA completely dependent on tuition revenue and fundraising to support the faculty and broad range of programs that are offered. Additionally, tuition includes before and after school programming and full meal service. Financial Aid is available for eligible families. More info regarding tuition below.
Info to come
Included with Tuition
- Breakfast and Lunch
- Before Care (6:30 a.m. – 8:30 a.m.)
- After School Clubs (3:45 p.m. – 4:45 p.m.)
- Structured after school club such as Capoeira, Dance, Reading Buddies, Cooking, Arts & Crafts, and Cross Country*
- Healthy Snack (4:45 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.)
- Homework / Study Hall (5:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m.)
Supplies & Activities Fee
- Student School Supply Packet
- Classroom Technology
- Science Lab, Gym and Art Fee
- Field Trips
- Annual Camping and Middle School Ski Trip
- Guest Speakers
Payment & Fundraising
Tuition Payment Schedule:
Tuition can be paid in full or divided into 10-monthly installments due on the 1st of each month from August 1 through May 1.
Each family is required to raise an additional $250.00 during the academic school year per student to support and enrich our diverse, extensive programming.
Orders for uniforms should be placed by in July to ensure arrival prior to the start of the school year. Uniforms must be ordered online at http://villageleadershipacademy.epluno.com/.
Bus service is available from It Takes a Village (ITAV) Preschool at 4020 W. Division St. for students Monday through Friday. Buses pick students up from the ITAV site in the morning at 7:15 a.m. and return them to the site at 5:30 p.m.
(only for students who take the bus)
Families can apply for need based financial aid to help supplement the cost of tuition. February 14th is the priority application deadline for financial aid at Village Leadership Academy.
Click here to complete the VLA application for financial aid.
We also accept Illinois Action for Children for before and after school care and Tax Credit Scholarships to supplement tuition costs.
Tax Credit Scholarships
- Application opens Wednesday, January 15, 2020 at 6:30 pm
- This date reserves your spot and the timestamp is critical. It is best to log on as soon as the application opens to timestamp your application.
Visit https://empowerillinois.org/ for more details.
Big Shoulders Fund Application
- Application opens Tuesday, January 14, 2020 at 8:00 am
- Visit https://www.
bigshouldersfundsgo.org/tax- credit-scholarships/ for more details.