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Menta Academy Northwest (Machesney Park)

8702 North 2nd Street, Machesney Park, IL, USA
Phone: 815-975-3297
Contact: Jennifer Martin

At Menta Academy Northwest we believe that every child has the right to a high quality education.

Like all Menta schools, Menta Academy Northwest’s guiding principle is “we will never give up.” Menta Academy Northwest has a deep commitment to developing innovative strategies for ensuring that the children in our programs are not left behind. We maintain high expectations for our students, in terms of both academic and social-emotional growth, countering the prevailing prejudices commonly found in the education of children with disabilities. We understand the necessity of preparing students for success in post-secondary education, in careers, and as productive citizens of a changing 21st century world. Similarly, we maintain high expectations for ourselves as educators, using data and the problem-solving process to continue to improve our program and ensure positive outcomes for all of our students.

The staff at Menta Academy Northwest is dedicated to ensuring each child reaches their potential in becoming 3-C Ready: College Ready, Career Ready, and Citizenship Ready. Educational services are intended to meet both the developmental and individual learning needs of each student. Classrooms are designed to be active learning environments where young people have the opportunity to experience educational and behavioral success on a daily basis.


  • Menta Academy Northwest is approved by the Illinois State Board of Education as a nonpublic educational facility (14-7.02) for special education students in kindergarten through age 22. Menta Academy Northwest offers elementary, middle and high school programming to children with diverse learning needs.
  • Approved Free and Reduced Lunch Provider under Illinois State Board of Education.

Professional Association Membership and Partnerships

The Menta Group affiliates are members/partners with CEC, CASE, Autism Speaks, ISBA, IAPSEC, IASA, ISBA, AASA, CCSSO, IAASE, ASCD, and many more associations that focus on the education of children with disabilities.

8702 North 2nd Street, Machesney Park, IL, USA, 42.34837179999999, -89.0544602

Jennifer Martin