Choosing the best place for your child's education is one of the biggest decisions you will make.
If you’re like many parents, you want your child to be able to learn in a safe, secure environment. You want your child surrounded by people—teachers, staff, and other parents—who will have a positive inﬂuence and teach lessons about life, faith, belief, and moral values, not just academic subjects.
In the Catholic schools, we do a great job teaching things like reading, writing, science, and math. But we also spend our time educating the whole child, in mind, heart, and spirit. Our schools are caring communities where children get one-on-one attention, and a strong sense of right and wrong.
Catholic school isn’t free, but there are many parents who understand that a child’s education is worth paying for, especially when you consider what parents and children get in return. Not just the bare minimum, but a sense of faith, an ability to focus, and an expectation of achievement—all important aspects of success in school and life.
Our schools provide many things that other schools don’t or can’t. We invite you to take some time to see what we believe in, see what we believe is important, and visit some of our schools before you make a decision.
We look forward to meeting you, welcoming you, and introducing you to the faith, focus, and achievement that Catholic Schools offer.
Faith...As children grow, they have many questions…about the world, their own identities, powers greater than themselves, and their relationship with God.
Focus...Individual attention, and the discipline and order that keep children safe, help children focus on what matters.
Achievement...Focusing on test scores has changed the way many schools teach students these days. In the Catholic schools, we take tests seriously and have great results, but we know they are only one measure of success.
In this video, parents share why they chose an Archdiocese of Chicago Catholic School for their children.
In this video, our teachers share their commitment and dedication to the children in their classrooms.
Choosing a school
Choosing a school is an important decision that may depend on a number of different factors. The first priority is to find a school that will give your child the best chance to be successful. The second may be to pick a location that works for you, either close to your home, near the child’s grandparents or aunts and uncles, or on the way to and from your work.
Catholic schools can be more accommodating with regard to location, because students are not required to attend a particular school merely because of where the parents live. And many Catholic schools also provide before- or after-care programs for your child’s safety and your convenience.
“Providing our students with an excellent education complemented with the opportunity to learn about their Catholic identity is a blessing we treasure. Our young people are encouraged everyday to use their knowledge wisely, that their lives may be a reflection of His love.“
-Sr. M. Paul McCaughey, O.P., Superintendent