- The Academy of St. Benedict the African is located in the heart of the Englewood Community on the South Side of Chicago.
- Englewood is a community on the rebound, recently adopting the Adkinka Symbol, Sankofa, which represents the importance of learning from the past.
- Likewise, the Academy of St. Benedict the African resembles the spirit of the community.
- Originally seven parochial schools served the community, which was composed mainly of immigrant families.
- The Archdiocesan elementary schools carry the name of St. Benedict, an African patron whose humility and extraordinary powers as a spiritual director caused him to be made superior.
- The Academy, throughout its evolution carries his name proudly and has never lost sight of its mission-- to provide a superior education and a safe haven for the children of its neighborhood.
- St. Benedict is a school where children can learn in a positive and nurturing environment.
- The Academy of St. Benedict the African believes that a Catholic Christian education aims to develop the total child, spiritually, socially, intellectually, emotionally and physically.
- To support a student’s entire development, the Academy adopts several role models, parents, teachers, religious leaders and friends.
|School Membership(s)School Assoc.||National Catholic Educational Association (NCEA)
National Association for the Education of Young Children
|Religious Affiliation||Roman Catholic|
|Grades Offered||Grades Prekindergarten-8|
|Total Students||208 students|
|Student Body Type||Co-ed|
|% Students of Color||
State avg.: 31%
|Students by Grade|
Academics and Faculty
|Total Classroom Teachers||10 teachers|
|Student : Teacher Ratio||21:1
National avg.: 13:1
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