Cardinal Bernardin Early Childhood Center

1651 W Diversey Pkwy
Chicago, IL 60614-0606
Tel: (773)975-6330
Grades: PK-K | 199 students
The Cardinal Bernardin Early Childhood Center is a regional archdiocesan school and a ministry of the Archdiocese of Chicago, Office of Catholic Schools.We offer a variety of educational opportunities for infants, toddlers and children up to 9 years old.
We are proud to be one of the few Chicago area schools to offer Montessori classes in a Catholic environment as well as support for children with special needs.
Our programs include classes for parents and/or caregivers with infants and toddlers, transition classes for 3 year-old, full day preschool, kindergarten, and primary grade classes.
We also offer Extended Day programs before and after school at our St. Bonaventure campus.
Class sizes are limited to approximately 20 children with a teacher and assistant.

School Overview

School Type Montessori School
School Membership(s)School Assoc. National Catholic Educational Association (NCEA)
American Montessori Society (AMS)
Other Montessori association(s)
Other associations(s) for exceptional children
National Association for the Education of Young Children
Religious Affiliation Roman Catholic
Grades Offered Grades Prekindergarten-Kindergarten

Student Body

Total Students 199 students
Student Body Type Co-ed
% Students of Color
19%
State avg.: 32%
Students by Grade Cardinal Bernardin Early Childhood Center Student By Grade

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers 5 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio 40:1
National avg.: 13:1
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