Northside Catholic Academy

6216 N. Glenwood,
Chicago, IL, 60660-0606
Tel: (773)743-6277
Northside Catholic Academy is the right choice for families who are looking for a challenging curriculum within a nurturing environment.
NCA strives to educate the WHOLE CHILD by fostering development academically, socially, physically, and spiritually.
Our goal is to not only prepare students for the next year, but to build a solid foundation for a successful lifetime.
Our religious goal is to help children establish a relationship with God by first knowing that they are loved by God.
Our students learn about the Catholic Church, the Scriptures, and other religious traditions through study and celebration.
We value diversity, therefore our students learn what is shared and what is different about other religions in order to build tolerance and peace.
17% of our students are not Catholic.
We pride ourselves in our community which is vibrant, diverse, and shares united goals for our children.

School Overview

School Membership(s)School Assoc. National Catholic Educational Association (NCEA)
Religious Affiliation Roman Catholic
Grades Offered Grades Kindergarten - 9
Awards Honored for National Blue Ribbon Award Blue Ribbon School - Selected in 2013

Student Body

Total Students 376 students
Student Body Type Co-ed
% Students of Color 38%
State avg.: 28%
Students by Grade Northside Catholic Academy Students by Grade

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers 36 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio 11:1
National avg.: 13:1
Classroom Dress Code Formal
(blue pants, white shirt, sweater vest)

Finances and Admission

Admission Deadline None / Rolling
Yearly Tuition Cost $6,000
Tuition Notes Tuition varies with different preschool programs, number of children in family, and parishioner status
Admissions Director kristi erickson


Total Sports Offered 5 sports
Sports Baseball, Basketball, Cross Country, Flag Football, VolleyballBaseballBasketball,
Cross CountryFlag Football,


Total ExtracurricularsTotal Extra-curric. 6 extracurriculars
ExtracurricularsExtra-curric. Athletics, Band, Boy Scouts, Chess Club, Choir, Girl Scouts Athletics, Band, Boy Scouts, Chess Club, Choir, Girl Scouts,

School Notes:

  • Northside Catholic Academy is located in the Edgewater neighborhood of the north side of Chicago. Families typically live with 15 minutes of the school.
  • Profile last updated: 12/24/2013

Nearby Schools:

The nearest high school is St. Gregory High School (0.6 miles away)
The nearest elementary school is Lake Shore School (0.4 miles away)
The nearest preschool is Chicago Jewish Day School (0.7 miles away)
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