St. Theresa Elementary School

445 N. Benton Street,
Palatine, IL, 60067-0600
Tel: (847)359-1820
Grades: PK - 8 | 360 students
Saint Theresa School offers an outstanding academic and faith-based education for children from pre-school through 8th grade.
Saint Theresa School strives to nurture the individual strengths of each child, helping them to develop strong minds, bodies and spirits.
Bound together in our Roman Catholic faith, the staff, teachers, and parents of Saint Theresa School and Parish are committed to providing a superior quality education founded in love and Christian faith.
We strive to nurture and develop students to become academically sound, strong in character, inclusive and socially responsible, and equipped to be lifetime followers of Jesus Christ, in whom they will find purpose and joy.

School Overview

School Membership(s)School Assoc. National Catholic Educational Association (NCEA)
Religious Affiliation Roman Catholic
Grades Offered Grades Prekindergarten - 8
Year Founded 1954
Awards Honored for National Blue Ribbon Award Blue Ribbon School - Selected in 2006

Student Body

Total Students 360 students
Student Body Type Co-ed
% Students of Color 12%
State avg.: 29%
Students by Grade St. Theresa Elementary School Students by Grade

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers 28 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio 13:1
National avg.: 13:1
% Faculty w/Advanced Degree 50%
Average Class Size 20 students
Classroom Dress Code Formal

Finances and Admission

Admission Deadline None / Rolling
Yearly Tuition Cost $5,341
Tuition Notes Family rates for 2 and more children: 2 -$ 8,349 3 - $10,451 4 or more - $11,119
Acceptance Rate 98%
National avg.: 85%
Admissions Director Mrs. Terri Kolbus


Total Sports Offered 4 sports
Sports Basketball, Cross Country, Track and Field, VolleyballBasketballCross Country,
Track and FieldVolleyball,

School Notes:

    Profile last updated: 01/17/2014

Nearby Schools:

The nearest high school is South Campus (1.4 miles away)
The nearest elementary school is Quest Academy (0 miles away)
The nearest preschool is Immanuel Lutheran School (0.4 miles away)
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  • Palatine Quest Academy    
    Special Program Emphasis
    500 N Benton St
    Palatine , IL , 60067
    Special Program Emphasis
    0  mi  |  301  students  |  Gr.  NS-8
  • Palatine
    Immanuel Lutheran School
    (Lutheran Church -- Missouri Synod)
    200 N Plum Grove Rd
    Palatine , IL , 60067
    (Lutheran Church -- Missouri Synod)
    0.4  mi  |  265  students  |  Gr.  PK-8
  • Palatine
    Three Oaks Montessori School
    Montessori School
    12 S Linden Ave
    Palatine , IL , 60074
    Montessori School
    0.7  mi  |  8  students  |  Gr.  PK-KG
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    Early Childhood / Day Cares
    929 E Palatine Rd
    Palatine , IL , 60074
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    1.2  mi  |  85  students  |  Gr.  K
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School Reviews

  • Recommended February 28, 2012 - I am the parent of 3 children in Palatine. I have had experience with both the public schools and St. Theresa in Palatine. I can unequivocally say that St. Theresa surpasses the public grade schools in Palatine in the education the children receive and in the moral character that is instilled in them. This is from personal experience over the last 3 years at the elementary and secondary levels. My eldest was very well prepared upon entering high school. The parents are very involved. Any issues with bullying (which are few and far between) are dealt with swiftly and fairly. The teachers and administration are committed to all the children from preschool through 8th grade. The school is in the process of updating the curriculum and have invested in new textbooks in mathematics and religion. The new principal, Dr. Milton Kobus, is dedicated to making St. Theresa a school to follow and admire. He is in the process of implementing a STEM curriculum. I can honestly say I trust St. Theresa with my children and their education, and would highly recommend it. - Posted by Parent
  • Recommended February 28, 2012 - St. Theresa has been a great school for my children. Excellent focus on academics, lots of extra-curricular activities, and Catholic values taught. There is a strong sense of community at the school with lots of parent involvement and caring families. My children have made good friends and are getting a quality education. We are very happy. - Posted by Parent
  • Recommended January 28, 2012 - Our kids have been at St. Theresa School for almost 12 years now (pre-school through 8th grade) and it has been an excellent experience for all of us. Our oldest was very well prepared for the college preparatory high school environment. The teachers have been just great. In addition, the moral values infused in every aspect of the day, the sense of community and the involved parents make St. Theresa School a special place. We were very happy to make this investment in our kids. - Posted by Parent

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