St. Benedict Elementary School

3900 N Leavitt St
Chicago, IL 60618-0606
     Tel: (773)463-6797
Grades: PK - 12 | 748 students
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St. Benedict Preparatory School (SBPS) prepares young people from preschool through high school for life-long learning through academic excellence based on individual needs and talents, spiritual formation, personal growth and a commitment to a multicultural community life and Christian stewardship.
At St. Benedict we Excel in educating the whole child Challenge students to develop their God-given talents Honor each other's gifts and diversity Create a Christian community by sharing our gifts, and Serve the Lord and each other. The primary goal of SBPS is to create a Catholic educational community, stressing the development of Christian character and leadership through a better understanding of the teachings and heritage of the Roman Catholic faith.
As a school, we strive for excellence in education and develop the whole person—spiritually, intellectually, morally, socially, artistically and physically.
To develop the whole person, we work with the parish, the home and the community.
The parent, as primary educator of the child, is responsible for working with staff members to reinforce the teachings of the church and the school.
The community of students, faculty, staff and clergy share experiences that promote growth in faith and an awareness of one's commitment to God, neighbor and self.
The children of SBPS are separate and unique individuals, approaching the world of learning at various levels of development, natural ability and backgrounds.
The teaching community addresses these levels through challenging opportunities for the students, stressing the curriculum that recognizes student body cultural diversity and incorporating a variety of teaching techniques and materials.
Students are expected to take advantage of learning opportunities and to discover his/her unique God-given talents and abilities. DEPAUL UNIVERSITY PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT PARTNERSHIP St. Benedict Preparatpry School is a DePaul University Professional Development Partner school.
One of only five such affiliated schools in Chicago, including St. Benedict High School, this partnership offers many student and teacher benefits, leading to improved student learning and achievement.
Not only do we offer the best of the best DePaul students working to complete their clinical work requirements, DePaul professors assist SBPS teachers as well as DePaul students.
DePaul teacher interns assist in the classroom, increasing the individual attention delivered to each student.
· On average, the teacher-student ratio is 1:7 or less at least twice a week.
·Our teachers engage in weekly professional development with DePaul Faculty.
· Our students receive educational program support in areas of reading, math, science and social studies from DePaul University.
· This partnership is in part supported by Chicago Community Trust.
· Your child will attend school where the teachers are life-long learners, too!

School Overview

School Membership(s)School Assoc. National Catholic Educational Association (NCEA)
Religious Affiliation Roman Catholic
Grades Offered Grades Prekindergarten - 12
Learning Programs Supported Catapult I and Reading Specialist
Year Founded 1902

Student Body

Total Students 748 students
Student Body Type Co-ed
% Students of Color 45%
State avg.: 32%
Students by Grade St. Benedict Elementary School Students by Grade

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers 60 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio 12:1
National avg.: 13:1
Average Class Size 14 students
Number of AP Courses 10 courses
Classroom Dress Code Formal

Finances and Admission

Admission Deadline None / Rolling
Tuition Notes Tuition reduction opportunities include Parent Partnership Program and Ben\\\\\\\'s One-Stop-Shop (BOSS) Program. Look to for complete details. Look to school Web site for tuition details.
Acceptance Rate 80%
National avg.: 85%
Admissions Director Janet Olson
Admissions Associate Christa O\\\'Keefe


Total Sports Offered 7 sports
Sports Baseball, Basketball, Cheering, Cross Country, Softball, Track and Field, VolleyballBaseballBasketball,
CheeringCross Country,
SoftballTrack and Field,

School Notes:

CURRICULUM The curriculum at St. Benedict Elementary School centers on the following: Faith Formation: Daily religion classes, weekly liturgies, all school service projects, service learning projects and themed masses Traditional Core Subjects: Reading, mathematics, language arts, spelling, science, social studies, and handwriting (High School Honors Algebra available to eighth graders) Enrichment: Physical education, Authentic Portfolio Assessment, Library, Spanish, Art and Music education. Phonics, Guided Reading Everyday Mathematics Technology: Integrated throughout traditional core subjects and lab classes Support Services: Counselor, tutoring, Catapult reading and math, school nurse, band and violin lessons The Schools of St. Benedict proudly announce that we are a DePaul University Professional Development Partner Specific curriculum goals and objectives can be discussed with our administration and faculty to ensure that your child will have every opportunity to excel at our school.

Nearby Schools:

The nearest high school is Thresholds Young Adult Program (0.4 miles away)
The nearest elementary school is Apple Tree Learning Center (0.6 miles away)
The nearest preschool is Children's Creative Center (0.4 miles away)
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