Grades: PK-12 | 873 students
- 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.
|School Membership(s)School Assoc.||National Catholic Educational Association (NCEA)|
|Religious Affiliation||Roman Catholic|
|Grades Offered||Grades Prekindergarten-12|
|Learning Difference Programs||Yes|
|Total Students||873 students|
|Student Body Type||Co-ed|
|% Students of Color||
State avg.: 31%
|Students by Grade|
Academics and Faculty
|Total Classroom Teachers||60 teachers|
|Student : Teacher Ratio||15:1
National avg.: 13:1
|Average Class Size||14 students|
|Number of AP Courses||10 courses|
|List of Courses Offered||Link to List of Courses|
|Classroom Dress Code||Formal|
Finances and Admission
|Admission Deadline||None / Rolling|
|Tuition Notes||Tuition reduction opportunities include Parent Partnership Program. Look to http://www.stbenedict.com for complete tuition details.|
National avg.: 85%
|Admissions Director||Janet Gallagher|
|Admissions Associate||Christa O'Keefe|
|Total Sports Offered||7 sports|
|Sports||Baseball, Basketball, Cheering, Cross Country, Softball, Track and Field, VolleyballBaseball, Basketball,
Cheering, Cross Country,
Softball, Track and Field,
- 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.
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