The Academy of St. Benedict is located in the heart of the Englewood Community on the South Side of Chicago.
The Archdiocesan elementary schools carry the name of St. Benedict, an African patron whose humility and extraordinary powers as a spiritual director caused him to be made superior.
The Academy, throughout its evolution, carries his name proudly and has never lost sight of its mission-- to provide superior education and a safe haven for the children of its neighborhood.
St. Benedict is a school where children can learn in a positive and nurturing environment.
The Academy of St. Benedict the African believes that a Catholic Christian education aims to develop the total child, spiritually, socially, intellectually, emotionally, and physically. To support a student's entire development, the Academy adopts several role models, parents, teachers, religious leaders, and friends.
St. Benedict welcomes all students.   Tuition assistance is available!
AFC/CCAP is accepted for 3, 4, and 5-year-olds, as well as for before and aftercare for older students.

Quick Stats (2022-23)

  • Top Ranked IL School
  • Grades: Prekindergarten-8
  • Enrollment: 246 students
  • Average class size: 22 students
  • Application Deadline: None / Rolling
  • Source: Verified school update

Top Rankings

Academy Of St. Benedict The African ranks among the top 20% of private schools in Illinois for:

Category
Attribute
School History

School Overview

School Membership(s)School Assoc.
Religious Affiliation
Grades Offered
Grades Prekindergarten-8
Year Founded
1901

Student Body

Total Students
246 students
Student Body Type
Co-ed
% Students of Color
98%
State avg.: 34%
Students by Grade
Academy Of St. Benedict The African Student By Grade

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers
12 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio
21:1
National avg.: 13:1
Average Class Size
22 students
Classroom Dress Code
Formal

Tuition and Acceptance Rate

Admission Deadline
None / Rolling
Admissions Director
Mrs. Farrand
Admissions Associate
Lucia Botello

Extracurriculars

Total ExtracurricularsTotal Extra-curric.
2 extracurriculars
ExtracurricularsExtra-curric.
Club or Organization:
Fight Like a Girl, Girls Who Code Club
Source: Verified school update

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What is Academy Of St. Benedict The African's ranking?

Academy Of St. Benedict The African ranks among the top 20% of private schools in Illinois for: Highest percentage of students of color and Oldest founding date.

When is the application deadline for Academy Of St. Benedict The African?

The application deadline for Academy Of St. Benedict The African is rolling (applications are reviewed as they are received year-round).

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Quick Stats (2022-23)

  • Top Ranked IL School
  • Grades: Prekindergarten-8
  • Enrollment: 246 students
  • Average class size: 22 students
  • Application Deadline: None / Rolling
  • Source: Verified school update

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