Alphonsus Academy & Center For The Arts

Alphonsus Academy & Center For The Arts Photo #1 - Technology is incorporated into every classroom and all classes use the iStudio to create and become makers for tomorrow.
Alphonsus Academy & Center For The Arts Photo #2 - The Alphonsus campus is centrally located in the Lakeview area of Chicago surrounded by single family and multi-dwelling homes.
Alphonsus Academy & Center For The Arts Photo #3 - Six preschool classrooms give options to meet each family's needs.
Alphonsus Academy & Center For The Arts Photo #4 - Large size classrooms with small class sizes (20 to 22 average) and a supportive community make for an ideal learning environment.
Alphonsus Academy & Center For The Arts Photo #5 - Our large, enclosed play area with sport court, chalk wall and playground equipment is the best urban playground in Chicago!
Alphonsus Academy & Center For The Arts Photo #6 - Our friendly, caring teachers use Responsive Classroom tools to teach the whole child. 52% of the staff have a Master's degree.
Alphonsus Academy & Center For The Arts Photo #7 - Although we focus on arts integration, arts programming, and social emotional learning, we also have a competitive STEM program.
Alphonsus Academy & Center For The Arts Photo #8 - Students can participate in seven different sports programs and a variety of extra-curricular activities.
Alphonsus Academy & Center For The Arts Photo #9 - Our campus features a gym and our own theater building.
Alphonsus Academy & Center For The Arts Photo #10 - All students participate in religion classes, are prepared to receive the sacraments, attend Mass once a week as a school, and are involved in community service projects.
Alphonsus Academy & Center for the Arts inspires and develops the whole child in an enriching environment combining academic excellence, an arts-integrated curriculum, and a supportive Catholic family.

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School Overview

School Membership(s)School Assoc.AdvancED
Religious AffiliationRoman Catholic
Grades OfferedGrades Nursery/Preschool-8
ADD/ADHD SupportYes
Learning Difference ProgramsYes
Year Founded1892
Awards Blue Ribbon School - Selected in 2019

Student Body

Total Students581 students
Student Body TypeCo-ed
% Students of Color
State avg.: 31%
Students by Grade Alphonsus Academy & Center For The Arts Student By Grade

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers43 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio14:1
National avg.: 13:1
% Faculty w/Advanced Degree
Average Class Size25 students

Finances and Admission

Admission DeadlineJan. 31 / rolling
Yearly Tuition Cost$9,400
Tuition Notes$9,400 for K - 8th. Preschool varies from $10,000 to $12,200 depending on days and times.
Admissions DirectorMary G Bodlak


Total Sports Offered7 sports
SportsBaseball, Basketball, Cheering, Cross Country, Flag Football, Track and Field, VolleyballBaseballBasketball,
CheeringCross Country,
Flag FootballTrack and Field,


Total ExtracurricularsTotal Extra-curric.20 extracurriculars
ExtracurricularsExtra-curric.Club or Organization:
Altar Servers, Art Club, Chess Club, Cub Scouts/Boy Scouts, Girl Scouts, Homework Club, Lego Club, Little Linguists Spanish/Mandarin, Robotics, Running Club, Story Adventures, Student Council

Arts and Music Programs:
Band Program, Choir, Dance Club, Theatre

Recreational Athletic Programs:
Aikido, Girls on the Run, intramural sports, Yoga

School Notes

Our Vision 2018-2023 is to be the home for families who value:
  • Continued academic excellence with a committment to student-centered and personalized learning.
  • Consistent integration of the arts into all aspects of the curriculum to deepen learning.
  • Growth in Catholic faith formation with an increased emphasis on community and service.
  • Cutlure of stewardship that strengthens our school, parish, and neighborhood.
  • Diverse opportunities to explore extra-curricular interests in academics, arts, and athletics.
Our Foundation Areas:
  • Highly Qualified Educators
  • Social/Emotional Learning
  • High School Readiness
  • Technology Integration
  • Financial Stability
  • Campus Facilities 

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