Cardinal Joseph Bernardin School supports the ministry of its sponsoring parishes by providing a Christ-centered quality Catholic education.
Respecting the dignity of the individual person and sensitive to the needs of a diverse society, we strive to enhance and strengthen the faith and spiritual values students first acquired in their homes.
Committed to the highest standards of academic excellence, we dedicate ourselves to provide the best possible education for our students by developing the knowledge, attitudes, and skills essential for life-long learning.
As a community grounded in the Catholic faith, Cardinal Joseph Bernardin School seeks to inspire its students and encourage them to live according to the Gospel of Jesus Christ.
We believe that the focus of the Cardinal Joseph Bernardin Catholic School experience is to motivate students to learn and achieve their own personal best.
Our goal is to prepare students to be life-long learners, as well as responsible members of their community, able to interact with people of all races, nationalities, and religions as they go out into the world.

Quick Stats (2021-22)

  • Top Ranked IL School
  • Grades: Prekindergarten-8
  • Students: 516 students
  • Application Deadline: None / Rolling

Top Rankings

Cardinal Joseph Bernardin Catholic School ranks among the top 20% of private schools in Illinois for:

Category
Attribute

School Overview

School Membership(s)School Assoc.
Religious Affiliation
Grades Offered
Grades Prekindergarten-8
Awards
 Blue Ribbon School - Selected in 2018

Student Body

Total Students
516 students
Student Body Type
Co-ed
% Students of Color
27%
State avg.: 34%
Students by Grade
Cardinal Joseph Bernardin Catholic School Student By Grade

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers
28 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio
18:1
National avg.: 13:1

Tuition and Acceptance Rate

Admission Deadline
None / Rolling

School Notes

  • Cardinal Joseph Bernardin School supports the ministry of its sponsoring parishes by providing a Christ-centered quality Catholic education. Respecting the dignity of the individual person and sensitive to the needs of a diverse society, we strive to enhance and strengthen the faith and spiritual values students first acquired in their homes. Committed to the highest standards of academic excellence, we dedicate ourselves to provide the best possible education for our students by developing the knowledge, attitudes, and skills essential for life-long learning. As a community grounded in the Catholic faith, Cardinal Joseph Bernardin School seeks to inspire its students and encourage them to live according to the Gospel of Jesus Christ. We believe that the focus of the Cardinal Joseph Bernardin Catholic School experience is to motivate students to learn and achieve their own personal best. Our goal is to prepare students to be life-long learners, as well as responsible members of their community, able to interact with people of all races, nationalities, and religions as they go out into the world.

School Reviews

5  
Cardinal Bernardin School has been a wonderful experience for me. I believe that anyone can excel here as well as I have
- Posted by

Endorse Cardinal Joseph Bernardin Catholic School. Endorsements should be a few sentences in length. Please include any comments on:

  • Quality of academic programs, teachers, and facilities
  • Availability of music, art, sports and other extracurricular activities
  • Academic or athletic awards
Endorse this school:

Recent Articles

Books Set In Private Schools
Books Set In Private Schools
Enjoy a range of subject matter from recollections to murder mysteries, all set in private schools here at home and abroad.
Keep Ransomware Out of Your School
Keep Ransomware Out of Your School
Small organizations like private schools are just as vulnerable to ransomware attacks as large organizations are. Here's how to deal with ransomware in your school.
Endow A Teaching Position
Endow A Teaching Position
Endowing a teaching position accomplishes many things for the private school that gave you the foundation for your adult life.

Quick Stats (2021-22)

  • Top Ranked IL School
  • Grades: Prekindergarten-8
  • Students: 516 students
  • Application Deadline: None / Rolling

Request Information

Did You Know?

The average private school tuition in Cook County, IL is $9,483 for elementary schools and $16,147 for high schools (read more about average private school tuition across the country).
The average acceptance rate in Cook County, IL is 89% (read more about average acceptance rates across the country).

Quick Links