Northside Catholic Academy

  • At NCA, you'll find a challenging and diversified curriculum that includes foreign language, music, fine arts, advanced technology, and athletics.
  • Our test scores consistently rank above the national average.-Our students place into top Chicago High Schools each year.
  • Your child will receive an excellent and balanced education at NCA. What's even more significant, is the sense of belonging you'll find when you join our community. Within this nurturing and fun environment, your child and your entire family with thrive.
  • Private tours are available by appointment Monday through Friday 8 AM-3 PM.

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School Overview

School Membership(s)School Assoc.National Catholic Educational Association (NCEA)
Religious AffiliationRoman Catholic
Grades OfferedGrades Nursery/Preschool-8
Summer School OfferedYes
Awards Blue Ribbon School - Selected in 2013

Student Body

Total Students550 students
Student Body TypeCo-ed
% Students of Color
State avg.: 30%
Students by Grade Northside Catholic Academy Student By Grade

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers36 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio15:1
National avg.: 13:1
% Faculty w/Advanced Degree
Average Class Size25 students
Classroom Dress CodeFormal
(plaid uniform for girls, blue pants, white shirt, sweater vest)

Finances and Admission

Admission DeadlineDec. 16 / Feb. 10
Yearly Tuition Cost$8,000
Tuition NotesTuition varies with different preschool programs, number of children in family, and parishioner status
% on Financial Aid
Average Financial Aid Grant$1,000
Acceptance Rate
National avg.: 85%
Admissions DirectorS Morrissette


Total Sports Offered8 sports
SportsBaseball, Basketball, Cross Country, Flag Football, Football, Lacrosse, Soccer, VolleyballBaseballBasketball,
Cross CountryFlag Football,


Total ExtracurricularsTotal Extra-curric.8 extracurriculars
ExtracurricularsExtra-curric.Athletics, Band, Boy Scouts, Chess Club, Choir, Girl Scouts

Club or Organization:
Art Club, Technology Club

School Notes

  • Northside Catholic Academy is the proud recipient of the National Blue Ribbon School Award. It is the official Catholic School of Andersonville, Edgewater, West Ridge, and Rogers Park. We offer full and half-day preschool programs starting at age 3, full-day kindergarten and have a maximum class size of 25 through 8th grade.  

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The average private school tuition in Chicago, IL is $8,413 for elementary schools and $16,789 for high schools (read more about average private school tuition across the country).
The average acceptance rate in Chicago, IL is 86% (read more about average acceptance rates across the country).