Northside Catholic Academy

  • At NCA you'll find a challenging and diversified curriculum that includes foreign language, music, art, technolgy and athletics.
  • Our test scores consistently rank above the national average. Our studetns place into top Chicago High Schools each year.
  • Your child will receive an excellent education at NCA. YET, what's even greater, is teh sense of belonging you'll find when you join our community.
  • Within this nurturing environment, your child and your entrire family with thrive.
  • We invite you do discover something greater in education - discover Northside Catholic Academy.

School Overview

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

Student Body

Total Students550 students
Student Body TypeCo-ed
% Students of Color
State avg.: 31%
Students by GradeNorthside Catholic Academy Student By Grade

Academics and Faculty

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

Finances and Admission

Admission DeadlineJan. 31 / Aug. 1
Yearly Tuition Cost$6,000
Tuition NotesTuition varies with different preschool programs, number of children in family, and parishioner status
Admissions DirectorM Soberanes


Total Sports Offered5 sports
SportsBaseball, Basketball, Flag Football, Soccer, VolleyballBaseballBasketball,
Flag FootballSoccer,


Total ExtracurricularsTotal Extra-curric.6 extracurriculars
ExtracurricularsExtra-curric.Athletics, Band, Boy Scouts, Chess Club, Choir, Girl Scouts Athletics, Band, Boy Scouts, Chess Club, Choir, Girl Scouts,

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, 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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