ENGAGED IN FAITH + ACADEMICS + COMMUNITY  Pope Francis Global Academy is a regional Catholic Pre-K through 8th grade elementary school on Chicago`s northwest side in the Portage Park neighborhood. As a dynamic and diverse community, driven by our shared Catholic faith and values, Pope Francis Global Academy engages all students, faculty, and parents in a calling to the common goal of fostering the spirituality, academic achievement, and commitment to service within each student. Our graduates go on to some of the best Catholic and public high schools in the Chicagoland area.

Quick Stats (2021-22)

  • Grades: Prekindergarten-8
  • Students: 206 students
  • Yearly Tuition: $6,225
  • Average class size: 18 students
  • Application Deadline: None / Rolling

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Attribute

School Overview

Religious Affiliation
Grades Offered
Grades Prekindergarten-8
ADD/ADHD Support
Yes
Learning Difference Programs
Yes
Learning Programs Supported
Resource/SPED teacher onsite to work with students with various mild to moderate learning differences. A review of IEP or 504 plans will help us determine if we are a good fit for your student.
Year Founded
2016
Summer School Offered
Yes
Summer Program Cost
$645
Summer Program Cost Notes
First child summer camp tuition for each 4-week session is $600, plus a $45 registration fee. Second child is $350 plus $45 registration.
Summer Program Details

Student Body

Total Students
206 students
Student Body Type
Co-ed
% Students of Color
56%
State avg.: 34%
Students by Grade
Pope Francis Global Academy Student By Grade

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers
11 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio
19:1
National avg.: 13:1
% Faculty w/Advanced Degree
27%
Average Class Size
18 students
List of Courses Offered
Matriculation DataMatric. Data
Classroom Dress Code
Casual
(Uniform of black chinos and a maroon or grey polo with the school logo for boys or girls. Girls also have the option of a plaid jumper with polo shirt.)

Tuition and Acceptance Rate

Admission Deadline
None / Rolling
Yearly Tuition Cost
Tuition Notes
K-8 tuition is $6,225 with second, third and fourth child discounts. Pre-K tuition for 5 full days is $6,475. See website for 3 additional Pre-K options and family discounts.
% on Financial Aid
30%
Average Financial Aid Grant
$1,000
Admissions Director
Jodi Thyen
Admissions Associate
Tina Menendez

Sports

Total Sports Offered
6 sports

Extracurriculars

Total ExtracurricularsTotal Extra-curric.
15 extracurriculars
ExtracurricularsExtra-curric.
Club or Organization:
Altar Servers, Boy Scouts/Cub Scouts, Broadcaster Club, Chess, Engineering Club, Girl Scouts/Daisies/Brownies/Juniors/Cadettes, Rainbows, Student Council

Arts and Music Programs:
Band Program, Choir, Cooking Class, Musical Theater

Recreational Athletic Programs:
bitty basketball, bitty soccer, Martial arts class

School Notes

  • ENGAGED IN FAITH + ACADEMICS + COMMUNITY
  • Pope Francis Global Academy is a regional Catholic Pre-K through 8th grade elementary school on Chicago`s northwest side in the Portage Park neighborhood. 
  • As a dynamic and diverse community, driven by our shared Catholic faith and values, Pope Francis Global Academy engages all students, faculty, and parents in a calling to the common goal of fostering the spirituality, academic achievement, and sense of service within each student. 
  • Our graduates go on to some of the best Catholic and public high schools in the Chicagoland area. 
  • From early on, POPE FRANCIS GLOBAL ACADEMY students are engaged in all aspects of their learning. Pre-K3 through 8th grade students take an active role in discussions and explorations, asking questions and probing for answers.
  • Join us for a tour to see student engagement in action!
  • Pre-K through 8th grade Catholic School focused on Faith,  Academics, and Service 
  • Extended Day Program from 6:30-8am and again from 3-6pm
  • Unified Pre-K with 2 part time options and 2 full time options available
  • Strong academics including Eureka Math, Schoolwide ELA, Spanish, Music, Art, and PE
  • Fully integrated technology at all levels including Chromebooks and iPads
  • Multiple extracurriculars, clubs, and sports teams at various grade levels 
Profile last updated: 07/20/2021

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Quick Stats (2021-22)

  • Grades: Prekindergarten-8
  • Students: 206 students
  • Yearly Tuition: $6,225
  • Average class size: 18 students
  • Application Deadline: None / Rolling

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