Pope Francis Global Academy

  • 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. .

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School Overview

School Membership(s)School Assoc.AdvancED
Religious AffiliationRoman Catholic
Grades OfferedGrades Prekindergarten-8
ADD/ADHD SupportYes
Learning Difference ProgramsYes
Learning Programs SupportedFull time 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 Founded2016

Student Body

Total Students194 students
Student Body TypeCo-ed
% Students of Color
57%
State avg.: 31%
Students by Grade Pope Francis Global Academy Student By Grade

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers12 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio16:1
National avg.: 13:1
Average Class Size16 students
Matriculation DataMatric. DataLink to Matriculation Data
Classroom Dress CodeCasual
(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.)

Finances and Admission

Admission DeadlineNone / Rolling
Yearly Tuition Cost$6,050
Tuition NotesPre-K tuition for full days, 5 days is $6,300. See website for other Pre-K options, and family discounts for second, third and fourth children.
% on Financial Aid
30%
Average Financial Aid Grant$1,000
Admissions DirectorJodi Thyen
Admissions AssociateLinda Garrett

Sports

Total Sports Offered6 sports
SportsBasketball, Cheering, Cross Country, Soccer, Track and Field, VolleyballBasketballCheering,
Cross CountrySoccer,
Track and FieldVolleyball,

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, Martial arts class, Rainbows, Student Council

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

Recreational Athletic Programs:
bitty basketball, bitty soccer

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, iPads, and computer lab
  • Multiple extracurriculars, clubs, and sports teams at various grade levels 

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