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Pope John Xxiii School Photo #1 - Principal Gail Hulse with Pope John XXIII School students
Pope John XXIII School's goal is to provide an excellent Catholic education in a small, caring and diverse community. We are preparing students for global citizenship. Pope John XXIII School teaches three languages. French and Spanish are taught starting in preschool alternating semesters. Latin is an option starting in sixth grade. There are honors and advanced classes starting in middle school.

Quick Stats (2021-22)

  • Grades: Prekindergarten-8
  • Students: 240 students
  • Yearly Tuition: $7,865
  • Acceptance rate: 100%
  • Average class size: 16 students
  • Application Deadline: None / Rolling

School Overview

School Membership(s)School Assoc.
Religious Affiliation
Grades Offered
Grades Prekindergarten-8
Year Founded
1986
Summer School Offered
Yes
Awards
 Blue Ribbon School - Selected in 2008

Student Body

Total Students
240 students
Student Body Type
Co-ed
% Students of Color
27%
State avg.: 34%
Students by Grade
Pope John Xxiii School Student By Grade

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers
17 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio
14:1
National avg.: 13:1
% Faculty w/Advanced Degree
60%
Average Class Size
16 students
Classroom Dress Code
Casual
(uniforms)

Tuition and Acceptance Rate

Admission Deadline
None / Rolling
Yearly Tuition Cost
Tuition Notes
Parishioners of St. Mary's or St. Nicholas Churches receive tuition reduction--so their rate is $5646
% on Financial Aid
14%
Average Financial Aid Grant
$1,000
Acceptance Rate
100%
National avg.: 85%
Admissions Associate
Christina Lampa

Sports

Total Sports Offered
7 sports

Extracurriculars

Total ExtracurricularsTotal Extra-curric.
8 extracurriculars
ExtracurricularsExtra-curric.
Band, Chess club, Guitar, Violin, Yoga

Club or Organization:
Girls on the Run, Spelling bee club

Arts and Music Programs:
Piano

School Notes

  • NATIONALLY RECOGNIZED SCHOOL OF EXCELLENCE! 2008 WINNER OF THE NCLB BLUE RIBBON AWARD FOR ACADEMIC SCORES IN THE TOP 10%. WINNER OF THE RED RIBBON AWARD FOR EXCELLENCE IN DRUG-FREE EDUCATION, PROVIDING A SAFE ENVIRONMENT AND PROMOTING HELATHY LIFE STYLES

School Reviews

  5.00 out of 5  (6 reviews)
5  
The PJ23 community has been a wonderful school family! Our children have attended the preschool and we will continue their invaluable faith education into primary school. The preschool teachers are caring, thoughtful, easily accessible and outright AMAZING! I cannot imagine a more robust or loving environment for our kids to get prepared for Kindergarten and learn critical skills such as teamwork, kindness and emotional awareness. I am constantly inspired by the energy, creativity, and care that these educators bring to young children. School administrators are responsive, accessible, and faith driven. PJ23 is committed to diversity and equity; our family feels welcomed.
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5  
We LOVE PJ23! We are so lucky to have found the most wonderful caring, supportive, and diverse community with outstanding teachers and staff! In additional to an excellent and rigorous curriculum, PJ23 also provides our kids with social, emotional learning. Our children are growing up to be caring, empathetic, understanding children who embrace and appreciate their friend's differences, and who want to be kind. We are so thankful that we chose PJ23 for preschool. Though we originally planned to move to Evanston Public Schools for kindergarten, we knew a good thing when we saw it. We couldn`t be happier that we stayed!
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5  
Amazing school! We moved to Evanston for the public school system, but feel in love with PJ23 and could not leave after preschool. The community, teachers, small class sizes and academics are what kept us here. We are excited for our second child to attend!
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5  
We love this school! We have been a part of this community for 10+ years and our oldest is thriving in high school. He was well prepared and found the transition into high school a breeze. The teachers are top notch and the community is warm, welcoming, and diverse.
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5  
The best decision we ever made was to send our 4 kids to Pope John XXIII School. We transferred from another local catholic school and at the time of the transfer, our kids were so behind in what they should have been. The amazing teachers got our kids where they should have been and more...when our now junior in high school graduates from PJ23, she placed in ALL AP courses and tested into Latin 3 at a CPs school! Our remaining here kids are thriving and excelling! The school community couldn`t be any more welcoming and inclusive. I cannot stress enough how lucky we are to have come to PJ23.
- Posted by
5  
Fantastic environment! Supports a variety of interests and assists the needs of varied learning styles with ease. The school respects the children and the families. The homework is substantive and the projects in school are rich in content.
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Quick Stats (2021-22)

  • Grades: Prekindergarten-8
  • Students: 240 students
  • Yearly Tuition: $7,865
  • Acceptance rate: 100%
  • Average class size: 16 students
  • Application Deadline: None / Rolling

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