Pope John Xxiii School

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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.

School Overview

School Membership(s)School Assoc.National Catholic Educational Association (NCEA)
Religious AffiliationRoman Catholic
Grades OfferedGrades Prekindergarten-8
Year Founded1986
Summer School OfferedYes
Awards Blue Ribbon School - Selected in 2008

Student Body

Total Students240 students
Student Body TypeCo-ed
% Students of Color
27%
State avg.: 31%
Students by Grade Pope John Xxiii School Student By Grade

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers17 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio14:1
National avg.: 13:1
% Faculty w/Advanced Degree
60%
Average Class Size16 students
Classroom Dress CodeCasual
(uniforms)

Finances and Admission

Admission DeadlineNone / Rolling
Yearly Tuition Cost$7,865
Tuition NotesParishioners 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 AssociateChristina Lampa

Sports

Total Sports Offered7 sports
SportsBasketball, Cross Country, Dance, Football, Soccer, Track and Field, VolleyballBasketballCross Country,
DanceFootball,
SoccerTrack and Field,
Volleyball

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
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    16.1 miles
    132 W Arthur St
    Elmhurst, IL 60126
    (630) 530-3490
    16.1 PK-8
    462
  • La Grange
    Grades: PK-8 | 525 students
    17.8 miles
    145 N Waiola Ave
    La Grange, IL 60525
    (708) 352-2175
    17.8 PK-8
    525
  • Western Springs
    Grades: PK-8 | 688 students
    19.5 miles
    708 51st St
    Western Springs, IL 60558
    (708) 246-4454
    19.5 PK-8
    688

School Reviews

  5.00 out of 5  (4 reviews)
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.
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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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