St. Benedict Preparatory School

St. Benedict Preparatory School is devoted to preparing students for learning, achievement, and service in the 21st Century global society.
Our commitment to inclusive and rigorous challenge creates a dynamic, innovative, and active learning experience.
The strengths of each child become an inspiration to others to learn fearlessly, lead responsibly, and serve joyfully. We are proud to be a 2019 National Blue Ribbon School.

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School Overview

School Membership(s)School Assoc.National Catholic Educational Association (NCEA)
Religious AffiliationRoman Catholic
Grades OfferedGrades Nursery/Preschool-8
ADD/ADHD SupportYes
Learning Difference ProgramsYes
Year Founded1902
Summer School OfferedYes
Awards Blue Ribbon School - Selected in 2019

Student Body

Total Students712 students
Student Body TypeCo-ed
Students by Grade St. Benedict Preparatory School Student By Grade

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers60 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio12:1
National avg.: 13:1
% Faculty w/Advanced Degree
Average Class Size18 students
List of Courses OfferedLink to List of Courses
Classroom Dress CodeFormal

Finances and Admission

Admission DeadlineNone / Rolling
Yearly Tuition Cost$8,800
Tuition Notes See website for more information
Acceptance Rate
National avg.: 85%
Admissions DirectorJanet Gallagher
Admissions AssociateChrista O'Keefe


Total Sports Offered7 sports
SportsBaseball, Basketball, Cheering, Cross Country, Softball, Track and Field, VolleyballBaseballBasketball,
CheeringCross Country,
SoftballTrack and Field,


Total ExtracurricularsTotal Extra-curric.4 extracurriculars
ExtracurricularsExtra-curric.Club or Organization:
Choir, Clubs, Strings and Band Instruction, Student Council

School Notes

  • St. Benedict Prep is proud to be a 2019 National Blue Ribbon School.  The curriculum at St. Benedict Preparatory School centers on the following: Faith Formation: Daily religion classes, weekly liturgies, all school service projects, service learning projects and themed Masses.  Traditional Core Subjects: Reading, Mathematics, Language Arts, Spelling, Science, Social Studies, and Handwriting. Enrichment: Physical Education, Authentic Portfolio Assessment, Library, Spanish, French, Art, Music, and STEM exploratory lab. Technology: One-to-One School-Issued Laptop/Tablet.  Support Services: Counselor, Tutoring, Catapult Reading and Math, School Nurse, Band and Violin Lessons. Specific curriculum goals and objectives can be discussed with our administration and faculty to ensure that your child will have every opportunity to excel at our school.
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    Chicago, IL 60657
    (773) 819-7655
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    Chicago, IL 60657
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