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.

Quick Stats (2021-22)

  • Top Ranked IL School
  • Grades: Nursery/Preschool-8
  • Students: 703 students
  • Yearly Tuition: $9,770
  • Acceptance rate: 80%
  • Average class size: 20 students
  • Application Deadline: None / Rolling

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St. Benedict Preparatory School ranks among the top 20% of private schools in Illinois for:

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Attribute
School History

School Overview

School Membership(s)School Assoc.
Religious Affiliation
Grades Offered
Grades Nursery/Preschool-8
ADD/ADHD Support
Yes
Learning Difference Programs
Yes
Year Founded
1902
Summer School Offered
Yes
Awards
 Blue Ribbon School - Selected in 2019

Student Body

Total Students
703 students
Student Body Type
Co-ed
% Students of Color
16%
State avg.: 34%
Students by Grade
St. Benedict Preparatory School Student By Grade

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers
60 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio
12:1
National avg.: 13:1
% Faculty w/Advanced Degree
60%
Average Class Size
20 students
List of Courses Offered
Classroom Dress Code
Formal

Tuition and Acceptance Rate

Admission Deadline
None / Rolling
Yearly Tuition Cost
Tuition Notes
See website for more information
% on Financial Aid
6%
Average Financial Aid Grant
$3,000
Acceptance Rate
80%
National avg.: 85%
Admissions Director
Janet Gallagher
Admissions Associate
Christa O'Keefe

Sports

Extracurriculars

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.
Profile last updated: 07/20/2021

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Quick Stats (2021-22)

  • Top Ranked IL School
  • Grades: Nursery/Preschool-8
  • Students: 703 students
  • Yearly Tuition: $9,770
  • Acceptance rate: 80%
  • Average class size: 20 students
  • Application Deadline: None / Rolling

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