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 (2022-23)

  • Top Ranked IL School
  • Grades: Nursery/Preschool-8
  • Enrollment: 669 students
  • Yearly Tuition: $10,520
  • Acceptance rate: 80%
  • Average class size: 20 students
  • Application Deadline: None / Rolling
  • Source: Verified school update

Top Rankings

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

Category
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
Summer Program Details
Awards
 Blue Ribbon School - Selected in 2019

Student Body

Total Students
669 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
11:1
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.
Source: Verified school update

Frequently Asked Questions

How much does St. Benedict Preparatory School cost?

St. Benedict Preparatory School's tuition is approximately $10,520 for private students.

What is the acceptance rate of St. Benedict Preparatory School?

The acceptance rate of St. Benedict Preparatory School is 80%, which is lower than the national average of 91%. St. Benedict Preparatory School's acceptance rate is ranked among the top private schools in Illinois with low acceptance rates.

Does St. Benedict Preparatory School offer a summer program?

Yes, St. Benedict Preparatory School offers a summer program. Visit their summer school page for more information.

What sports does St. Benedict Preparatory School offer?

St. Benedict Preparatory School offers 7 interscholastic sports: Baseball, Basketball, Cheering, Cross Country, Softball, Track and Field and Volleyball.

What is St. Benedict Preparatory School's ranking?

St. Benedict Preparatory School ranks among the top 20% of private schools in Illinois for: Lowest average acceptance rates, Largest student body and Oldest founding date.

When is the application deadline for St. Benedict Preparatory School?

The application deadline for St. Benedict Preparatory School is rolling (applications are reviewed as they are received year-round).

School Reviews

  5.00 out of 5  (3 reviews)
5  
We lucked out when we chose St Benedict for our oldest's Preschool years and we have now happily been at St Ben's for 10 years with our 3 children. It is more than a "Catholic" school, that strives to support each child and family in a way that I haven't seen before. Besides the children being exposed to many in-school learning options - with PE, foreign language, art, music, and STEM at every grade level - there is also a myriad of after-school opportunities - from athletics, band, chorus, Quiz Bowl, student council and many, many clubs - that let each student shine in their way! The Parent community is also involved and welcoming - something we appreciated as we navigate raising children in a city we love!
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5  
We love St Ben`s! We have two sons enrolled, one in first grade and one in preschool. The teachers are so dedicated and know our boys and their capabilities. We love that St Ben`s is an all-in solution for us: an engaging curriculum, aftercare coverage, fun clubs like chess and art, and sports. The parent community is so welcoming and inclusive. There is never a shortage of fun events or community building. We couldn`t be happier here - highly recommend it!
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5  
St. Ben's is a fantastic school. It has everything a family could hope for. Wonderful teachers, excellent administration, caring and support of the kids and all their needs both emotional and educational, a wide array of extracurricular activities that many other schools don't come close to matching, and an amazing community filled with parents who are fully invested in the success of the school and the children.
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Quick Stats (2022-23)

  • Top Ranked IL School
  • Grades: Nursery/Preschool-8
  • Enrollment: 669 students
  • Yearly Tuition: $10,520
  • Acceptance rate: 80%
  • Average class size: 20 students
  • Application Deadline: None / Rolling
  • Source: Verified school update

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The average private school tuition in Chicago, IL is $10,536 for elementary schools and $17,857 for high schools (read more about average private school tuition across the country).
The average acceptance rate in Chicago, IL is 86% (read more about average acceptance rates across the country).

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