St. Benedict Preparatory School

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  • St. Benedict Preparatory School (SBPS) prepares young people from preschool through high school for life-long learning through academic excellence based on individual needs and talents, spiritual formation, personal growth and a commitment to a multicultural community life and Christian stewardship.
  • At St. Benedict we Excel in educating the whole child Challenge students to develop their God-given talents Honor each other's gifts and diversity Create a Christian community by sharing our gifts, and Serve the Lord and each other.
  • The primary goal of SBPS is to create a Catholic educational community, stressing the development of Christian character and leadership through a better understanding of the teachings and heritage of the Roman Catholic faith.
  • As a school, we strive for excellence in education and develop the whole person-spiritually, intellectually, morally, socially, artistically and physically.
  • To develop the whole person, we work with the parish, the home and the community. The parent, as primary educator of the child, is responsible for working with staff members to reinforce the teachings of the church and the school.
  • The community of students, faculty, staff and clergy share experiences that promote growth in faith and an awareness of one's commitment to God, neighbor and self.
  • The children of SBPS are separate and unique individuals, approaching the world of learning at various levels of development, natural ability and backgrounds.
  • The teaching community addresses these levels through challenging opportunities for the students, stressing the curriculum that recognizes student body cultural diversity and incorporating a variety of teaching techniques and materials.
  • Students are expected to take advantage of learning opportunities and to discover his/her unique God-given talents and abilities.

School Overview

School Membership(s)School Assoc.National Catholic Educational Association (NCEA)
Religious AffiliationRoman Catholic
Grades OfferedGrades Prekindergarten-8
ADD/ADHD SupportYes
Learning Difference ProgramsYes
Year Founded1902

Student Body

Total Students745 students
Student Body TypeCo-ed
% Students of Color
45%
State avg.: 31%
Students by GradeSt. Benedict Preparatory School Student By Grade

Academics and Faculty

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

Finances and Admission

Admission DeadlineNone / Rolling
Tuition Notes See website for more information
Acceptance Rate
80%
National avg.: 85%
Admissions DirectorJanet Gallagher
Admissions AssociateChrista O'Keefe

Sports

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

School Notes

  • CURRICULUM The curriculum at St. Benedict Elementary 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 (High School Honors Algebra available to eighth graders) Enrichment: Physical education, Authentic Portfolio Assessment, Library, Spanish, Art and Music education. Phonics, Guided Reading Everyday Mathematics Technology: Integrated throughout traditional core subjects and lab classes Support Services: Counselor, tutoring, Catapult reading and math, school nurse, band and violin lessons The Schools of St. Benedict proudly announce that we are a DePaul University Professional Development Partner 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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