St. Charles Borromeo Catholic School

Saint Charles Borromeo Catholic School of Hampshire is a faith filled academy setting preparing students to be life-long learners, preparing students for life-long success.
Grades Pre-K through 8th with full-day kindergarten.  Educational excellence since 1929! We, Saint Charles Borromeo Catholic School, promote life-long learning centered on Catholic faith and virtues.
We, who are engaged in the ministry of education at Saint Charles Borromeo Catholic School, in partnership with parents, strive to enrich the lives of all members of the school community by integrating knowledge and truth according to the teachings of Christ through His church.

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St. Charles Borromeo Catholic School places among the top 20% of private schools in Illinois for:

School Overview

School Membership(s)School Assoc.National Catholic Educational Association (NCEA)
Other religious school association(s)
Other special emphasis association(s)
Other school association(s)
Illinois Coalition of Nonpublic Schools
Religious AffiliationRoman Catholic
Grades OfferedGrades Prekindergarten-8
Learning Difference ProgramsYes
Learning Programs SupportedSpeech and Language Services, Tutorial Services
Year Founded1929

Student Body

Total Students169 students
Student Body TypeCo-ed
% Students of Color
State avg.: 31%
Students by Grade St. Charles Borromeo Catholic School Student By Grade

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers10 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio17:1
National avg.: 13:1
% Faculty w/Advanced Degree
Average Class Size20 students
Classroom Dress CodeFormal
(Collared shirt of white, light blue, or royal; navy or black slacks. 7th/8th grade privilege: Royal blue top/khaki slacks.)

Finances and Admission

Admission DeadlineNone / Rolling
Yearly Tuition Cost$2,895
Tuition NotesMultiple-child Family Discounts, PreGraduation Discounts, New Family Discounts. Enrollment Application available upon request and on-line.
% on Financial Aid
Average Financial Aid Grant$600
Admissions DirectorPrincipal


Total Sports Offered4 sports
SportsBasketball, Cheering, Cross Country, VolleyballBasketballCheering,
Cross CountryVolleyball,


Total ExtracurricularsTotal Extra-curric.26 extracurriculars
ExtracurricularsExtra-curric.Altar Servers, Art Club / Young Rembrandts, Band: Advanced, Band: Beginning 4th Grade, Band: Intermediate, Career Fair, Chess Club, Choir, Drama / Spotlight Theater, Environmental Club, Geography Bee, History Fair, Mentor/Buddy program, Patriot's Pen, Piano, Running Club, Saints Fair, Science Fair, Seeking to Succeed, Spanish, Spelling Bee, Spirit Squad, Student Council, Student of the Month, Winter Art Contest, Yearbook

School Notes

As a school, our SCB Iowa Assessment Scores for Fall, 2016, ranked:

  • Top 9% across the nation for 4thgrade Composite score, 6thgrade Math, 7thgrade Reading &Core;
  • Top 8% across the nation for 5thgrade Mathematics, 6thgrade Reading;
  • Top 7% across the nation for 4thgrade Science, 5thgrade SocialStudies, 6thgrade Composite score;
  • Top 2% across the nation for 3rd& 4thgrade Language, 5thgrade Composite score, 6thgrade Core;
  • Top 2% across the nation for 7thgrade Language/English and 8thgrade Science;
  • Top 1% of all the schools in the nationfor 5thgrade Language/English, Science, and Core score, as well as 6thgrade and 8thgrade Language/English.

***Scoring within the TOP 10% IN THE NATION in 76 different tests and subtest areas.

***Scoring within the TOP 15% IN THE NATION in 98 different tests and subtest areas.

***89% of eligible students are earning ACADEMIC HONORS

***Promoting life-long learning centered on Catholic faith and virtues.~

  • Technology Curriculum includes:
  • Keyboarding (with some students ultimately typing over 100 wpm)
  • EasyTech
  • Accelerated Reader
  • Mathletics
  • Spellodrome
  • MobyMax
  • CodeMax

Grade Reporting via online gradebook and parent communication enhancement Schoolspeak

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School Reviews

  5.00 out of 5  (4 reviews)
As a parent of 6 years at our beloved SCB School, I could not be happier with the fine combination of academics, faith, and family atmosphere at St. Charles Borromeo School. The enrollment in the past 3 years has gone up over 50%, which is because the word is out that it is a very positive place to be. Newspaper articles have been written annually about the great student achievement here, including the school's standardized test scores, and this school ranks nationally in the top 10% in many, many areas. The school is better than ever, class sizes averaging 20 per class, and the staff age ranges from 24 to mid 50's in age, most with Master's degrees, and is very caring. They say they want it to be each child's "family away from home", and that family atmosphere can be clearly seen each day. Also have a cutting edge technology program and 3 computer labs for instruction from PreK up through 8th grade.
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Wonderful learning environment with supportive teachers. High degree of superior education. Most children leaving ScB to go into high school find themselves in AP classes. Children entering regional contests will go on to State. Overall, a true family environment where most parents are heavily involved with the education of their child.
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When our family moved to Hampshire several years ago I had two young children. One of my children at the time was entering their preschool years. We like most new parents went on all of the tours and weighed our options carefully as we really wanted to make the right choice for our first child. St. Charles Borromeo Little Saints Pre- School was our last stop. Once we took the tour and spoke with Miss Amy we knew that SCB was the proper place for our daughter. Although my husband went to Catholic grade school up until 8th grade I myself attended public school and never dreamed that I would pay the money to send my children to a private school. My daughter was happy with her friends that she had made in preschool, however, and loved her school. I loved how much she had grown and learned in two short years as well as how far ahead she was. I again knew that we needed to stay at SCB at least for her primary years. As that was the trend when we started at SCB that most children attended the school until they reached their Jr. High years and then they went somewhere else. I believe that there were eight 8th grade graduates the year that we started the school. In the years that have passed we have welcomed in a new principal, seen some of the staff leave, and have welcomed in a new young teaching staff (some of which are past graduates of the school). The school has doubled in size with all of these changes and the test scores are in many areas in the top ten percent of the nation. No school around this area can say as much. All of the parents I have met and continue to meet year after year are very friendly and I have always been welcomed in whatever activity that I have volunteered for. The trend is no longer to leave rather the classes are staying in tact and we are only losing families to moving. Several of our classes now have a wait list to get in them. Our daughter has since flown up and is on her way to bigger grades and two of our other children now attend the school. My husband and I have not for a second regretted the decision we made many years ago. SCB for our family and for the other 136 families whose children now call St.Charles Borromeo School their second home really are proud to be part of SCB.
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I have now attended SCB for three years, this being my 8th grade year. I had attended a public school before and when I attended SCB it was the the best thing that had ever happened to me everyone is so kind and the education is AMAZING!!!!
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