St. Edward provides a high quality, faith-based education to children from three-year old preschool through eighth grade.
Academic excellence is enhanced by enrichment activities and a strong community environment that helps our students develop into well rounded individuals.
St. Edward School was founded by the Dominican Sisters of Springfield, Illinois.
Founded in 1910 with 200 students, St. Edward currently has 300 students enrolled, who hail from Mayfair and many of its surrounding neighborhoods including Old Irving Park, Albany Park and Portage Park.
St. Edward School is located on the Northwest side of Chicago near Montrose Avenue and the Kennedy Expressway.
The school makes its home in the Mayfair neighborhood on Sunnyside Avenue between Kostner and Lowell Avenues.
We are a community rooted in faith and supported by St. Edward Parish and school families.
Commissioned by Jesus to spread the Good News, we empower our students to serve one another and the global community.
We provide a solid educational foundation enhanced by the arts.
We instill a passion for lifelong learning, and we form committed Catholics who care for the earth and work for peace and justice in our diverse and ever-changing world.

Quick Stats (2021-22)

  • Top Ranked IL School
  • Grades: Prekindergarten-8
  • Students: 393 students
  • Yearly Tuition: $5,861
  • Application Deadline: None / Rolling

Top Rankings

St. Edward 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 Prekindergarten-8
ADD/ADHD Support
Yes
Learning Difference Programs
Yes
Learning Programs Supported
Speech, Autism, Dyslexia, various learning differences
Year Founded
1910
Awards
 Blue Ribbon School - Selected in 2017

Student Body

Total Students
393 students
Student Body Type
Co-ed
% Students of Color
24%
State avg.: 34%
Students by Grade
St. Edward School Student By Grade

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers
22 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio
18:1
National avg.: 13:1

Tuition and Acceptance Rate

Admission Deadline
None / Rolling
Yearly Tuition Cost
Tuition Notes
Tuition discounts are given for multiple children and participating parishioners.
Average Financial Aid Grant
$2,500

Sports

Total Sports Offered
5 sports

Extracurriculars

Total ExtracurricularsTotal Extra-curric.
8 extracurriculars
ExtracurricularsExtra-curric.
Club or Organization:
Chess Club, LEGO Robotics, Quiz Bowl, Student Council

Arts and Music Programs:
Art Club, Choir, Orchestra, Private Instrumental Lessons

School Notes

  • St. Edward provides a high quality, faith-based education to children from three-year old preschool through eighth grade.
  • Academic excellence is enhanced by enrichment activities and a strong community environment that helps our students develop into well rounded individuals.
  • St. Edward School is administered by the Dominican Sisters of Springfield, Illinois who maintain a residence adjacent to the school.
  • Founded in 1910 with 200 students, St. Edward currently has 380 students enrolled, who hail from Mayfair and many of its surrounding neighborhoods including Old Irving Park, Albany Park and Portage Park.
  • St. Edward School is located on the Northwest side of Chicago near Montrose Avenue and the Kennedy Expressway.
  • The school makes its home in the Mayfair neighborhood on Sunnyside Avenue between Kostner and Lowell Avenues.
  • We are a community rooted in faith and supported by St. Edward Parish and school families.
  • Commissioned by Jesus to spread the Good News, we empower our students to serve one another and the global community.
  • We provide a solid educational foundation enhanced by the arts.
  • We instill a passion for lifelong learning, and we form committed Catholics who care for the earth and work for peace and justice in our diverse and ever-changing world.

School Reviews

  5.00 out of 5  (6 reviews)
5  
We have been at St. Edward School now for seven years and are so happy to be part of this vibrant, caring community. Our two children are thriving academically, spiritually and socially. The teachers are passionate and truly care for each of their students. The students have art, music and Spanish classes regularly as well as various extracurricular activities available to them. The community is supportive, strong and caring. We highly recommend St. Edward School!
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5  
St. Edward has historically offered a very competitive education and prepared the students very well for high school and beyond. What makes St. Edward stand out these days are its people: an efficient and hardworking principal and staff, as well as a forward-thinking pastor who supports the school and its students with boundless enthusiasm! (Although there have been no sports or theater this year, those programs are particularly strong in normal times. The music program continues to flourish, despite the challenges.)
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5  
Absolutely love St. Ed's! My daughters look forward to going to school every day. The teachers are kind and caring. The community embraces you and makes you feel welcome. My girls are learning so much and they constantly come home eager to share what they've learned that day. I'd highly recommend St. Ed's to anyone!
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5  
I would recommend St. Edward to anyone. In the past couple of years, we have gotten a new Principal and Pastor and it's really invigorated the school for the better. Small class sizes mean teachers know your child and will go out of their way to help as needed. There are many programs available (academic, sports, music, art) to meet the interest of your child. Most of all, I love the friends my children and I have met over the years. The sense of community and we are in this together is strongly felt, especially now.
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5  
My children have found a school with strong academics that focus on their needs while fostering their faith. St. Edward has been a great choice for my children!
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5  
I am a 1959 graduate of St Edward School which provided me and my 6 siblings with a great education!
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Quick Stats (2021-22)

  • Top Ranked IL School
  • Grades: Prekindergarten-8
  • Students: 393 students
  • Yearly Tuition: $5,861
  • Application Deadline: None / Rolling

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