St. Germaine offers a unique faith-based education for our children.Each student, treated as an individual, is nurtured not only in their academics but also in the teachings of Christ.
Our graduates have a solid educational, moral, and social education to support them in any future endeavor.

Quick Stats (2021-22)

  • Top Ranked IL School
  • Grades: Nursery/Preschool-8
  • Students: 313 students
  • Yearly Tuition: $4,750
  • Acceptance rate: 99%
  • Application Deadline: None / Rolling

Top Rankings

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

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Attribute

School Overview

School Membership(s)School Assoc.
Religious Affiliation
Grades Offered
Grades Nursery/Preschool-8
Year Founded
1964
Awards
 Blue Ribbon School - Selected in 2007

Student Body

Total Students
313 students
Student Body Type
Co-ed
% Students of Color
21%
State avg.: 34%
Students by Grade
St. Germaine Catholic School Student By Grade

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers
17 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio
18:1
National avg.: 13:1
List of Courses Offered
Matriculation DataMatric. Data

Tuition and Acceptance Rate

Admission Deadline
None / Rolling
Yearly Tuition Cost
Tuition Notes
2019-2020 school year for one child in the parish. Different rates apply for multiple children or non-parishioners.
Acceptance Rate
99%
National avg.: 85%

Sports

Total Sports Offered
7 sports

Extracurriculars

Total ExtracurricularsTotal Extra-curric.
4 extracurriculars
ExtracurricularsExtra-curric.
Club or Organization:
Math Club, STEM activities

Arts and Music Programs:
arts/crafts, Band Program

School Notes

  • St. Germaine is a school community united in fellowship with our parish community. We are committed to nurturing and spreading the Good News of the Gospel, especially the values of tolerance, and respect for individuals. We are called to witness Christ`s teachings through service to the parish and to the larger society.

School Reviews

  5.00 out of 5  (5 reviews)
5  
Excellent school! Our son is enrolled in Pre-K part time and absolutely loves it. He asks to go every day and we have really seen improvements with letter recognition, writing and reading. Very happy with our choice to send him here, and love the community too. We will be returning next year full-time!
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5  
Excellent school. I was hesitant to enroll my daughter here because she had a 504 plan at the local public school, but the teachers and staff were able to provide a more than suitable learning environment for her and she has excelled in every subject. Making the switch was the best decision!!
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5  
When we moved into the Oak Lawn area we were looking for a school with a strong commitment to diversity, that was in alignment with our catholic faith & values, had low teacher to student ratio, great academics & sports & offered bilingual (Spanish) classes. To our great delight, St. Germaine met all of these criteria and even exceeded our expectations. Both our son (4th) and daughter (K) love this school, its teachers and classmates. They are always eager to go to school every day, and we can attest that their experience there is as if they have an extended family! - Not only they have great academics (they are a Blue Ribbon school), but the teachers go above and beyond. During the pandemic, the school is offering families the option for full time @ school or remote, with teachers providing a detailed weekly plan for students to work on and either doing videos for those at home and/or doing follow up video conference calls with kids to monitor progress. We truly recommend St. Germaine!!
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5  
Enrolled my son in Pre-K last year and happily returning for the 2018-2019 school year. The care and commitment his teachers have not only to his academics, but socialization (so important for my "only") are well worth the investment. His teacher kept him engaged, motivated, and eager to go to school each and every day. Integrated lesson plans that incorporate a multi-tired approach to learning have my kiddo talking non stop when I pick him up from school about everything he has learned.There are also so many ways to get involved as a student, parent and family. I do believe we are part of the "Family of St Germaine" who not only pride themselves as top-notch (they have won the Blue Ribbon Award for excellence) in education but social responsibility, which is incredibly important to me.St Germaine also offers a "pay as you go" style extended day program for working parents! Nice because sometimes I can get him early and I don't have to commit to a certain time
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5  
Wonderful school with outstanding teachers who care about each child. My child was prepared for high school.
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Quick Stats (2021-22)

  • Top Ranked IL School
  • Grades: Nursery/Preschool-8
  • Students: 313 students
  • Yearly Tuition: $4,750
  • Acceptance rate: 99%
  • Application Deadline: None / Rolling

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The average private school tuition in Cook County, IL is $9,458 for elementary schools and $16,125 for high schools (read more about average private school tuition across the country).
The average acceptance rate in Cook County, IL is 90% (read more about average acceptance rates across the country).

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