St. Germaine Catholic School

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.

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St. Germaine 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)
Religious AffiliationRoman Catholic
Grades OfferedGrades Nursery/Preschool-8
Year Founded1964
Awards Blue Ribbon School - Selected in 2007

Student Body

Total Students313 students
Student Body TypeCo-ed
% Students of Color
State avg.: 31%
Students by Grade St. Germaine Catholic School Student By Grade

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers17 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio18:1
National avg.: 13:1
List of Courses OfferedLink to List of Courses
Matriculation DataMatric. DataLink to Matriculation Data

Finances and Admission

Admission DeadlineNone / Rolling
Yearly Tuition Cost$4,750
Tuition Notes2019-2020 school year for one child in the parish. Different rates apply for multiple children or non-parishioners.
Acceptance Rate
National avg.: 85%


Total Sports Offered7 sports
SportsBaseball, Basketball, Cheering, Football, Golf, Soccer, VolleyballBaseballBasketball,


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.

Nearby Private Schools

The nearest high school to St. Germaine Catholic School is Br Rice High School (0.5 miles away)
The nearest elementary school is Joseph Academy (0.9 miles away)
The nearest preschool is St. Paul Lutheran Church (0.6 miles away)
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  • School Location Miles Grades Students
  • Chicago
    Br Rice High School
    Br Rice High School Photo
    All-boys (Roman Catholic)
    Grades: 9-12 | 671 students
    0.5 miles
    10001 S Pulaski Rd
    Chicago, IL 60655
    (773) 429-4300
    0.5 9-12
  • Oak Lawn
    St. Paul Lutheran Church
    St. Paul Lutheran Church Photo - Our St. Paul Lutheran School logo.
    (Lutheran Church Missouri Synod)
    Grades: PK
    0.6 miles
    4660 West 94th Street
    Oak Lawn, IL 60453
    (708) 423-1040
    0.6 PK
  • Chicago
    Mother Mcauley Liberal Arts High School
    Mother Mcauley Liberal Arts High School Photo
    All-girls (Roman Catholic)
    Grades: 9-12 | 986 students
    0.7 miles
    3737 W 99th Street
    Chicago, IL 60655
    (773) 881-6500
    0.7 9-12
  • Oak Lawn
    Penny Lane School Ltd
    Daycare / Preschool
    Grades: NS-K | 192 students
    0.7 miles
    4527 Southwest Hwy
    Oak Lawn, IL 60453
    (708) 424-1335
    0.7 NS-K
  • Hometown
    Joseph Academy
    Alternative School
    Grades: 4-12 | 36 students
    0.9 miles
    9003 S Kostner Ave
    Hometown, IL 60456
    (708) 952-1100
    0.9 4-12

School Reviews

  5.00 out of 5  (3 reviews)
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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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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Wonderful school with outstanding teachers who care about each child. My child was prepared for high school.
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