Since 1907, St. John Berchmans has been a pillar of faith in the Chicago near north neighborhood of Logan Square.
We boast a long tradition of academic excellence and spiritual guidance.
We have created an environment that encourages the learning potential of each student through a well rounded curriculum including music, art, technology, physical education, special reading, and math classes.

Quick Stats (2022-23)

  • Top Ranked IL School
  • Grades: Prekindergarten-8
  • Enrollment: 257 students
  • Average class size: 15 students
  • Application Deadline: None / Rolling
  • Source: National Center for Education Statistics (NCES)

Top Rankings

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

Category
Attribute
School History

School Overview

School Membership(s)School Assoc.
Religious Affiliation
Grades Offered
Grades Prekindergarten-8
Year Founded
1907

Student Body

Total Students
257 students
Student Body Type
Co-ed
% Students of Color
38%
State avg.: 34%
Students by Grade
St. John Berchmans School Student By Grade

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers
16 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio
16:1
National avg.: 13:1
Average Class Size
15 students

Tuition and Acceptance Rate

Admission Deadline
None / Rolling

Sports

Total Sports Offered
3 sports

Extracurriculars

Total ExtracurricularsTotal Extra-curric.
4 extracurriculars
ExtracurricularsExtra-curric.
Choir, Rainbows, Student Leadership, Yearbook

School Notes

  • Brand new state of the art computer lab Brand new secure courtyard area playground Outdoor classroom designed by the Chicago Botanic Gardens Full and Half day Pre-K Air conditioned classrooms
Source: National Center for Education Statistics (NCES)

Frequently Asked Questions

What schools are St. John Berchmans School often compared to?

St. John Berchmans Schoolis often viewed alongside schools like St. Sylvester Elementary School by visitors of our site.

What sports does St. John Berchmans School offer?

St. John Berchmans School offers 3 interscholastic sports: Basketball, Cheering and Volleyball.

What is St. John Berchmans School's ranking?

St. John Berchmans School ranks among the top 20% of private schools in Illinois for: Oldest founding date.

When is the application deadline for St. John Berchmans School?

The application deadline for St. John Berchmans School is rolling (applications are reviewed as they are received year-round).

School Reviews

  5.00 out of 5  (2 reviews)
5  
Huge fan of SJB. The teachers and families are just good people — and I love who my kids are becoming, due in large part to the environment at SJB. They have fun STEAM days nearly every month, STEAM labs/rooms, fantastic art classes, and music. Also, their test scores are head and shoulders above the other private and public schools in Logan Square. But even if they weren't, I really think that there's an inclusive, supportive, growth-mindset atmosphere that somehow makes kids thrive. Every 8th grade class for the 3 years my kids have been there has gone on to selective enrollment (Lane, Jones, Whitney Young), DePaul, Ignatius Loyola, Trinity (River Forest), etc. I looked around at MANY schools and am glad we went with SJB!
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5  
I absolutely adore St John Berchmans school! Sending our children to this neighborhood school was the best decision we could have made for their academic success. The school's test scores soar above and beyond ANY CPS or private school in Logan Square. The teachers are dedicated and committed to the students. The parent community is involved with lots of fun events and volunteer opportunities. My child started at St John Berchmans school in 3 year old preschool. She graduated and got accepted into several select enrollment and private schools. She had so many options! SJB fully prepared my child to be competitive and ready to succeed in high school. I would 100% recommend St John Berchmans over any school, public or private, in Logan Square. They are simply the BEST school in terms of academics, test scores, social-emotional learning and parent community. A+
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Quick Stats (2022-23)

  • Top Ranked IL School
  • Grades: Prekindergarten-8
  • Enrollment: 257 students
  • Average class size: 15 students
  • Application Deadline: None / Rolling
  • Source: National Center for Education Statistics (NCES)

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