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 (2021-22)

  • Top Ranked IL School
  • Grades: Prekindergarten-8
  • Students: 257 students
  • Average class size: 15 students
  • Application Deadline: None / Rolling

Top Rankings

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

School History

School Overview

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

Student Body

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

Academics and Faculty

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

Tuition and Acceptance Rate

Admission Deadline
None / Rolling


Total Sports Offered
3 sports


Total ExtracurricularsTotal Extra-curric.
4 extracurriculars
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

School Reviews

  5.00 out of 5  (2 reviews)
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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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 (2021-22)

  • Top Ranked IL School
  • Grades: Prekindergarten-8
  • Students: 257 students
  • Average class size: 15 students
  • Application Deadline: None / Rolling

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The average private school tuition in Chicago, IL is $9,805 for elementary schools and $16,882 for high schools (read more about average private school tuition across the country).
The average acceptance rate in Chicago, IL is 87% (read more about average acceptance rates across the country).

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