St John Of The Cross Parish School

  • St. John of the Cross Parish School is dedicated to providing a quality Catholic education for our children.
  • We strive to work together with parents/guardians to provide a learning environment in which students will continue to grow spiritually and academically.
  • Recognizing and respecting the uniqueness of each child, we provide opportunities for our students to use their gifts and talents, to give witness to their faith, and to make responsible decisions.
  • The mission of St. John of the Cross Parish School is to provide a dynamic Catholic environment where faith is nourished and knowledge grows.
  • We offer unique educational experiences that foster success, promote unity, and respect the individuality of each student.
  • Our parish school, rooted in faith, prides itself on the legacy that has been established which empowers students to live The Good News rooted in faith, growing in knowledge.

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St John Of The Cross Parish 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 Prekindergarten-8
Awards Blue Ribbon School - Selected in 2012

Student Body

Total Students688 students
Student Body TypeCo-ed
% Students of Color
State avg.: 31%
Students by Grade St John Of The Cross Parish School Student By Grade

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers33 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio21:1
National avg.: 13:1

Finances and Admission

Admission DeadlineNone / Rolling
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  • School Location Miles Grades Students
  • La Grange
    Grades: PK-8 | 525 students
    1.7 miles
    145 N Waiola Ave
    La Grange, IL 60525
    (708) 352-2175
    1.7 PK-8
  • Evanston
     Pope John Xxiii School
    Pope John Xxiii School Photo - Principal Gail Hulse with Pope John XXIII School students
    (Roman Catholic)
    Grades: PK-8 | 240 students
    19.5 miles
    1120 Washington St
    Evanston, IL 60202
    (847) 475-5678
    19.5 PK-8
  • La Grange
    Grades: K-9 | 452 students
    1.1 miles
    700 W 55th St
    La Grange, IL 60525
    (708) 352-4820
    1.1 K-9
  • Lisle
     St Joan Of Arc
    (Roman Catholic)
    Grades: PK-8 | 434 students
    8.9 miles
    4913 Columbia Avenue
    Lisle, IL 60532
    (630) 969-1732
    8.9 PK-8
  • Palos Heights
     St Alexander School
    (Roman Catholic)
    Grades: PK-8 | 274 students
    10.7 miles
    7025 W 126th St
    Palos Heights, IL 60463
    (708) 448-0408
    10.7 PK-8

School Reviews

We have had all of our children attend St. John since preschool. We absolutely love the school, great academics, selection of sports for grades 5-8, and an incredible school community that really pitches in to help whenever it is needed. If you are looking for a Catholic school - this is it! Our kids have lifelong friends when they graduate in 8th grade and are more than ready for the challenges of high school.
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