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.

Quick Stats (2022-23)

  • Top Ranked IL School
  • Grades: Prekindergarten-8
  • Enrollment: 688 students
  • Application Deadline: None / Rolling
  • Source: National Center for Education Statistics (NCES)

Top Rankings

St. John Of The Cross Parish 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 Prekindergarten-8
Awards
 Blue Ribbon School - Selected in 2012, 2020

Student Body

Total Students
688 students
Student Body Type
Co-ed
% Students of Color
11%
State avg.: 34%
Students by Grade
St. John Of The Cross Parish School Student By Grade

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers
33 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio
21:1
National avg.: 13:1

Tuition and Acceptance Rate

Admission Deadline
None / Rolling

School Notes

  • 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.
Source: National Center for Education Statistics (NCES)

Frequently Asked Questions

What is St. John Of The Cross Parish School's ranking?

St. John Of The Cross Parish School ranks among the top 20% of private schools in Illinois for: Largest student body.

When is the application deadline for St. John Of The Cross Parish School?

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

School Calendar

View the St. John Of The Cross Parish School yearly calendar below. Note key dates such as:

Event
Date
Pre4 - Celebration (Mrs. Baldacci's & Mrs. Wall's classes) Last Day for Preschool 4's
May 31, 2023 (Wednesday)
Pre3 - Picnic (Springdale Park) Last Day for 3's (rain date 6/1)
May 31, 2023 (Wednesday)
Last Day of School (Dismissal 11:00)
June 06, 2023 (Tuesday)

School Reviews

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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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Quick Stats (2022-23)

  • Top Ranked IL School
  • Grades: Prekindergarten-8
  • Enrollment: 688 students
  • Application Deadline: None / Rolling
  • Source: National Center for Education Statistics (NCES)

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The average private school tuition in Cook County, IL is $10,166 for elementary schools and $16,923 for high schools (read more about average private school tuition across the country).
The average acceptance rate in Cook County, IL is 89% (read more about average acceptance rates across the country).

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