- Top Ranked IL School
- Grades: Prekindergarten-8
- Students: 437 students
- Yearly Tuition: $4,030
- Acceptance rate: 100%
- Average class size: 23 students
- Application Deadline: None / Rolling
Academics and Faculty
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Tuition and Acceptance Rate
"Mathletes" Math Club, Alter Servers, Band, Book Clubs, Boy/Girl Scouts, Chess Club, Extended Care, Geography Bee, Hand Bell Choir, Liturgical Choir, No-Cut Sports, Piano, Science Fair, Spelling Bee, Spirt Squad, Student Council, Writing Club
- Excellent Academics
- Our graduates excel in high school, earning awards and scholarships:
- - SJS alums regularly earn honors, including being named valedictorians at local high schools, National Merit Award winners and recipients of community awards.
- - Each year, SJS alums earn approximately $500,000 in college scholarships.
- - Kindergarten Plus gives students an all-day Kindergarten option for extended learning opportunities and activities.
- - Our average class size is 23 students, offering a personalized approach to learning.
- - Our faculty regularly wins awards offered by the Diocese and local organizations.
- - Spanish is taught in all grades, K-8.
- - In 2013, SJS students earned one “Gold Award” and one “Silver Award” at the IL State Science Fair.
- - Fine arts and computer science give students a well-rounded education in music, art and technology.
- Faith Formation
- - Catholic values are emphasized in all spiritual, educational and extracurricular activities.
- - All-school Masses, celebrated on Tuesdays and Holy Days at 8:15 am, give 8th grade students the opportunity to take an active role as lectors, sacristans and ushers, while students from all grades participate in other parts of Mass.
- - Sacramental preparation is incorporated into the school day.
- - Students participate in prayer services, rosary, Stations of the Cross, May Crowning and Reconciliation.
- - Service projects help students live their faith and are built into the curricula.
- Extracurricular Activities
- - Extended Care offers students an extended day of 7 am - 6 pm – a convenient option for working parents.
- - Our award-winning, no-cut sports program is offered to students in grades 5 - 8, including volleyball, football, cross country, basketball and track.
- - Representative students from grades 5 - 8 can be part of Student Council, which sponsors student and community outreach activities.
- - The award-winning “Mathletes” Math Club is lead by Mrs. Phelan in Middle School.
- - Liturgical Choir includes students in grades 5 - 8; its role is leading the congregation in song at all-school Mass.
- - Hand Bell Choir is open to students in grades 5 - 8; it performs at some all-school Masses and at Christmas.
- - Students can train to be altar servers in 5th grade; they serve weekend, school Masses, weddings and funerals.
- - Band is offered to students beginning in 4th grade; it is incorporated into the school day.
- - Boy/Girl Scouts are open to all St. Joseph students beginning as early as Kindergarten or 1st grade.
- - Grade 4 Spirit Club cheers on school athletic teams at events throughout the year; Keyboarding, Book Club and Writing Club are available in some grades based on parent volunteers.
- Parental Support
- - School Advisory Board is group that meets monthly with the principal, president and pastor regardingthe policy and progress of the school; nine board members hold positions for three years.
- - Parent Forum coordinates volunteers for school programs and special events.
- - The Athletic and Booster organization coordinates athletic programs.
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