Saint Jude Catholic School is an elementary school in the Dominican tradition. In partnership with parents, we offer children an excellent academic and religious education. We provide a Christ-centered atmosphere in which students may grow in knowledge, truth and love.

Quick Stats (2021-22)

  • Top Ranked IL School
  • Grades: Prekindergarten-8
  • Students: 159 students
  • Yearly Tuition: $4,400
  • Acceptance rate: 75%
  • Average class size: 20 students
  • Application Deadline: None / Rolling

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School Overview

Religious Affiliation
Grades Offered
Grades Prekindergarten-8
ADD/ADHD Support
Learning Difference Programs
Year Founded

Student Body

Total Students
159 students
Student Body Type
% Students of Color
State avg.: 34%
Students by Grade
St. Jude School Student By Grade

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers
11 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio
National avg.: 13:1
Average Class Size
20 students
Classroom Dress Code
(Uniforms purchased through Denis Uniform (Gym Uniform through Eich)

Tuition and Acceptance Rate

Admission Deadline
None / Rolling
Yearly Tuition Cost
Tuition Notes
The above is the base tuition for grades K-8. Fees and fundraising also apply. Financial assistance is available to all families who qualify.
% on Financial Aid
Average Financial Aid Grant
Acceptance Rate
National avg.: 85%


Total Sports Offered
3 sports


Total ExtracurricularsTotal Extra-curric.
12 extracurriculars
Club or Organization:
Altar Servers, Art Club, Battle of the Books, Chess Club, Poms Team, Student Council, Yearbook

Arts and Music Programs:
Band, Forensics, Instrument Lessons, Junior Choir, St. Jude Choristers

School Notes

St. Jude Catholic School is a Pre-Kindergarten (half day three-year-old Pre-Kindergarten and full day four-year-old Pre-Kindergarten) through 8th grade elementary and middle school under the Diocese of Joliet Catholic Schools Office. The curriculum stresses academic achievement within a Christian community where the child feels that he/she is loved and respected by his/her peers as well as the teacher.   The Diocesan curriculum guidelines, consistent with the State of Illinois guidelines, are followed for the teaching of all subject areas. The curriculum is marked by current content and fresh approaches to methodology. There is emphasis on principles rather than fact, on learning through problem solving rather than by precept. We strive to offer a program which makes use of many sources of reading material, a wide variety of audio-visual and technology tools and a multi-text approach to the content areas.  St. Jude Catholic School is further committed to meeting the instructional needs of all students.  The Teacher Assistance Team (TAT) is utilized to document teacher concerns and provide intervention strategies for teachers to implement in the classroom.  The differentiated model of instruction will continue to be implemented in all subject areas.

Formed by Catholic tradition, we believe a Christ-centered educational community:        
  • Strives to form the whole person spiritually, intellectually, emotionally, and physically         
  • Recognizes the uniqueness and dignity of all persons         
  • Works in unity with parents, the primary educators of their children         
  • Continuously improves academic instruction for learners and professional development for teachers         
  • Provides quality academic programs that prepare students for life-long learning         
  • Offers a variety of instructional practices, activities and assessments that recognize different learning styles and needs        
  • Models and incorporates Catholic teachings throughout the curriculum to properly form the Catholic intellect         
  • Provides opportunities to serve others in response to the Gospel message         
  • Provides a safe and disciplined environment where a love for the Catholic faith, life, family, and country is fostered

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Quick Stats (2021-22)

  • Top Ranked IL School
  • Grades: Prekindergarten-8
  • Students: 159 students
  • Yearly Tuition: $4,400
  • Acceptance rate: 75%
  • Average class size: 20 students
  • Application Deadline: None / Rolling

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The average private school tuition in Will County, IL is $5,892 for elementary schools and $7,845 for high schools (read more about average private school tuition across the country).
The average acceptance rate in Will County, IL is 92% (read more about average acceptance rates across the country).

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