St. Jude School

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.

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School Overview

School Membership(s)School Assoc.National Catholic Educational Association (NCEA)
Illinois Coalition of Nonpublic Schools
Religious AffiliationRoman Catholic
Grades OfferedGrades Prekindergarten-8
ADD/ADHD SupportYes
Learning Difference ProgramsYes
Year Founded1954

Student Body

Total Students159 students
Student Body TypeCo-ed
% Students of Color
State avg.: 31%
Students by Grade St. Jude School Student By Grade

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers11 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio14:1
National avg.: 13:1
Average Class Size20 students
Classroom Dress CodeFormal
(Uniforms purchased through Denis Uniform (Gym Uniform through Eich)

Finances and Admission

Admission DeadlineNone / Rolling
Yearly Tuition Cost$4,400
Tuition NotesThe 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$1,500
Acceptance Rate
National avg.: 85%


Total Sports Offered3 sports
SportsBasketball, Flag Football, VolleyballBasketballFlag Football,


Total ExtracurricularsTotal Extra-curric.12 extracurriculars
ExtracurricularsExtra-curric.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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  • Joliet
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    1.1 miles
    130 Woodlawn Ave
    Joliet, IL 60435
    (815) 725-3390
    1.1 PK-8
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    3.3 miles
    600 Brook Forest Ave
    Shorewood, IL 60404
    (815) 725-8149
    3.3 PK-8
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    Grades: PK-8 | 444 students
    2.3 miles
    608 N Raynor Ave
    Joliet, IL 60435
    (815) 722-6626
    2.3 PK-8
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    (815) 725-1688
    1.6 PK-K

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