St. Michael School

St. Michael School is a Christ-centered community that provides a caring environment emphasizing academics, moral values and discipline.
Through a comprehensive range of programs and services, St. Michael School successfully prepares students for the endless challenges that lay ahead.
St. Michael School is the beginning of your child's lifelong educational and spiritual journey.
We believe education is a never ending process of growth and challenge.
Education enriches the whole person: soul, mind and body. We believe that parents are the primary educators of their children and together with teachers facilitate the learning process.
We believe children learn and succeed in a caring atmosphere where they are given the opportunity to see their own value.
Catholic education strives to reinforce the principles and values of Church, home and community in an effort to mold tomorrow’s citizens.
Therefore, we strive to create and maintain an environment for this growth and challenge.

Quick Stats (2024)

  • Top Ranked IL School
  • Grades: Prekindergarten-8
  • Enrollment: 630 students
  • Application Deadline: None / Rolling
  • Source: National Center for Education Statistics (NCES)

Top Rankings

St. Michael School ranks among the top 20% of private schools in Illinois for:

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Attribute

School Overview

Religious Affiliation
Grades Offered
Grades Prekindergarten-8
Awards
 Blue Ribbon School - Selected in 2013

Student Body

Total Students
630 students
Student Body Type
Co-ed
% Students of Color
8%
State avg.: 34%
Students by Grade
St. Michael School Student By Grade

Academics and Faculty

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

Tuition and Acceptance Rate

Admission Deadline
None / Rolling
Source: National Center for Education Statistics (NCES)

Frequently Asked Questions

What is St. Michael School's ranking?
St. Michael School ranks among the top 20% of private schools in Illinois for: Largest student body.
When is the application deadline for St. Michael School?
The application deadline for St. Michael School is rolling (applications are reviewed as they are received year-round).

School Reviews

5  
SMS is a great school that I would recommend to anyone. As a parent who is not Catholic and had a public school education, I was hesitant to send my kids to SMS when we live in a good public school system. After talking to a couple of public school teachers in good school districts that sent their kids to Catholic schools, I relented. All of my children are now attending and I can not express how grateful I am that we made this decision. The kids are demonstrably getting a superior education that they would have otherwise gotten in the public system but the reasons I see SMS as being superior go far deeper than the actual education. The community that they have among their peers and the other school families is deeper than anything you can ever get in a public school setting. The athletic department is very competitive and deepens that sense of community and bonds among their peers while helping the kids develop athletically. I have observed the kids in many ways at different ages and consistently showing themselves to be good kids with good hearts- that is something this organization helps develop and encourages. I can't recommend SMS more.
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Quick Stats (2024)

  • Top Ranked IL School
  • Grades: Prekindergarten-8
  • Enrollment: 630 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 $10,592 for elementary schools and $17,869 for high schools (read more about average private school tuition across the country).
The average acceptance rate in Cook County, IL is 90% (read more about average acceptance rates across the country).

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