St Paul Of The Cross School

  • Part of the Park Ridge community since 1925, SPC provides an education of the highest standards while embracing each child within a Roman Catholic tradition.
  • Preschool through eighth grade, committed to the educational needs of all students.
  • A community grounded in a faith filled education supported by a strong parent community.
  • At each grade level, students are encouraged to be active participants and to serve their community.
  • Along with our families, our goal is to involve all students in the mission of Jesus, love of God, and love of their neighbor.
  • Academically SPC provides a rigorous curriculum that prepares students for high school and beyond.
  • In addition to the core subjects, students attend Music, Art, Spanish and Physical Education, and Health classes.
  • Technology is evident in all classrooms and extended in the Library Media Center.
  • We are all involved in the education of each student and work to develop all aspects of student growth: spiritual, moral, emotional, physical and intellectual.

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School Overview

School Membership(s)School Assoc.National Catholic Educational Association (NCEA)
Religious AffiliationRoman Catholic
Grades OfferedGrades Prekindergarten-8
Learning Difference ProgramsYes
Year Founded1925
Awards Blue Ribbon School - Selected in 2011

Student Body

Total Students593 students
Student Body TypeCo-ed
% Students of Color
8%
State avg.: 31%
Students by Grade St Paul Of The Cross School Student By Grade

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers41 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio14:1
National avg.: 13:1
Average Class Size22 students

Finances and Admission

Admission DeadlineNone / Rolling
Yearly Tuition Cost$4,552
Tuition Notes*Above tuition is for parishioner Multi-child discounts

Sports

Total Sports Offered8 sports
SportsBaseball, Basketball, Cheering, Cross Country, Soccer, Softball, Track and Field, VolleyballBaseballBasketball,
CheeringCross Country,
SoccerSoftball,
Track and FieldVolleyball,

Extracurriculars

Total ExtracurricularsTotal Extra-curric.16 extracurriculars
ExtracurricularsExtra-curric.Club or Organization:
Academic Team, Battle of the Books, Bricks 4 Kidz, Chess Club, Future City Team, Girls on the Run, Green Club, Math Olympiad, Media Club, National Junior Honor Society, Science Club, Student Council

Arts and Music Programs:
Band, Choir, Smiling Strings, Spring Musical

School Notes

  • Welcome to St. Paul of the Cross School . . . SPC the place to be!Part of the Park Ridge community since 1925, SPC provides an education of the highest standards while embracing each child within a Roman Catholic tradition. SPC, a preschool through eighth grade school, is committed to the educational needs of all students. From the moment upon entering the school campus, a community grounded in a faith filled education supported by a strong parent community surrounds you. At each grade level, students are encouraged to be active participants and to serve their community. Along with our families, our goal is to involve all students in the mission of Jesus, love of God, and love of their neighbor. Academically SPC provides a rigorous curriculum that prepares students for high school and beyond. In addition to the core subjects, students attend Music, Art, Spanish and Physical Education, and Health classes. Technology is evident in all classrooms and extended in the Library Media Center. The education of each child is a joint responsibility of the home and school and a strong parent community supports SPC. We are all involved in the education of each student and work to develop all aspects of student growth: spiritual, moral, emotional, physical and intellectual. Come for a visit, tour our campus, talk with our students, and you will see that SPC is truly the place to be! 
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  • School Location Miles Grades Students
  • Park Ridge
    Grades: PK-8 | 545 students
    1.2 miles
    1352 S. Cumberland Avenue
    Park Ridge, IL 60068
    (847) 825-2500
    1.2 PK-8
    545
  • Chicago
    Grades: NS-8 | 380 students
    2.5 miles
    6959 N Hiawatha Avenue
    Chicago, IL 60646
    (773) 763-7577
    2.5 NS-8
    380
  • Des Plaines
    Immanuel Lutheran School
    (Lutheran Church Missouri Synod)
    Grades: NS-8 | 74 students
    3.8 miles
    832 Lee St
    Des Plaines, IL 60016
    (847) 390-0990
    3.8 NS-8
    74
  • Des Plaines
    Plato Academy
    Alternative School
    Grades: PK-8 | 87 students
    3.8 miles
    733 Lee Street
    Des Plaines, IL 60016
    (847) 768-7188
    3.8 PK-8
    87
  • Joliet
    Grades: PK-8 | 291 students
    36.7 miles
    130 Woodlawn Ave
    Joliet, IL 60435
    (815) 725-3390
    36.7 PK-8
    291

School Reviews

  5.00 out of 5  (2 reviews)
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We had our four children attend this school for the past 15 years and could not have been happier with our decision. It is such a warm community that provides an excellent education. They have been well prepared for high school and have placed in several accelerated or AP classes.
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Excellent! So happy we made this decision. Top notch academics plus the Catholic faith based education and a warm and energetic parent community. No regrets.
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