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. 7th & 8th Grade have Electives in the Fine Arts and in STEM as part of their daily curriculum.
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.

Quick Stats (2021-22)

  • Top Ranked IL School
  • Grades: Nursery/Preschool-8
  • Students: 709 students
  • Yearly Tuition: $6,250
  • Average class size: 22 students
  • Application Deadline: None / Rolling

Top Rankings

St. Paul Of The Cross School ranks among the top 20% of private schools in Illinois for:

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Attribute
Sports offered

School Overview

School Membership(s)School Assoc.
Religious Affiliation
Grades Offered
Grades Nursery/Preschool-8
Learning Difference Programs
Yes
Year Founded
1925
Awards
 Blue Ribbon School - Selected in 2011, 2020

Student Body

Total Students
709 students
Student Body Type
Co-ed
% Students of Color
8%
State avg.: 34%
Students by Grade
St. Paul Of The Cross School Student By Grade

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers
41 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio
17:1
National avg.: 13:1
Average Class Size
22 students
Classroom Dress Code
Formal
(Uniform Grades K-8)

Tuition and Acceptance Rate

Admission Deadline
None / Rolling
Yearly Tuition Cost
Tuition Notes
*Above tuition is for parishioner with one student in Grades K–8th Multi-child discounts
Admissions Director
Mrs. Meghan Waldeck

Sports

Extracurriculars

Total ExtracurricularsTotal Extra-curric.
16 extracurriculars
ExtracurricularsExtra-curric.
Club or Organization:
Academic Team, Battle of the Books, Chess Club, Drama Theater Club, Engineering For Kids, Future City Team, 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. 7th & 8th grade students attend Fine Arts or STEM Electives as a part of their daily curriculum. Technology is evident in all classrooms and extended in the STEM Lab and 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! 

    Please click on our Admissions page for tour dates and sign up information. 
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School Reviews

  5.00 out of 5  (3 reviews)
5  
Fantastic school. Still reminisce on my days at SPC.
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5  
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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5  
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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Quick Stats (2021-22)

  • Top Ranked IL School
  • Grades: Nursery/Preschool-8
  • Students: 709 students
  • Yearly Tuition: $6,250
  • Average class size: 22 students
  • Application Deadline: None / Rolling

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