St. Philip The Apostle School

We are a parochial preschool, elementary and junior high offering onsite and remote learning programs for children in Addison and surrounding communities.
Our students enjoy: 1) innovative, hands-on learning opportunities; 2) a rigorous curriculum tailored to their individual needs; 3) a solid foundation in Catholic values and faith; and 4) in-school and after-school activities that allow them to explore their interests and discover their talents.
We offer full-day preschool and extended care programs tailored to the needs of working parents.

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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
Learning Programs SupportedWe tailor to the needs of individual students
Year Founded1965

Student Body

Total Students218 students
Student Body TypeCo-ed
% Students of Color
State avg.: 31%
Students by Grade St. Philip The Apostle School Student By Grade

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers15 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio15:1
National avg.: 13:1
% Faculty w/Advanced Degree
Average Class Size25 students
List of Courses OfferedLink to List of Courses
Classroom Dress CodeFormal
(Uniforms: Boys: black pants, red polo shirts. Girls - (K-3) MacBeth plaid jumper or shift, or black pants; white polo shirt or white blouse. Girls (4-8): MacBeth plaid skirt or skort or black pants; white or red polo or white blouse, red pullover vest. )

Finances and Admission

Admission DeadlineJan. 8 / rolling
Yearly Tuition Cost$4,600
Tuition NotesTuition is $460 per month, for 10 months, for one child in grades K-8. Tuition is $500 per month, per child, for our full-day, full-time preschool program (10 x $500 = $5,000 per year). Discounts available for children from the same family, and if tuition is paid in full before school begins. (Contact school for date.) These tuition rates are for the 2020-21 school year.
Average Financial Aid Grant$2,000
Acceptance Rate
National avg.: 85%


Total Sports Offered2 sports
SportsBasketball, VolleyballBasketballVolleyball,


Total ExtracurricularsTotal Extra-curric.12 extracurriculars
ExtracurricularsExtra-curric.Club or Organization:
Altar Servers, Ambassadors, Enrichment Programs, Leadership Group, STEM Classes, Virtue Club

Arts and Music Programs:
Art Classes, Art Shows, Band Program, Choir, Christmas Program, Drama Production

School Notes

Little Spartans Preschool Program
A center-based program, we offer a wide variety of hands-on activities so that learning is encouraged within an atmosphere of exploration and discovery.With parents as partners, we strive to help make the child's first educational experience a positive and joyful one where children grow in their awareness of self, and in their relationship with God and others.

Religious Formation
  • The most important aspect of St. Philip the Apostle School is the emphasis on religious formation in a Catholic Christian environment.  Faith values are modeled, and students are guided through daily instruction to understand their Catholic faith and to integrate Christ-like attitudes into their daily life.Along with religious instruction, liturgical celebrations and daily prayer are meaningful experiences for the children.  Weekly liturgies are celebrated and service opportunities are provided.  Sacramental preparation is at the heart of the second and eighth grade religion programs, and parish priests are available to offer guidance and support.  The entire parish of St. Philip the Apostle is committed to the Catholic formation of it's children.
  • Affiliation and Accreditation
  • St. Philip the Apostle School is a member of the Catholic School System of the Diocese of Joliet and has been granted full recognition by the State of Illinois.  State Evaluations are conducted regularly and according to the Policies and Guidelines for Registration and Recognition of Non-Public Elementary and Secondary School. St. Philip the Apostle School is a member of the National Catholic Education Association.
  • Academic Programs
  • St. Philip the Apostle School aspires to continued academic excellence through an educational program which has a solid foundation in religion and core subject areas.  The outstanding academic achievement of St. Philip's students is evident in their standardized test scores which place them well above the national norms.The curriculum is aligned with the Illinois State and Diocese of Joliet Standards.  Reading, English, math, science, social studies, and religion are taught daily.  Music, art, Spanish and band are also included in the total program.  For purposes of enrichment and research, a modern school library and resource center is available.  Students also have blocked times throughout the week for specific use of our computer lab for project based research and technology skills development.  Our computer lab is equipped with internet access, offering the students a wide array of research opportunities. Mobile computer labs featuring our Chromebook wireless devices are also used by students. A full-time Technology Coordinator helps students work with  teacher implemented technology-integrated projects, stemming from each classes curriculum requirements.  This valuable resource is made available for all students, Kindergarten through eighth grade.  Our physical education teacher provides a curriculum which focuses on good health, nutrition, exercise, fitness awareness, and physical development.
  • Fine Arts and Music Enrichment
  • Part-time music and band instructors provide students with an opportunity to participate in the school band and various musical programs throughout their years at St. Philip the Apostle School.  The art experience comes in many different varieties, and each student also has specific times set aside to work with our part-time art teacher with their class.  Each week there are new bits of personal art expression created by St. Philip students.
  • Learning Center
  • Kindergarten through fourth students are helped to build strong foundations in reading, phonics, math, English, science and social studies through the support of a learning resource teacher and a team of volunteer parents (and grandparents).  Each week, students use the learning center to work with computers, hands-on learning materials and other resources..  Recognizing the necessity to build strong basic reading skills, various teaching strategies are used to enhance the reading program and to encourage all students to reach their fullest potential.  There is also a large focus on Math concepts and skills. The program has a tie-in with each grade's curriculum enhanced by themes throughout the year; Greek Mythology, STEM, March Madness, Poetry and Young Authors.
  • Extra-Curricular Activities
  • There are many opportunities for extra curricular activities at St. Philip's School.  The goal of the athletic program is to provide sports activities where physical education and athletics work hand in hand to encourage skill building, and to foster a sense of team spirit, fair play. and good sportsmanship.  Beginning in grade 5, students have the opportunity to participate and compete in volleyball and basketball through various leagues.In addition, students may participate in service outreach programs and are also invited to become altar servers, and to share in the ministry of music as choir members.  Activities such as these generate school spirit, provide for greater student involvement, and help to enrich the holistic school curriculum.Other after-school activities are offered periodically throughout the year, such as Drama Club, and various enrichment programs.

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Nearby Private Schools

The nearest high school to St. Philip The Apostle School is Marklund Day School (2.8 miles away)
The nearest elementary school is Lutheran School Of St Luke (1.9 miles away)
The nearest preschool is Addison KinderCare (0.4 miles away)
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As a graduate of St. Philip the Apostle myself, there was no doubt which school I wanted my own children to attend! St. Philip isn't just a school, it's a community. My children have thrived there, both academically and socially. The teachers are kind and compassionate. The students are warm and welcoming. And the rigorous curriculum will prepare my children for the future.
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