St. Symphorosa School

St. Symphorosa is a Catholic elementary school that educates diverse groups of students.
We are committed to educate our students to embrace the values and traditions of our Catholic faith and integrate them with the continued pursuit of academic excellence.
It is our mission to teach the gospel message of Jesus, to pursue academic excellence, to encourage service to others and to prepare our students to be responsible Catholic adults.

Quick Stats (2024)

  • Top Ranked IL School
  • Grades: Prekindergarten-8
  • Enrollment: 284 students
  • Application Deadline: None / Rolling
  • Source: Verified school update

Top Rankings

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

Category
Attribute

School Overview

School Membership(s)School Assoc.
Religious Affiliation
Grades Offered
Grades Prekindergarten-8

Student Body

Total Students
284 students
Student Body Type
Co-ed
% Students of Color
59%
State avg.: 34%
Students by Grade
St. Symphorosa School Student By Grade

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers
11 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio
26:1
National avg.: 13:1

Tuition and Acceptance Rate

Admission Deadline
None / Rolling
Source: Verified school update

Frequently Asked Questions

What schools are St. Symphorosa School often compared to?
St. Symphorosa Schoolis often viewed alongside schools like St. Jane De Chantal School by visitors of our site.
What is St. Symphorosa School's ranking?
St. Symphorosa School ranks among the top 20% of private schools in Illinois for: Largest student body.
When is the application deadline for St. Symphorosa School?
The application deadline for St. Symphorosa School is rolling (applications are reviewed as they are received year-round).

School Reviews

  5.00 out of 5  (12 reviews)
5  
We are new parents this year at St Symphorosa. We were nervous sending our little one to preschool this year but everyone has been so welcoming and helpful to ease our anxieties! The communication to parents, whether it be by teachers, administrators or even school board members has been wonderful! I am very pleased with the curriculum in Pre-K, I feel our daughter will be ready for Kindergarten next year! St. Symphorosa is a wonderful community of families and staff who really do care about the student as a whole.
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We are very happy with our experience at St. Syms. Our son had difficulty being away from home since this is his first year in school, however, his teachers and the principal were involved in helping him with the transition. We also like that they provide athletic programming for kids of all ages, and that they invite parents to holiday events and they try to get all parents involved.
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5  
St. Syms has been a great experience thus far! I was very anxious with my little one starting pre-k this year and although her transition was difficult her teachers were very proactive in helping her adjust. My daughter comes home every day happy and saying how much she loves school. Our hope is that she can continue to stay at St. Syms considering how much growth she has done.
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5  
I absolutely love this school and my daughter does too! I recommend it to anyone who is looking for a school nearby. They offer so many great services and genuinely care about the children. Principal Kathy is amazing, she is not one of those principals who just hides in her office (like some of the others). Principal Kathy is always involved with EVERYTHING that she can get her hands on. She is always around at drop-offs and pick-ups, ensuring that all the children are safe and everyone is following the safety rules set in place. She even sends weekly email updates to ensure all parents understand what is going on with the school. Overall, I am really glad I found this school because it has truly provided me with the peace of mind every parent should want for their child. Thank you so much for being the best!
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5  
St. Symphorosa is an excellent school. My daughter is currently enrolled in Pre-K and she absolutely loves it! As do I. Every day when I pick her up, she says "Mommy I don't want to leave school!". The teacher and staff are extremely friendly and very helpful. The teacher truly cares about their students. Keep up the good work, St. Syms!
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5  
I can't say enough how impressed I am with this school! I transferred my child from cps to St.Symps! Wow! Nothing but a welcoming community! I wish I would have sent my child here years ago! The communication between parent and teacher is amazing! This is a great school for the Garfield ridge area and clearing!
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5  
My husband and I are beyond happy with our choice to enroll our daughter in St. Symphorosa. The staff truly cares about every child at the school. Our daughter is in Pre-K - she gets Math, Reading, Religion, and playtime every day, plus computers, art, P.E., Spanish, and Music every week. The school truly feels like a community and welcomes every family with open arms. I highly recommend St. Symphorosa!
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5  
I love St. Symsphorosa and my children love it too. They offer before and aftercare, as well as tutoring for the students. The staff and teachers are very welcoming and helpful. We recently signed up my boys for sports.
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5  
This school has been amazing! We joined this school for kindergarten and they have been nothing but accepting! The homework that my child receives has been impressive. They focus so much on getting the kids to read and how Matt is equally important. They make my daughter want to come home and read and I love that she's already showing interest instead of saying away from it. I would highly recommend this school!
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5  
St. Symphorosa is a great school for my children. It is a warm welcoming place where students are challenged academically and provided with life skills and values. It is a diverse community that cares for the students and environment!
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5  
I could not be more pleased with St. Symphorosa. The staff truly cares about each and every child at the school. My son is in Pre-K and I am thrilled that he gets Math, Science, Reading, and Religion every day, plus computers, art, P.E., Spanish, and Music every week. The school truly feels like a community and you are family once you are there. I highly recommend St. Symphorosa!
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5  
I would not only recommend this school I would like to challenge anyone that wouldn't a personal invitation to visit our school. Please call the main office at 773-585-6888 and ask to set up a tour. Anyone of our staff or volunteers would be more than willing to take you on a personal tour at the time of your choosing. The school is amongst a great deal of welcoming change and we invite you to experience that change with us.
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Quick Stats (2024)

  • Top Ranked IL School
  • Grades: Prekindergarten-8
  • Enrollment: 284 students
  • Application Deadline: None / Rolling
  • Source: Verified school update

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