St. Viator Elementary School

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St. Viator Elementary School is a Catholic school deeply committed to the development of the mind, body, and soul of each unique student.
Under the sponsorship of St. Viator Parish, our school mission is to instill, for life, a love of learning, a respect for all people, and a commitment to Catholic social justice and peace.
Our partnership with parents, parish, and community enables us to provide our culturally diverse student body with a quality education, St. Viator Elementary School strives for academic excellence by developing the individual potential of each student through our dedicated faculty and staff, extensive curriculum, extracurricular activities, and service.
The school's educational programs provide spiritual, academic and technical challenges.

Quick Stats (2021-22)

  • Top Ranked IL School
  • Grades: Prekindergarten-8
  • Students: 356 students
  • Yearly Tuition: $6,050
  • Acceptance rate: 89%
  • Average class size: 20 students
  • Application Deadline: Feb. 22 / Jan. 1 / rolling

Top Rankings

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

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Attribute
School History

School Overview

Religious Affiliation
Grades Offered
Grades Prekindergarten-8
Year Founded
1902

Student Body

Total Students
356 students
Student Body Type
Co-ed
% Students of Color
51%
State avg.: 34%
Students by Grade
St. Viator Elementary School Student By Grade

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers
19 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio
19:1
National avg.: 13:1
% Faculty w/Advanced Degree
73%
Average Class Size
20 students
List of Courses Offered
Matriculation DataMatric. Data
Classroom Dress Code
Formal
(Uniform for KDG through 8th grades)

Tuition and Acceptance Rate

Admission Deadline
Feb. 22 / Jan. 1 / rolling
Yearly Tuition Cost
Tuition Notes
Financial Aid is available
% on Financial Aid
28%
Average Financial Aid Grant
$1,000
Acceptance Rate
89%
National avg.: 85%
Admissions Director
Marge Tiritilli

Sports

Total Sports Offered
3 sports

Extracurriculars

Total ExtracurricularsTotal Extra-curric.
3 extracurriculars
ExtracurricularsExtra-curric.
Club or Organization:
Chess Scholars, Drama Club, Enrichment Clubs

School Notes

  • Highly qualified teachers and support staff ensure rigorous instruction tailored to every child
  • Test scores consistently outperform local and national averages
  • Challenging academic curriculum uses latest interactive technology
  • World Language program offers instruction in 23 languages
  •  Next generation STEM instruction emphasized in all grades
  •  "Peacebuilder" program reinforces positive values & behavior rooted in     Catholic teaching
  • A variety of extracurricular activities benefit individual child and  community spirit   Leading sports instruction in basketball, cross-country, and volleyball
  • High quality and caring before and after school child care 

School Reviews

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I''m a resident of Old Irving and absolutely love our historic neighborhood! When my girls approached school age, I started looking into potential schools nearby. Unfortunately CPS provided nothing but headaches- between their crazy lotteries, distance challenged schools and larger class sizes. So I had to think outside the box. That's how I ended up sending my non-Catholic girls to St. Viator and couldn't be happier. :) St. Viator puts an emphasis on academics, community and smaller class sizes. They even increased the school day to include more math into the curriculum. Teachers leverage online programs like Super Kids (reading), Rosetta Stone (language) and Go Math. I admire how teachers are actively involved and use creative techniques to engage and inspire their students. Peace Builders are also core to their education and I can see a difference in how my girls treat people kindly and with respect. As a working parent, we take full advantage of the after school care and wonderful enrichment programs. So far they''ve taken chess, hip hop, drama and building robots. Our evenings consist of doing homework, peppered with fun activities such as brownies or bitty basketball. But in the end, what really matters is that they are happy, challenged and surrounded by people who love and support them at school. Which is why I''m so glad we found such a wonderful neighborhood school that my girls are thriving at.
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Quick Stats (2021-22)

  • Top Ranked IL School
  • Grades: Prekindergarten-8
  • Students: 356 students
  • Yearly Tuition: $6,050
  • Acceptance rate: 89%
  • Average class size: 20 students
  • Application Deadline: Feb. 22 / Jan. 1 / rolling

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The average acceptance rate in Chicago, IL is 87% (read more about average acceptance rates across the country).

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