St. Walter-St. Benedict Elementary School

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St. Walter--St. Benedict Catholic School`s talented faculty and staff have been dedicated in our mission of educational excellence, teaching generations of families with acceptance and empathy, preparing students for academic success and faith-filled lives. We believe in an individualized curriculum to educate and inspire our diverse community of learners for academic excellence, empowering them to reach their full potential spiritually, intellectually, physically, socially, and morally.We offer superior Early Childhood Education programs, including full and part-time Preschool and full day Kindergarten, followed by excellent instruction for PreK-8.

Quick Stats (2021-22)

  • Top Ranked IL School
  • Grades: Prekindergarten-8
  • Students: 177 students
  • Yearly Tuition: $4,790
  • Application Deadline: None / Rolling

Top Rankings

St. Walter-St. Benedict 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
Learning Difference Programs
Yes
Learning Programs Supported
Title 1, Language-based
Year Founded
1861

Student Body

Total Students
177 students
Student Body Type
Co-ed
% Students of Color
81%
State avg.: 34%
Students by Grade
St. Walter-St. Benedict Elementary School Student By Grade

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers
10 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio
18:1
National avg.: 13:1
% Faculty w/Advanced Degree
60%
Classroom Dress Code
Formal
(Maroon and Grey Plaid Jumpers and Skirts, Grey Pants, White Button Down Shirts)

Tuition and Acceptance Rate

Admission Deadline
None / Rolling
Yearly Tuition Cost
Tuition Notes
Annual K-8th Grade Tuition. Half and Full Day PreK beginning at $2300 annually.
% on Financial Aid
73%
Admissions Director
Dr. Emily Hanlon
Admissions Associate
Julie Martinez

Sports

Total Sports Offered
4 sports

Extracurriculars

Total ExtracurricularsTotal Extra-curric.
5 extracurriculars
ExtracurricularsExtra-curric.
Club or Organization:
Advanced Reading, Chess Scholars, Title 1

Arts and Music Programs:
Band, Drama Club

School Notes

  • St. Benedict School in Blue Island, one of the oldest thriving schools in the Archdiocese of Chicago Catholic Schools, has developed a reputation for high levels of academic success.We offer superior Early Childhood Education programs, including full and part-time Preschool and full day Kindergarten, followed by excellent instruction for grades 1-8.We BELIEVE in providing an outstanding education founded in Catholic tradition.We ACHIEVE with rigorous academic excellence built on 155 years of experience.We SUCCEED because "Together We Work for the Children We Love."
Profile last updated: 07/20/2021

School Reviews

  5.00 out of 5  (4 reviews)
5  
Our son has been their sense Pre K and we absolutely love it. The staff/teachers treat our son and us like family. We never have to worry that our son is not be taken care of. He has excelled so much sense Pre K and we are very proud of him. This is an excellent school and would recommend it to anyone who is searching.
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5  
My child has been at St. Benedict since Pre K and she excels in all areas of academia. She is currently in the 7th grade and continues to do well. They challenge her in all areas as well as providing access to extra-curricular activities, which is often rare in a private school. She is equipped to compete with any student both socially and scholastically. Her studies and my interaction with the staff of St. Benedict are second to none. This school is highly recommended by me and my family.
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5  
We have a Kindergartener and Preschooler this year... our boys absolutely love St. Benedict. My Kindergartener has learned so much already. His fine motor skills, reading and writing have really hit major milestones this year because of his teacher. My Preschooler has made amazing strides and is beyond excited about learning. It's truly a family feel and everyone has welcomed us with open arms!
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5  
i have a three year old daughter and i am interested in preschool program. i can be reached at 478 954 7439 or emailed. i am looking for 5 days a week . half day classes in the a.m.
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Quick Stats (2021-22)

  • Top Ranked IL School
  • Grades: Prekindergarten-8
  • Students: 177 students
  • Yearly Tuition: $4,790
  • Application Deadline: None / Rolling

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