The distinctive purpose of St. Zachary School is to create a Catholic educational community for students in preschool through eighth grade.
Our school is certified by the Illinois State Board of Education and the Archdiocese of Chicago Office of Catholic Schools.
Our students actively participate in liturgical and other devotional practices as a means of developing moral values, ethical standards of conduct, and integrity of character.
Your children will experience a learning environment at St. Zachary that emphasizes academics based on our strong curriculum which utilizes traditional learning techniques as well as engaged learning.
In addition to a challenging curriculum we also offer weekly mass with student participation, interscholastic Athletics (basketball, volleyball, softball), full-day kindergarten, morning and afternoon 3-year-old and 4-year-old preschool, before and after school care, a computer lab, physical education classes, and a music program.

Quick Stats (2022-23)

  • Grades: Prekindergarten-8
  • Enrollment: 161 students
  • Yearly Tuition: $5,690
  • Average class size: 15 students
  • Application Deadline: None / Rolling
  • Source: Verified school update

School Overview

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

Student Body

Total Students
161 students
Student Body Type
% Students of Color
State avg.: 34%
Students by Grade
St. Zachary Elementary School Student By Grade

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers
10 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio
National avg.: 13:1
% Faculty w/Advanced Degree
Average Class Size
15 students
Classroom Dress Code

Tuition and Acceptance Rate

Admission Deadline
None / Rolling
Yearly Tuition Cost
Tuition Notes
This includes tuition and fees. There is a separate registration fee due at time of enrollment.


Total Sports Offered
2 sports
Source: Verified school update

Frequently Asked Questions

How much does St. Zachary Elementary School cost?

St. Zachary Elementary School's tuition is approximately $5,690 for private students.

What sports does St. Zachary Elementary School offer?

St. Zachary Elementary School offers 2 interscholastic sports: Basketball and Volleyball.

When is the application deadline for St. Zachary Elementary School?

The application deadline for St. Zachary Elementary School is rolling (applications are reviewed as they are received year-round).

School Reviews

  5.00 out of 5  (7 reviews)
I am very pleased with my decision to send my son to St. Zachary School. He has attended this school for three years now. The teachers are highly experienced and caring. They emphasize self-discipline and respect toward others. My son loves and looks forward to going to each day. When I drop him off, I leave him with a smile. He loves to see the principal Mrs. Potenza who welcomes students almost every morning. He loves his teachers and school friends. When I leave him I know that he is in good hands. I highly recommend the school to any parents who want the best education for their child in a safe and loving place.
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We love St Zachary's!!! The school gives a great education from passionate educators and staff. Our new Principal and Pastor care so much about the children and families. The class sizes are small which allows teachers to concentrate on each student's needs. There're faculties' response to eLearning during the 2019-2020 school year was phenomenal.
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St Zachary School had been our second home since we moved to this country. Our son claims that his teachers make his student life enjoyable and less complicated. Our family feels so blessed that this school has a dedicated faculty and staff who really love their craft and a very hard-working principal who`s utmost concern is the safety & betterment of every student. We are very optimistic that our 8th grade son has acquired all the nurturing guidance, skills, knowledge and attitude that he needs to be more confidently ready in high school, and in life in general. We are so glad that our family`s sacrifice of sending him to a Catholic school is not put to waste seeing how much of a person he`s molded into. May God bless all concerned individuals who go beyond their call of duty just to keep this school "up & working"!
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My wife and I have three boys. Two of our children are currently enrolled at St. Zachary School (One in second grade and one in Pre-Kindergarten). Our third son is nearing enrollment in the St. Zachary preschool program. When we first enrolled our oldest son at St. Zachary School in 2013, we intended to transfer him to the local public school after completing preschool/pre-kindergarten. Well, we are now completing our fifth year at St. Zachary School! We have enjoyed the small class sizes and the knowledgeable / dedicated staff. It's easy to see that our children are receiving the attention they need to thrive academically. We have been very impressed with our sons academic progress, especially in reading, science and mathematics. We also enjoy the monthly family activities and have become great friends with fellow St. Zachary parents. We look forward to many more years at St. Zachary School!
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I am a Parent of two students at St. Zachary School and also an alum myself. I completed 1st through 8th grade at this wonderful school. I received a tremendous education that prepared me for high school and I have fond memories of my time there. When my daughter turned 3 we were happy to learn that St. Zachary now had a full day Preschool. The school still provided the same caring enriched environment I had always remembered. We were pleased to learn of the all the changes in technology and curriculum and to meet the dedicated teachers. My son now attends as well. Every week I am happy to learn of the specialized attention my preschool son recieves in one way or another and so proud of how my daughter is excelling across all levels. She is an advanced reader, becoming proficient on the computer, speaking Spanish and loving her after school cooking class. It's daily that I see their development in self confidence, social interation, academics and in their faith. This is why I drive past 3 other Catholic Schools every morning and afternoon to give my children the best education I can.
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We love the school....our child learns and gets very excited for the extracurricular activities....They have STEM...last time it was with legos know it is engineering. Its great for him to be able to learn more and want to after school. The staff are genuinely nice and helpful. They even learn Spanish once a week.
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We absolutely love St. Zachary School. We originally came for preschool and were planning on taking our child out in Kindergarten to go to the local public school. We fell in love with the faculty/staff and community and could not leave. The small student to teacher ratio, faith buddies, and Aspire test scores are a few things that stood out compared to the public school.
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Quick Stats (2022-23)

  • Grades: Prekindergarten-8
  • Enrollment: 161 students
  • Yearly Tuition: $5,690
  • Average class size: 15 students
  • Application Deadline: None / Rolling
  • Source: Verified school update

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