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St Leonard School

Private | PK-8 | 188 students


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Situated in an inner city neighborhood. The median home value is $119,500. The average monthly rent for a 2 bedroom apartment is $890.

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Posted January 26, 2014

Dont like it bad lunches many bullies the teachers have made my child cry from them being rude thinking bout transferring my child
—Submitted by a parent

Posted February 5, 2013

Wonderful school, outstanding community, very involved parents & staff. The administration and school board are really focused on long term improvements and doing what's best for families. Great school choice for Berwyn!
—Submitted by a parent

Posted March 13, 2012

Excellent school! St. Leonard school is a wonderful part of the Berwyn community. Our two children attend this school and we couldn't be more pleased with the education and care that they receive. Their teachers are top notch and really care about each child. St. Leonard has also become our extended family -- we've met life long friends through the school. I can't say enough about this caring, involved community!
—Submitted by a parent

Posted December 22, 2011

I have two children at St. Leonard and I am very pleased with the education they are receiving. We have a new principal that has already made excellent changes to keep the parents informed and is constantly striving to improve all aspects of the school. I am actively involved with the St. Leonard Parent Association and love that our parents are involved in so many activities that keep our children safe. The alumni has been accepted into top high schools and colleges. They are highly educated and well rounded indivduals. I would recommend St. Leonard School to any parent!
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Posted May 31, 2011

More than a school, this is a true community. Our older child started at St. Leonard's in kindergarten and we've been thrilled with the school and the community of families. The staff really gets involved in each child's success and there's a ton of activities to keep kids/families engaged -- sports, scouts, history & science fairs, community involvement, etc. We love the small class size, the push for technology and 'green' initiatives, and the amazing families that make up St. Leonards.
—Submitted by a parent

Posted August 19, 2010

We were concerned about the curriculum, age appropriateness of class work, and classroom management techniques being used in our child's classroom. We were met with apprehension and rudeness by the classroom teacher throughout the year when we voiced our concerns. Upon going to the administration, we were constantly reassured that our concerns would be addressed, but as the year went on nothing was done, nor were our requests addressed in a professional manner. The money that was spent and the lack of education our child received, not to mention the mandatory church attendance required or be penalized with a large tuition hike, left us truly disappointed. There are much better privateparochial schools in the area that offer more student support and quality education than this school.
—Submitted by a parent

Posted April 27, 2009

This is our second year at St. Leonard. I have a 5th grader and a 1st grader and I am just so happy with St. Leonard. As I think back I regret not getting my 5th grader into the school sooner. The teachers and staff are fabulous. I feel so comfortable when I leave my children in the morning, knowing they are in excellent hands and in a great environment. Although, we were new to the school and parish, we were immediately welcomed. They offer so many extracirricular activities that keep the kids actively involved during and after school. I am extremely happy.
—Submitted by a parent

Posted April 10, 2009

I have been a St. Leonard Parent for 10 years. I have one daughter that has gradualted and one that will graduate this year. It has been a great experiance. They have plenty of extracurricular activities, sports, scouting student council and all of it is of no cost to the students. St. Leonards has been part of my family it is a Fabooulos Place
—Submitted by a parent

Posted May 5, 2008

I am a parent and I was trying to set up a class for children about water safety and the person just did not want to knwo about anything very rude and not looking forthe safety in their children, next year for sure I am transferring my child from saint leonard
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Posted April 4, 2008

Our daughter attended St Leonard from preschool until the 3rd grade. It is a great school, but the tuition rates are outrageous. Their 'rules' for attending church regularly are ridiculous. You have to fill out a form to prove you were there or they will raise your rates. Made us look differently at the catholic religion. I'm glad we are no longer parishoners there and are at another school in Berwyn.

Posted March 19, 2008

I am a parent of 2nd grader @ St. Leonard, and could not be happier with the choice to send my daughter there. I was a bit dissapointed that the prek 3 program will not be available for the coming school year, so my other daughter will jsut have to wait till 2009 to get the benefits of a St. leonard education. The entire enviromsnet there is very welcoming and family oriented. We could not be happier with our choice. Highly recommended!
—Submitted by a parent

Posted February 5, 2008

I am a parent of a child who is a 4th grader at St. Leonard. I could not be happier that my husband and I chose St. Leonard's for our daughter's education. The class size is small and this means more one on one time with each child; this was very important to us! No over crowding and mass chaos that our child has to face on a daily basis. The academics that the school teaches is by far better than the other schools in the area. We are so looking forward to sending our son to St. Leonard next year!
—Submitted by a parent

Posted July 17, 2006

I am not a parent but an alumn of St. Leonard School. I believe it is an amazing grammar school. St. Leonard really prepared me for high school especially with the Algebra and English courses. The teachers are dedicated and for the most part love doing their job. Academically, St. Leonard is up to par. Extracurricular acitivities are fine with some sports and student council. An improvement would be to add more clubs. The level of parent involvement is pretty high. I remember seeing many parents involved in field trips, etc. Overall, I believe St. Leonard is a great school that taught me many lessons for high school as well as important lessons for life.
—Submitted by a former student

Posted June 7, 2006

This is a good school, but not enough extra curricular activities or sports available.
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Posted June 4, 2006

I currently have one chile enrolled at St. Leonard. I can honestly say that St. Leonard School has some minor flaws but the staff makes up for this. My son was reading in Kindergarten & learning basic multiplication in 2nd grade. Like all schools St. Leonard needs a little updating but overall I couldn't ask for more in a school. Academically I am pleased & feel very blessed with the great teachers my son has had and will soon have. I am also blessed with all the wonderful parents that volunteer at the school. As a full time working mother I feel at ease because I know that my son is being looked after by great mothers at lunch time, recess, and even on field trips. Even if I moved elsewhere I would still travel & let my child finish his time at St. Leonard.
—Submitted by a parent

Posted April 13, 2004

I have two children presently at St. Leonard. We are a very proud school in that we take pride in our children. The curriculum is unbeatable, with an outstanding English and Math program. The high school alegebra they receive in 8th grade is unbeatable. The christian value is strong not only in school, as church as well. The children come out with not only the best education, they come out of this school being the best people they can, with the best values instilled from within family and school. I believe St. Leonard is the best place to send your child.
—Submitted by a parent

Posted March 8, 2004

We presently have two children at St. Leonard and are very pleased with the quality of education. There are many families involved working together with the priests and teachers to make our school a source of pride to the community. Practicing our faith by being active in our church and school give us a strong sense of family, community, sharing, comfort and pride. The cost of sending your children to any faith based school can be a challange but the price of not feeling you are giving them the best educational experience possible can not be measured. St. Leonard graduates continually show up in their High School honors programs which often times creates the opportunity for a full scholarship to college.
—Submitted by a parent

Posted January 23, 2004

St. Leonard is a wonderful school that emphasizes academic excellence and Christian values. Visit
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Ethnicity This school State average
White 56% 51%
Hispanic 41% 24%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 2% 4%
Black 2% 18%
American Indian/Alaska Native 0% 0%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 0% 0%
Two or more races 0% 3%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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  • Ms. Maureen Wilson
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  • Roman catholic


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3322 Clarence Avenue
Berwyn, IL 60402
Phone: (708) 749-3666


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