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5535 State Rd
Burbank, IL 60459

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March 09, 2015
Came by for a mid week open house not sure what to expect as we are looking to send our son to a different school. We have driven by the school many times and this was our first time inside. To say that my husband and I walked away impressed would be an understatement. The principal gave us a tour and sat down with us for an hour answering all of our questions. He was matter of fact in what was offered and showed us rather than told us. I asked him why he wasn t making a sales talk like other schools we looked at and he said that the school doesn t need to sell, and then told us about what their 8th graders accomplish in high school and beyond. I can tell this school cares about kids we cant wait until August.

- submitted by a community member
February 12, 2015
My daughter had a shadow day and loved every minute. The students were friendly and helpful and the teachers included her into the lessons as if she had been there all year. The secretary is helpful, knowledgeable and very sweet and the principal, in a very good way, was not what I was expecting. He has a diverse background, you can tell he loves the school and cares about kids. A very smart guy. My daughter wants to transfer now, but we will be starting here next school year. Do a shadow day for your kid and talk with the principal. Worth the effort, this school looks amazing.

- submitted by a community member
February 04, 2015
Went to a rather impressive open house last week. Pastor and principal gave talks, the principal was very informative and straightforward. Then over to the school for tours given by students who were not only soo cute, but very knowledgeable. My husband and I looked at other schools in the area and felt that this one provided the most honest presentation of what they have to offer. We got the feeling of faith, academics, community and just the right feel for our kids. We came not knowing what to expect and came away extremely excited.

- submitted by a parent
January 15, 2015
I just went on a tour of St. Albert the Great on Tuesday, January 6 and I was pleasantly surprised. From the minute I walked in the front door to meeting all the teachers, everyone was just wonderful. The curriculum, as presented, is top notch I looked at standardized test scores and where the 8th grade graduates went to high school. I am hoping to send my 2nd and 5th grader to this school for the upcoming year. Our family is looking forward to St. Albert s.

- submitted by a community member
January 13, 2015
OMG! I just was able to get a sneak peek at the new classrooms that were recently renovated and it is spectacular. The principal promised exciting change and he is certainly delivering. Come see this fantastic school that I love, my husband loves, and of course that my kids love too.

- submitted by a parent
January 02, 2015
My kids love this school so much they have been talking constantly over Christmas break how they can t wait to get back to school to see all of their friends and teachers. A gifted faculty and a wonderful Principal. And, if you go to our school Facebook page, there is an opportunity to win tuition for next year! Two prizes are available for students in grades kindergarten through 7. One will go to a boy and one to a girl how awesome is this! St. Albert the Great is a fantastic place for kids to grow and learn.

- submitted by a parent
December 10, 2014
What is not to love about our school? My kids love going to school each day, have many friends, and they love their teachers. A great Catholic school with strong values as it is refreshing that all the students attend mass once a week. Great family feel in this school, you know that all the students are getting the attention they deserve. What also is great is that our school is growing in many wonderful ways thanks to Father Mike and Mr. O Rourke. Thank you St. Albert the Great.

- submitted by a parent
November 24, 2014
St. Albert is a strong community where everyone knows one another and is very supportive. When you walk into the school, you get the feeling of family because everyone is so welcoming and helpful. All of the teachers are hands down the absolute best: knowledgeable, caring, dedicated, resourceful. Plenty of activities to join including three new clubs this year! I feel that my children are getting a superior education along with strong Catholic principles taught on a daily basis. Come see our school and meet our principal and I guarantee you will see the warmth, high standards, quality school that makes St. Albert the Great a unique place.

- submitted by a parent
November 17, 2014
I am so happy my child is at St. Albert the Great because the decision was not very easy. My husband and I looked at a number of the schools in the area and this is the only one who gave us straight and honest answers. The principal gets back to us immediately when we call or email and has made remarkable improvements throughout the school. Our son s teacher is kind, patient and has made an impact on his learning. We are grateful for making the right choice and highly recommend this school. Great teachers, well behaved kids, and great leadership from the principal.

- submitted by a parent
November 13, 2014
Having been a parent here for a while and always enjoyed the school, but last year and this year have been amazing. There s always something new for the kids such as all new clubs this year. The Development Board put on an amazing fundraiser Fall Fest with a chili cooking competition last weekend and the trunk or treat was awesome once again. My kids are happy, learning a great deal in a place that knows how to balance work and fun. Thank you Mr. O Rourke we hope you stay around for a while.

- submitted by a parent
November 06, 2014
Faith filled values Committed faculty Safe environment Strong academics Marvelous principal My kids love this place By far the best school in the area!!

- submitted by a parent
November 05, 2014
Until a parent in the parking lot pickup this afternoon told me about this review page, I had no idea. I had to write a review because I am so proud of our school. Hands down, this is the best school in the area. The principal has brought so many great changes very quickly, I can t keep up with all of it! Even while overseeing the flood cleanup that won t be finished until late December, he s managed to create a lunchroom/cafeteria space, be available to all of the parents after school, and any other time, and I even heard he played soccer with the kids during recess today. (My daughter said he was very good and the kids had fun). Really, our school has so many things to look forward to as we grow. My children love coming to school each day to a caring environment with teachers who really care. Every week I get updates on all the new creative ideas being brought to life so our kids can learn and have fun. I feel blessed to be a part of this school.

- submitted by a parent
November 04, 2014
I absolutely love our school. Out of all the schools in the area, this one truly delivers producing well rounded, intelligent, service-orientated kids who excel in high school and beyond. The curriculum is challenging but extra help is always available. We looked at many schools before deciding on St. Albert the Great. Our decision came down to getting honest straight forward answers to our questions. Some schools pushed we have this fancy this or that without being able to truly speak about why they invested in such a program. The "traditional" academic feel I got here along with data that proved success for the students was import important fro me and my husband. Call Principal O'Rourke, meet with him and take the tour. You will walk away very impressed. I highly recommend St. Albert for all that they do for my kids and the other students too.

- submitted by a parent
November 01, 2014
What a wonderful school! We are new to the school- transferred my third grade son from another catholic school and started my youngest in the preschool program and since starting school there I have noticed a complete transformation in both of my boys. My third grader, while he did well academically at his previous school absolutely dreaded going to school, that is not the case anymore! He loves his teachers, made friends on day one, and not once since starting at St. Albert's has he said he doesn't want to go to school. My preschooler is also loving school, is learning a lot, and has become extremely social. The environment at this school is great, teachers are wonderful and truly care about all of the children. The principal leads with great integrity and is constantly looking for ways to improve what is already a great school. All of the students are well behaved and respectful of each other-no bullying here! There is also a strong catholic identity at the school. My only regret is not having found this school sooner! Bring your children to this school, I promise you will not regret your decision.

- submitted by a parent
October 31, 2014
I am a new parent to St. Albert and can tell you it is the best decision I made for my kids. My kids were not having a positive experience at their other school academically or socially. At St. Albert the teachers push the kids to do their best but are also available for extra help. My kids made friends right away and found acceptance from day one. The principal is easy to talk to, helpful, and an excellent administrator. Everything he told me about the school, from the academic excellence, to the dedicated teachers is true. My kids look forward to going to school each day! Thank you St. Albert the Great. This is such a wonderful school.

- submitted by a parent
October 07, 2014
My daughter loves this school. Academically and Socially she is thriving. I know when she leaves St. Albert she will be prepared for High School. The Principal, Staff and Teachers are wonderful.

- submitted by a parent
September 30, 2014
I don't know where to begin because there are so many great things about St. Albert. My 2 kids love going to school. The curriculum is rigorous but the teachers are always there to help. I know that my children will be academically prepared for high school. This is a gem of a school!

- submitted by a parent
September 01, 2014
This school year opened with a Mariachi band welcoming the students and families. Last year, we had the Shannon Rovers. The Principal, in a word, is amazing; he cares deeply about the children. This is truly an amazing place. I highly recommend St. Albert the Great for wonderful-dedicated teachers, the safe learning environment, and leadership of our Principal.

- submitted by a parent
August 15, 2014
St. Albert the Great is a wonderful school and my children can't wait for the new year to begin. The school has a great faculty - each take the time to work with students who need more help. The new Principal has done much to revitalize our school, he knows all the kids by name, and is always available...I hope he stays with us a long time. Catholic school choice is an investment...this place is worth every penny and then some.

- submitted by a parent
July 06, 2014
This school is great. They provide a solid education and instill good traditional, catholic values in the children. While this school operates without any frills it does not lack at all in academics. I actually believe that it is the lack of frills that helps the children stay focused in school and to perform so well. I really appreciate the small class sizes and family atmosphere St. Albert's provides my kids. The diversity of the student body is also wonderful and everyone who comes into the school feels immediately welcome. The new principal has brought with him lots of hope for the future growth of our little school and my family is excited to be a part of it. I highly recommend St. Albert to anyone looking for a nurturing school environment with exceptional academics- you will not regret enrolling your kids here, I promise! Stop in and see for yourself you will immediately feel a sense of community.

- submitted by a parent
June 03, 2014
Just enrolled my two children last week. We are transferring from another Catholic school - my kids had were having a bad experience. Already, I can tell we made the right choice. Both of my children had a "shadow day" where they were able to sit in classes, meet the students/teachers/Principal. My son and daughter walked out with new friends and are excited. The Principal is easy to talk to, answers all questions, and has been supportive in our transition. I have heard many positive things about this school, especially their academics - but also about all the new changes the first year Principal has made. Our family can't wait for the new year to begin. If you are looking for a great school, this is the place to be.

- submitted by a parent
May 23, 2014
This school is great. The faculty and staff are incredibly professional . The teachers care deeply about the students and dedicate all their time to them. Classes are small and this benefits the kids greatly. Enroll your kids at St. Albert- you won't regret it!

- submitted by a parent
March 08, 2014
Great school and great teachers. I know my child is getting a great education. No bullying and well mannered kids.

- submitted by a parent
February 11, 2014
We have been part of St. Albert the Great for many years and love the teachers. The new Principal is amazing! I would highly recommend this school to anyone looking for a solid education for their children on the south-side. And they lowered tuition, who would have thought!

- submitted by a parent
October 21, 2013
Much needed new leadership has infused life and a strategic vision for growth at our school. St. Albert is and has always been exceptional with academics but the energy of the new Principal along with all the positive change he has created - in a short time - is welcomed and very exciting!

- submitted by a parent
no rating December 01, 2009
Both of my sons attend preschool at St Albert the Great School. The preschool program is Great! My 4 year old son was writing his name and was able to identify all the letters of the alphabet by the end of the school year. Not only has he grown educationally but spiritually also.

- submitted by a parent
March 02, 2009
Great school, fun times ,great teachers what else to say -matt K

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September 06, 2008
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February 24, 2008
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St. Albert the Great School
5535 State Rd, Burbank, IL  60459
(708) 424-7757
Last modified St. Albert the Great School is a Private school that serves grades PK-8
St. Albert the Great School Rating: 5 out of 5 based on 29 reviews. Top