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Immaculate Conception St. Joseph School

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Posted August 21, 2014

Sadly, the co-principals lack insight and leadership skills necessary to foster a positive learning environment. There is no real community since parents are afraid to speak their minds for fear of retribution and character assassination of their children by the principals. Our children felt disrespected as people in a community which negatively impacted their willingness to take risks in their learning. We have left the school and found many parents and teachers are fleeing as well.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 26, 2013

We agree with the noted concerns - no interpretations are necessary for the below which is a straight copy from the PRESCHOOL Policy Level 3: Moderate-Severe Aggression ACTION : grabbing FIRST TIME occurrence: 15 second intervention, Time to Think form, Complete Reporting Form, Parent Notification by Phone Meeting with Counselor & Principal AND LOSS OF 1 RECESS or PLAYTIME SECOND TIME: same + LOSS OF 2 RECESSES or PLAYTIMES THIRD TIME: same + LOSS OF 3 RECESSES or PLAYTIMES plus a separate Behavior Contract
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Posted January 11, 2013

This is a great school! They use the words you want to hear, and follow it up. The faculty and administration are friendly and caring, and the academics are excellent. We have seen none of the excessive discipline referred to in the recent reviews. There are plenty of spirited kids in our daughter's class, and I have never heard of one being held out of recess, so it is hard to imagine one being severely punished for a single incident of grabbing a crayon. We have also had great response from faculty and administration with any concerns that we have had, so if an unfair incident were to happen, I am confident that it would be dealt with fairly.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 10, 2013

Kudos to the parent who had the courage to bring to light what really goes on behind the scenes at this school. I am not sure how a teacher in a preschool program or parent is unprepared to handle a young child "grabbing a crayon". And that this is viewed as a Level III severe aggression and met with removal from a recess or an activity is absurd. This type of severe punishment for such a minor action is nothing more than the school bullying the child!!!!!
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Posted January 10, 2013

To the parent who gave the school a two star rating, consider for a moment, your child being bullied or excluded and the behavior of the children who are doing it is not being addressed. I can appreciate that your child might have wonderful unique traits from God. What you see as wonderful unique traits in your child, might not be seen the same way a child, parent or teacher who is affected by your child's behavior. This school is still relatively new and has grown quickly. I am happy to see they have implemented a system to deal with "spirited" children who are disruptive, inconsiderate and not inclusive.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 1, 2012

Immaculate Conception/ St. Joseph school is a great fit for our family. It offers individualized teaching for children (excellent student to teacher ratio 10:1), sound academic philosophy, with an incredible sense of community. The curriculum is challenging and the teachers engaging. The school helps develop well rounded children with Spanish starting in Pre-K, art and art appreciation and extras such as Mad Science, Mandarin, Italian, Ballet, Basketball, Chess, etc. The challenge for this school is getting a child in---apply early!
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Posted January 15, 2011

Immaculate Conception School in Old Town feels like a small community in a big city. The families are so welcoming and supportive. We all share the same values we want our kids to learn. We are excited about the second campus location for the older grades with a huge new gym and high tech resources like the SMART boards.
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Posted April 14, 2010

Love this school. They care about each and every child. Our children LOVE going to school, and I am continually amazed at how quickly they are learning to be great caring children as well as excelling at reading, writing, math and other languages. The teachers truly are the best of the best. They offer many enrichment classes during and at the end of the school day. The students have the opportunity to take classes like Piano, Chess, Manderin, French, Mad Scinece... just to name a few. With 2 teachers in each classroom the children get a lot of individual attention. As the school grows I hope they develop a honors/IB/gifted type program for the subset of kids that will thrive on this extra challenge.
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Posted January 2, 2010

Amazing school with the focus on the whole child; education, social, emotional, community and all facets of childhood. The staff is amazing with 2 teachers in every classroom as well as dedicated music, PE and Spanish teachers. Faculty includes a school counselor and a learning specialist. Every child is unique and loved. An amazing place!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 28, 2009

A great level of education and caring, with good discipline and a varied and packed curriculum.
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Posted May 31, 2007

Small private Catholic school located in Chicago's Near North area (highly desireable, good luck getting in! located blocks to other high scoring public and private schools such as Catherine Cook, The Latin School, Franklin Fine Arts Elementary, The British School. Teachers are attentive and parents involved.Less expsensive than even public preschool, this quality school is an excellent deal. Drawbacks:small size Advantages:small size Affordability: Very affordable, less than public school pre-k.
—Submitted by a parent


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Ethnicity This school State average
White 79% 60%
Two or more races 11% N/A
Hispanic 4% 16%
Asian 3% N/A
Black 2% 20%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 2% N/A
American Indian/Alaska Native 0% 0%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander N/A 3%
Source: NCES, 2009-2010

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  • Catherine Sullivan
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  • Roman catholic
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  • (312) 944-0695

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1431 N North Park Avenue
Chicago, IL 60610
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