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1431 N North Park Avenue
Chicago, IL 60610

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(312) 944-0304
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October 05, 2015
The middle school social studies teacher is amazing. The kids are inspired and are so interested in the topics. His teach style is approachable.

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August 20, 2015
This school is definitely the best place I could send my kids. Every day they come home with smiles on their faces. They are friends with everyone and always feel included. I have loved watching my daughters grow, not only mentally and physically, but spiritually as well. The principals and administration lead with compassion and look out for every individual child. This school is truly a special place. Because of this school, I am confident my children will be ready for high school.

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March 26, 2015
I am somewhat shocked by some of the negative comments, because my experience with the school has been really positive. Not only have the teachers provided a nurturing, caring environment and excellent instruction, but when my child began having short-term difficulty, the principal and staff were on top of it and very supportive.

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February 26, 2015
The co-principal is unqualified. This school is a disaster and dozens of families have fled, not to mention dozens of teachers who have been treated horribly (urge you to locate and then talk to these people). Such a poor retention of families and faculty, and so many of the remaining families are miserable but feel trapped because once you have multiple kids it's hard to get them to another school. Math teachers in middle school are awful and many forced to hire tutors. Worst decision ever to come to this nightmarish place! If it's hard to get in at the pre-school level, that's because so few good choices in the area, but watch your class of 46 dwindle to 16 once people flee from IC!

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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.

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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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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.

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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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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.

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September 01, 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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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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January 02, 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!

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October 28, 2009
A great level of education and caring, with good discipline and a varied and packed curriculum.

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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.

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Immaculate Conception St. Joseph School
1431 N North Park Avenue, Chicago, IL  60610
(312) 944-0304
Last modified Immaculate Conception St. Joseph School is a Private school that serves grades PK-3
Immaculate Conception St. Joseph School Rating: 4 out of 5 based on 21 reviews. Top