Students enrolled 18
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School leader Phyllis Cavallone Jurek
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Type Religious
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247 West 23rd Street
Chicago, IL 60616

(312) 326-2837
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4 stars
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August 26, 2014
St Therese Chinese Catholic School strives for academic excellence while instilling the values that are important to our family while creating the family like atmosphere for the nurturing of young minds and spirits. The entire staff is dedicated to success of each and every student and are active participants in each child's development strong leadership begins at the top with administrative staff and permeates through the educators which can be evidenced by being nationally recognized a Blue Ribbon School by the Department Education. In this competitive world, St Therese provides the building block to compete; their language program teaching both Spanish ( second most common language in the world) and Mandarin ( which is the most dominant language in Asia. I am proud parent of two St Therese Chinese Catholic School and throw my full support staff and school mission.

- submitted by a parent
April 29, 2014
I'm very proud to send my children to this school. I was comparing what my 8th grader know compared to other city schools and it is obvious that St. Therese curriculum is above and beyond The kids work very hard here!

- submitted by a parent
March 31, 2014
This school is a blue ribbon school. They have teacher that teach well. Each year they have service hour for children which help them clean or sweep(got to help) for neighbors or teacher. They have a way to help our children so they could learn more. They tell our children to do Cornelle note which help them summarize their lesson for the chapter they learn.

- submitted by a parent
January 02, 2014
beware. some of the teachers tend to bully. i remember an incident where a kid was severely humiliated by a teacher which encouraged other students to join in. He seemed so depressed. oh and the so called "spanish and computer teacher" is a joke. He gets paid to supervise the use of rosetta stone and websites like "learn2type.com". i could google what he supposedly "taught". learned nothing. oh and snack shop serves junk food to students at a cost. whenever the health inspector would pay a visit they would scramble in an effort to hide the junk food. This place is more focused on image than the students. it might seem rather prestigious at first glance, from ipads to those blazers. but dont be fooled by materials things because once you're in you can't wait to get out. miserable is what this place is.

- submitted by a community member
January 29, 2013
St. Therese has some excellent teachers except for Spanish and Computer technology. Students are directed to use Rosetta Stone software for Spanish rather than being "taught" by a teacher. For Computer Technology, they are directed to websites to learn about computers. These methods/tools are no subsitute for real classroom instruction. I was amazed that my kids don't know how to use MS Word and ultimately, I was the one who had to teach them at home. The school advertises that it is state of the art with ipods and ipads, however, they are only taken out and used when VIPs are scheduled to visit the school. Unfortunately, my kids have graduated from St. Therese with little or no knowledge of Spanish or computers.

- submitted by a parent
November 12, 2012
I am a parent at St. Therese School. The teachers and staff are caring, wonderful people and are always welcoming. They know your child from the first day of school. I believe that St Therese embraces family values, community service , and provides an education that is the foundation for the children's future. St. Therese was named the 2011 Blue Ribbon School and in 2012 was a finalist in the Intel School of Distinction Award. The children learn Mandarin Chinese, Conversational Spanish and are immersed in the Chinese Culture. The parents are involved in the school. St. Therese and the parents have one goal. The goal is to provide our children a loving environment for them to learn and excel in academics. The children are polite and care for each other. The upper grades mentor the lower grades which I think is wonderful. My son is looking forward to the day that he can also be a mentor. He enjoys his school immensely and participates in the after school activities. He enjoys Chess,Taiko Drums and Robotics after school. My son loves the diversity of the school. St Therese is providing him a solid foundation for the future.

- submitted by a parent
October 31, 2011
In today's society speaking your mind and allowing creativity flow throughh is crucial. St.Therese does not support that. In fact they practically shove demerits in your face if you do so. The computer/Spanish teacher is an arrogant and boisterous person. He constantly flings demerits around as if they were to be toyed with. Of course, it is not, for it a very serious matter. Demerits at this school happen to be called, conduct referrals. He bellows out "conduct referral" and flicks it into a child's face often and never gives a chance for the child to speak. In computer classes, he isn't even teaching computer. He just makes the students go on some website and "study." I'm surprised st.Therese would even allow this person to be employed.

- submitted by a community member
May 18, 2010
The teachers are the absolute best... not to mention Ms. Cavallone, the principal... we love her!

- submitted by a parent
no rating May 12, 2010
The quality education and afterschool programs allows this small community and the students the synergy to propell themselves for greater oppotunitites.

- submitted by a parent
no rating May 12, 2010
It is one of the great schools of Chinatown.

- submitted by a parent
May 12, 2010
Great learning enviroment for kids and the teachers are exceptional.

- submitted by a parent
no rating May 12, 2010
Recognized as a leading institution with a focus in Chinese and Spanish language for their students. No other Chicago area school offers this curriculum!

- submitted by a community member
May 12, 2010
I have known this school for many years. This school is a great school of academics and culture including chinese and spanish. They have great technology that kids could interact with while having a great time and great curriculum. I will always recommend this school!

- submitted by a parent
no rating May 11, 2010
St. Therese offers not only an excellent environment for study but also a well grounded, high quality education. Students feel engaged at all levels of classroom teaching. The school has a great teacher to student ratio which contributes to the overall involvement of the students.

- submitted by a parent
no rating May 11, 2010
The learning experience is highly academic and spiritual. The faculty is the best!

- submitted by a parent
no rating May 11, 2010
I have 2 children in this school and I feel that the education they are receiving now will help excel them for the future.

- submitted by a parent
no rating May 11, 2010
I love this school because it is such an important part of the Chinese community. I don't think that there is another grade school in Chicago that immerses its' students in such a rich culture. It is an early bridge to Chinese culture. If you want your child to be more comfortable in traveling to/living/working in/working with China in the future, St. Therese is a great place to learn and grow.

- submitted by a parent
May 11, 2010
St. Therese has great teachers and a great principal who care and takes the time to pay attention to the lttle details in helping each child succeed.

- submitted by a parent
no rating May 11, 2010
I went to school there when I was a child. Now, I'm sending both my kids there. It's a great school!

- submitted by a parent
no rating May 11, 2010
It is the best school, Principa, teacher and all the staff are great, St.Therese is a great family oriented school with the best curriculum

- submitted by a parent
no rating May 11, 2010
Excellent academics, technology (whiteboards) in each classroom, good selection of enrichment programs, upper classmen look after younger students, good core values and emphasis on Christian values - and that's from a non-Christian. So wonderful to find such a gem for a neighborhood school!

- submitted by a parent
no rating May 11, 2010
Involved and caring faculty, staff, principal and, more importantly, parents & guardians. Great academics. Just wish it had facilities for gym and auditorium.

- submitted by a parent
no rating May 11, 2010
Probably the first school in Chicago to offer Cantonese and now Mandarin Chinese and Spanish. Great curriculum that is always being updated to new and better standards. Devoted and caring faculty and staff.

- submitted by a community member
no rating May 10, 2010
St. Therese school offers a great education with scores to prove it. The principal and faculty really care about the children.

- submitted by a parent
no rating May 10, 2010
Amazing academics programs and great teachers.

- submitted by a parent
no rating May 10, 2010
Living in downtown Chicago makes it fairly difficult to find an affordable high quality education. St. Therese offers everything I was looking for. The academics are second to none, extra curricular programs and sense of community afforded can not be beat. If it was not for St. Therese I would have moved out of the city.

- submitted by a parent
no rating May 10, 2010
advanced academics and extra cirricular programs for kids of all grades.

- submitted by a parent
May 10, 2010
Outstanding academics, up to date technology, caring teachers and staff!

- submitted by a parent
no rating May 09, 2010
great education at an affordable price. The tradition that the school represents and the diversity it supports.

- submitted by a parent
no rating May 08, 2010
St. Therese Chinese Catholic School is a community within a community. There are second and third generation families in this school. The parents are involved, the teachers are attentive and caring and the alumni are genuinely interested in the welfare of the school. And there is a strong emphasis on academics and culture.

- submitted by a parent
no rating May 07, 2010
St. Therese offers a unique cirriculum, caring and involved faculty and teachers, and provides a supportive and nurturing enivronment for the children.

- submitted by a parent
no rating May 07, 2010
I love how the upper class take care of the lower class. I love the way the parents work together for the school. I love the way my son comes home and tells me all the things that he learned in math and especially science. I love being a 5th grade home room parent. I love the way the principal disciplines a pupil with sterness but yet kindness.

- submitted by a parent
no rating May 06, 2010
The teachers are nice and genuinely love the kids. Academics wise, it's one of the best!

- submitted by a parent
April 08, 2007
School is nicely located near the heart of Chinatown. The environment is great and lively. The teachers here are exceptionally well. They've all been at the school for many many teachers. The teachers all work hard and try to make sure the children graduate into a prestigious high school. The school attends mass at their church once a month and also attends all the other Catholic holidays. Children are taught well and discipline is a must for a school of this caliber.

- submitted by a former student
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St Therese School
247 West 23rd Street, Chicago, IL  60616
(312) 326-2837
Last modified St Therese School is a Private school that serves grades PK-8
St Therese School Rating: 4 out of 5 based on 34 reviews.