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St Matthias School

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Situated in an inner city neighborhood. The median home value is $215,000. The average monthly rent for a 2 bedroom apartment is $940.

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Posted January 16, 2013

We have two children at St. Matthias. It is a small, progressive school with a commitment to diversity, academic excellence, and a nurturing, family-centered environment. It is also in the process of becoming an IB school. Tuition is really reasonable. Every day when I drop my kids off, I know they are cared about, safe, and learning important skills for success in education and in life. Class sizes are small. Kids have Spanish twice a week, gym twice a week, and music and art once a week, along with plenty of recess and lunch time. My kids are thriving and their teachers work hard to make learning interesting and fun. The new principal, Adam Dufault (as of July 2012), is outstanding and brings great energy and a clear vision for the future. We love, love, love this school!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted December 26, 2012

St. Matthias is a growing school that has clear vision, great leadership, motivated teachers and involved parents. In the near future, St. Matthias will have a IB program at the school. The current principal, Adam Dufault, has numberous years of experience and the past principal is leading the IB program. The teachers are getting the continuing education they need from the specialized IB program. The families are help support the school and in each other with consistent communcation. If you have children from 2 years old to 8th grade, please consider this school. Adam Dufault or Sheila, assistant principal, are willing to give you a private tour upon your request. When you have a chance, please review the video on St Matthias Facebook for more details.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 17, 2011

This is our first year at St. Matthias and we have 2 children here. We love this school. The principle and admission director are full of energy and constantly work on making the school better. We love individualized approach to kids needs, great parental involvement, technology and project based learning. All kids have Spanish classes, gym, computers, music, art and daily outdoor recess. Teachers are great, caring and very attentive. This is a great community school and strong academics. We highly recommend it
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 23, 2010

My 3 kids love the school. My oldest, now in 4th grade has been there since kindergarten. It is a wonderful community school and I feel my kids are getting a very well rounded education. They have many community building events and have a top notch academic program.
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Posted February 23, 2009

This school has many good things to offer. They have laptops for every child in 6th grade to eigth grade. The teachers are very nice here and they really care about each and every student. Sometimes they can be strict though but mostly all of the time they are joking around and having fun while teaching us. Our teachers seem to really enjoy teaching us because if they didnt why would they stay here? But you have to fit in and make friends with the parents the parents run the school events and if you're not in the loop you'll find out after you child finds out :) St. Matthias also has a robotics team who won the regional competition and moved on to state. They met Amy freeze the weather lady from Fox chicago news on channel 32. The math is one grade level ahead too :)
—Submitted by a student


Posted November 11, 2008

I love this school!!! I've been at this school since, well forever and i really like it. Sometimes the teachers can be jerks but it's cause they care for you. I think that this is a really great school. all of my brothers and sisters have gone here. I really like it, and next year i graduate. I think that when i do I'll come to visit any day. They have great laptops and great teachers. In math classes the jurior high is a grade a head of other schools. The programs are great and challenging!!!
—Submitted by a student


Posted August 28, 2008

we have one child @ st.matthias they have alot to offer but you must fit in !with the parents other wise you will be out! parents are running this school.
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Posted May 22, 2008

I enrolled my child here a few years ago and they really do not seem to enjoy it. The principal promised a lot of things that have still not gone through. My child is also having problems switching from a Project Based Learning environment to and high school testing environment.
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Posted November 13, 2007

All of our children have attended St. Matthias. We were especially impressed with the work that Mrs. Reinhard did turning the school around after the 30 year reign of Sister Marcien. Ms. De Sapio is nice, but strict about getting children to school on time! A $5 fee will result if they are overly tardy! The technology in the classrooms is first class. Our teachers were invited to speak at the state legislature re: our state of the art technology in the classrooms. The children at the school are very respectful, smart and well-spoken. The staff is warm and accomodating. Fabulous after/before school program. Father Terry is a great visionary leader with a kind heart and an open mind.
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Posted November 12, 2007

This school recently changed principal this year. It is still trying to find out where and what it wants to do. They say they value parents input yet none of the staff ever says good morning, or are courteous. They have double standards depending on if you have money or just a middle class parent payee. I think it have potention to be a great school if the staff and heads listened more.
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Posted April 18, 2007

I have a child in the pre-k program and I am so happy with it. This school is a hidden gem. I can't believe how much my 3 year old has learned this year and how much she loves school. We are so excited to have found such a wonderful school!
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Posted December 8, 2005

Caring, loving teachers. Challenging curriculum. Availablity of before and after school care is invaluable.
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Posted February 23, 2005

We have 2 children at St. Matthias. It is a wonderful place. The small class sizes, the caring teachers, the multi-cultural student body, the enthusiastic principal-- all make the school the perfect place for our kids. My sons are thriving at St. Matthias. They are learning far more than just how to take standardized tests, which seems to be the focus of public education these days. The school is a hidden gem on the city's northside which we are glad to have discovered.
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Posted October 18, 2004

The school caters to the individualized learning needs of each student...whether advanced or not. Extracurricular opportunities include string orchestra, basketball, volleyball, art club, drama and many more. http://www.values4life.com
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Ethnicity This school State average
White 52% 51%
Hispanic 21% 24%
Two or more races 12% 3%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 10% 4%
Black 5% 18%
American Indian/Alaska Native 0% 0%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 0% 0%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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4910 North Claremont Avenue
Chicago, IL 60625
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