Details overview

Hours 08:00 AM - 03:00 PM
School leader Elizabeth Dolack
Transportation options None
Preschool capacity 0

Programs

Basic school information

Dress code Uniforms
Religious affiliation Catholic
Schedule Traditional
Day or Boarding offered Day school
Type of school Faith-based
Coed/Single-gender Coed

Academic focus and philosophy

Educational philosophy and approach to learning We work diligently to prepare our students to excel in high school, college and beyond. By stimulating intellectual curiosity and developing critical thinking, we awaken a lifelong love and joy for learning. Please visit our school website, www.sma-school.org, for a detailed breakdown of our test scores.
Academic themes / Areas of focus General - school does not emphasize one particular subject
Instructional / curriculum models used Classical
Core Knowledge
Gifted / High performing

Classes

2
Visual Arts
including: Drawing / Sketching
5
Music
including: Band
3
Languages
including: Latin
Music Band
Choir / Chorus
Instrumental and theory music lessons
Theory
Vocal lessons / coaching
Performing & written arts Drama
Media arts None
Visual arts Drawing / Sketching
Painting
World languages taught Chinese - Mandarin
Latin
Spanish
Bi-lingual or language immersion programs offered Mandarin

Support

11
Facilities
including: Library
Facilities Art room
Auditorium
Cafeteria
Computer lab
Garden / Greenhouse
Kitchen
Library
Multi-purpose room ("Cafegymatorium")
Music room
Performance stage
Playground
Extra learning resources Acceleration
Differentiated learning programs
Mentoring
Remediation
Tutoring
Specialized programs for specific types of special education students Autism
Developmental delay
Cognitive disability
Speech and language impairments
Level of special education programming Basic - school offers or partners to provide services based on the needs of individual students
Level of ESL/ELL programming Basic - school offers or partners to provide services based on the needs of individual students

Early childhood program

Early childhood program offered Yes
Early childhood starting age 3 years old
Preschool meals offered Morning Snack
Lunch
Afternoon Snack

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Students

Student diversity

  This school State average
Hispanic 80% 24%
White 17% 51%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 2% 4%
Black 1% 18%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 0% 0%
American Indian/Alaska Native 0% 0%
Two or more races 0% 3%
Source: See notes

Extracurriculars

6
Girls Sports
including: PE classes
5
Boys Sports
including: Soccer
11
Clubs
including: Homework help / Study buddy club
Girls sports Basketball
Cheerleading
PE classes
Soccer
Track
Volleyball
Boys sports Basketball
Cheerleading
PE classes
Soccer
Track
Boys sports (misc.) Sports Club
Girls sports (misc.) Sports Club
Clubs Art club
Book / reading club
Chess club
Community service
Dance club
Drama club
Game club
Homework help / Study buddy club
Science club
Student council / government
Yoga club
Clubs (misc.) Social Etiquette
  Card Club
  Service Club
Extended care / Extended programs Before
After
Before school start time 07:00 AM
After school end time 06:00 PM

Culture

Parent involvement (misc.) Anything!
Parent involvement Attend parent nights
Chaperone school trips
Coach sports teams or extracurricular activities
Join PTO / PTA
Monitor the playground
Organize cultural events
Organize fundraising events
Serve on school improvement team or governance council
Volunteer in the classroom
Volunteer time after school
Students typically continue on to these schools St. Ignatius
  St. Patrick's High School
  Northridge Prep/Willows
Parent involvement details The school and parents work closely to provide the best we possibly can for our students. The school office sends home a comprehensive weekly newsletter and each classroom also will maintain constant and detailed information for our parents. We encourage parental involvement whenever possible!

Teachers

7
Staff
including: Tutor(s)
Staff Assistant principal
Coach(es)
Librarian / media specialist
Reading specialist
Priest, pastor, or other religious personnel
Teacher aide / assistant teacher
Tutor(s)
World languages spoken by staff Spanish

Neighborhood

Transportation options None
Transportation options (misc.) Car pooling opportunities
Partnerships with local resources and organizations Yes
Partner Archdiocese of Chicago
  Music Kids Program
Partner website Http://www.musickidsprogram.com
Partner DePaul University
Partner website Http://www.depaul.edu/Pages/default.aspx
Partner Chicago Dance Institute
Partner website Http://www.chicagodanceinstitute.org
Partner Totus Lingua
Partner website Http://www.totuslingua.com

Enrollment

Application/ enrollment process details We encourage families to visit the school for a tour or open house. To apply, families must meet with our Admissions staff and complete an application for admission. In early spring, families will be notified of acceptance!
Learn more Http://sma-school.org/static.asp?path=2984
Application requirements Application
Application fee
Interview
Type of application deadline Rolling
Application submission begins 10/26/2015
Application deadline 05/30/2016
Application fee amount $100
Application fee waivers available? Yes
Tuition range (low) $5000
Tuition range (high) $7000
For the year 2013-2014
Financial aid offered School-based aid
Outside scholarships
Financial aid type (misc.) Day Care Action
Vouchers accepted No
# of applications received 300
For the year 2013-2014
# of students accepted 290
For the year 2013-2014

Sources

Student diversity NCES, 2011-2012