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Chicago, IL
Students enrolled: 215
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2801 S Princeton Ave
Chicago, IL 60616

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(312) 842-7668
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March 31, 2015
I love this school! However, I do agree with another reviewer in that I wish the school would step up to the next level of greatness and offer more in the way or resources. It is ridiculous that this thriving and solvent school/parish does not build a gym, a playground, offer a real library and technology resources. Parents and students are looking for these things and there is no rational reason that St. Jerome isn't offering them.

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March 26, 2014
St. Jerome is a wonderful school on many levels; and certainly holds the children to a high academic standard. Prospective parents should know however that it lacks in providing a well rounded day in that the school has no gym to offer for recess during the cold weather. Often times the children do not have a recess at all, which in a 7 hour highly academic and structured day, is not conducive to learning. Also, the school maintains they have a language program however anyone whose child takes Spanish at St. Jerome will tell you there is no "real" language program. The school is tight knight and offers a rigorous homework and daily academic schedule, if they put some effort in the other areas they will be an A+ school.

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November 16, 2010
My family and I have been a part of St. Jerome for over 40 years. My dad, brothers, niece, nephew, my kids and I have all attended St. Jerome School. It's a low student to teacher ratio which is great. They have extracurricular activities. A drama club was started last year an the play that the students performed was a huge success. Every school has their problems. Some teachers are better than others; some parents are better than others. I highly recommend this school to anyone.

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July 14, 2010
I agree with the person that said they have no resources for children with learning problems, and only certain teachers are willing to go above and beyond to help a student in need of extra help. The teacher's also lack professionalism at this school. Certain teachers expect respect from their students but don't want to give them any respect in return. Some of the students feel that they don't fit in because they are not Croatian and they shouldn't have to feel that way. This school does favor Croatian and Italian students no matter what they say. I think this school does provide a quality education to their students, and there are a few excellent teachers which is my kid goes there otherwise I would send him/her somewhere else.

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May 06, 2010
My children attended st. Jerome as well as my husband and his siblings. I feel my children got a quality education at St Jerome

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February 14, 2009
St. Jerome School is a great place. Small classess, great staff and a great community.

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December 05, 2006
No sense of true Catholic community or charity if you're not part of some esoteric parental clique. Not very welcoming at all.

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August 18, 2006
Reviews given by people that like to bash but don't have the courage to sign their name should be taken with a grain of salt! Pauline Dengler

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May 16, 2006
The principal is very hands on and focused on staff development. Recently added computer lab is a step in the right direction. The teachers are very involved with their students. Staff is a good mix of age and experience. Parent involvement in the lower grades is high, but seems to decline as students get older. There are a variety of team sports offered, as well as a few academic events. St Jerome is a good value and still small enough to provide the extra attention some students may need. There is on-site tutoring and counseling available.

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March 24, 2006
Wonderful extracurricular activities, great, caring staff, an awesome education. The only problems I see are a HUGE influence on religion (its a bit overwhelming) and there is some favoring of families, but not much. I did not enjoy the pre-school teachers, I found them catty and immature. But the rest of the school is a joy. They have odyssey of the minds, language programs, sports, plus all of the core classes. The kids go on field trips, do experiments, there is a great sense of community and belonging. The kids are very safe and loved, parents are encouraged to participate and become involved.

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January 16, 2006
Great community! Caring teachers and parents, and they value your input. I had been overall pleased with this school until my child reached the fourth grade. I was shocked to find out the things that were said and done in his class! The school and church otherwise is a great place for children!

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January 12, 2006
This school is run by the teachers and not by the principal. The rumor mill is contantly going. Everyone is in everybody elses business. Would not recommend.

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September 27, 2005
This school does not have the equipment or the resources they have for students with slow problems. I feel that some parents stick their noses where they shouldn't be. I feel that the parents should let their child learn how to have responsibility. It seems that its everyone's business to know what your child is doing. As for the teachers, I think there needs to be some professionalism. Teachers talk behind eachothers backs and some are very old fashioned with worksheet after worksheet. Its a small school with an avg. of 25 students, which nice. Overall, its an average school

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St. Jerome School
2801 S Princeton Ave, Chicago, IL  60616
(312) 842-7668
Last modified St. Jerome School is a Private school that serves grades PK-8
St. Jerome School Rating: 4 out of 5 based on 14 reviews. Top