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St. Jerome School

Private | PK-8 | 215 students

Our school is best know for graduating great well rounded students.

 

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Situated in an inner city neighborhood. The median home value is $239,000. The average monthly rent for a 2 bedroom apartment is $920.

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Posted 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.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted 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.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted 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.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 6, 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
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 14, 2009

St. Jerome School is a great place. Small classess, great staff and a great community.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted December 5, 2006

No sense of true Catholic community or charity if you're not part of some esoteric parental clique. Not very welcoming at all.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted 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
—Submitted by a parent


Posted 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.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted 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.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted 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!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted 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.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted 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
—Submitted by a parent


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Student ethnicity

Ethnicity This school State average
White 60% 51%
Hispanic 20% 24%
Two or more races 18% 3%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 1% 4%
Black 1% 18%
American Indian/Alaska Native 0% 0%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 0% 0%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

Teacher resources

Special staff resources available to students Teacher aid/assistant teacher
School social worker/counselors(s)
Reading specialist(s)
PE instructor(s)
Music teacher(s)
Instructional aide(s)/coach(es)
Art teacher(s)
Assistant principal(s)
Foreign languages spoken by school staff Spanish
Croatian
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Special education / special needs

Level of special education programming offered
  • Basic - the school offers or partners to provide services based on the needs of individual students

Science, Technology, Engineering, & Math (STEM)

School facilities
  • Computer lab
Clubs
  • Science club

Arts & music

Staff resources available to students
  • Art teacher(s)
  • Music teacher(s)
School facilities
  • Music room
Visual arts
  • Drawing / sketching
  • Painting
Music
  • Band
  • Choir / Chorus
  • Instrumental music lessons
Performing and written arts
  • Drama
Clubs
  • Art club
  • Drama club
  • Yearbook

Language learning

Foreign languages taught
  • Italian
  • Spanish
Level of ESL/ELL programming offered
  • Basic - the school offers or partners to provide services based on the needs of individual students
Foreign languages spoken by staff
  • Croatian
  • Spanish

Health & athletics

Staff resources available to students
  • Instructional aide(s)/coach(es)
  • PE instructor(s)
School facilities
  • Kitchen
Clubs
  • Girls on the run
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School basics

School start time
  • 8:00 am
School end time
  • 2:50 am
Before school or after school care / program onsite
  • After school
School Leader's name
  • Mr. Christopher Caban
Best ways for parents to contact the school
  • Email
  • Phone
Age at which early childhood or Pre-K program begins
  • 3 years old
Gender
  • Coed
Boarding options
  • Day school
Is there an application process?
  • Yes
Affiliation
  • Roman Catholic
Associations
  • CEC

Programs

Instructional and/or curriculum models used

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  • Core knowledge
Specific academic themes or areas of focus

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  • Religious
Bi-lingual or language immersion programs offered

Don't understand these terms?
  • No
Level of special education programming offered
  • Basic - the school offers or partners to provide services based on the needs of individual students
Foreign languages taught
  • Italian
  • Spanish
Level of ESL/ELL programming offered
  • Basic - the school offers or partners to provide services based on the needs of individual students

Resources

Staff resources available to students
  • Art teacher(s)
  • Assistant principal(s)
  • Instructional aide(s)/coach(es)
  • Music teacher(s)
  • PE instructor(s)
  • Reading specialist(s)
  • School social worker/counselors(s)
  • Teacher aid/assistant teacher
Foreign languages spoken by staff
  • Croatian
  • Spanish
Extra learning resources offered
  • Counseling
  • Mentoring
  • Tutoring
Transportation options
  • None
School facilities
  • Cafeteria
  • Chapel/spiritual reflection center
  • Computer lab
  • Internet access
  • Kitchen
  • Music room
Partnerships with local resources and organizations
  • Archdiocese of Chicago
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Sports

Boys sports
  • Basketball
  • Football
  • Running Club
Girls sports
  • Basketball
  • Girls on the Run
  • Volleyball

Arts & music

Visual arts
  • Drawing / sketching
  • Painting
Music
  • Band
  • Choir / Chorus
  • Instrumental music lessons
Performing arts
  • Drama
Media arts
  • None

Student clubs

Clubs (distinct from courses)
  • Art club
  • Chess club
  • Community service
  • Drama club
  • Girls on the run
  • Science club
  • Student council/government
  • Yearbook
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School culture

Dress Code
  • Uniforms
Bullying policy
  • This school has a bullying and/or cyber bullying policy in place.
Parent involvement
  • Attend parent nights
  • Chaperone school trips
  • Coach sports teams or extracurricular activities
  • Join PTO/PTA
  • Organize fundraising events (school auction, bake sales, etc.)
  • Serve on school improvement team or governance council
  • Volunteer in the classroom
  • Volunteer time after school
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What are your chances?


7 out of 10students were accepted for the 2012-2013 school year.


Students accepted for the 2012-2013 school year
30
Applications received for the 2012-2013 school year
45

What does it cost?

Tuition range for the 2013-2014 school year
$3000 - $5000
Vouchers accepted
No
Financial aid offered
Yes.
School-based aid

Planning ahead

Students typically attend these schools after graduating
St. Ignatius College Prep
De LaSalle College Prep
Mount Carmel High School
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2801 S Princeton Ave
Chicago, IL 60616
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Phone: (312) 842-7668

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