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10155 S Ewing Ave
Chicago, IL 60617

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(773) 731-7272
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April 14, 2015
Okay so I go here right now let me tell you something it is not worth it at all. I would say go to a different private school that offers much more then here. They hand out information for my school not saying its very old and many programs dropped and are gone. The main focus this year was sports it feels like they always focus on sports. There is no family club or anything for the parents to know what is going on anymore. I feel as if I am being robbed of my education this school is truly horrible. The teachings from many teachers are just jokes I would say. There are a handful of good teachers and when I say that I mean maybe 5 out of the 10 or whatever it is we have now. Most of the teachers who do not care allow students to use their phones and such and truly do not care if the students are getting loud. No one really gets punished badly anymore and the uniforms just cost a lot so do the books. Honestly and personally this school is the worst school to ever send your kid and if a student right now is reading this trust me CPS high schools looks better then this.

- submitted by a student

October 17, 2013
St. Francis de Sales is a small, family oriented, safe school. Children can thrive and excel at St. Francis if they apply themselves. As a parent, being prepared for college, small class sizes and safety are very important. I have two students at St. Francis and both are very happy and doing very well.

- submitted by a parent
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January 13, 2010
St Frances De Sales High school definitely has its principals mixed up. Their main focus is punishment when it should be teaching. You pay alot of money and later have to put up with adults acting like children. I will not ever recommend this school to parents. The second focus is nickle and dimening you for everything your child does wrong. This have to be the reason the school is so small. very poor leadership. Sorry no stars

- submitted by a parent

April 14, 2009
Great school! Being an alumni I can say that I had a great experience at SFDS. The faculty and staff are amazing and extremely friendly, as is the student body. I felt as if I was part of a family when I was away from home. There was always someone there to talk to when I was down or needed encouragement. I recommend this school to parents and perspective students.

- submitted by a community member

December 09, 2005
I believe that St. Francis has a wonderful, diverse program for its students. Graduates have gone on to many of the top schools in America. U of C, Princeton, the Air Force Academy, Northwestern, Boston College, etc..... My child had a great education and cultural experience there and has done well since then in Computer Systems Management. I know parents who still have students at St. Francis and they say classes are smaller, however, it is still a family atmosphere and their children are doing well academically and socially. They tell me that the math and English classes are demanding and the science department has improved dramatically in the past few years. The boys athletic programs are slowly returning to respectability and the success of the girls programs continue to amaze everyone, especially in softball and basketball. The school has seen a number of retirements in recent years, which is postive.

- submitted by a parent

May 04, 2005
This school is a good school but has its principals mixed up they worrie to much about discipline and not enough about education. Also, this school doesnt work in favor of the athletics they spend more trying to hurt the athletes than help them. My, son got kicked out of the weight room for lifting weights. What school stops a kid from bettering his self as a athlete,That's horrible. The music department at Francis is very well organized and sounds good. The level of parent involvement is at a medium.

- submitted by a parent

February 05, 2005
This school needs improvement in the acedemic department. The school is a nice environment to be in but the rules are a little bit too Strict. The small classes are good for people who like small schools.

- submitted by a student

October 14, 2004
I'm a former student at St. Francis and I really enjoyed my 4 years there. I didn't agree with some of the front office decisions the school made and how they handle their students but overall I was pleased with the education I received. My problem with the school was that It didn't seem like it was a family atmosphere. I felt that everybody was not on the same page. What I mean is that I felt that everybody was not supporting each other well enough. For example, at basketball games, the principle was never there and after the game you never heard a faculty member say good game or way to play hard. Basketball is a minor problem but thats what being a family is all about suppoting each other. But things have probably changed now but that was a concern I had when I was there. Thank you.

- submitted by a student

August 15, 2004
I think St. Francis is a very well developed school. Your child of activities during the day and after school. I know that kids like going to St. Francis. Its fun and diffrent parents like to help out the school and go to games and even parents like going their too. And their learn something new everyday from the teachers. their also great teachers their.

- submitted by a student

April 09, 2004
This school gets hung up on dicipline and lacks academics. A child can be diciplined for minor infactions (being late) and cursing out a teacher with the same consequences. The academic program is very weak for a private school.

- submitted by a parent
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St. Francis De Sales High School
10155 S Ewing Ave, Chicago, IL  60617
(773) 731-7272
Last modified St. Francis De Sales High School is a Private school that serves grades 9-12
St. Francis De Sales High School Rating: 4 out of 5 based on 13 reviews. Top