No rating

GreatSchools Rating

St Andrew School

Private | PK-8 | 430 students


Be sure to visit

Take along one of
our checklists:


Living in Chicago

Situated in an inner city neighborhood. The median home value is $267,000. The average monthly rent for a 2 bedroom apartment is $1,100.

Source: Sperling's Best Places
Last modified
Community Rating

4 stars

Community Rating by Year
Based on 1 rating
Based on 1 rating
Based on 4 ratings
Based on 2 ratings

Teacher quality

Principal leadership

Parent involvement

Rate this school

Click on stars to rate
Please select a star rating for this school.
    Helpful reviews answer questions:
  • What do you think others should know?
  • What do you like?
  • How could your school improve?
    Review Guidelines
    GreatSchools won’t post reviews that contain:
  • Inappropriate language
  • Allegations of criminal conduct
  • Names of students, teachers or staff
1200 characters remaining
Please read and accept our Terms of Use to join GreatSchools.
Please indicate your relationship to the school.
Registration is required to post your anonymous review
We will not display your name, photo or email address with your review.
Your email address will never be published or shared.
Indicates a required field

13 reviews of this school

Sort by:
Show reviews by:
Posted Wednesday, November 19, 2014

On an honest note, I will say that my student life at Saint Andrew's was a living hell. The amount of pettiness and cliques within the school was absolutely ridiculous, the lack of challenge and adequate material covered by teachers is quite humorous. and I am ecstatic I was able to leave two years early. 99% of all the students and parents who go there/are involved in the school community are from a high socio-economic class, and this in turn leads them to believe they are, in a way, better than others and will blatantly show this with their actions and words towards families like mine, who were on financial aid and needed help with paying the tuition fee. Also the teachers favored students whose parents were able to donate large amounts of money to the school and treated the kids whose parents either worked or donated especially large amounts of money were treated with a certain "untouchable" status. However, as I mentioned, the biggest issue with the school was the pettiness and cliques within the students. Similar to their parents, the students, the girls in particular, were very ,judgmental and excluded and bullied people constantly. All in all, the school was simply horrible.

Posted September 29, 2013

Saint Andrew School is a Blue Ribbon School for 2013! On September 24, U.S. Secretary of Education, Arne Duncan, recognized Saint Andrew School as part of the 2013 cohort of National Blue Ribbon Schools. This is a prestigious honor that represents excellence in education. Saint Andrew is proud of this accomplishment that has become a reality because of the teamwork between students, teachers, parents and administrators. Saint Andrew's Spirit- Study- Service way of life has never been more evident!
—Submitted by a parent

Posted September 10, 2012

Students have access to many extra curricular activities, standardized test scores are in the top 15%. Middle school teachers are dedicated.The school works hard to make sure that every family feels welcome. I have benefited from their tuition assistance.
—Submitted by a parent

Posted September 8, 2012

Saint Andrew is a wonderful community. The class of 2012 had great success in finding high school placement. Over 50% of applicants were accepted to selective enrollment. The school helped find high school placements that FIT each child. Great community, great experience!
—Submitted by a parent

Posted August 3, 2012

St Andrew is a great school in the early grades, but those small class sizes become a nightmare as the kids get older. Parents have strong clicks and that impacts the dynamics of the small classrooms. the graduating class of 2012 did not have the best high school acceptance either. Middle school is a great time to consider moving to the burbs or simply switching schools. A number of families appear to have left for 2013. We are considering
—Submitted by a parent

Posted April 17, 2012

St. Andrew is an excellent school. Teachers are great, caring and very involved with each students education. I have one child that graduated in 2004, 2009 and one that will graduate next year!! All my kids enjoyed being there and always looked forward to each day. We live an hour away from the school, but nothing could keep us away from such a great community!! Highly recommend it!
—Submitted by a parent

Posted July 11, 2011

My daughter will be attending Kindergarten this year. She has already taken 3 years of pre-school at St. Andrew. She loves school! We plan to keep her here through 8th grade. The teachers are outstanding, classes are small, and our whole family benefits from the school community. It makes living in a big city seems like a small town.
—Submitted by a parent

Posted January 22, 2011

Great teachers, small classes, lots of extracurriculars and wonderful community. My children have made wonderful friends and enjoy school. The school day is long enough to allow for recess each day as well as art, music, Spanish, computers & PE a few times per week.
—Submitted by a parent

Posted October 10, 2009

The school encourages a strong parent community. Strong parents with a community to rely on makes for strong and more capable children. The teachers are caring, smart, and fun.
—Submitted by a parent

Posted July 13, 2008

We have been in this school for 4 years, love everything about St. Andrew. I am falling short of words to describe how wonderful the staff is, and all the 4 years we have been blessed with the best teachers ever.
—Submitted by a parent

Posted May 23, 2008

We have been at Saint ANdrew school since my daughter was in preschool. She is now in the 6th grade. We love the school overall. She is doing very well. I feel if we have concerns regrading curricullum that the leaders of the school listen and act on the concerns. The sports, drama and other programs have been excellent. Music, art and computer classes have excellent and dedicated teachers.
—Submitted by a parent

Posted February 23, 2007

St Andrew School is one of the best we've seen and don't plan on leaving. The teachers are a cut above the rest and are truly dedicated to our children. There is a positive connection with each teacher and student. The extra curricular activities are plenty and the children do enjoy them. The school has an awesome community feeling even if you are not a part of the immediate neighborhood. The principal and asst principal are hard working and you can tell. Where else does a principal know EVERY student by first name! The asst principal just set in motion a tremendous drop off for students in the morning to help keep the children safe with all the traffic on the busy street. The children's hot lunches are tasty - children attested! The school is clean. The books are up to date. I'm running out of space, simply a GREAT school!
—Submitted by a parent

Posted February 19, 2005

St. Andrew has a wonderful sense of community. The primary program is excellent and any child should excell within the boundaries of the programs offered. The teachers are some of the most dedicated that I have encountered. The middle school is EXCELLENT..Shakeshere is 6th grade! The history teacher gets the kids involved in skits and projects that enhances their education and most importantly gets them involved and engaged. _Parent involvement is encouraged and appreciated at the primary level. Lots of extracurricular's at this school. Has in school music, art and PE. After school spanish and several after school sports. Activie scouting programs. Definiteley one stop shopping...did I mention before and after school care?
—Submitted by a parent

Community ratings and reviews do not represent the views of GreatSchools nor does GreatSchools check their accuracy or verify the reviewers' identities. Use your discretion when evaluating these reviews.

About these ratings

The Community Rating is the school’s average rating from its community members (e.g., parents, students, and school staff). The highest possible rating is five stars; the lowest is one star.

We currently do not have any test score information for this school. Unlike public schools, private schools are not always required to report data about their schools or not required to take the same tests as public schools. Many private schools take different standardized tests; however, that information is often made available only to families of enrolled students. We strive to acquire additional private school data whenever available.

What is the GreatSchools Rating?

The GreatSchools rating is a simple tool for parents to compare schools based on test scores, student academic growth, and college readiness. It compares schools across the state, where the highest rated schools in the state are designated as “Above Average” and the lowest “Below Average.” It is designed to be a starting point to help parents make baseline comparisons. We always advise parents to visit the school and consider other information on school performance and programs, as well as consider their child's and family's needs as part of the school selection process.


Breaking down the GreatSchools Rating

Unfortunately, this school doesn't have sufficient data to generate an academic rating.

Student ethnicity

Ethnicity This school State average
White 79% 51%
Hispanic 7% 24%
Two or more races 7% 3%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 6% 4%
Black 1% 18%
American Indian/Alaska Native 0% 0%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 0% 0%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

Oops! We currently do not have any teacher information for this school. We rely on the state Department of Education, the National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), and in some cases school administrators such as registrars and principals for this data.

What makes a great teacher? Study after study shows the single most important factor determining the quality of the education a child receives is the quality of his teacher. Here are some characteristics to look for »

Let your school shine!

School leaders: Help your school shine on GreatSchools
by verifying community responses, adding program highlights
and more! Get started »

Science, Technology, Engineering, & Math (STEM)

School facilities
  • Computer lab
School leaders can update this information here.

Let your school shine!

School leaders: Help your school shine on GreatSchools
by verifying community responses, adding program highlights
and more! Get started »

School basics

School Leader's name
  • Allen Ackermann
  • Coed
  • Roman catholic
  • NCEA


Specific academic themes or areas of focus

Don't understand these terms?
  • Religious


School facilities
  • Computer lab
  • Library
Partnerships with local resources and organizations
  • Archdiocese of Chicago
School leaders can update this information here.


To learn more about enrolling, please call the school.

TIP: Don't forget to ask about documents required for enrollment, such as your child's birth certificate, proof of address, or a record of immunizations.

Notice an inaccuracy? Let us know!

1710 West Addison Street
Chicago, IL 60613
Phone: (773) 248-2500


Compare this school
to nearby schools

Compare schools »


Add this school to compare

Nearby schools

St Luke Academy
Chicago, IL