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2447 West 112th Street
Chicago, IL 60655

(773) 233-8844
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July 30, 2014
It is by far the worst school. I have two children that attend St. Cajetan. My eldest who used to love going to school here.. but after the past two years, with other children bullying, teachers not doing anything about it and pushing it off. The lack of supervision of the lunch monitors, the overall assistance from the higher up staff, aka principal is deplorable. The majority of the parents remind me of high school cliques and snub their nose at you if you aren't in the 'in crowd" There are a few teachers here that are just outstanding, but the school, for new and upcoming "cheaper" alternatives take them out and/or forcefully retire them. The school needs to take the bad accredited teachers away and replace with much better alternatives. There are teachers that have such a bad standing with other past students and parents and St. Cajetan continues to pay their salaries. My kids are bright and energetic, but for the subjects that they need assistance with, they get little to no assistance and a majority of the teachers won't do anything until too late... I give this school a F for effort. Better choices in schools in the neighborhood. Catholic at that...

- submitted by a parent
January 14, 2014
My son is currently in the 5 day full day 3 and 4 year old preschool program at St. Cajetan. He absolutely loves it. This is his second year in full time preschool and he is already reading and able to do First Grade Mathematics in the first semedster. The program is the proper mix of learning and developmental play for kids to thrive. He also spends his afternoons at Club Cajetan, the after school enrichment program at St Cajetan. The after school program offers Spanish, Irish Dance, Zumba, yoga and various craft and fun based learning activities. After Club Cajetan he is able to stay in the aftercare program until 6pm. The community at St Cajetans is its greatest asset. The parents are heavily involved and because your kids are generally going to school with other kids from the area it allows for plenty of opportunity for play dates and friendships to blossom after school hours.

- submitted by a parent
December 11, 2013
I am a former graduate of this school. While I was bullied here too, I was actually bullied even more harsher, and worse from the Clissold (public) children. The funny thing is though,I was actually a quiet child but I still got harassed. Oddly enough, I am actually glad i went here, rather than Clissold , which is something you COULD NOT pay me enough to send my future children there. My best friend actually went to Clissold, and I seemed to know more basics then her. I also think when it comes to bullying that people are complaining about here is that they need tor realize that no matter what school your kid goes to there is going to be bullying. In order to help this, parents and teachers need to start collaborating more, not just at this school but everywhere. There needs to be teaching the children not only should you treat others as you want to be treated, but that as a person, YOU TEACH OTHERS HOW TO TREAT YOU. This is definitely a life lesson I wish I could have learned better growing up.

- submitted by a community member
May 15, 2012
I doubt the good reviews on this school are real. The so called "family" vibe they are thring to get at is not working. I was bullied when I was there. They did nothing about it absolutly nothing. I'm glad I got out of that school when I did!

- submitted by a community member
May 08, 2012
Truly an excellent school. Children learn to be good students and caring individuals. I have 2 children attending this school. It has exceeded my expectations at every level.

- submitted by a parent
May 05, 2011
I am a graduate of the class of 82-back then it was horriable.The motivated kids taught themselves and everyone else just hug out and then went hiome. If i lived near the school you could not PAY ME ENOUGH TO SEND MY CHILD TO SC!!! I am a techer now and as long as I teach and interact with my students THE OPPOSITE of the way SC was back in the 70's and 80"s I know i an a great teacher!! So the bottom line is it could have not have gotten worse over the years because that would be

- submitted by a community member
no rating September 23, 2010
I had three children attend St Cajetan. They received a great education with their friends and neighbors. There are still places in chicago where you can walk to school with your friends!

- submitted by a parent
September 22, 2010
Because my grandson, Lane Scott, is happy there.

- submitted by a parent
no rating September 22, 2010
St. Cajetan has wonderful, caring teahers who work especially hard to prepare my children for lifelong learning.

- submitted by a parent
February 02, 2010
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- submitted by a parent
January 30, 2010
Utter disaster of a school. I sent my child here for an education ... he's pretty smart, but slightly awkward in social settings. Cajetan's did nothing to prevent bullying, and when I addressed this to teachers and the principal, they told me that it's just kids being kids, and not to worry about it. EXCUSE ME?!? I want my child to be in a happy and respectful learning environment, not one where he hates going to school. Glad I got him out of there!

- submitted by a parent
September 28, 2009
My child is in kindergarten here and I am not happy at all with the program, the teacher, or the so called 'sense of family' that the other reviewers have talked about in regards to other parents. After looking at my child's work tthat is sent home it is obvious that the teacher or aid are not circulating throughout the room while the children are working on assigned tasks. The other parent are very cliquish and make no effort to make families that are new to the school feel welcome. I feel that this type of attitude defeats one of the purposes of sending a child to a Catholic school.

- submitted by a parent
September 24, 2009
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- submitted by a parent
no rating September 23, 2009
Awesome school and community!

- submitted by a parent
September 18, 2009
I have 4 children at St. Cajetan and we are all very happy here. This isnt just a school but a family. The academics are strong especially in the upper grades. The extra curricular activities offered range from music to crafts to athletics. I am a strong believer in the Catholic school systems and think this one is top notch. I just cant say enough on how much I love this school, parish and the community. I am proud to be a parent of a student from St. Cajetan.

- submitted by a parent
no rating September 18, 2009
my kids love it and everyone looks out for each other...it's a great school!!!!

- submitted by a parent
no rating September 18, 2009
St Cajetan has provide a great catholic education as well as a safe and friendly home to our 4 wonderful children.

- submitted by a parent
no rating September 18, 2009
Genuine care for the kids!

- submitted by a parent
no rating September 18, 2009
St. Cajetan provides a warm, loving environment and a good education.

- submitted by a parent
no rating September 18, 2009
I love the community. We always come together during trying times and happy times. Great place to learn and grow!

- submitted by a parent
no rating September 18, 2009
The kids are always willing to support a worthy cause.

- submitted by a teacher
no rating September 17, 2009
great sense of combining elite education, community commitment, and spirituality. Staff and parent support make it a wonderful environment for our children.

- submitted by a parent
no rating September 17, 2009
Its such a close community. People are always willing to help

- submitted by a parent
no rating September 17, 2009
I think it gives my kids a well rounded education with a Catholic base.

- submitted by a parent
no rating September 17, 2009
I love St Cajetan because of the friendly and caring staff at the school and the passion for learning that the teachers exhibit every day.

- submitted by a parent
September 17, 2009
St. Cajetan is a great school in an even greater community. They reinforce caring for your fellow man. The focus of the day to day learning at St. Cajetan is as much on reading,writing and arithmetic as it is on making sure that the children learn to treat eachother fairly and with respect. It is a fun place filled with the excitement for learning and being together. Their motto is,'St. Cajetan- a place to call home.'

- submitted by a parent
no rating September 17, 2009
St. Cajetan is truly a place to call home. Each staff member goes above and beyond to provide a caring, consistent and diverse education for our children while modeling a loving gratitude for God.

- submitted by a parent
September 17, 2009
Great community school. Lots of extricular and enrichment programs as well as a strong athletic program.

- submitted by a parent
no rating September 17, 2009
It is a great school with excellent educational and extracurricular activities. It is also a very strong parish, like being a part of a family.

- submitted by a parent
no rating September 17, 2009
St. Cajetan Elementary School blends both discipline and delight in learning. They maintain high standards and yet the teachers have an unique ability to assess where each student is and provide tools that allow each to grow independently as well as within the group. Each child is respected and that provides a springboard for learning that will last a life time. At St. Cajetan's there is no "can't do", it's "Let's find another avenue." This applies to academics as well as social issues. The teachers are adept at finding out what motivates each student and are brilliant at bringing the sum total of those contributions into a community of kids who are empowered to change the world, beginning with their own.

- submitted by a community member
no rating September 17, 2009
Excellent education with a focus on faith and family. In a world where society preaches consumption, beauty and money it's import to provide our children a foundation of faith. St. Cajetan provides a moral compass for our children on top of an excellent academic education! Truly the touchstone of our neighborhood!!

- submitted by a parent
no rating September 17, 2009
The spirit of community. The education of the mind and the soul.

- submitted by a parent
no rating September 17, 2009
St. Cajetan is a place like 'home.' We are all family and look out for each other.

- submitted by a parent
no rating September 17, 2009
St. Cajetan School creates a sense of community for our children and family that is light-years ahead of what we experienced with other schools.

- submitted by a parent
no rating September 17, 2009
Our school offers religious education athletics chess club lego robotics student council environmental awareness club as well as a wonderful teaching staff

- submitted by a parent
July 15, 2009
I have had 3 children graduate from St Cajetan. The school prepares children well for high school and the junior high program is excellent, especially the English program. I never had a problem being able to volunteer, although I'm sure cliques exist here as with any other school. I would do it all over again if given the choice.

- submitted by a parent
May 15, 2009
My daughter transfered here from a public school in the neighborhood. After 2 years she is begging to be transfered back. I feel like the teachers she has had in these two years are glorified babysitters with damaging affects to confidence in learning. The math curriculum is a joke at this school as well. My daughter was ridiculed for being too creative and 'spirited'. This is her last year there. What a waste of hard earned money. The other review stated the cliquish nature which is not just in the athletics. Kids here are inclusive and snobby, not all, but alot.

- submitted by a parent
March 10, 2009
What a disaster. Our daughter entered this school with a love of learning and can't wait to leave. There is a centrist push here that puts everyone in the middle. Very strong need to dumb down. Too bad. And the athletics are so cliquish - yikes! THere are better options in the neighborhood.

- submitted by a parent
March 30, 2008
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February 06, 2008
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December 02, 2006
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- submitted by a student
February 12, 2006
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- submitted by a former student
January 31, 2006
My experience has been with primary grades, and largely favorable. There is a focus on respectful interaction with teachers, the community and each other. The teachers are energetic and motivated. They offer art and music

- submitted by a parent
June 18, 2005
I had a child in St. Cajetan. I also think the school had too much fundraising. They asked for money very often. I also agree with the parent who said that the school promoted favortism, 'clicks', etc. The parents are close knit and really dont want your help if your not in with them. Overall the school may be above average, but it lacks in many areas and needs improvement.

- submitted by a parent
February 19, 2005
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- submitted by a parent
October 05, 2004
The education provided within the walls of Cajetan were above average, with some very dedicated teachers. The principal and her policies, quite a different story. At Cajetan, it's whats best for Cajetan (its persona) not the students within the walls. I think this school falls way short in its obligations to its students and their emotional and physo. well-being. I think they promote favoritism, clicks, and the 'in crowd' and stigmatize anyone who doesn't 'fit their bill'. Yes, there are many dedicated people within the parish, so don't think you'll get in to help with anything because truly they do not want you there. They work so well at being dedicated, you'd think no one else could. The school and people are self-serving wrapped in the 'so committed' package.

- submitted by a parent
February 23, 2004
I have 3 children in this school, from 8th down to Kindergarten and am very pleased with the high-quality academic and religious education they're receiving. This school has a state of the art technology program and is providing the kids with art and music appreciation as well. My daughter was struggling with math and her teacher spent a lot of extra time helping her bring her grade from a C- to B+ in one quarter. Community service is taught and encouraged.. There are many involved parents who graciously give of their time and talents in coaching, fundraising, drama club and in-classroom reading enrichment activities. Parents' suggestions and criticisms are considered and taken seriously by a board made up of school parents. Any parent who wants to have a voice is encouraged to get involved. This is a great school!

- submitted by a parent
February 23, 2004
Outstanding school and outstanding education. Administration is open to all ideas and provides for strong leadership skills in a caring environment. School has many personal qualities that just are not found elsewhere. Would consider no other school for my children.

- submitted by a parent
September 09, 2003
Leadership at this school needs to have more of an open mind and be more receptive to parents idea's, criticism, and change. Also bit too much fundraising.

- submitted by a parent
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St Cajetan Elementary School
2447 West 112th Street, Chicago, IL  60655
(773) 233-8844
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