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St Constance School

Private | PK-8 | 186 students

Our school is best known for our excellent academic program & small class sizes.
 
 

 
 

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Situated in an inner city neighborhood. The median home value is $190,000. The average monthly rent for a 2 bedroom apartment is $950.

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2013:
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2011:
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Posted January 14, 2014

St. Constance School provides a safe friendly environment for all students, and no student is left behind. The teachers work hard to focus on each student's individual needs. The student-teacher ratio is small enough to make this possible. The school is just the right size, and the Principal and staff are friendly, reasonable and easy to get along with. I couldn't ask for more from a school, and am very grateful we are able to be a part of this school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 2, 2013

St. Contance is an excellent academic choice for parents who want their children to learn in a safe environment with caring teachers and high standards for excellence
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 29, 2013

St. Constance has very dedicated and experienced teachers and staff. They don't "teach to the test" but rather provide the kids the fundementals needed to succeed in our competitive world. There are after school programs to choose from - homework help, martial arts, fun with math, young Rembrandts, dance classes, computer media, crochet club, to name a few. The school has a band program and offers a half day summer program on "interactive whiteboard fun". I have 2 children at St Constance and they love it. My oldest daughter graduated from there and learned non-academic traits such as service and volunteering which she has continued in high school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 27, 2013

I have attended St. Constance for 9 years and I could not have asked for a better educational experience. The school has strengthened my social, as well as academic skills. The small class sizes not only allow for greater teacher-student interaction, but also allows the students to grow close to one another.


Posted April 24, 2013

The choice that we made in sending our son to St Constance was the right choice. Not only is our child receiving a sound education and learning moral values.....the school with its teachers, principal and staff make it feel like family! Love everything about the school!!!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 2, 2013

St.Constance is a diverse, welcoming community set in a beautiful, safe, state-of-the-art facility that I cannot say enough about. My 2 daughters were educated for all 9 years at St. Constance. They were well prepared with the reading, writing, math, and science skills they would need for successful futures in high school and college. Their elementary teachers set a high standard that motivated them for the competitive world that awaited them. The school's small class size gave every child the opportunity for individual assistance. At St. Constance, they learned responsibility, volunteerism, compassion, and good moral values. I am so grateful to all the teachers who educated them for helping to make them into the young women that I am so proud of today.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 28, 2013

Both of my children gratuated with honors from St. Constance School. They left the school extremely prepared for high school. I was very pleased with the variety of programs, the teachers and staff at the school. Their social and spiritual growth was also very important to me, and I am very proud of the people they've become.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 25, 2013

Thank you for being a special part of my family's life! I enjoy seeing the children grow, learn and become wonderful people!
—Submitted by a teacher


Posted March 25, 2013

my 2 boys gratuated from St.Constance many years ago,my oldest is 28 years old now,and my youngest son is 24,now my daughter Samantha is 11 years old right now.,,and many years later, my daughter Samantha has the same teachers that my boys had when they were at St.Constance,the only difference is Mrs.Panczyk was my oldest sons 2nd grade teacher.as for me i am the happiest of the parents at St.Constance. I knew then, and I know I made the best decision of choosing St. Constance School for my children's education. "Glad your still part of my family"!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 9, 2012

Many new and fun activities for the students after school make this place the perfect school for my kids. I don't have to worry they are up to no good when I'm at work. My kids learned a lot since switching schools in 3rd and 4th grade and I'm very happy I chose this school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted December 6, 2011

My son loves the new electronic white boards and the homework help sessions the school offers. The technology department at the school is very interactive for the students.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted December 5, 2011

I am an alum of St. Constance, and I feel that it has prepared me for high school immensely. I am about to graduate from a Catholic high school, and as I am about to go to college I cannot picture myself attending a different elementary school. The environment was very friendly and time spent with the teachers one on one was very important in my development as a student and a person.


Posted July 8, 2010

I have attended Sait Consatnce for 9 years. I just graduated this year. I think that St. Constnce has a lot to offer. I have a lot of fun memories of my past years at Constance. The teachers are very nice and have different teaching methods. They would always help out in any way they could . I couldn't have asked for a better school experience!!!


Posted January 11, 2010

Need more diversity, need more resources for kids, need teachers with more open minds and understand that not all children learn the same way.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 13, 2008

All of my children attend St. Constance School and I am so happy that they go there. It's the perfect school for everybody and all the young ones I know attend there and they are all so happy and lucky one might add.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 5, 2008

I have been attending St. Constance for 8 years now and will be graduating this year. I have learmed so much here which will help me in my chosen high school, Resurrection. The teachers here are so helpful and the all the events that happen here make this the best school ever. I'm glad that I came to this school and I will be a proud alumni next year. I recommend this school to all who wish to have a great future. GO ST. CONSTANCE EAGLES!
—Submitted by a student


Posted February 23, 2008

I've been going to St. Constance School for the past 9 years and I've changed so much. I will be graduating this year and I will never forget everything that I've learned here. Even though I'm not of the Polish ethnic, I've never felt left out because everyone at this school is so friendly and welcoming. I highly recommend this school for anyone. Since I went here, I've been accepted into the honors program of my future high school, Trinity and I'm eligible for a scholarship. There are also many extras to this school such as sports, the new clinics, band, and teen club. Go to St. Constance for the learning experience of a lifetime!
—Submitted by a student


Posted January 16, 2008

Both my children attend St. Constance School, and our family is extremely happy with the school. St. Constance has excellent teachers, evidenced by the high Terra Nova scores (way above the National Average). In addition to helping students excel in Math English and other basic subjects, St. Constance offers special programs and classes that are important in attaining a well rounded education. Students at St Constance can choose a special clinic in Drama, Language, Home Economics just to name a few. St. Constance School has a new Band program that is excellent.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 14, 2006

My children attend St. Constance School for the last 4 years, and I am overwhelmed by the staff support, parent involvement, and quality of educations that the school offers. Many events are sponsored by the Home School Association, Sports Association, School Board and the different parish organizations (I personally like the Santa s Workshop, Breakfast with Bunny, Parent s Night Out, School Dance, out of dozen or so events). It is easy to join and participate in any of the events. Education is one of the strengths of the St. Constance School. St Constance School staff is always available to help with my children development, and provides for pleasant learning environment.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 30, 2005

St.Constance has an excellent academic program as well as various depts such as music, arts, sports, etc.. However, they lack on parent involvement . True, that 90% of the students are of the Polish ethnic, St. Constance main focus is on communicating with these parents in their native language 'polish' therefore, leaving the remaining 2% of non-polish parents to figure school activities on their own. Due to this, the non-polish student ratio has dramatically dropped and transferred to St. Roberts a few blocks away.
—Submitted by a parent


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Student ethnicity

Ethnicity This school State average
White 94% 51%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 3% 4%
Hispanic 3% 24%
Two or more races 1% 3%
American Indian/Alaska Native 0% 0%
Black 0% 18%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 0% 0%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

Teacher resources

Special staff resources available to students Assistant principal(s)
Art teacher(s)
Computer specialist(s)
Cooking/Nutrition teacher(s)
Dance teacher(s)
Librarian/media specialist(s)
Math specialist(s)
Music teacher(s)
PE instructor(s)
Priest, pastor, or other religious personnel
Reading specialist(s)
Speech and language therapist(s)
Teacher aid/assistant teacher
Tutor(s)
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Awards

Academic awards received in the past 3 years
  • National & State Champions Handwriting Contest (2013)
  • Science Fair City & State Winners (2013)
  • Mathematics Achievement Award (2013)

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
Extra learning resources offered
  • Differentiated learning programs
Staff resources available to students
  • Speech and language therapist(s)

Science, Technology, Engineering, & Math (STEM)

Specific academic themes or areas of focus
  • Mathematics
  • Science
Staff resources available to students
  • Computer specialist(s)
  • Math specialist(s)
School facilities
  • Computer lab
  • Science lab
Clubs
  • Math club

Arts & music

Specific academic themes or areas of focus
  • Arts (all)
  • Music
Staff resources available to students
  • Art teacher(s)
  • Dance teacher(s)
  • Music teacher(s)
School facilities
  • Art room
  • Music room
  • Performance stage
Visual arts
  • Drawing / sketching
  • Painting
  • Textile design
Music
  • Band
  • Bell / Handbell choir
  • Choir / Chorus
  • Instrumental music lessons
  • Orchestra
Performing and written arts
  • Dance
Clubs
  • Origami club
  • Sewing/knitting club

Language learning

Specific academic themes or areas of focus
  • Foreign languages
Bi-lingual or language immersion programs offered
  • Polish
  • Spanish
Level of ESL/ELL programming offered
  • Basic - the school offers or partners to provide services based on the needs of individual students
Staff resources available to students
  • Speech and language therapist(s)

Health & athletics

Staff resources available to students
  • Cooking/Nutrition teacher(s)
  • Dance teacher(s)
  • PE instructor(s)
School facilities
  • Gym
  • Kitchen
  • Multi-purpose room ("cafegymatorium")
Clubs
  • Martial arts (judo, tae kwon do, karate, etc)

Gifted & talented

Instructional and/or curriculum models used
  • Advanced placement courses
  • Honors track
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School basics

School start time
  • 8:00 am
School end time
  • 3:00 pm
Before school or after school care / program onsite
  • Before school: starts at 7:00 a.m.
  • After school: ends at 6:00 p.m.
School Leader's name
  • Eva Panczyk
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
Special schedule
  • Extended/longer school day
Boarding options
  • Day school
Is there an application process?
  • Yes
Affiliation
  • Roman catholic
Associations
  • NCEA
Fax number
  • (773) 283-3515

Programs

Instructional and/or curriculum models used

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  • Advanced placement courses
  • Honors track
  • SEPUP Science Program
Specific academic themes or areas of focus

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  • Arts (all)
  • Environmental
  • Foreign languages
  • Mathematics
  • Music
  • Religious
  • Science
  • Writing
Bi-lingual or language immersion programs offered

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  • Polish
  • Spanish
Level of special education programming offered
  • Basic - the school offers or partners to provide services based on the needs of individual students
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)
  • Computer specialist(s)
  • Cooking/Nutrition teacher(s)
  • Dance teacher(s)
  • Librarian/media specialist(s)
  • Math specialist(s)
  • Music teacher(s)
  • PE instructor(s)
  • Priest, pastor, or other religious personnel
  • Reading specialist(s)
  • Speech and language therapist(s)
  • Teacher aid/assistant teacher
  • Tutor(s)
Extra learning resources offered
  • After School Programs
  • Differentiated learning programs
  • Tutoring
Transportation options
  • None
School facilities
  • Art room
  • Audiovisual aids
  • Auditorium
  • Cafeteria
  • Chapel/spiritual reflection center
  • Computer lab
  • Gym
  • Internet access
  • Kitchen
  • Learning lab
  • Library
  • Multi-purpose room ("cafegymatorium")
  • Music room
  • Performance stage
  • Science lab
Partnerships with local resources and organizations
  • Big Shoulders Fund
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Sports

Boys sports
  • Basketball
  • Judo / Other Martial Arts
  • Soccer
  • Volleyball
Girls sports
  • Basketball
  • Judo / Other Martial Arts
  • Soccer
  • Volleyball

Arts & music

Visual arts
  • Drawing / sketching
  • Painting
  • Textile design
Music
  • Band
  • Bell / Handbell choir
  • Choir / Chorus
  • Instrumental music lessons
  • Orchestra
Performing arts
  • Dance
Media arts
  • None

Student clubs

Clubs (distinct from courses)
  • Fun & Fitness Club
  • Homework help/study buddy club
  • Martial arts (judo, tae kwon do, karate, etc)
  • Math club
  • Origami club
  • Sewing/knitting club
  • Student council/government
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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
  • Monitor the playground
  • Organize cultural events
  • Organize fundraising events (school auction, bake sales, etc.)
  • Present special topics during curricular units
  • Serve on school improvement team or governance council
  • Volunteer in the classroom
  • Volunteer time after school
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Students typically come from these schools
Preschool & Pre-K or Daycare or First Preschool/Pre-K Experience

What does it cost?

Vouchers accepted
No
Financial aid offered
Yes.
School-based aid
Outside scholarships

Planning ahead

Students typically attend these schools after graduating
Loyola Academy
Northside College Prep
Catholic High Schools
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5841 W Strong St
Chicago, IL 60630
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Phone: (773) 283-2311

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