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Academy Of St Benedict The African-Stewart Campus

Private | PK-8 | 117 students


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Posted February 1, 2012

I love St. Benedict!!!! The curriculum is great and the environment is warm ans welcoming! The staff really is concerned with the best interest of the students!
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Posted February 15, 2011

My son has been at Academy of St. Benedict the African for 3 years. Currently in the sixth grade. The Lord has truly lead me to a place that not only academically enriches my son, but gives him structure and love.. The staff and children are more like family. They care about each other. Communication with the principle and teachers are excellent. When you walk through the school you see the passion, dedication and love they have for the students. It's not just a paycheck. Every penny of the tuition I pay is well worth it. I am completely satisfied,.
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Posted July 21, 2010

I have one son who has graduated from ASBA/Stewart and a second son attending now, and I am more then pleased with the quality of education both have receive and the overall family atmosphere at the school. I strongly recommend this school, which offers a preschool and a quality before and after school program.
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Posted September 27, 2007

My daughter, who is also 25 attended ASBA. This school not only teaches but more importantly nurtures and cares about the students. My daughter currently works for one of the .com companies and it has a lot to do with her attending ASBA.
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Posted December 29, 2006

The curriculum is weak, they don't have a computer lab.
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Posted September 1, 2006

I am a graduating senior at Howard University, however I attended ASBA from K-8. The education I received and the support that was given to me by the faculty, principal, parents and students is incomparable. Three of my closest friends to this day are people whom I attended ASBA with over eight years ago. I strongly recommend my alma mater to any students who seek a small, nurturing, loving and caring environment.
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Posted September 28, 2004

My daughter who is now 25, attended the ASBA. The class size and teachers are still knowledgeable about the importance of education and the new computerized society that we now live in. This is a very loving, caring environment which makes it a great place for learning. Therefore, I have enrolled my daughter (8 year old) into the ASBA, last year mid semester, from a charter school on the southside. She now loves going to school and wishes that she could attend school on Saturdays. (Really) The teachers are willing to assist with children who may need extra help with catching on.
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Student ethnicity

Ethnicity This school State average
Black 99% 18%
White 1% 51%
American Indian/Alaska Native 0% 0%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 0% 4%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 0% 0%
Hispanic 0% 24%
Two or more races 0% 3%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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  • Patricia A Murphy
  • Coed
  • Roman catholic
  • NCEA


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  • Library
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  • Archdiocese of Chicago
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6547 South Stewart Avenue
Chicago, IL 60621
Phone: (773) 994-6100


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