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Bridgeport Catholic - S Campus

Private | PK-8 | 273 students

For 28 years BCA has provided the very best in Catholic elementary education.

 
 

Living in Chicago

Situated in an inner city neighborhood. The median home value is $135,000. The average monthly rent for a 2 bedroom apartment is $820.

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5 stars

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Posted March 3, 2014

This is a very good school with very dedicated teacher and new and enthusiast young principal. It also has an excellent sports program starting in 1st grade!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 20, 2013

GREAT School! My girl just finished Prek4 and LOVED it! Awesome teacher and aides. Its Summer Break and she keeps on asks "When do I go to Kindergarten"
—Submitted by a parent


Posted December 13, 2011

My boy is in Pre-K 3 with Mrs. Jackie. He is full of smiles and knowledge when he leaves Mrs. Jackie's room. All around good things for Pre-K 3. Very excited young boy. I thrust their judgements completely :)
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 12, 2010

Warm and caring people who care about the Kids and their families.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 12, 2010

absolutely awesome..caring atmosphere, very family friendly
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 9, 2010

everyone in this school really cares about EACH and EVERY one of their students. Every person on faculty knows every student by name and it just feels so personal!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 6, 2010

BCA provides a superior Catholic education. The faculty are involved educators and the Principal truly cares for every student. Student-Community interaction is encouraged which raises a more positive, responsible young adult. A fine institution!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 6, 2010

BCA is a great Catholic school. This is a school rich in history. It is a school where generations continue to send their kids. The teachers are dedicated to the kids and getting the best out of them.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 5, 2010

Excellence and dedication. A place where people truly care.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 5, 2010

It is a wonderful private Catholic school, with a great group of parents who are willing to always put forth effort into not only bettering their children but the school as well. It is constantly evolving, as well as the parents and their ideas.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 4, 2010

As parents, we want our child to have the best possible education and we feel that BCA has exceeded our expectations in the quality of education that they have provided for my child. We are very proud to be apart of the BCA family. Like my son says: 'BCA ALL THE WAY'
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 4, 2010

The school is aggressive in academics and kind and caring to the students
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 3, 2010

I love the family environment it creates and the way every teacher truly knows his or her students.


Posted May 3, 2010

My husband and I are both graduates of the school. The same goes for alot of the other student's parents as well. I feel very confident and comfortable every morning bringing my kids to school. I know they are well taken care of and all of the teachers and staff don't miss a beat when it comes to the kids.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 2, 2010

Educates the child in many ways over just book education-gives them a solid basis for life


Posted May 2, 2010

Bridgeport Catholic is a terrific school. A combination of great teachers and great students! You can be proud to send your children to this fine school.


Posted April 30, 2010

Teachers and staff are excellent .
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 30, 2010

At the school, your child is truly at 'home away from home.' The staff is dedicated and caring and the parents are involved and committed to continually imnproving the quality of education the children receive.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 30, 2010

Their third grade basketball coach is fantastic. He taught my child how to be a winner on the court and in life.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 30, 2010

Bridgeport Catholic Academy has highly qualified and dedicated teacher and is an asset to the Bridgeport Community!
—Submitted by a parent


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Student ethnicity

Ethnicity This school State average
White 54% 51%
Hispanic 24% 24%
Two or more races 17% 3%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 3% 4%
Black 2% 18%
American Indian/Alaska Native 0% 0%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 0% 0%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

Teacher resources

Special staff resources available to students Art teacher(s)
Computer specialist(s)
Instructional aide(s)/coach(es)
Music teacher(s)
PE instructor(s)
Priest, pastor, or other religious personnel
Robotics/Technology specialist(s)
Teacher aid/assistant teacher
Tutor(s)
Foreign languages spoken by school staff Spanish
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Special education / special needs

Level of special education programming offered
  • Moderate - the school consistently offers a full program for particular special education needs
Extra learning resources offered
  • Differentiated learning programs

Science, Technology, Engineering, & Math (STEM)

Specific academic themes or areas of focus
  • Technology
Staff resources available to students
  • Computer specialist(s)
  • Robotics/Technology specialist(s)
School facilities
  • Computer lab

Arts & music

Staff resources available to students
  • Art teacher(s)
  • Music teacher(s)
School facilities
  • Art room
  • Music room
Music
  • Band
  • Choir / Chorus
Media arts
  • Video / Film production
Clubs
  • Student newspaper

Language learning

Foreign languages taught
  • Spanish
Foreign languages spoken by staff
  • Spanish

Health & athletics

Staff resources available to students
  • Instructional aide(s)/coach(es)
  • PE instructor(s)
School facilities
  • Gym
  • Kitchen
Clubs
  • Girls on the run
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School basics

School start time
  • 7:50 am
School end time
  • 2:30 am
Before school or after school care / program onsite
  • Before school
  • After school
School Leader's name
  • Caroline Wiley
Best ways for parents to contact the school
  • Phone
Age at which early childhood or Pre-K program begins
  • 3 years old
Gender
  • Coed
Is there an application process?
  • Yes
Affiliation
  • Roman Catholic
Associations
  • NAEYC
  • NCEA
Fax number
  • (773) 376-3864

Programs

Instructional and/or curriculum models used

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  • Core knowledge
  • Direct instruction
  • Hybrid
  • Individually guided instruction
  • Project-based
  • Standards-based
Specific academic themes or areas of focus

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  • Religious
  • Service learning
  • Social justice
  • Technology
Bi-lingual or language immersion programs offered

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  • No
Level of special education programming offered
  • Moderate - the school consistently offers a full program for particular special education needs
Foreign languages taught
  • Spanish
Level of ESL/ELL programming offered
  • None

Resources

Staff resources available to students
  • Art teacher(s)
  • Computer specialist(s)
  • Instructional aide(s)/coach(es)
  • Music teacher(s)
  • PE instructor(s)
  • Priest, pastor, or other religious personnel
  • Robotics/Technology specialist(s)
  • Teacher aid/assistant teacher
  • Tutor(s)
Foreign languages spoken by staff
  • Spanish
Extra learning resources offered
  • Differentiated learning programs
  • Remediation
  • Tutoring
Transportation options
  • None
School facilities
  • Art room
  • Audiovisual aids
  • Cafeteria
  • Chapel/spiritual reflection center
  • Computer lab
  • Gym
  • Internet access
  • Kitchen
  • Library
  • Music room
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Sports

Boys sports
  • Baseball
  • Basketball
  • Volleyball
Girls sports
  • Basketball
  • Cheerleading
  • Girls on the Run
  • Volleyball

Arts & music

Visual arts
  • None
Music
  • Band
  • Choir / Chorus
Performing arts
  • None
Media arts
  • Video / Film production

Student clubs

Clubs (distinct from courses)
  • Book/reading club
  • Chess club
  • Girls on the run
  • Student council/government
  • Student newspaper
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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 fundraising events (school auction, bake sales, etc.)
  • Serve on school improvement team or governance council
  • Volunteer in the classroom
  • Volunteer time after school
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What does it cost?

Tuition range for the 2013-2014 school year
$4000 - $8000
Vouchers accepted
No
Financial aid offered
Yes.
School-based aid
Outside scholarships

Planning ahead

Students typically attend these schools after graduating
De La Salle Institute
St. Ignatius College Preparatory
Jones College Preparatory
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3700 S Lowe Ave
Chicago, IL 60609
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Phone: (773) 376-6223

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