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Noonan Elementary Academy

Private | PK-8 | 390 students


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Posted August 20, 2014

Noonan Elementary Academy has been a blessing to our entire family. The various opportunities to be involved with the school is a wonderful way to encourage our children's enthusiasm about learning. The entire staff goes above and beyond for each family and child. We are very happy here and it's because we see our children flourishing... that's the bottom line.
—Submitted by a parent

Posted April 13, 2013

Noonan Academy provides the very best education in the Chicagoland area. We live in a district with excellent public schools, but choose to send our son to NEA because of the far superior education in both academics and religion that he gets there. My son requires speech therapy, and he receives this at NEA. The teachers and staff are phenominal.
—Submitted by a parent

Posted March 27, 2013

What a great environment for my children! Caring teachers AND support staff. Mrs. Peggy is so helpful

Posted March 26, 2013

Noonan Academy is an outstanding school! The academics are far superior to any other school we researched and the faith formation is phenomenal. It is so wonderful to see our children excelling and excited about their faith. The entire academy staff is compassionate and dedicated to every child. We are so blessed to have found this school for our children!
—Submitted by a parent

Posted November 9, 2012

My familys plan was to send both of our children to Noonan from Nursery to 8th grade. While my son was in nursery they moved him half way through the year and put him with a lesser teacher and allowed the new students to be with the best and never told me. My kid went to Nursery, Prek, and is now in k, during that time I have seen 6 teachers leave. We were told during our first parent teacher meeting that my son only knew 4 of the 26 sight words and that it was our fault. I came to learn that the school never sent home the 2 weekly reading book and the 3 weekend books that all students were suppose to be reading. I was also told they have weekly reading groups yet my son in 2 months only learned 4 words in those groups. I have been very involved and have donated a lot of money and time to this school. At this point I relize that this school is disorganized and allows some kids to recieve the proper learning tools but not all of them. I would not recommend this school to anyone looking for a good acedemic base for their children. This is very sad to me as I now feel like my childs kindegarden experience will forever be taited by Noonans failures to properly educate children
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Posted August 26, 2011

After extensive research in the west and south suburbs we have found Noonan Academy to be far superior in the areas of religion and academics than other schools we visited and interviewed. Although the tuition is quite a bit higher than other private schools it is well worth very penny to have the piece of mind that my children are at the best place they could be. The staff is caring, excellent and unlike any other. We feel so blessed to have discovered this academy!
—Submitted by a parent

Posted January 13, 2011

Noonan Academy is top notch in every respect. I have 3 children at the Academy and have been there for 7 years now. I am most impressed with how well formed the children are in their faith. I went to 12 years of Catholic school learned more from my children in the first year at NEA than I did in 12 years!! This school has strengthened my own faith and brought my family to a stronger, happier, and healthier place. Well worth the investment in your child's future!!!!!
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Posted March 17, 2010

I absolutely love this school! We have three children, ages 11, 9 and 7. We feel Noonan's dedicated principals, teachers, staff and volunteers are totally commited to giving our children an encouraging start on a bright future. I couldn't imagine sending my children anywhere else. When your children enjoying going to school - what more can you ask for?
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Posted January 29, 2010

We've had children at Noonan for over five years. While we've appreciated the family oriented Christian environment and values-based curriculum, as our children entered middle school, we became more aware of the need for the school to strengthen its language (Spanish) and science offerings. These are two areas where the school is not competitive with the public junior high schools in the area. However, it has the best drama club for middle school in Illinois!
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Posted October 30, 2009

It is an excellent school in two ways. One, the spiritual formation is authentic, faithful to the Magisterium, and at the core of the mission of the school. Secondly, the academics are superior. They are carefully chosen. The student's needs are met, whether they are at an AP level or in need of assistance. Our family has been there now for 9 years. The school is wonderful- from the top down; the principles and teachers are moral people who instill a sense of virtue in our children. The parents are kind, genuinely interested, and very self giving.
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Posted August 20, 2009

This school really has it all. Yes Orland school system is good. What really gets me is the outstanding education coupled with the following fact.Knowing that once my kids reach jr high they will only be around clean cut quality kids . I have seen some of those kids at the public school and no thank you!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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Posted April 16, 2009

Every day I drop my children off I am confident that the school will continue to implement the values I set at home that are often put aside in society today. My first grader went into KDG a non-reader and in now fluet at the end of her first grade year with 3rd grade reading material. My preschool child is reading basic sight words but more importantly has the phonimic base necessary to begin reading. The teachers go above and beyond and always treat the children with respect and dignity. They model everything in the way they treat others. As long as I can afford to send my children to NEA I will do so. I am thankful for the morals, ethics and solid academic foundation they give to the children.
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Posted January 29, 2009

i <3-ed (I Loved it) it was cool!!!!!!! AWESOME UNIFORMS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Posted January 29, 2008

I attended this school from first grade all the way through 8th grade graduation. Although (from a kid's point of view) the rules put in place here may seem unimaginable, they are in fact not so bad after they are gotten used to and very necessary. The teachers here really do care about the students' success (after all, public schools around her have better pay, and teachers could choose to teach there; most teach here because they want to be able to care about the kids). The parent involvement is also wonderful, as most parents are involved in after-school activities and love helping out (i.e. drama club -- at least 95% volunteer work, probably more, and the shows they put on are great!). I would most definitely recommend this amazing school to anyone, especially if a Catholic/Christian enriched education is what you are looking for.
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Posted January 22, 2006

Great caring teachers and always keep parents abreast of child's activities in school. One of the best schools in the area.
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Posted February 9, 2005

The parents at this school are amazing in every way. I have been privileged to work with them on many occasions. They are the most dedicated buch of people I have ever met. The academic programs are a step ahead, literally. People who have left the Academy return to tell us that our third grade is using their new school's fourth grade textbooks. My son who is in 8th grade and has been at the Academy since kindergarten recently took the entrance exam at Mt. Carmel and passed with flying colors. Music and art are subjects taught to all the children. I was amazed when my kindergartener saw a painting and informed me that it 'looks like a Jackson Pollock'-- and she was right! There is also an extra currucular band. I would recommend Noonan Academy to anyone desiring a quality education, Catholic or not.
—Submitted by a parent

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Ethnicity This school State average
White 76% 51%
Hispanic 9% 24%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 5% 4%
Black 5% 18%
Two or more races 5% 3%
American Indian/Alaska Native 0% 0%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 0% 0%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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  • Roberta L Noonan
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  • Roman catholic
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19131 Henry Drive
Mokena, IL 60448
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