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1400 East Central Road
Mount Prospect, IL 60056

(847) 296-3490
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August 04, 2015
Students do not practice what they preach. Teachers REALLY don't practice what they preach. They are catty and small-minded.

- submitted by a community member

August 04, 2015
If you care about your children's academics and future success in high school and beyond, you will send them to a higher-ranked PUBLIC middle school that is more well-established and employs better teachers with genuine credentials. Send your kids to Sunday school but don't risk their academics and stifle their intellectual capabilities just because you want faith incorporated into their education. If you must send your kids to a Catholic school, I recommend St. Raymonds, as those students really shine in high school. This is not to say for St. Emily's students.

- submitted by a community member

April 05, 2015
Attending St. Emily School was the by far, worst experience of my life. The teachers, especially the middle school teachers are the worst. They have no personality, talk in the halls for most of our class periods, and they are unenthusiastic about what they are teaching, not to mention the teachers make it VERY obvious who their "favorites" are. The principal is a zero, she has no personality either, and if you have a problem she won't do much AT ALL. Sure, there will be great ratings, and lots of praise about this school but who wouldn't want to give a school you attend great ratings? The truth is, all of that is fake. This school is a poor excuse for a good Catholic school. You'd be much better off seeking St. Raymonds or a public school, trust me I switched and IM MUCH HAPPIER!

- submitted by a community member

January 18, 2015
St. Emily School Produces Well-rounded Students! Are you seeking a faith-based education for your children? You need to look no further than St. Emily School. St. Emily school takes learning beyond the course text books to foster well-rounded people. Students at all grade levels are encouraged to do their best in school, extra-curricular activities, and develop good relationships with themselves, classmates, friends, family, and God. And this takes time. St. Emily School is 3-year old pre-school to 8th grade. The devoted faculty offer a variety of teaching styles and techniques which is enhanced by their years of service (and life) experiences with one common shared faith. Life does offer many challenges at times, and thank goodness! As a parent whose children began in the 3-year old pre-school program, I am grateful when real-life situations present themselves at school, so my children (and I) have the opportunity to strengthen their faith through the teachings of Jesus--patience, forgiveness, and acceptance--in a loving and safe environment. These are priceless skills which will be used beyond any course text book and even well beyond the walls of the school.

- submitted by a parent

January 07, 2015
I am a proud St. Emily alum! My husband and I feel VERY fortunate to be able to send our children to this same, excellent, blue ribbon school. St. Emily offers faith-based education, an exciting athletic program, and a feeling of close community. School spirit at St. Emily is huge! I was surprised to read some comments on this site regarding bullying being an issue. My children have never experienced or witnessed this in any form. If on the fence regarding school choice, I would encourage anyone to come to an open house or shadow day to see for themselves the experience St. Emily has to offer.

- submitted by a parent

January 07, 2015
We have been part of the St. Emily School Family for ten years. I can't say enough about what a wonderful place it is. The teachers and staff care deeply about each student. They work with the parents to create a safe and loving environment where excellence, teamwork and respect are encouraged and displayed daily. MANY of the teachers are St. Emily graduates who have come back. That alone speaks volumes about how special this school is. There are numerous clubs (from Drama and Lexiconz, to Legos, Student Council and Yearbook, just to name a few) and athletic opportunities for all students. My sons are thriving in their classes, getting an excellent faith-based education, learning teamwork in their athletic and club involvement, and making friendships that will last a lifetime.

- submitted by a parent

December 30, 2014
We love St. Emily School! Our son is getting the Catholic education we always wanted, and he is excelling in academics as well as athletics. There are many extra curricular activities available form Kindergarten through 8th grade. He is part of an advanced reading group (there are also reading groups for kids who need help). St. Emily provides a nurturing environment where my son is learning that all of God's children deserve love and respect. I am fortunate to spend time volunteering in school where I have seen teachers provide one-on-one help for kids struggling to fit in or just to sit still in class. Bullying has never been tolerated here, and the principal's door is always open to the parent's concerns.

- submitted by a parent

December 30, 2014
I have a child who graduated from St. Emily's and 5 other children who are currently enrolled there. My husband & I are extremely happy with the education our children are receiving. They are prepared academically, socially & spiritually for the world beyond grade school! The teachers are attentive to the students needs & un-Christian treatment of others is not tolerated. Our children are taught & always encouraged to treat others as they would want to be treated. Any problems that arise, (cause let's face it, problems always arise), can be addressed with teachers &/or principal and a solution found. St. Emily's is a great community/parish/school! Our family is proud to be a part of it & I highly recommend St. Emily's school to anyone looking for a small, tight-knit, caring place for their child/children. Thank you St. Emily staff & teachers for all that you do to help raise & educate our children. Go Eagles!!!

- submitted by a parent

December 29, 2014
My daughters flourish within the strong academic programs, excellent extra-curriculars, & Catholic identity-developing environment of SES! My dual role as parent & teacher provides me a unique perspective on the school: the principal truly has an open-door communication policy; the vice-principal facilitates meetings with a professional mix of knowledge & understanding; & the teachers willingly put in time beyond their excellent classroom instruction to address academic/social issues that arise and to continue to update curricula so it reflects current educational norms. As a parent, if I present a concern in a reasonable manner to the appropriate staff member, it is heard. Resolutions may take a while to come about - any real change does - but all issues are addressed. As a teacher, I am wowed at how much attention is put into school improvement. No school is perfect, but enhancements to curricula, technology, & environment are always being pursued. What I want most for my children's education all comes down to what they are experiencing here: development of their individual talents in a small, caring, safe, academically-challenging, opportunity-infused Catholic community.

- submitted by a parent

December 23, 2014
St Emily school is providing all of my children an excellent faith-based education. The teachers are supportive and nurturing to the students in both their educational and emotional needs. The school offers a variety of clubs and activities as well as athletic teams. Couldn't be happier here. GO EAGLES!!!

- submitted by a parent

December 21, 2014
I read an earlier review that nailed it right on the head. In short, the younger teachers through 3rd grade are very good. However yhe older teachers are not well versed in current pedagogy nor do the care to stop teaching the way they were taught. There is rampant bullying that occurs in the higher grade levels unfortunately the principal and her teachers are not equipped to handle this behavior. You are better off seeking another private school or go public where the have better resources.

- submitted by a parent

May 19, 2014
This School has been the biggest blessing of my life. I was a newly single mother of 2 boys when I signed my older son up for the all day kindergarten. The staff was so welcoming. Mrs. Wose, the before and after care teacher is so kind and sweet to all of the children. The older kids at this school help and look after the younger ones. No one gets bullied or picked on. Now in first grade my older son has had trouble learning how to read. Mrs. Willing has been right there trying to figure out the problem. I am just blown away by how they have taken care of this. They have been incredibly proactive in making sure he gets what he needs to keep up. My younger son is very shy and hated going to daycare. He would cry every morning and break my heart. Now at the full day preschool at St. Emily is is happy. Mrs. Stephens, the preschool teacher is an angel. She is very sweet and kind with all of the children. I cannot say enough about St. Emily school. It is the best place around as far as I am concerned.

- submitted by a parent

February 07, 2014
My daughter went to St. Emily for 2 years in preschool and 1 year in kindergarten. After the kindergarten, I had to take her out to a public school. First of all, I don't know what St. Emily's main focus is, academic or fundraising. Everyday my daughter went home with tons of fund raising flyers but no homework assignments. Second half of kindergarten year, she started to have homework once a week but it was too easy. It was just one page and she finished it in 5 minutes. I was so surprise at the amount of homework for a kindergartener, so I asked around, and all my friends' kids who went to public schools learned a lot more than my daughter. I taught my daughter to read at home while she was still learning one letter per week at school. So after couple months teaching her to read, I was proud to tell my friends that my daughter could read now. They said their kids read one book a week for several months already. Not only in reading, same thing with math. My daughter was still learning 1-30 at school while my friends' kids were learning adding and subtracting. On top of this, people were not friendly. They were in and out the school without saying hello to each other.

- submitted by a parent

November 19, 2012
St. Emily is a great school with amazing teachers!! All my kids graduated from here and had a wonderful experience!!! Go eagles!!!!

- submitted by a parent

October 27, 2012
St Emily school has provided all three of my children an excellent education, with different needs. The school offers a variety of clubs and activities and a wonderful and supportive community. My eldest child has excelled in honors and AP courses much to do with his preparedness. If you are looking for faith based superior education with support, safety and wonderful families this is the place to be!

- submitted by a parent

October 27, 2012
Simply awesome school and community! Not perfect but have been extremely happy and so are my children!

- submitted by a parent

March 24, 2012
I would put negative stars, but sadly, I can't. I was a St. Emily student and I was chased out by merciless bullies, useless teachers, a back stabbing community and no academic attention. If you're looking for a Catholic school in the Northwest suburbs, go St. Raymond. The St. Emily FLIGHTLESS Eagles know who wrote this.

- submitted by a community member

March 07, 2009
I'm currently a student at St. Emily school. I'm glad that my parents chose St. Emily's. The teachers are nice, and if you need extra help, you can get tutored. I LOVE my education here St. Emily's.

- submitted by a student
no rating
January 31, 2008
I disagree with the above comment. My three children graduated from this school and all excelled in High School. Every school has it's issues and not any school is perfect. My kids are good kids because of St. Emily

- submitted by a parent
no rating
January 23, 2008
I love St. Emily school. It has the best teachers and progrmas for student of the ages kindergarden thru 8th grade.

- submitted by a student

January 03, 2008
My daughter is a graduate of St Emily and currently is taking all Honors classes at her Public High School. We made the right choice for grade school.

- submitted by a parent

October 10, 2007
I was disappointed by the fact that this school does not prepare their students for high school.

- submitted by a parent

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St Emily Elementary School
1400 East Central Road, Mount Prospect, IL  60056
(847) 296-3490
Last modified St Emily Elementary School is a Private school that serves grades PK-8
St Emily Elementary School Rating: 4 out of 5 based on 30 reviews. Top