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PK-8
Private
Oak Lawn, IL
Students enrolled: 202
Before care: Yes
After care: Yes

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8840 Ridgeland Avenue
Oak Lawn, IL 60453

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(708) 599-5781
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November 05, 2014
St Louis De Montfort School has far exceeded my expectations for a Catholic grade school. I was looking for a school that would help my children grow not only in their education, but in their Catholic faith. What we found at St Louis De Montfort was a community that cares about both of these equally. The education that my children is receiving is first rate! The newly created STEM Lab is so impressive and innovative that this benefit alone is going to help my children learn and grow and be prepared for their future workforce. The staff and faculty have become like family to us! The bathrooms have recently gone through a renovation and the improvements keep coming. The sports programs keep us involved and engaged with the other families. The Parish Pastor is very welcoming to all of the school families and helps create a feeling of unity between Parish and School. I'm grateful for this school and for the work they are doing to make sure my children have the best education, faith and security they need for their future. I look forward to many more years at St Louis De Montfort School!

- submitted by a parent
October 26, 2014
This is by far the best school I have found. We sent our son to another school until the end of third grade, We had to find another school because of bullying. We looked long at hard for a school that would fit my son well. We chose St. Louis de Montfort because of their zero tolerance policy on bullying, but found even more. The faculty and principal are pleasant and LIKE the children. Our principal works tirelessly and endlessly to make this school the best. She takes her job very seriously, and responds to any complaint - the thing is, if someone has a complaint such as bullying, they need to TELL SOMEONE, and I guarantee, something will be done to stop it. I've never met nicer children than are in this school - there is a comraderie among students which is refreshing. Academically, I have only one word to say - STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Math). This school is the only one I konw in the area that offers the STEM program, and now we have a STEM lab complete with state of the art technology, computers, iPads, robots, a drone, and much more. STEM is indicative of this school's dedication to quality education and commitment to the children's future.

- submitted by a parent
March 03, 2014
I agree the school needs a good deep cleaning. It is filled with germs and they have a young kid who does the "cleaning" while classes are in session. Not sure how kids classrooms are getting cleaned like they are supposed to. Toilet paper missing from bathrooms and locks on doors don't exist. I remember the bathrooms were being renovated...they are worse now then before that. But overall my child absolutely LOVES it there and would go nowhere else. Just wish the classes would cater to a left handed child.

- submitted by a parent
November 13, 2013
This school has a great curriculum and teachers are great, but the school is very dirty and outdated. The principal has been told numerous times about the lack of cleanliness of the bathrooms and school rooms and nothing has been done.

- submitted by a parent
November 04, 2013
My son Mason just started pre-k here with Miss Joyce and loves his teacher and new friends. He brings home so many fun activities and can't wait to show it to us. I can't help but feel he is in a great environment.

- submitted by a parent
August 25, 2013
If quality of education is your focus then this school is the best kept secret in Burbank/Oak Lawn. Music, Language, and now Tech subjects are now part of the core curriculum. Athletics and arts are offered as well. Parents could participate more but it seems this has been changing. There is a new feel in this school, seems to be getting younger with more energy. Good to see a catholic school finally catching up with modern times.

- submitted by a parent
June 25, 2013
This school is a dysfunctional disaster of an institution. I know because I went there. Many of the students are nothing but bullies. That school scarred me for life. What makes matters worse is that the faculty and principal were aware of what went on there and did nothing.

- submitted by a community member
February 23, 2013
This school is a joke. If you care about your child & his/her education look elsewhere! Please take my advice, the worst thing I did to my children was putting them here. People should get their kids out now before it's too late! The staff is incompetent to say the least.

- submitted by a parent
August 01, 2011
I read the latest Terra Nova scores in the Principal's newsletter and in the reports prepared by the Testing Company. Congratulations to the teachers for a job well done! This is a great school--that's why it's growing.

- submitted by a community member
July 10, 2011
This school works tirelessly to educate children well. Let the results speak for themselves. St. Louis de Montfort has grown in enrollment to 270 students for the 2010-2011 school year--its highest enrollment in well over a decade. The school also proudly operates the largest Catholic preschool program in the area. The school has partnered with the Rowland Reading Foundation to offer a "Super Kids" program that trains participating schools to become a National Center for Excellence in Reading. The school offers a Junior Scientists Program, Computer classes taught in a new lab by a college instructor who teaches web page design among much else and Music classes taught by a professional recording artist. If you want to learn more, visit the school web site at www.sldmontfort.com The best way to judge a good school is to see it for yourself. The office staff works very hard to offer personalized appointments to the convenience of prospective parents. Call and make an appointment to see all that the school offers.

- submitted by a teacher
no rating April 30, 2010
Outstanding school! High education, caring staff and the most wonderful teachers. My kids enjoy school and love to go everyday.

- submitted by a parent
January 20, 2010
I am very pleased with this school! The teachers we have had so far are awesome! My child loves this school that he's sad when the weekend rolls around because he says school is so much fun and can't wait for Mondays. It's amazing to hear that from your child. The principal is also very kind and down to earth.

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September 17, 2009
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August 26, 2009
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- submitted by a parent
no rating July 14, 2009
This is one of the best school's. My daughter loved it there and has been with them since K, and they are always so helpful and work with the parents and students for all problems. Counldn't do it without a school and staff like this!!

- submitted by a parent
no rating June 27, 2009
Wonderful School!! My kids loved going to school everyday! I can not say enough nice things about the teachers from kindergarten to eigth grade that are wonderful.

- submitted by a parent
April 28, 2009
Great school. My kids love their school. High education, very friendly, it is all about kids. This school is the only reason we didn't move out of thsi area. The principal is all about the childern.

- submitted by a parent
April 01, 2009
St. Louis de Montford is a wonderful school. This is my first year here and the teachers and staff have been nothing great mentors for our children. The kids love going there and to their after school program. I am very pleased.

- submitted by a parent
May 02, 2008
I have been nothing but satisfied with this school. We are a new family and have found the teachers and staff to be helpful and friendly. It is truly about the children here and principal gross and her staff do what is necessary for the children that is what counts!

- submitted by a parent
April 08, 2008
St. Louis is a great school. The teachers are wonderful. Ms. Foote is dedicated, Mrs. Malloy is a wonder and really helps out. The music and gym teachers are excellent too. The principal does a good job. The pastor is a nice fellow, a little distant, but it works.

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March 18, 2008
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December 18, 2007
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August 01, 2007
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- submitted by a parent
July 26, 2007
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- submitted by a student
July 24, 2007
This is a wonderful school. The administration, faculty, and staff are all very caring and supportive. Overall there is a sense of warmth and family. There are many extracirricular activities. The administration provides many wonderful programs for our children. There is no doubt that the children are safe and happy. Thanks to the administration for providing our children with a great school!

- submitted by a parent
June 27, 2007
We transfered our daughter here when our previous school closed, it has been quite an adjustment, but the principal did work with me to make sure she was happy. The prinicpal always answered my calls and arranged meetings with teachers when necessary. We feel this school does give you a family feeling and the priests are always around to say hello and get to know the kids. our family is happy with St. Louis Demontfort school.

- submitted by a parent
June 10, 2007
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- submitted by a parent
May 29, 2007
We once thought this was a fantastic school. The teacher turnover is very disturbing. I wonder who wrote the excellent remarks? One has to only open their eyes and ears to see what this school is truly like. We will be transferring this summer to a different school - one that has a warm feeling, competent administration, a carried-out discipline program, and accurate communication. We pray for the remaining families.

- submitted by a parent
April 30, 2007
I have one child that graduated from St. Louis and one that will not. My second child wanted to transfer to another school because most my childs friends and teachers had left or quit for no other reason than the principal. What was once a welcoming Catholic learning environment that prided having top caliber teachers had become unrecognizable.

- submitted by a parent
April 30, 2007
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- submitted by a parent
April 03, 2007
St. Louis is an excellent school with great communication, good parent teacher interaction and a wonderful Catholic program. The enrollment is climbing, test scores are excellent and the new summer camp program is heaven sent for those parents who need a fun place to put their kids in the summer! Three cheers for St. Louis!

- submitted by a parent
April 01, 2007
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- submitted by a former student
March 16, 2007
At one time St. Louis did deserve to be listed on great schools. However, in the last four years the current administration has changed that. Parent/administration communication is just about non-existent. There always seems to be a new controversy. This parish does not have the 'Catholic community' feel many of us seek. With so many neighboring schools we have many choices for educating our children - go elsewhere

- submitted by a parent
March 08, 2007
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- submitted by a parent
January 23, 2007
This is an excellant school. The leadership, staff and faculty are very well qualified and caring individuals. Our children are happy and safe. Thank you Miss Gross for providing a wonderful staff and an excellant cirricilum for our children!

- submitted by a parent
January 16, 2007
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- submitted by a parent
January 16, 2007
St.Louis is a great place to be. The Music program offered at this school is unbelievable. No other school in OakLawn could compare! The music teacher is a professional. Above that the education is wonderful. No matter what it is about the children and the teachers and staff put the children first. The school is expanding every year. Thank You to the principal Miss Holly Gross for all her time and effort.

- submitted by a staff
December 14, 2006
I choose St Louis De Montfort school for my child who attended public school before this, his class has the max of 30 kids, his grades are up, his teacher is very good at keeping the parents informed. Overall I can not say one bad thing about the school. It was the best thing I have ever done for my child.

- submitted by a parent
November 12, 2006
I do not at all recommend this school. I have seen the decline of this school. This is no longer a neighborhood school.

- submitted by a parent
October 10, 2006
The enrollment figures listed are misleading as they are from 2004-05. St. Louis has dropped to under 140 for the 2006-07 school year. I would also like to point out that the Archdiocese does not allow test scores to be made public therefore how does one 'research'? I will say that my children had very high test scores while attending this school due to their teachers diligence and professionalism. Guess what? These talented teachers all left within the last year and so did we as we found their replacements to be woefully inadequate.

- submitted by a parent
October 03, 2006
The only clear reason someone would keep their child at this school is if they are completely in denial. There are barely enough children to fill a classroom. If you care about your child having a good education, think twice before coming to this school.

- submitted by a student
September 15, 2006
St. Louis De Montfort lacks in leadership, academics and the extracurricular activities are basically nonexisitant. We had to change schools so my children would atleast be supplied with a basic education. The school will give the students a passing grade in a class that the child hasn't attended For that Quarter. This happened more than once. Please be careful

- submitted by a parent
September 10, 2006
I am very satisfied with this school. If you make the proper research and comparison this school academically is very advanced, the test scores prove it.

- submitted by a parent
September 01, 2006
The only positive I can endorse is St. Louis de Montfort used to be a wonderful school. I had to take my child out last year as there was no consistency in academics or staff from week to week. If your are looking for a Christian atmosphere where your child's education and well-being come first, I would suggest you keep looking.

- submitted by a parent
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Our school offers dynamic STEM education in partnership with foundations and universities in a state-of-the-art STEM lab. We are a "Super Kids" Center for Early Literacy, offer Accelerated Math and participate in "Mathletics," which allows our students to build Math skills with students all over the world. Parent involvement is strong, teachers are dedicated, the school has a small family-feel with great academic advancements. We welcome all new families warmly. Call for a personalized tour.

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St Louis De Montfort School
8840 Ridgeland Avenue, Oak Lawn, IL  60453
(708) 599-5781
Last modified St Louis De Montfort School is a Private school that serves grades PK-8
St Louis De Montfort School Rating: 3 out of 5 based on 44 reviews. Top