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South Side Baptist School

Private | PK-12 | 138 students


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Posted June 19, 2012

Great Christian education with authentic caring staff and teachers! My daughter loves the school and is trained adequately for life's challenges.
—Submitted by a parent

Posted February 16, 2010

I love the teachers at SSBS! Christian teaching is great, my children feel safe and appreciated.
—Submitted by a parent

Posted April 8, 2008

The school is great. Teachers really love what they do. They go above and beyond to educate our children!
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Posted March 26, 2008

soth side baptist is a great school and every penny you spend to go to the school is worth it. because there are great teachers and amazing people to meet...they have the best v-ball team and great curriculum..
—Submitted by a student

Posted January 9, 2008

I luv SSBS because it is a great school and great atmosphere there and my teachers are great. Chapels are always so intresting and the hot lunches are good too. Being in Bible Quiz is also very great it give me a challenge while I strive to get closer to the Lord. And I love our team. Go South Side!
—Submitted by a student

Posted November 8, 2007

Our daughter is a sophomore at SSBS. Starting high school in a new enviornment is always daunting, but the faculty and staff at SSBS bent over backwards to make her feel welcome and accepted. The begining of the year Jr. High/High school retreat shows the deep level of dedication to getting the school year off to a great start. This retreat allows students and staff to get to know eachother and to bond. The reatreat also stresses the importance of Jesus in everybodys life -- what a tremenoduous way to begin the year! Our daughter is receiving an excellent education. The school focus is on quality education and most importantly serving and praising our Lord, Jesus Christ! Sports, music lessons, drama -- SSBS has it all. We are very satisfied and intend to send our younger daughter to SSBS for high school, too.
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Posted October 4, 2006

My 4 children attend this school. The teachers are very good to my kids, authentic Christian environment. I feel they are safe there. I feel they exceed academic goals compared to the public school system and other private schools.
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Student ethnicity

Ethnicity This school State average
White 67% 51%
Black 23% 18%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 6% 4%
Hispanic 4% 24%
American Indian/Alaska Native N/A 0%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander N/A 0%
Two or more races N/A 3%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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Language learning

Foreign languages taught
  • Spanish

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  • Gym
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School basics

Before school or after school care / program onsite
  • After school
  • Before school
School Leader's name
  • Robert J Burckart
Best ways for parents to contact the school
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  • Coed
  • Baptist
Fax number
  • (708) 425-9016


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Foreign languages taught
  • Spanish


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  • Access to sports fields
  • Chapel/spiritual reflection center
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  • Gym
  • Library
  • Playground
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Boys sports
  • Basketball
  • Soccer
Girls sports
  • Basketball
  • Volleyball

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  • Choir / Chorus
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  • Drama

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  • Yearbook
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5220 West 105th Street
Oak Lawn, IL 60453
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Phone: (708) 425-3435


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