Details overview

Hours 07:40 AM - 02:20 PM
School leader Ms Mary Keenley, Principal
Transportation options Yes
Preschool capacity 0

Programs

Basic school information

Dress code Uniforms
Religious affiliation Roman Catholic
Schedule AM and PM kindergarten
Type of school Faith-based
Coed/Single-gender Coed

Academic focus and philosophy

Educational philosophy and approach to learning St. Theresa School offers a superior faith based academic curriculum within a supportive and nurturing environment that will challenge children and prepare them for a life-long love of learning. Technology is used effectively to enhance education.
Academic themes / Areas of focus Humanities
Mathematics
Music
Performing arts
Religious
Science
Service learning
Technology
World languages
Writing

Classes

2
Visual Arts
including: Drawing / Sketching
5
Music
including: Jazz band
1
Languages
including: Spanish
Music Band
Choir / Chorus
Instrumental and theory music lessons
Jazz band
Vocal lessons / coaching
Performing & written arts Dance
Drama
Media arts Video and film production
Visual arts Drawing / Sketching
Painting
World languages taught Spanish
Bi-lingual or language immersion programs offered Spanish

Support

17
Facilities
including: Multi-purpose room ("Cafegymatorium")
Facilities Art room
Auditorium
Cafeteria
Computer lab
Garden / Greenhouse
Gym
Kitchen
Library
Multi-purpose room ("Cafegymatorium")
Music room
Natural area
Parent involvement center
Performance stage
Playground
Chapel / spiritual reflection center
Science lab
Sports Fields
Extra learning resources Acceleration
Specialized programs for specific types of special education students Speech and language impairments

Early childhood program

Type of center In-school
Early childhood starting age 3 years old
Certified and/or licensed Yes
Accredited Yes
Days open Monday
Tuesday
Wednesday
Thursday
Friday
Saturday
Sunday
Requirements for attending Must be up to date with immunizations and potty trained.
Payment schedule Monthly
Financial aid options Sibling Discount
Preschool meals offered Afternoon Snack
Evening Snack
Social emotional skills development St. Theresa School embraces the values that parents instill at home. We offer a program that enriches children academically, spiritually, and emotionally. Children are taught respect of self and others while learning moral development and self-discipline. We provide a balanced academic curriculum that integrates faith, culture and life.
Math skills development Math skills begin in preschool with the daily calendar. Each morning, students will build on skills including patterns, number recognition, and counting up to 100. In kindergarten, they will problem solve with simple addition and subtraction and continue building a math vocabulary. Children will learn to count by 2, 5 and 10, tallying numbers, and sequencing. They will learn the value of money while solving math problems using coins and bills.
Speech development St. Theresa School staffs a Reading Specialist on sight to assist with students who are struggling. Also offered on-sight is a Speech and Language Pathologist.
Reading skills development Our Early Childhood programs begin reading instruction by using blending of sounds, identifying sight words, summarizing, predicting, and sequencing. During small group instruction, children will become emerging readers. Our large renovated classrooms provide plenty of light and space making it an environment conducive for learning. Weekly trips to the on campus library enhance what is being taught in the classroom.
Typical day and activities St. Theresa School offers morning and all-day preschool and kindergarten options. Days offered are T-TH, M-W-F, or 5 days. Before and after school care is available beginning at 6:30a till 6:00p. Children enjoy a host of programs including: gym, library, technology and music classes exposing them to different teachers and classrooms. Centers that include: Art, Math, Science, Dramatic Play, and Sensory. Convenient drop-off and pick-up service.
Required credentials for lead staff Bachelor's degree
Teaching credential
% of early learning staff that holds a credential or certification 76%-100%
Maximum number of infants per adult 0
Maximum number of toddlers per adult 0
Maximum number of 2 year olds per adult 0
Maximum number of 3 year olds per adult 8
Maximum number of 4 year olds per adult 10
Maximum number of kindergartners per adult 12
Maximum number of school-age children per adult 24

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Students

Student diversity

  This school State average
White 88% 51%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 7% 4%
Two or more races 4% 3%
Hispanic 2% 24%
Black 1% 18%
American Indian/Alaska Native 0% 0%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 0% 0%
Source: See notes

Extracurriculars

9
Girls Sports
including: Intramurals
6
Boys Sports
including: Cross country
13
Clubs
including: It's Academic
Girls sports Baseball
Basketball
Cheerleading
Cross country
Intramurals
PE classes
Softball
Track
Volleyball
Boys sports Basketball
Cross country
Intramurals
PE classes
Track
Volleyball
Clubs Art club
Arts and crafts
Boy Scouts
Chess club
Community service
Dance club
Drama club
Girl Scouts
It's Academic
Science club
Student council / government
Technology club
Yearbook
Extended care / Extended programs Before
After
Before school start time 06:30 AM
After school end time 06:00 PM

Culture

Parent involvement Attend parent nights
Chaperone school trips
Coach sports teams or extracurricular activities
Join PTO / PTA
Monitor the playground
Organize fundraising events
Serve on school improvement team or governance council
Volunteer in the classroom
Volunteer time after school
Parent involvement details St. Theresa believes that parents are partners in the education of their children. We invite parents insights, skills and involvement. Through weekly electronic Newsletters and access to a private parent portal, parents are kept current on school news and are able to obtain their child's grades and progress in the classroom. Push notifications are also used for more up to the minute school news.
Approach to addressing and preventing bullying St. Theresa sets high standards for student achievement teaching children respect of self and others. St. Theresa School emphasizes moral development and self-discipline and we partner with parents. St. Theresa School instills in students the value of service to others and is shown by the participation in a multitude of community service projects each year. Bullying is not tolerated. Guidelines are published and followed in teacher, parent and student handbooks.

Awards

Academic award National Blue Ribbon School of Excellence
Year received 2015

Teachers

8
Staff
including: Priest, pastor, or other religious personnel
Staff Coach(es)
Librarian / media specialist
Nurse
Reading specialist
Priest, pastor, or other religious personnel
Speech therapist(s)
Teacher aide / assistant teacher
Tutor(s)
World languages spoken by staff French
Spanish
Staff details St. Theresa School offers a staff that is supportive and nurturing. While offering an education that combines faith and academic excellence, the teachers, administrators and staff emphasize self respect and moral development.

Neighborhood

Transportation details Free Bus service through district 15 available for preschool through 8th grade
Transportation options Buses / vans provided for students
Partnerships with local resources and organizations Yes
Partner Archdiocese of Chicago

Enrollment

Application/ enrollment process details To schedule a tour or to inquire about admissions visit the St. Theresa School website or contact Admissions Director, Mrs. Terri Kolbus - 847-359-1820 or email at info@sttheresaschool.com http://www.sttheresaschool.com/Welcome-Admissions Tours are available upon request. Full-day preschool and kindergarten programs are encouraged to apply early.
Learn more Http://www.sttheresaschool.com/Apply
Application requirements Application
Application fee
Application submission begins 11/01/2016
Application fee amount $25.00
Financial aid offered School-based aid
Vouchers accepted No

Sources

Student diversity NCES, 2011-2012