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Incarnation Elementary School

Private | PK-8 | 215 students


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Posted April 18, 2014

I love this school. Small class sizes and "family" atmosphere. Absolutely wonderful Staff. Jr high Math teacher needs to be replaced though, he is Lazy. Not the best place for a child with a learning disability - but what place is? If you can afford it you won't be disappointed.
—Submitted by a parent

Posted September 19, 2013

Incarnation offers a challenging curriculum that is providing our children a foundation for success. The exceptional staff make learning fun and provide a loving, nurturing environment. The small class sizes allow students to get the attention they need. Our children often thank us for sending them to Incarnation. We are very pleased with our choice of school.
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Posted September 17, 2013

I have volunteered at Incarnation School for the past four years. I have found the principal, teacher,staff and students to be friendly, kind and outgoing. The students are anxious to learn and the teachers make learning exciting and fun. It is a wonderful learning community and I look forward to each day that I tutor.

Posted September 11, 2013

The Incarnation School/Parish community is a family "Where Faith and Knowledge Meet!" There are many, many examples that I could elaborate on, however, the one that is near and dear to my heart at this moment is the following. My daughter, a fifth grader at Incarnation, needed emergency brain surgery this past week for an arachnoid cyst that ruptured in her brain. The support from our Incarnation Family has been overwhelming! Touching text messages, emails, cards, and an on-the-spot-prayer service Saturday that gathered 100 people in a half hour is testament to our strong faith-filled people! Incarnation School is much more than a place for academics, which by the way, is outstanding, it is a place that nurtures mind, body and soul. God Bless Incarnation School/Parish!
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Posted September 11, 2013

I'm very pleased with Incarnation! This is our second year (Kindergartner and 1st grader) and we love it! Our children are learning while having fun! They have a great extended daycare program!
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Posted September 10, 2013

The reason I choose Incarnation was due to the size of their classrooms and the one on one my child would receive with the teachers and for the catholic education. Many students have graduated, including my oldest child, to go onto be in Top Honors students in High School There are many success stories that have come out of this school.
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Posted September 8, 2013

My daughter is a new first grade student this year, and so far, I am very impressed. The cirriculum is challenging, yet she gets the instruction and assistance that she needs. Also, the School is a close-knit community much like a family and they care about individual students. For example, the principal stands outside every morning and greets the students by name. She even made a point to speak to speak to my daughter and ask how she liked her new school.
—Submitted by a parent

Posted September 4, 2013

Great school, small class size, individualized learning plans for kids with special needs. Faith based learning at it's best!
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Posted September 3, 2013

The school has outstanding teachers that are dedicated to enriching the lives of the children they teach both on a scholastic level and spiritual level
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Posted August 29, 2013

I Love incarnation. I feel that Incarnation has created a community of learners. Incarnation may not be adequately funded But the school community comes together to make it work. I always get the sense that the children come first. I do all my shopping at Target and would really appreciate anything you can give back to such a wonderful school.
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Posted August 29, 2013

Incarnation is a fabulous school. The academics and values they teach are employed by each and every staff member. Leading by example, in my opinion, speaks volumes!
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Posted August 29, 2013

Great school!!! The school faculty is one of the best around. I can't begin to thank them on how much time and effort they give everyday.
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Posted August 29, 2013

I am very happy to be able to send my kids to this school. I think the teachers and the principal are wonderful. I know my kids are getting a great education and I prefer the smaller classes for more individual attention.
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Posted August 29, 2013

Incarnation school is a wonderful school where the teachers really care about their students and the community.
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Posted May 7, 2013

Incarnation is a great school for education and learning to be a part of a community! I really like the prayer partners (5,6,7,8 graders partnered with the lower grades) and teachers!!
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Posted April 24, 2013

Incarnation is a fantastic Catholic school that truely provides a well-rounded education. It provides students with learning opportunities that most other schools do not; such as foreign language, art, music, computers, Core Matters, and even additional enrichment programs outside of the normal school day!
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Posted March 20, 2013

This is a potentially great school ran by two of the most ignorant unprofessional supposed leaders Mrs. Maria Hawk and Father Mass. The only way you would fit in at this school without any problems is to never address them with any issues that may arise. They are non-productive in helping you come to resolve any issues that may occur. They do not hold up to the Catholic Standards of what a leader should be like. They are a digrace to this school and are draggin it down
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Posted February 22, 2011

Both my children are excelling. My youngest is in the best preschool ever! I love the fact that our principal and pastor are always thinking about continuous improvement to what is already a great school!
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Posted October 25, 2010

It is a small private school that gives individual help and graduates fine young men and women to higher education.

Posted October 7, 2010

it is a family school, lots of community support and concern regarding each individual student
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Ethnicity This school State average
White 95% 51%
Hispanic 5% 24%
Two or more races 1% 3%
American Indian/Alaska Native 0% 0%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 0% 4%
Black 0% 18%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 0% 0%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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  • Maria E Hawk
  • Coed
  • Roman catholic
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  • Archdiocese of Chicago
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5705 West 127th Street
Palos Heights, IL 60463
Phone: (708) 385-6250


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