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St Mary

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Posted May 17, 2012

St. Mary's was closed at the end of the 2009/ 2010 school year by the diociese.

Posted March 13, 2010

Everything about St. Mary's is amazing....including our principal (Nancy), Rose (our secretary), the parents, students, and entire faculty! I'll never find any job that could possibly compare to the St. Mary's experience. It's been the 'best kept secret' in DuPage County! Mrs. Oleksiak
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Posted September 25, 2009

Fantastic teachers who truly care about the student and parents. My son has excelled her after two dismal years in public school. Small class sizes allow for individual instruction without taking anything away from the greater classroom good. Education and faith foundation is preparing my son to excell and be a force for greater good in society.
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Posted August 29, 2009

St. Mary's is one-of-a-kind! The teachers are excellent, focusing not only on the traditional subject areas but also on how to be a responsible and good person. My youngest of four is starting pre-school this year, and he is so excited to go to a school that is so loved by his siblings. I count St. Mary's as one of my greatest blessings!
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Posted August 25, 2009

Our daughter has attended St. Mary's since preschool. Without exception, her teachers have been thoughtful and talented. To attend a parent-teacher conference is to learn just how observant St. Mary's teachers really are. They truly understand the children, and offer excellent advice about how to maximize their strengths and build their skills and confidence in every area.
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Posted August 24, 2009

St. Mary's School is absolutly awesome. My children attend school there. It is has a very wonderful environment. My older boy graduated from there and was unbelievably well prepared for high school. The teachers are tremendous. I can not say enough good things about this school. You have to check it out.
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Posted August 24, 2009

This is my 13th year as a parent here at St. Mary's as I am the mother of 4! all of my children have thrived at St. Mary's and been better prepared for high school academically and socially then I could have every imagined! St. Mary's can claim more validictorians from local high schools than any other school I know of!!!! (4 in the last 8 years!!!) My oldest is now a senior at St. Francis and he is in the top of his graduating class and a star athlete. I credit his academic and sports achievements to the core curriculum he received at St. Mary's. It is the best!I am blessed that the rest of my children are being educated and loved by the phenomonal teachers who have been there for years and are dedicated, committed and cutting edge!! I am blessed that the best school is there for mykids
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Posted June 29, 2009

St. Mary's School has been a wonderful school for my children. They have attended here since pre-school and we have been very happy. They are getting a quality education while learning the importance of being a good person so that they can grow up to make a difference in the world.
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Posted December 19, 2007

Great school for academic and spiritual growth. Class sizes are small and teachers are hands on.
—Submitted by a parent

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Student ethnicity

Ethnicity This school State average
White 67% 60%
Hispanic 22% 16%
Two or more races 6% N/A
Asian 3% N/A
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 2% N/A
American Indian/Alaska Native 0% 0%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander N/A 3%
Black 0% 20%
Source: NCES, 2009-2010

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  • Nancy Coughlin
  • Coed
  • Roman catholic
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  • Diocese of Joliet
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147 Garden Street
West Chicago, IL 60185
Phone: (630) 231-1776


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