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Western Springs, IL
Students enrolled: 649
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After care: Yes

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708 51st St
Western Springs, IL 60558

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(708) 246-4454
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Map of St. John of the Cross address.

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June 17, 2014
As a parent of SJC and my husband who is an alumni we cannot say enough positive about our children's experience at SJC. We recently had our oldest child graduate from 8th grade she started going to SJC since 4yr. old pre-school. My children are all different types of students. Some struggle with learning while others have it "easy". St. John's has accommodated and helped my children succeed at all levels. The teachers work closely with each other to provide a team effort in helping children succeed where they may be deficient and excell when learning comes easy. It is a unique environment where parents come together with teachers to help our school thrive! We cannot be more fortunate to have our children attend SJC! The school spirit and the faith filled curriculum make me proud as a parent that we have made a great decision to choose St. John's!

- submitted by a parent
September 15, 2013
St. John of the Cross Parish School fosters positive behavior, academic excellence, and a solid faith foundation. The teachers not only have a firm knowledge of their subject matter, but they are caring individuals who look at each child as an individual and tailor their daily lessons to meet the needs of the students. The parents provide a strong support system to the teachers and staff as they all have chosen St. John's for the same reason, a solid faith based education.

- submitted by a parent
October 07, 2012
St John of the Cross is a terrific school. The school does an outstanding job integrating strong values and religious education into a superb academic curriciculum. SJC has excellent teachers and strong leadership, an active parent association, an engaged board and a close faith community. We are particularly pleased with the focus on the strong core value of respect and the strong connection to our faith. We had a tough choice to make between SJC and the Hinsdale schools. Either choice would have been good. SJC has exceeded our expectations and we are happy with our choice.

- submitted by a parent
October 05, 2012
I have found St. John of the Cross to be such a welcoming place where it is easy to get involved if you are a working parent or stay at home parent. My three children are very happy to go to school everyday and excited to learn.

- submitted by a parent
October 05, 2012
I can't say enough about our experience at St. John of the Cross. We transferred from another local catholic school in 2008 looking for a larger population and a school that was able to educate all types of learners. We definitely found what we were looking for at St. Johns. On top of the excellent teachers, we have wonderful core teachers and aids that help give our students extra help or more challenging work depending on their needs. The teachers go above and beyond to make sure every student excels and is challenged. At the time it was a very difficult decision for our family to make. We are both thrilled and grateful for our experiences at St. Johns. It is truly a "Blue Ribbon" school and we are so fortunate to be part of this faith filled community...

- submitted by a parent
October 04, 2012
A great "Blue Ribbon" school where students don't only learn their faith, but live it as well! My former SJC students (my daughters) had a wonderful educational base from SJC and are now a successful music teacher and civlil engineer. We love SJC!

- submitted by a teacher
October 04, 2012
My husband and I are fortunate to live in a fabulous public school district, however we both come from Catholic education experience. When it was time to send our oldest to school, we struggled with the decision between public v. private schools. The struggle immediatiely ended when we toured SJC. We found the school to be a welcoming community full of character and values that we wanted to instill in our children. Coincidentally, I am an alumna of SJC and it was encouraging to see so many familiar faces still involved at school either as administration, staff or fellow parents! SJC offers a challenging curriculum with an understanding an nurturing faculty that teach for the subject, not for the test. We have one child that struggles academically and the faculty and adminstration have worked with us to identify specific academic goals and some compromises that make our child feel successful. SJC really does educate the whole child, inside and out!

- submitted by a parent
October 04, 2012
We moved here in 2008 from Arizona and were thrilled with the choices - so many great public and Catholic schools that impressed us, it made it hard to pick one. Now, I am thrilled again - thrilled that we did choose St. John's. The warmth of the families, the quality of the teachers, the rigor of the curriculum and the generosity of the parish have made our children feel welcome, valued, and challenged to be better students and citizens. And now it's a blue ribbon school to boot! SJC is definitely worth the investment.

- submitted by a parent
October 04, 2012
St John of the Cross has been a great place to raise our young children and educate them in a faith based environment. We are constantly amazed by the loving community of parents, faculty, staff and students that create a warm yet challenging academic setting for our families foundational years. We recommend St John of the Cross highly to anyone considering it for their family. You will be welcomed and loved yet push to reach your highest potential. A great combination for the grade school years.

- submitted by a parent
no rating November 16, 2009
I think SJC does a tremendous job balancing education and faith. There are sports, band clubs (Science, math speech etc) to join. There is a play at the end of the school year. An overall wondreful experience

- submitted by a parent
July 08, 2009
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- submitted by a student
no rating May 06, 2009
SJC balances the spiritual, emotional and education needs of its students to create confident Christian leaders. They offer extracurricular activities that range from sports to service and reinforce the ideal that we are part of a greater, spiritual world.

- submitted by a parent
September 28, 2008
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- submitted by a community member
January 26, 2006
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- submitted by a parent
September 22, 2003
If you are looking for aan outstanding balance of education and a strong Catholic environment, I would have to say SJC is the palce to send your children. The children are well prepared for High School and the staff has much concern for the children's well being.

- submitted by a parent
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St. John of the Cross
708 51st St, Western Springs, IL  60558
(708) 246-4454
Last modified St. John of the Cross is a Private school that serves grades PK-8
St. John of the Cross Rating: 5 out of 5 based on 15 reviews. Top