ST. Theresa SchoolPreschool - 8th Grade

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St. Theresa At A Glance

Overview
  • Catholic elementary school offering pre-school through 8th grade
  • Established in 1954
  • Renovated school and campus - including but not limited to new library, new intermediate and middle school science labs, new large preschool and kindergarten rooms, new large motor room, new cafeteria, renovated washrooms and classrooms for all grades, new school chapel, new technology lab, new gym floor and roof
  • The school is a vital ministry of St.Theresa Parish
  • Approximately 400 students
  • Average class size: 21
 
Academic Achievements and Standards
  • Differentiated Classes
  • Reading Resource Center available for individual reading assistance
  • New modern library
  • The Enrichment Curriculum includes music, art, drama, choir, physical education, technology instruction, foreign language (beginning in Kindergarten), and religion
  • Academic levels must be met in order to participate in co-curricular activities
  • Honor Roll recognizes individual achievement for grades 6-8
 
Catholic Identity
  • Daily religious instruction based on curriculum as authorized by the United States Council of Catholic Bishops
  • Grades 1-8 attend Mass and Eucharistic Adoration weekly
  • Grade 2 prepares for and receives the sacraments of First Reconciliation and First Communion
  • Grade 8 prepares for and receives the sacrament of Confirmation. Service to community, church and family is required.
 
Student Life and School Community
  • Co-curricular activities include basketball, volleyball, cross country, track and field, softball, cheerleading, drama, band, after school art, foreign language, 3D printing, robotics, mad science, lego, chess programs, Student Council, and Academic Bowl
  • Variety of family social activities offered throughout the school year
  • Exceptional parental involvement through the Parent's Association and other volunteer opportunities
 
Leadership
  • Father Timothy Fairman, Pastor
  • Mary J. Keenley, School Principal
 
Admission and Tuition
  • Various tution payment plans available through Smart Tuition
  • Financial assistance is available for current families who qualify
  • St. Theresa does not discriminate on the basis of gender, race, religion, or ethnic origin in its admission policies
 
Accreditation and Recognition
  • Fully accredited by the Illinois State Board of Education and the National Catholic Education Association
  • Department of Education Blue Ribbon School of Excellence, 2006, 2015
 
Other Facts
  • Trimester schedule
  • School Day Hours 7:35 AM- 2:20 PM (Monday through Thursday), 7:35 AM-1:30 PM (Friday)
  • Free District 15 busing for preschool-8th grade students through District 15
  • Before and after school program available (S.T.E.P - St. Theresa Extended-day Program): 6:30 AM- 6:00 PM
  • Optional hot lunch program provided by Gourmet Gorilla (organic and gluten free options available)
  • Standard uniform policy with several scheduled dress-up/down, spirit and other out-of-uniform days
  • Full time nurse (RN) on staff
  • Secured campus including a locked campus with buzzer system, background checks and VIRTUS certification required for all volunteers, mandatory visitor sign-in/out, and a private playground
 
For general inquiries, please contact us vis email: info@sttheresaschool.com