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ST. Theresa SchoolPreschool - 8th Grade

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St. Theresa At A Glance

  • Catholic elementary school offering Preschool through 8th grade
  • Established in 1954
  • Complete Renovated school campus - including but not limited to new library, new intermediate and middle school science labs, large preschool and kindergarten classrooms, early childhood motor room, new modern cafeteria, washrooms, new windows, new heating and air conditioning units throughout, new school chapel, new technology lab, new gym floor and roof
  • The school is a vital ministry of St.Theresa Parish
  • 430 + students
  • multiple sections by grade
  • Average class size: 20
Academic Achievements and Standards
  • Differentiated Classes
  • Reading Resource Center available for individual reading assistance
  • Resource Teachers available for student accommodation plans
  • New modern library with Library instructor 
  • The Enrichment Curriculum includes: laboratory science, 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 K-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, poms, drama, band, After School Art, 3D Printing, Chess programs, Cooking classes, 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
  • Community Service opportunities for students in all grades
  • Rev Timothy Fairman, Pastor
  • Mary J. Keenley, School Principal
Admission and Tuition
  • Various tuition payment plans available through SMART Tuition
  • Financial assistance and scholarships available 
  • 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- 2:30 PM (Monday through Thursday), 7:35 AM-1:30 PM (Friday)
  • Before and after school program available (S.T.E.P - St. Theresa Extended-day Program): 6:30 AM- 6:00 PM
  • 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 via email: [email protected]
Or call:  847-359-1820 Questions regarding school admissions:  224-587-8053