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Academy of St. Benedict The African
6020 S. Laflin Street
Chicago, IL 60636
Website: www.academystbenedict.org
Phone Number: 773-776-3316
Mission Statement: A school built on love, hope, and spirituality.


Annunciata School
3750 E. 112th Street
Chicago, IL 60617
Website: www.annunciataonline.com
Phone Number: 773-375-5711
Mission Statement: Tradition. Values. Service.


St. Agnes of Bohemia School
2643 S. Central Park Avenue
Chicago, IL 60623
Website: www.school.stagnesofbohemia.org
Phone Number: 773-522-0143
Mission Statement: Faith. Service. Leadership.


St. Ailbe School
9037 S. Harper Avenue
Chicago, IL 60619
Website: www.stailbeschool.org
Phone Number: 773-734-1386
Mission Statement: Seeking achievement through academic excellence, Christian values and family partnerships.


St. Angela School
1332 N. Massasoit Avenue
Chicago, IL 60651
Website: www.saintangela.org
Phone Number: 773-626-2655
Mission Statement: Dream, Prepare, and Achieve!


St. Ann School
2211 W. 18th Place
Chicago, IL 60608
Website: www.stanncrusaders.org
Phone Number: 312-829-4153
Mission Statement: To serve, to lead, to love.


Augustus Tolton Academy
7120 S. Calumet Avenue
Chicago, IL 60619
Website: www.toltonacademy.org
Phone Number: 773-224-3811
Mission Statement: Faith, family, academics and service.


St. Barbara Catholic School
2867 S. Throop Street
Chicago, IL 60608
Website: www.stbarbaraschool.org
Phone Number: 312-326-6243
Mission Statement: Rooted in faith, growing through education.


St. Bartholomew School
4941 W. Patterson Avenue
Chicago, IL 60641
Website: www.stbartsschool.net
Phone Number: 773-282-9373
Mission Statement: Generations of Faith Rooted in Academic Excellence


St. Bede the Venerable School
4440 W. 83rd Street
Chicago, IL 60652
Website: stbedechicagoschool.ss4.sharpschool.com
Phone Number: 773-884-2020
Mission Statement: Catholic, academically excellent and responsive to the community in which we serve.


Bridgeport Catholic Academy
3700 S. Lowe Avenue
Chicago, IL 60609
Website: www.bcachicago.org
Phone Number: 773-376-6223
Mission Statement: Cultivating leaders who are honorable, inquisitive, respectful, compassionate, and faith-filled.


St. Bruno School
4839 S. Harding Avenue
Chicago, IL 60632
Website: www.stbruno.com
Phone Number: 773-847-0697
Mission Statement: A great place to grow... a great place to learn!


St. Catherine of Siena / St. Lucy School
27 Washington Boulevard
Oak Park, IL 60302
Website: www.catherinelucy.org
Phone Number: 708-386-5286
Mission Statement: Proud of who we are. Pride in who we are becoming.


Children of Peace School
1900 W. Taylor Street
Chicago, IL 60612
Website: www.copeace.pvt.k12.il.us
Phone Number: 312-243-8186
Mission Statement: Providing an outstanding education for the whole child: mind, spirit and body.


St. Constance School
5841 W. Strong Street
Chicago, IL 60630
Website: www.stconstanceschool.org
Phone Number: 773-283-2311
Mission Statement: Building successful futures one child at a time.


Epiphany Catholic School
4223 W. 25th Street
Chicago, IL 60623
Website: www.epiphanychicago.org
Phone Number: 773-762-1542
Mission Statement: Epiphany School is a faith and learning community.


St. Ethelreda School
8734 S. Paulina Street
Chicago, IL 60620
Website: www.stethelreda.org
Phone Number: 773-238-1757
Mission Statement: Educating tomorrow’s leaders.


St. Ferdinand School
3131 N. Mason Ave.
Chicago, IL 60634
Website: www.saintferdinandschool.org
Phone Number: 773-622-3022
Mission Statement: Preparing students for a world not yet envisioned.


St. Gabriel School
4500 S. Wallace Street
Chicago, IL 60609
Website: www.saintgabes.com
Phone Number: 773-268-6636
Mission Statement: Providing a challenging, faith-based learning environment.


St. Gall School
5515 S. Sawyer Avenue
Chicago, IL 60629
Website: www.stgallschool.com
Phone Number: 773-737-3454
Mission Statement: Nurturing our students' mind and spirit.


St. Genevieve School
4854 W. Montana Street
Chicago, IL 60639
Website: www.stgschool.org
Phone Number: 773-237-7131
Mission Statement: Where Jesus is the heart of all that matters.


St. Helen School
2347 W. Augusta Boulevard
Chicago, IL 60622
Website: www.sthelenchicago.org
Phone Number: 773-486-1055
Mission Statement: We believe that it is a child's right to be educated in a nurturing and safe environment.


St. Hilary School
5614 N. Fairfield Ave.
Chicago, IL 60659
Website: school.sthilarychicago.org
Phone Number: 773-561-5885
Mission Statement: Where faith, family and academics thrive.


Holy Angels School
750 E. 40th Street
Chicago, IL 60653
Website: www.holyangelschicago.org
Phone Number: 773-624-0727
Mission Statement: Leadership, scholarship, faith, virtue, service and legacy.


Immaculate Conception School
8739 S. Exchange
Chicago, IL 60617
Website: www.immaculateconceptionsouth.org
Phone Number: 773-375-4674
Mission Statement: Serving families of South Chicago for over 133 years!
 

St. John de la Salle Catholic Academy
10212 S. Vernon Avenue
Chicago, IL 60628
Website: www.johndlsacademy.org
Phone Number: 773-785-2331
Mission Statement: Our school, our family.


Santa Lucia School
3017 S. Wells Street
Chicago, IL 60616
Website: www.santaluciaschool.net
Phone Number: 312-326-1839
Mission Statement: Lead with your heart. Engage with your mind.


St. Malachy School
2252 W. Washington Boulevard
Chicago, IL 60612
Website: www.stmalachychicago.com
Phone Number: 312-733-2252
Mission Statement: Open doors and open arms.


St. Margaret of Scotland School
9834 S. Throop Street
Chicago, IL 60644
Website: www.smoschicago.org
Phone Number: 773-238-1088
Mission Statement: Faith, tradition, excellence and service.


St. Mary of the Angels School
1810 N. Hermitage Avenue
Chicago, IL 60622
Website: www.sma-school.org
Phone Number: 773-486-0119
Mission Statement: Children don’t join St. Mary of the Angels School, families do. 


St. Mary of the Lake School
1026 W. Buena Avenue
Chicago, IL 60613
Website: www.stmary-stthomas.org
Phone Number: 773-281-0018
Mission Statement: We embrace children from around the world.


St. Mary Star of the Sea School
6424 S. Kenneth Avenue
Chicago, IL 60629
Website: www.stmarystaroftheseaschool.org
Phone Number: 773-767-6160
Mission Statement: Academics, faith, and community.


Maternity BVM School
1537 N. Lawndale Avenue
Chicago, IL 60651
Website: www.maternitybvmchicago.com
Phone Number: 773-227-1140
Mission Statement: An academically rigorous environment and a safe, loving community rooted in the Catholic faith.


St. Matthias School
4910 N. Claremont Avenue
Chicago, IL 60625
Website: www.stmatthiasschool.org
Phone Number: 773-784-0999
Mission Statement: A diverse and community-oriented Catholic school.


Most Blessed Trinity Academy
510 Grand Ave.
Waukegan, IL 60085
Website: www.mostblessedtrinityacademy.org
Phone Number: 847-623-4110
Mission Statement: Believe, dream, and achieve.


St. Nicholas Cathedral School
2200 W. Rice Street
Chicago, IL 60622
Website: www.stnickschicago.org
Phone Number: 773-384-7243
Mission Statement: Soaring to excellence.


St. Nicholas of Tolentine School
3741 W. 62nd Street
Chicago, IL 60629
Website: www.stnicksschool.com
Phone Number: 773-735-0772
Mission Statement: A place where students flourish and talents flow.


Northside Catholic Academy
6216 N. Glenwood Avenue
Chicago, IL 60660
Website: www.northsidecatholic.org
Phone Number: 773-743-6277
Mission Statement: Challenging academic education integrated with Catholic values and morals.


Our Lady of Grace School
2446 N. Ridgeway Avenue
Chicago, IL 60647
Website: www.olgchicago.org
Phone Number: 773-342-0170
Mission Statement: An education that opens doors and sets a foundation for life.


Our Lady of Guadalupe School
9050 S. Burley Avenue
Chicago, IL 60617
Website: www.olgschicago.org
Phone Number: 773-768-0999
Mission Statement: A place to succeed!


Our Lady of Tepeyac Elementary School
2235 S. Albany Avenue
Chicago, IL 60623
Website: www.tepeyacelementary.org
Phone Number: 773-522-0024
Mission Statement: Opportunities start at Tepeyac.


Our Lady of the Snows Catholic School
4810 S. Leamington Avenue
Chicago, IL 60638
Website: www.ourladyofsnowschicago.org
Phone Number: 773-735-4810
Mission Statement: Faith. Tradition. Education.


St. Philip Neri School
2110 E. 72nd Street
Chicago, IL 60649
Website: www.spnschoolchicago.org
Phone Number: 773-288-1138
Mission Statement: Believe. Achieve. Succeed.


St. Pius V School
1919 S. Ashland Avenue
Chicago, IL 60608
Website: www.saintpiusv.org
Phone Number: 312-226-1590
Mission Statement: Making a world of difference!


Pope John Paul II Catholic School
4325 S. Richmond Street
Chicago, IL 60632
Website: www.pjpiischool.com
Phone Number: 773-523-6161
Mission Statement: Faith. Service. Community. Excellence.


St. Procopius School
1625 S. Allport Street
Chicago, IL 60608
Website: www.stprocopiusschool.org
Phone Number: 312-421-5135
Mission Statement: Chicago’s only Catholic dual-language (English/Spanish) school.
Queen of the Universe School
7130 S. Hamlin Ave.
Chicago, IL 60629
Website: www.qofu.org
Phone Number: 773-582-4266
Mission Statement: Excel in education with values.


St. Richard School
5025 S. Kenneth
Chicago, IL 60632
Website: www.strichard.net
Phone Number: 773-582-8083
Mission Statement: Let's go rockets! We soar to a higher level!


St. Sabina Academy
7801 S. Throop Street
Chicago, IL 60620
Website: www.edline.net/pages/St_Sabina_Academy
Phone Number: 773-483-5000
Mission Statement: Faith and academics in action.


Sacred Heart School
2906 E. 96th Street
Chicago, IL 60617
Website: www.sacredheartchicago.net
Phone Number: 773-768-3728
Mission Statement: Excellent scores, strong parent participation and a strong belief in the Sacred Heart of Jesus.


San Miguel School
1949 W. 48th Street
Chicago, IL 60609
Website: www.sanmiguelchicago.org
Phone Number: 773-890-1481
Mission Statement: Transforming lives through education, commitment and love.


St. Stanislaus Kostka
1255 N Noble Street
Chicago, IL 60642
Website: www.ststanschicago.org
Phone Number: 773-278-4560
Mission Statement: Learn-Lead-Love!


St. Sylvester School
3027 W Palmer Square
Chicago, IL 60647
Website: www.stsylvester.org
Phone Number: 773-772-5222
Mission Statement: Educating the whole child within a safe, welcoming, and supportive environment.


St. Symphorosa School
6125 S. Austin Avenue
Chicago, IL 60638
Website: www.stsymphorosaschool.org
Phone Number: 773-585-6888
Mission Statement: Celebrating faith, family, and academic excellence.


St. Therese Chinese School
247 W. 23rd Street
Chicago, IL 60616
Website: www.sttheresechicago.org
Phone Number: 312-326-2837
Mission Statement: Chinese-influenced curriculum focused on educating the whole person.


St. Thomas the Apostle School
5467 S. Woodlawn Avenue
Chicago, IL 60615
Website: www.stapostleschool.com
Phone Number: 773-667-1142
Mission Statement: God’s Children in extraordinary variety.


St. Thomas of Canterbury School
5525 N Magnolia Ave
Chicago, IL 60640
Website: www.stmary-stthomas.org
Phone Number: 773-271-8655
Mission Statement: We embrace children from around the world.


St. Viator School
4140 W. Addison
Chicago, IL 60641
Website: www.stviatorchicago.org
Phone Number: 773-545-2173
Mission Statement: We believe in the development of mind, body, and soul.


Visitation School
900 W. Garfield Boulevard
Chicago, IL 60609
Website: www.visitationschoolchicago.net
Phone Number: 773-373-5200
Mission Statement: Serve, pray, learn, and care.


St. Walter School
11741 S. Western Avenue
Chicago, IL 60643
Website: www.stwalter.com
Phone Number: 773-445-8850
Mission Statement: Where every student matters & every moment counts!


St. William School
2559 N. Sayre Avenue
Chicago, IL 60707
Website: www.stwilliamschool.org
Phone Number: 773-637-5130
Mission Statement: Spiritual. Welcoming. Successful.


St. Benedict Preparatory School
3900 N. Leavitt Street
Chicago, IL 60618
Website: www.sbps.stbenedict.com
Phone Number: 773-539-0066
Mission Statement: Learning and service in the 21st century global society.


Christ the King Jesuit College Preparatory School
5088 W. Jackson Boulevard
Chicago, IL 60644
Website: www.ctkjesuit.org
Phone Number: 773-261-7505
Mission Statement: Rooted in Jesuit tradition of academic excellence and leadership development.


Cristo Rey Jesuit High School
1852 W. 22nd Place
Chicago, IL 60608
Website: www.cristorey.net
Phone Number: 773-890-6800
Mission Statement: College preparatory education and professional work experience to students from 
Spanish speaking families with limited financial means.


De La Salle Institute
3434 S. Michigan Avenue
Chicago, IL 60616
Website: www.dls.org
Phone Number: 773-842-7355
Mission Statement: Fostering a desire for excellence in education.


DePaul College Prep High School
3633 N. California Avenue
Chicago, IL 60618
Website: www.depaulprep.org
Phone Number: 773-539-3600
Mission Statement: We strive to create an educated, compassionate, and just world, one student at a time.


St. Francis de Sales High School
10155 S. Ewing Avenue
Chicago, IL 60617
Website: www.sfdshs.org
Phone Number: 773-731-7272
Mission Statement: Be who you are and be that well.


Hales Franciscan High School
4930 S Cottage Grove Ave
Chicago, IL 60615
Website: www.halesfranciscan.org
Phone Number: 773-285-8400
Mission Statement: Unto perfect manhood. Together!


Holy Trinity High School
1443 W. Division Street
Chicago, IL 60642
Website: www.holytrinity-hs.org
Phone Number: 773-278-4212
Mission Statement: Discipline. Integrity. Excellence. Family. Zeal.


Josephinum Academy
1501 N Oakley Boulevard
Chicago, IL 60622
Website: www.josephinum.org
Phone Number: 773-276-1261
Mission Statement: Girls without limits.


Leo Catholic High School
7901 S. Sangamon Street
Chicago, IL 60620
Website: www.leohighschool.org
Phone Number: 773-224-9600
Mission Statement: Where young men learn to be leaders.


Mount Carmel High School
6410 S. Dante Avenue
Chicago, IL 60637
Website: www.mchs.org
Phone Number: 773-324-1020
Mission Statement: Live with Zeal for God, for life, and for learning.


Our Lady of Tepeyac High School
2228 S. Whipple Street
Chicago, IL 60623
Website: www.ourladyoftepeyac.org
Phone Number: 773-522-0023
Mission Statement: Multicultural educational experience for young women.


St. Rita of Cascia High School
7740 S. Western Avenue
Chicago, IL 60620
Website: www.stritahs.com
Phone Number: 773-925-6600
Mission Statement: College preparatory school for young men.

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