Quick Overview

BASICS

Type of School: Private, Parochial, Catholic School

Location: 180 Ridge Avenue, Winnetka, IL

Currently serving families in Winnetka, Wilmette, Northfield, Northbrook, Kenilworth, Glenview and Glencoe

Diocese: Archdiocese of Chicago

School Nickname: Bulldogs

School Colors: Blue and White

Grades: Three-year old and Four-year old Pre-Kindergarten (Half-day and Full-day Options)
Lunch Bunch Plus (Extended Day Option for Half-day Programs)
Senior Kindergarten-Grade 8 (Full Day)

Number of Students:324

Number of Families: 177

Faculty/Staff: 25 Full-time Teachers, 6 Student Support Staff, 3 part-time teachers, 5 teacher assistants, 2 office staff

Principal: Mrs. Katie Carden

Teacher/Student Ratio: 1:14

Area High Schools Our Graduates Attend: New Trier High School, Loyola Academy, Woodlands Academy, Regina Dominican, North Shore Country Day, Notre Dame School for Boys, Lake Forest Academy

ACADEMICS

Core Subjects:

Language Arts (Reading, Writing & Grammar) Math, Honors Math, Science, Social Studies, Religion

Technology: STEM, State of the art computer lab; computers with internet access in each classroom; blended technology consisting of both Mac and PC systems to prepare students for high school, Promethean Boards; iPads; Mac lab for Music & Art; wireless system for polling immediate student responses, technology integrated into all curricular areas

World Language:
French (SK, 2, 4)
Spanish (JK, 1, 3)
French or Spanish-student choice (5-8)
Specials:
Technology, Art, Music, Library, and PE

Testing:
Terra Nova (Grades 2-7)
Explore (Grade 8)
Aimsweb-Math and Reading Fluency (Grades 1-5)
DRA (K-5)
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STUDENT SERVICES

Learning Lab: Grades 1-8

Gifted and Talented: Discoverers Multidisciplinary Enrichment Program

School Nurse: Full-time R.N.

Speech Therapist: Part-time

Social Worker-LCSW: Part-time

SPIRITUAL LIFE

Age-appropriate community service and outreach, weekly Mass, Faith Partners, grade level retreats, daily Catholic faith formation, monthly Parish Family Mass with religious education students

ATHLETICS Inter-conference sports:

Volleyball (Grades 5-8)
Basketball (Grades 5-8)
Football/Cheerleading (Grades 5-8)

Intramural Sports:
Basketball (Grades 1-3, 4-6, 7-8)
Flag Football (Grades 2-4)

Additional: Basketball/volleyball/field hockey clinics, open gym, golf
*NO-CUT POLICY FOR ALL TEAMS

CO-CURRICULAR ACTIVITIES: Yearbook, Chorus, Student Council, Tech Club, Drama, Band

EXTRA-CURRICULAR ACTIVITIES: Before and After School Homework Club, After-School Enrichment, Drama Club, Art Classes

EDUCATIONAL FIELD TRIPS: Springfield, IL (Grade 7) Washington D.C.(Grade 8) , France (Grade 7) and many other grade-appropriate educational experiences

PARENT-TEACHER ORGANIZATION: Strong parental support & involvement; parents are welcomed to be involved on various projects and committees

FUNDRAISING: No mandatory fundraising, but parents are encouraged to contribute to the annual Anchors with Hearts Fund Campaign and participate in the yearly Blarney Bash Fundraiser

TUITION:

2015-2016 Tuition and Fees