Catholic School Profiles 

Elementary Schools 

 Christ the King School 

9240 S. Hoyne Ave. 

Open House: Sun., Jan. 29, 10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.  

Christ the King (CK), a National Blue Ribbon School, educates the whole child, supporting their academic, social-emotional, spiritual and physical growth and development. Students in preschool through 8th grade are empowered with the skills necessary to become actively involved in the world around them in socially responsible ways. CK promotes a sense of belonging and acceptance for all learning styles and abilities with an academically rigorous curriculum and an increasingly diverse environment. A resource team of five teachers support students to become critical thinkers and work collaboratively with classroom teachers to help each child reach their fullest potential. Two counselors support the social-emotional health of each child, teaching character education, empathy, and conflict resolution strategies. A full-time school nurse attends to the health of students and also works as a student advocate, ensuring that students have a positive learning experience. Today’s world also requires students to be digitally responsible, and CK works tirelessly to prepare students for the challenges they will face with technology. Small class sizes, differentiated instruction, extracurricular activities, and welcoming atmosphere are some of the factors families cite in choosing CK. For more information, visit school.ckchicago.org. 

St. Barnabas School 

10121 S. Longwood Dr. 

Open House: Sun., Jan 29, 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.  

One of the first Catholic Schools on the South Side of Chicago, St. Barnabas is a beacon of faith and community for students in preschool through 8th grade. Deeply connected in faith, the school community aspires to grow and live out of their root beliefs daily. As a forward-thinking school, they embrace change, and with generations of families living, serving, and learning at St. Barnabas, they also honor tradition.   

The school mission is to create an inclusive community of life-long learners. From day one, students are engaged and inspired to be their best academically, spiritually, and socially. The curriculum is designed to support each student’s unique learning style. In the core subjects of math and reading, students in grades 1-8 receive extended instructional time each day, allowing for true mastery of skills. 

Innovation is at the academic core, and St. Barnabas School offers a newly constructed Science & Innovation Center, Media Center, and Language Lab.  The newly renovated art and music rooms encourage creativity to thrive. Weekly student-led school masses, theater arts, school band, robust athletic offerings, and before and after care allow each family to truly make St. Barnabas school their home. Make the right choice for your child’s future; inquire today at stbarnabasparish.org. 

St. Cajetan School 

2447 W. 112th St. 

Open House: Sun., Jan 29, 12  to 1:30 p.m.  

St. Cajetan School educates preschool – 8th grade children intellectually, spiritually, and morally in the context of a strong Catholic environment which fosters diversity and discipleship in building the kingdom of God through words and deeds. Through a comprehensive curriculum (including a STEM instruction), excellent teaching staff, and a supportive school community, St. Cajetan promotes academic excellence, emotional well-being, and physical fitness. For more information, visit 

stcajetanschool.org. 

St. John Fisher School 

10200 S. Washtenaw Ave. 

Open House: Sun., Jan 29, 9:30 to 10:45 a.m. 

St. John Fisher School (SJF) encourages the intellectual, academic, social and emotional growth of each student in preschool (half-day and full-day) – 8th grade. SJF features a rigorous academic curriculum, robust religion education program, and comprehensive student support services to help students become critical thinkers with curious minds, compassionate Christian leaders and socially intelligent citizens prepared for the world today and in the future. For more information, visit sjfschool.net. 

St. Walter – St. Benedict School 

11741 S. Western Ave. 

Open House: Sat., Jan. 28, following 4 p.m. Mass 

St. Walter–St. Benedict Catholic School’s motto is “Live Faith, Learn Tradition, Achieve Excellence.” Before combining with St. Benedict’s, St. Walter School had a 65-year history of offering students from Beverly/Morgan Park and Blue Island a solid academic foundation to build upon in their futures. Small class sizes, a diverse enrollment and more personalized instruction help students in preschool – 8th grade meet their goals. For more information, visit 

stwalter.org. 

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