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Published by krista_dustin, 2018-07-09 11:41:20

St Eds Marketing Brochure

St Eds Marketing Brochure

SO MUCH MORE
THAN JUST A SEAT
IN THE CLASSROOM

2017 NATIONAL BLUE RIBBON AWARD RECIPIENT

ABOUT OUR SCHOOL

We provide a faith-based foundation that fosters a relationship with God that builds character, tradition, and
discipline. While the heritage of our school travels back over 125 years, St. Edward has always understood that
it is the future which we are building. We work diligently to give each and every child an incredible foundation
for later life.
St. Edward instills the values of the Catholic faith. Care, compassion, and respect are at the heart of everything
we do and believe.
At St. Edward School, we aim to give our students the tools and the character to be successful in every aspect
of life. From religion to technology, arts to athletics, we offer each child so much more than just a seat in a
classroom.

ABOUT OUR SCHOOL

ACADEMICS. We hold ourselves to the highest academic standards, striving to ensure every student has

the knowledge, confidence and work ethic to be the best person he or she can be. Our class sizes are ideal.
Our teachers are passionate, and our students are living proof that we are doing something right. In 2017, St.
Edward School was presented with the National Blue Ribbon School Award.

FINE ARTS. Recognized by both the Archdiocese of Chicago and the City of Chicago for our superior

music program, St. Edward School employs eight music teachers. In addition, the St. Edward School Musical
Theater program features a fall play and a spring musical for students in 1st through 8th grade.

ATHLETICS. Known for an inclusive and vigorous athletic program, students from preschool

through 8th grade can participate on a variety of St. Edward School athletic teams and sporting programs.

EXTRACURRICULAR. Our students have opportunities to explore other interests well beyond the

classroom. St. Edward School supports a wide variety of extracurricular clubs and activities.

COMMUNITY. St. Edward parents, teachers and parishioners take an amazing amount of pride in our

school. The support they give to the school, the students, and each other is an intangible gift that simply
cannot be put into words.

ACADEMICS

Every year the U. S. Department of Education seeks out and celebrates great SCHOOL % ATTENDING TYPE OF HIGH SCHOOL BY PERCENT
American schools; schools demonstrating that all students can achieve to
high levels. The National Blue Ribbon School Award affirms the hard work Loyola College Prep 20% 8% - PUBLIC
of students, educators, families, and communities in creating safe and 29% - CHARTER OR SELECTIVE
welcoming schools where students master challenging content. In 2017, Notre Dame College Prep 14% 63% - CATHOLIC
St. Edward School was presented with this prestigious and coveted award.
DePaul College Prep 11%
In 2016, all schools in the Archdiocese of Chicago began administering the
ACT Aspire test to all students in Grades 3 to 8. The test is linked to ACT College Readiness Benchmarks and
aligned with the Common Core State Standards using a sliding scale of Ready, Close and In Need of Support.
Taken by all students in Grades 3-8 in April of 2017, the overall results of St. Edward School far surpassed the
national average and scored Ready for every grade in the areas of English, Math, Reading and Science.

Graduates from St. Edward School continue their education at some of the most prominent and admired high
schools in the state. Over 90% of our 2017 graduation class went on to attend Catholic or Selective Enrollment
high schools.

Lane Tech College Prep 11%

Resurrection College Prep 9%

ENGLISH IN NEED OF SUPPORT CLOSE READY St. Patrick High School 6%
MATH IN NEED OF SUPPORT CLOSE READY
READING IN NEED OF SUPPORT CLOSE READY William Howard Taft 6%
SCIENCE IN NEED OF SUPPORT CLOSE READY
St. Ignatius College Prep 3%

Amundsen High School 3%

St. John’s Northwestern Military Academy 3%

Northtown Academy 3%

UIC College Prep 3%

Chicago Academy of the Arts 3%

Senn Performing Arts 3%

ACADEMICS

DAILY SCHEDULE 7:00-7:50am
8:00-11:15am
Before-School Program
Half day Kindergarten 8:00-3:00pm
Full day Kindergarten 8:00-3:00pm
1st-8th Grade 3:00-6:00pm
Creative Corner

(after school program)

Pre-K 3-Year-Olds Full Day 8:00-3:00pm
Monday-Friday Half Day 8:00-11:00am
Tues/Thurs
Full Day 8:00-3:00pm
Pre-K 4-Year-Olds
Monday-Friday Full Day 8:00-3:00pm
Mon/Wed/Fri Half Day 8:00-11:15am

Full Day 8:00-3:00pm

CLASSROOM FACTS

Enrollment 380

Student-Teacher Ratio 13:1

Average Pre-K Class 14 students

Average Elementary Class 19 students

Average Tenure of Faculty 15 years

Our academic success is a result of our disciplined and inspired administration, our comprehensive curriculum The Happily Ever After Reading Program in Pre-K gives our students the foundation to begin reading instruction,
and our technically-advanced infrastructure. Class sizes are kept small to allow for greater individual attention followed by the Superkids Reading Program beginning in kindergarten. This reading curriculum from Rowland
and assessment. Reading Foundation gives our students the literacy and language arts skills to become successful readers.
Students visit the library weekly to select books at their reading level. We use Accelerated Reading Tests in
Our computer lab, floating iPad station, Chromebooks and tablets allow teachers in kindergarten through grades 3 through 8 and utilize the STAR Reading program to measure our students’ progress.
8th grade to augment their curriculum with the latest in educational technology. Teachers also use SMART
Boards, NOW Boards and LCD projectors as part of their classroom instruction. Beginning in 3rd grade, our Spanish language classes, art, music and gym are offered to all students (Pre-K through 8th grade) as part
students have weekly computer class and our 5th through 8th grade students use Chromebooks. of the overall curriculum. In addition, Middle School and Junior High students participate in the History Fair
and Science Fair. Through these projects, our students learn how to research a subject and present it to a
The state-of-the art science lab at St. Edward School is revered as one of the most advanced labs in the city. In wide audience. Outside the classroom, we offer Math Club and Quiz Bowl for 6th, 7th and 8th graders, allowing
partnership with DePaul Prep, our 8th grade students take field trips to participate in high school level classes. students to follow their academic passions.

Edward has continued to make investments in the fine arts. Students in Pre-K through 8th grade have music FINE ARTS
and art weekly.
STUDENT ENSEMBLES
Music has been a tradition at St. Edward School for over 100 years. St. Edward’s Music Program is recognized
by the Archdiocese of Chicago and the City of Chicago as being one of the best music programs for elementary Chorus and Voice, Junior Orchestra,
students in Chicago. There are eight music teachers on staff at St. Edward School. Many of our students go Junior Band, Beginner Strings,
on to continue their music studies in high school, college and beyond. Senior Orchestra
Ensemble Performances
All students are encouraged to explore visual art and artists from around the globe. In doing so, our students • St. Edward Oktoberfest
are given an opportunity to go outside the routine and rigor of everyday school work and make connections to • Guerin Prep Invitational Orchestra
current and past working artists. They are developing a visual vocabulary that will serve them in science, math • Solo & Ensemble Adjudications
and life. Our annual Spring Art Showcase gives our students the opportunity to share their artistic expression • Woodwind, Brass and Percussion Recital
with schoolmates, friends and family. • Band & Orchestra Concert
• Piano & Strings Recital
In partnership with Windy City Music Theatre, the St. Edward School Musical Theater program features a fall • Voice Recital
play and a spring musical for students in 1st through 8th grade. • 8th Grade Recital

INSTRUMENTS OFFERED

Piano | Flute | Oboe | Clarinet | French Horn | Bass | Tuba | Trumpet | Trombone | Violin | Viola
Cello | String Bass | Guitar | Percussion

STUDENT PERFORMANCES

Christmas Program
Featured: 2nd & 6th grades;
Junior & Senior Orchestra

Grandparents’ Day
Featured: Full Day Pre-K,
4yr old Pre-K & Kindergarten,
1st grade, Chorus, Senior Orchestra

Spring Show
Featured: 3rd, 4th, & 5th grades;
Chorus, Senior Orchestra

Known for an inclusive and vigorous athletic program, students from preschool through 8th grade can participate AT H L E T I C S
on a variety of St. Edward School athletic teams and sporting programs. St. Edward School participates in
the North West Catholic Conference, competing against teams from schools such as Pope Francis Global BOYS’ INTERSCHOLASTIC SPORTS
Academy, St. Bartholomew, St. Juliana, Immaculate Conception, and Queen of All Saints. Known as the “Big
Red,” our sports colors are red and white. We have a no-cut policy; everybody makes the team. In 2017, our 8th Varsity Football: 7th & 8th grade teams
grade boys’ basketball team finished their NWCC career with another Championship and a final NWCC record Junior Varsity Football: 4th, 5th & 6th grade teams
of 42-0. Varsity Basketball: 6th, 7th & 8th grade teams
Varsity Volleyball: 7th & 8th grade teams
Softball: 6th, 7th & 8th grade teams

GIRLS’ INTERSCHOLASTIC SPORTS

Varsity Cheerleading: 7th & 8th grade teams
Varsity Basketball: 6th, 7th & 8th grade teams
Softball: (12-inch, fast pitch) 7th & 8th grade teams
Volleyball: 5th, 6th, 7th & 8th grade teams
Instructional Basketball: Girls 3th – 8th grade
Instructional Basketball: Boys 3th – 8th grade
Spring Intramural Sports

OTHER SPORTS (CO-ED TEAMS)

T-Ball: Pre-K, Kindergarten and 1st grade
Bitty Basketball: Pre-K – 4th grade
Track and Field Starting Spring of 2018

EXTRACURRICULAR

SCOUTS MUSICAL THEATER LEGO ROBOTICS ACADEMY ALTAR SERVERS

Instilling strong leadership abilities and moral In partnership with Windy City Music Theatre, St. Using a creative educational approach that Being an altar server is call to prayer and mission.
values, St. Edward School has embraced a Edward School produces both a fall and spring supports Science, Technology, Engineering and Grades 5 to 8
long-standing tradition in scouting. Our scouts performance. St. Edward School students Math (STEM), children learn to design, build, and
participate in a variety of activities, events and meet with professional teaching artists once program robots. QUIZ BOWL
service projects. a week. The final production is performed on Grades K to 8
Boys: stage in our school gymnasium with costumes, Quiz Bowl is a game of questions and answers
Cub Scouts grades 1 to 5 scenic elements, props, and live musical CHESS CLUB on topics such as history, literature, and
Boy Scouts grades 6 to 8 and beyond accompaniment. science. Participants benefit from exposure to
Girls: Level 2 Performance: grades 1 and 2 Beginning in kindergarten, students can take a broad range of school and cultural subjects,
Daisy Troop: grades K to 1 Level 3 Performance: grades 3 to 8 chess once per week. From beginners to memorization and study skills, and an improved
Brownie Troop: grades 2 to 3 advanced players, students are grouped by ability to cooperate and work in teams.
Junior Troop: grades 4 to 5 CHILDREN’S CHOIR ability and play weekly. Instruction is given by a Grades 6 to 8
Cadette Troop: grades 6 to 8 chess master.
Rehearsals are weekly and include the parish Grades K to 8 MATH CLUB
school as well as the religious education
students. STUDENT COUNCIL The Math Club program gives students the
Grades 3 to 8 opportunity to engage in mathematics that
Fostering the spirit of leadership in our students, is non-competitive, fun and different from
the St. Edward Student Council provides students “textbook math.”
with the opportunity to serve their school, parish Grades 6 to 8
community and global community. It is the heart
and soul of student involvement in St. Edward COMPUTER CODING
School with a variety of service projects and
events. Teaching the core principles such as methods,
Grades 4 to 8 loops, variables, our computer coding class
prepares our students for success in this
technologically advanced world.
Grades K to 8

COMMUNITY

We boast a strong community of parents, Our St. Edward Parent Organization (SEPO) plans own sundaes, as well as to meet new families. parish’s Harvest Bash, which features bouncy
teachers and alumni, who take great pride in a Halloween Fun Fair each year, transforming Our School Board, in conjunction with Parent houses and games for the kids. Through our
everything they do, support one another and our gym into a Halloween carnival. SEPO also Ambassadors, bridges the gap between returning annual “Fund a Need” Auction Program, we
bring a spirit of joy to our school and parish. Our hosts Santa’s Workshop, which allows students families and new families. There are play dates continue to invest in our future through significant
parents, teachers and alumni are involved. They to purchase Christmas presents for family during the summer so the families can meet one capital improvements to our school
volunteer, making our school and parish even members. They also coordinate our Student another. We work hard to help our new families
stronger. Whether it’s coaching an athletic team, Appreciation Day in the winter with past events quickly feel a part of the St. Edward community. In recent years, we have updated school
planning our annual Big Red Auction especially including a portable planetarium and a science technology equipment, including smart boards
by volunteering at our Halloween Fun Fair, we show. Other community events include our Back to and floating iPad stations, built a state-of-the-
work together to make St. Edward School the School Movie Night under the Stars, the annual art science lab, implemented a comprehensive
best school community in Chicago. Our School Board hosts an Ice Cream Social Christmas Tree sale and the Big Red Run, which electrical overhaul to broaden our WiFi bandwidth
each fall to welcome our families back to school. includes a 5K fun run and walk, as well as a 1 and accommodate air conditioning in all our
Parents and students are invited to build their mile fun run and walk. We also participate in the classrooms, and installed a new playground.

TUITION

REGISTRATION 2018 / 2019 TUITION A B

Applications for the 2018-19 school year 1 Student $5,472.00 $6,678.00
for new students are accepted in late 2 Students $8,415.00 $10.161.00
January. The Registration Fee is $100 per 3 Students $10,431.00 $12,771.00
family, and is due at the time of registration. Family Rate $11,574.00 $14,508.00
Pre-Kindergarten Registration fees are
$300, due at the time of registration. $200 2018 / 2019 PRE-KINDERGARTEN TUITION $2,655.00
of the fee is applied toward tuition. $3,372.00
Pre-K 3-Year old Half Day (2 days) $3,265.00
BOOK FEES Pre-K 3-Year old Full Day (2 days) $4,509.00
Pre-K 4-Year old Half Day (3 days) $7,190.00
$285 per student, Full-Day Pre-K-8th grade Pre-K 4-Year old Full Day (3 days)
$235 per student, Part-Time Pre-K Pre-K 3 & 4-Year old Full Day (full week)

TECHNOLOGY FEES *Plan A is the Participating Parishioner tuition rate; Plan B is the standard tuition rate
Multi-family discounts do not apply to Pre-Kindergarten students. Half-day Kindergarten reduces tuition
$50 per student, Kindergarten
5th grade and 8th grade
$150 per student, 6th and 7th grade

LUNCH FEES

$110 per student; $25 each additional child
per family

FUNDRAISING / VOLUNTEERISM

There are a number of different fundraising
activities during the year run by the School
Board and its committees and the St. Edward
Parents’ Organization (SEPO). The School’s
main fundraisers are the Chalk Walk (fall),
Big Red Auction (spring), Community Days
(all year round) and the sale of TRIP gift
certificates (see below) throughout the year.

The Tuition Reduction Incentive Program
(TRIP) is a fundraiser that enables families
to reduce their tuition by purchasing gift
certificates from participating vendors.
St. Edward does not have a fundraising
requirement.

St. Edward School is a nationally-acclaimed
elementary school offering classes from
three-year-old pre school through eighth grade.

4343 W. Sunnyside Ave. stedwardschool.com
Chicago Illinois 60630 facebook.com/stedwardschoolchicago
773.736.9133


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