St. Albert the Great at a Glance

Overview
  • Catholic elementary school offering pre-school through 8th grade
  • School Established on April 8, 1953
  • Over 60 Years of Academic Excellence
  • The school is a vital ministry of the St. Albert the Great parish
 
Academic Achievements and Standards
  • Harvard Data Wise School
  • Personalized Learning Program & CME Grant recipient
  • 2013 TerraNova® composite results:
    • Grade 3 - 54.6%; Grade 5 - 84.3%; Grade 7 - 94.2%
  • Newly renovated and expanded library
  • Entire building wireless
  • SMART® technology
  • Dedicated science laboratory
  • Honor Roll recognizes individual achievement
 
Catholic Identity
  • Daily religious instruction based on curriculum as authorized by the United States Council of Catholic Bishops
  • Grades 1-8 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.
Student Life and School Community
  • Extracurricular activities available in sports and expressive arts
  • Variety of family social activities offered throughout the school year
  • Exceptional parental involvement through the Parents' Association and other volunteer opportunities
 
Leadership and Staff
  • Mrs. Jodi McLawhorn, School Principal
  • Father Mariusz Nawalaniec, Pastor
  • Mrs. Kasia Krol, Administrative Assistant
  • Masterful and Innovative faculty
 
Admission and Tuition
  • FACTS tuition management
  • Caritas Scholarship Program offers up to 50% tuition reduction over three years
  • Additional financial aid is available and is based on need
  • St. Albert the Great does not discriminate on the basis of gender, race, religion, or ethnic origin in its admission policies
Accreditation and Recognition
  • Fully recognized by the Illinois State Board of Education and the National Catholic Education Association
  • Completion of AdvanceED® Accreditation in 2013-2014
Other Facts
  • School day begins at 8:00 a.m. and ends at 3:00 p.m.
  • Before and after school program available (E.D.P - St. Albert Extended Day Program)
  • Standard uniform policy with several scheduled dress-up/down, spirit and other out-of-uniform days
  • Secured premises including a locked campus with buzzer system, background checks and VIRTUS certification required for all volunteers, and mandatory visitor sign-in/out.