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St. Cornelius Catholic School, Chicago:
St. Cornelius School in Chicago, Cook County, Illinois is dedicated to providing children an excellent education rooted in the Catholic Christian tradition through our preschool, elementary, and middle school programs. By our focus on education driven by faith, students learn and act with integrity and kindness. Our goal is to educate children to become dedicated and productive people in our world. The St. Cornelius learning program is geared to meet the needs of today and the demands of tomorrow.

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Cornelius School is an integral part of the St. Cornelius Parish and community at large. In conjunction with the evangelizing mission of the church and parish, St. Cornelius School is called to teach the message of Jesus in a Catholic context. Our unique role is to instill in the children the future responsibility of becoming loving adult disciples of Jesus.

Our Philosophy:

St. Cornelius Elementary Parish School is devoted to and strives for quality Catholic education where the primary purpose is to instill in each child a knowledge and love of God. We strive to educate students spiritually, intellectually, affectively, emotionally, physically, and socially. Our students are the most important concern of the school community. We believe that decisions made by the school community have in mind the students’ learning and development, as well as their socio-economic background.

The students, as part of the school community, have a responsibility to themselves and to others to do their best and to respect each member of our school / parish community and all they encounter in their daily lives. We strive to foster respect for individual difference within the context of the common good for all.

Keeping in mind each child’s uniqueness, we believe that learning is achieved through the combined effort and interaction of faculty, parents, and students. While acknowledging the parent / guardian as primary educator, we believe that parents are partners in the educational process of their children and that students cannot develop to their fullest potential without cooperation from the home. We believe that parents and faculty alike have the responsibility to be Christian role models for the students.

Education Programs:

The St. Cornelius Preschool Program offers classes for 3 and 4 year old children. The 4 year old program is five days from 7:55am to 11:00am. The 3 year old programs include either a three day per week program (M, W, & F from 12pm - 2:30pm), or a five day per week program (M-F, 12:00pm - 2:30pm). Both 3 year old programs offer an extended day option before school (6:30am - 12:00pm) and after school (2:30pm - 6:00pm). 

- Catholic Elementary & Middle School program (Grades K-8)
- We also offer an extended day option until 6:00pm.
- Registrations are taken on a first-come, first-served basis.

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Address: 5252 North Long Avenue, Chicago, Illinois , USA
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