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St. Benedict Catholic Elementary School, Chicago:
Located in Blue Island, a south suburb of Chicago in Cook County, Illinois, St. Benedict Elementary School is a private, co-educational, Catholic school, serving 178 students in grades PK-8. St. Benedict School fosters a learning climate within our school conducive to academic excellence and spiritual maturity. This helps to develop the children into thinking, problem-solving adults. As a parochial school in the Archdiocese of Chicago, we encourage our students to develop their individual gifts and talents and we provide the tools to do so though our gifted education curriculum. This includes a creative art program and access to a resource room with accelerated reading and math.

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Our overall student population consists of 40 Caucasian, 46 Hispanic, 89 African American, and 3 other. We cater for families from Blue Island, Calumet Park, Morgan Park, Merrionette Park, Robbins, Dixmoor, Riverdale and surrounding communities.

Our Mission:

St. Benedict School is a parochial school in the Archdiocese of Chicago, in Blue Island, IL. St. Benedict School is a Catholic Elementary School, dedicated to the education and formation of students in Grades Pre-Kindergarten to Grade 8. St. Benedict School, committed to quality education, serves the diverse community of Blue Island and surrounding areas. The school is a vital part of the St. Benedict parish family.

As a community founded in the Catholic faith, St. Benedict School seeks to inspire its students. St. Benedict School accepts and encourages the faith practices of non-Catholic families. We accept the individual uniqueness of each student and challenge students to grow spiritually, cognitively, emotionally, and socially in a culturally diverse setting. We try to discover strengths and weaknesses so each child will develop to his or her full potential as a contributing member of family, church and community.

Our Philosophy:

St. Benedict School maximizes our students' educational opportunities in a Catholic spiritual setting. Catholic values and moral principles are incorporated into every aspect of our curriculum. Through their academic work, their participation in community service projects and school liturgies. our students' lives will be the best example of our Catholic philosophy.

St. Benedict School is part of an entire parish community working toward unity and family and passing on our Catholic beliefs through successive generations of St. Benedict School students. St. Benedict School lives the stated purpose of Catholic education.

Education Programs:

- Pre-kindergarten program
- Kindergarten program
- Elementary School program
- Middle School through to Grade 8 program
- Gifted Education Curriculum
- Talented and Gifted program with art, accelerating reading and math
- After school program including athletics, band, art club and performing arts

* Gifted Education Program:

The purpose of Gifted Education is to recognize the unique social, emotional, and intellectual needs of gifted and talented students, and provide them with stimulating and challenging opportunities, and enable them to realize their greatest potential and contribute to self and society.

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Address: Blue Island, 2324 New Street , Cook County, Illinois , USA
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