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St. Benedict Elementary School, Chicago:
St. Benedict Elementary School (SBES), a Catholic educational community serving grades PreK-8, inspires and cultivates a balance of faith, academic excellence, and individual talents in a diverse, personalized setting. We are located on Chicago's north side near Western Ave, serving Roscoe Village, Irving Park, Avondale, Lakeview, DePaul and surrounding communities. For just over 100 years, St. Benedict has provided quality education, and continues to teach and encourage Catholic traditions.

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Accreditation:

Photo of Private Elementary & Middle School in Chicago ILWe enjoy Full State of Illinois Recognition for non-public schools, as well as certification from the Office of Catholic Schools. We are a member of the National Catholic Education.

Our Philosophy:

The primary goal of St. Benedict Elementary School is to create a Catholic educational community, stressing the development of Christian character and leadership through a better understanding of the teachings and heritage of the Roman Catholic faith. As a school, we strive for excellence in education and develop the whole person—spiritually, intellectually, morally, socially, artistically and physically. To develop the whole person, we work with the parish, the home and the community.

Education Programs:
- Elementary Program
- Authentic Portfolio Assessment Program
- Athletics Program

At St. Benedict Elementary School, our amazing and dedicated teachers provide educational opportunities that employ the best methods. This includes our Authentic Portfolio Assessment Program and cutting-edge technology. In addition to our core classes, students receive Spanish, Art, Computers, Music and Religion.

Why Choose Us?

Image of Private Elementary & Middle School in Chicago ILAt St. Benedict Elementary School, we:

* Excel in educating the whole child;
* Challenge students to develop their God-given talents;
* Honor each other’s gifts and diversity;
* Create a Christian community by sharing our gifts;
* Serve the Lord and each other.

Child-Centered Catholic Education:

The school program is designed to provide maximum growth of each student. Students are challenged to develop mentally, spiritually, socially, emotionally and physically. Students are encouraged to discover their special talents and abilities. Faith development is encouraged through active participation in weekly Mass attendance and daily Religion classes. Parish priests and our religious education coordinator assist in sacramental preparation and instruction.

Unique Individuals:

The children of St. Benedict Elementary School are separate and unique individuals, approaching the world of learning at various levels of development, natural ability and background. The teaching community addresses these levels through challenging opportunities for the students, stressing the curriculum that recognizes student body cultural diversity and incorporating a variety of teaching techniques and materials. Students are expected to take advantage of learning opportunities and to discover his/her unique God-given talents and abilities. 

Student Clubs:
There are a number extracurricular activities and clubs that are offered to our students. Other Enrichment Programs offered: Technology Club, Mad Science Club, Spanish Club, Improv Comedy, Beads and American Girl Class.

Next Generation Leaders:

Over the past years, St. Benedict eighth graders have been accepted into impressive high schools, including St. Benedict High School,Gordon Technical, St. Ignatius, Lane Technical, Lincoln Park, Loyola Academy, North Side College Prep, Amundsun, Mt. Carmel, Northtown, Notre Dame, St. Patrick, UIC College Preparatory, Walter Payton College Preparatory, Regina, Resurrection, St. Scholastica Academy, Von Steuben and Whitney Young.

St. Benedict High School graduates have been accepted into impressive universities, including but not limited to DePaul University, Northwestern University, University of Illinois and local North Park University.

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Address: N Leavitt St, Chicago, Illinois , USA
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