Why St. Genevieve Catholic School?
St. Genevieve Catholic School has served the Belmont-Cragin community for 90 years, providing a quality, Catholic education both rich in tradition and rooted in faith for children from Pre-K to 8th grade.
Title I Teacher & Counselor
HOW WE ARE DIFFERENT
Accelerated Reader Program
We have been named a Master School with our Accelerated Reader (AR) program for six years in a row, and for the last three years we have received the highest national recognition possible by being named a National Honor Roll School through Renaissance Learning. We are one of only six schools in the nation in which each classroom from kindergarten through eighth grade achieved Honor Roll status and the only school in the state of Illinois. Through AR, students work with their teacher and our AR Coordinator to set individual reading goals.
We believe that technology is a part of everyday life, and therefore we integrate it into the classroom. Every teacher is equipped with a laptop and a projector plus our computer lab has a classroom set of iPads, 24 desktop computers, a Chromebook mobile lab, and a brand new 3D printer.
St. Genevieve serves a predominately Latino community. We minister to our community by celebrating holidays like Día de los Muertos and Día de la Virgin de Guadalupe, communicating bilingually with families, and providing bilingual class aides in PreK and Kindergarten to assist students transitioning to an English classroom.
WHY WE ARE WORTH IT
Commitment to Academic Excellence
We believe in educating the whole child and are committed to excellence and constant improvement. This year St. Gen’s introduced a new rigorous Eureka Math curriculum for students in PreK to 8th grade. It uses the same math language for all grades, focusing on fluency, base 10, and Common Core standards. Our goal is to increase standardized test scores in math significantly by 2018.
Our commitment also applies to science instruction. Our PreK - 3rd Grade teachers are in a 3-year partnership with Northwestern University and the Chicago museums to improve science formation.
Our Family in Faith
Faith formation is an integral part of St. Genevieve. We incorporate sacramental formation in our 2nd and 8th grade classrooms for First Holy Communion and Confirmation respectively. From our PreK students learning how to pray to our 8th graders earning graduation ribbons by doing service hours, our Catholic identity is pivotal.
A Future You Can Believe In
With a valuable St. Genevieve Catholic School education, our students are prepared to continue their education at the secondary level and are currently attending such fine institutions as…
Guerin College Prep High School
St. Patrick High School
Trinity High School
Fenwick High School
Northside College Prep
Pritzker College Prep
Lane Tech High School
George Washington University
University of Chicago
University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign