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Overall Niche Grade
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  1. Academics
    A
  2. Diversity
    C-
  3. Teachers
    B
  4. College Prep
    B+
  5. Clubs & Activities
    B-
  6. Sports
    B
Providence-St. Mel School is a highly rated, private school located in Chicago, IL. It has 518 students in grades PK, K-12 with a student-teacher ratio of 13 to 1. After graduation, 100% of students from this school go on to attend a 4-year college.
Address
119 S. Central Park
Chicago, IL 60624
Telephone
(773) 722-4600
Website
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Tuition

Yearly Tuition
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Received Financial Aid
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Providence-St. Mel School Rankings

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Academics

Average Graduation Rate
Average SAT
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Culture & Safety

Poll
83%
of students agree that they feel safe at their school.6 responses
Poll
67%
of students agree that they like their school and feel happy there.6 responses
Poll
What are your favorite school events or traditions?
Based on 10 responses
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  • The Musicals
    60%
  • Pep Rallies
    20%
  • Honor roll
    10%
  • Picnic
    10%

Students

Diversity
C-
Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
Students
518
83%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are competitive.6 responses
67%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are creative and artsy.6 responses
83%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are athletic.6 responses

Teachers

Student-Teacher Ratio
13:1
National
17:1
Poll
100%
of students and parents agree that the teachers give engaging lessons.8 responses
Poll
88%
of students and parents agree that the teachers genuinely care about the students.8 responses
Poll
100%
of students and parents agree that the teachers adequately lead and control the classroom.8 responses

Clubs & Activities

Clubs & Activities
B-
Based on student and parent reviews of clubs and activities.
Girls Athletic Participation
Boys Athletic Participation
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Living in the Area
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Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Crime & Safety
    C-
  2. Diversity
    A+
  3. Cost of Living
    C+
  4. Good for Families
    B+
Area Feel
Urban
Median Household Income
$50,434
National
$55,322
Median Rent
$987
National
$949
Median Home Value
$225,200
National
$184,700
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Providence St-Mel is a great school! I started as a kindergarten student, I will be graduating in 2019. I would not trade my school for absolutely anything! Everyone in that institution has shaped me academically, holistically and competitively. Thank you PSM.
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There are good things about the school such as the curriculum, the class sizes, and the convenience for many people. PSM though, is much too expensive. My mother was a single mom, and with student aid, still had to pay almost $700 monthly, with another son is a different private school only making $40,000 a year. The staff is nowhere near as genuine as it was as when I was a freshman four years ago. Some of the staff is really racist, which is ironic when you're in an all black school in a urban neighborhood on the west side of Chicago, and there's a constant feeling of arrogance that goes around the board that the black students wouldn't make it if it were not for St Mel. This is false. Any color students can make it anywhere in this world with or without Providence-St Mel.
Providence St. Mel trains their students to strive for excellence and pushes them to compete in the world and come out on top. If it's one thing that they value, it is academics, and ensuring that their students into college. The strict atmosphere that students are placed in forces them to prepare for the outside world where there aren't any rules, so they have to make decisions for themselves on how they are going to behave. If there was one thing that I would like to see changed within the school, it would be for the school to stop valuing image all of the time and try and hear and see things from the perspective of their students. Times are changing, so their rules and vision should change with the time in order to keep their legacy going and draw more people to the institution instead of pushing them away.