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Address
3920 N Leavitt Street
Chicago, IL 60618
Telephone
(773) 539-0066

Applying

Application Deadline
Rolling Admissions
Application Fee
$100
Interview Required
Yes
Required/Recommended Tests
None

Tuition

Yearly Tuition
$8,850
Tuition is for the highest grade offered and may have changed for the current school year. For more information, please contact the school.
Received Financial Aid
5%
Average Financial Aid
$3,480
From St. Benedict Preparatory School

St. Benedict Preparatory School is a vibrant community of over 700 students that takes an individual approach to each child. A commitment to inclusive and rigorous challenge creates a dynamic, innovative, and active learning experience in which the needs of the whole student are met. This is accomplished by using a balance of assessments, including high-quality standardized testing along with effective classroom assessments; using a balance of technology, research-based programs and authentic resources to support student mastery; and integrating STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics) applications and concepts into regular units of learning beginning in the early childhood years.
At St. Benedict Prep, the strengths of each child become an inspiration to others to learn fearlessly, to lead responsibly, and to serve joyfully. We are proud of our Catholic educational heritage and look forward to welcoming you into our community.
Our Passion is the Best Possible You!

School Details

Grades
PK, K-8
Students
715
Student-Teacher Ratio
11:1
National
17:1
Full-Time Teachers
65
Part-Time Teachers

Students

Students
715
Gender
  • Female
    47%
  • Male
    53%
Student Diversity
  • White
    73.6%
  • Multiracial
    11.3%
  • Hispanic
    6.9%
  • Asian
    3.2%
  • Native American
    1.8%
  • Pacific Islander
    1.3%
  • African American
    1.1%
  • Unknown
    0.6%
  • International
    0.3%
Living in the Area
A-
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Cost of Living
    C+
  2. Good for Families
    B+
  3. Housing
    C-
Area Feel
Urban
Median Household Income
$50,434
National
$55,322
Median Rent
$987
National
$949
Median Home Value
$225,200
National
$184,700

St. Benedict Preparatory School Reviews

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We are in our 3rd year as a St. Benedict family and we couldn't be happier. Our 2nd grader absolutely LOVES going to school. She recently started in student council, in SECOND GRADE! The extracurriculars, from Running Club to Dance and Violin, there is something for every child, no matter the interest. They're making great strides in technology as well with their recent 1:1 device rollout, STEM curriculum, new cyber security as well as new safety measures puts them on the cutting edge.

The culture is fantastic as well. We quickly made lifelong friends and we can all count on each other - it takes a village.

St Bens is a fantastic school and they continue to make great strides toward becoming one of the leading private schools on the northside.
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We love St Ben’s! We have three kids at Ben’s and have been here for about seven years. The community is strong, engaged, generous, and supportive. The school is challenging and supportive of all kids. The school works hard to differentiate learning for each student’s individual learning needs.

Ben’s kids get accepted at all of the top SE CPS schools as well as the top private HS. We’re in excellent hands!
My family has been active members of the St. Ben's community for 9 years and as we prepare to move on to high school, I definitely have some regrets about our school choice.
Pros: Great parent community, early elementary/preschool experience
Cons: No policy consistency across middle school teachers on everything from uniform/homework/grading, very slow to react on acknowledged major staff problems, most disappointing of all "community service hours" is almost completely accomplished by helping in parent car drop off line or school fundraising preparation, and not actually helping the larger community.
Just aren't preparing my child to be a caring responsible member for greater community and not preparing for higher academic expectations in high school. They set the bar low for middle schoolers which is great for academically challenged children, but not to strengthen leadership and academics of others.