Award Year: 2013

Queen of Angels School

4520 N. Western Avenue
Chicago, IL, 60625-2117

(773) 769-4211

Julia Byrns Kelly, Principal at time of Nomination

Archdiocese of Chicago

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We believe in: Serving God for a peaceful world; Building a community of service; Fostering educational excellence; Supporting each student's unique abilities; Embracing an inclusive environment.

Student Demographics
  • White: 74%
  • Hispanic: 8%
  • Asian: 4%
  • Two or more races: 14%
  • Economically Disadvantaged: %

Queen of Angels, celebrating 103 years of educating children for the 21st century, is nestled within the Chicago community of Lincoln Square. Our Catholic Identity, as a foundation and a commitment to provide a nurturing, child centered, inclusive and safe educational environment, is the building block for creating a challenging, differentiated and comprehensive academic program.

Our school is blessed by a collegial faculty of continuous learners dedicated to enriching the whole child academically through an integrated standards based curriculum supported by ongoing formative assessment. Our differentiated learning team collaborates with classroom teachers to support students with diagnosed learning needs and accommodations. The Silver Belle Award was presented for our commitment to inclusive education. The “Tour Chicago” is a pull out program for children testing at or above the 95th percentile.

We celebrate the unique talents and abilities of each child with an accelerated curriculum, enhanced technology initiatives, enrichment activities, and multilevel athletic programs. The Fine Arts are showcased through drama, dance, the musical performances of the Cherub and Chorister choirs as well as student art exhibits highlighted throughout the school. A parent “Green Committee” and student “Green Club” pursue green initiatives in the areas of recycling, re-use and energy. The school received a grant from the Illinois Clean Energy Community Foundation for the installation of a solar photovoltaic system.

We believe in the partnership with our parent community that has built a welcoming, collaborative and family oriented environment. Outstanding service to others within the local community and City of Chicago earned “Commons”, our parent group, the NCEA “Distinguished Home and School Association Award”.