Award Year: 2013

St. Joan of Arc School

9245 North Lawndale Avenu
Evanston, IL, 60203-0660

(847) 679-0660

Carrie Hampson, Principal at time of Nomination

Archdiocese of Chicago

School Website

Mission

St. Joan of Arc’s mission is to engage, challenge, and inspire our students to become life-long learners and citizens committed to service.

Student Demographics
  • Black/African American: 2%
  • White: 86%
  • Hispanic: 3%
  • Asian: 6%
  • Two or more races: 3%
Application

SJA is a Catholic school where families of diverse faiths and cultures are welcomed into an environment of academic excellence and strong school community partnerships. SJA graduates are compassionate young adults who understand and respect the differences among people and work cooperatively to meet the challenges of an ever-changing world.

SJA’s foundation is our excellent academic program. As test scores demonstrate, students perform at the highest academic levels. These results are achieved by creating academically rigorous classrooms that encourage independent and analytical thinking. The small size, a student-teacher ratio of 16 to 1, ensures that each student receives an individualized education. In order to provide a unique differentiated learning environment, St. Joan of Arc utilizes the latest in technology, including a one-to-one netbook environment, to increase student learning and engagement.

St. Joan of Arc thrives because of its positive culture built upon traditions that generate school pride. Students participate in activities ranging from the Gravy Bowl, an all school Thanksgiving basketball game to the Penny Carnival, a student run carnival for the elementary grades. We are also committed to nurturing citizens committed to service through our service learning program.

St. Joan of Arc School is a National Blue Ribbon School because of its unique combination of academic excellence, strong school-community partnerships, a technology rich curriculum, and a focus on developing well-rounded, compassionate students with a focus on contributing and serving society. SJA is proud of its ability to honor our students’ unique talents, engage families and community members, and produce graduates who excel in high school and understand the importance of life long learning.