Award Year: 2014

The School of Saints Faith, Hope & Charity

180 Ridge Avenue
Winnetka, IL, 60093-3839

(847) 446-0031

Mrs. Kathleen Ann Carden, Principal at time of Nomination

Archdiocese of Chicago

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The School of Saints Faith, Hope & Charity provides an educational environment that develops the whole child--academically, spiritually, and morally.

Student Demographics
  • Black/African American: 1%
  • White: 97%
  • Hispanic: 1%
  • Asian: 1%
Students prepare to lead through song at a weekly all-school mass.

Students prepare to lead through song at a weekly all-school mass.

The School of Saints Faith, Hope & Charity (FHC) is one of 248 schools within The Archdiocese of Chicago Catholic School System. Located in Winnetka, Illinois, FHC serves 310 students from preschool through eighth grade. The school provides an educational environment for building moral character and intellectual integrity. Students learn a way of life that weaves spiritual and moral development within curricular studies and achievement. With a strong foundation in academics, values, and leadership, graduates are prepared to face the challenges of a larger global society with intellectual skills, self-confidence and a sense of moral responsibility.

The spiritual life of students at FHC is the cornerstone of the school's mission to educate the whole child. Each week, students participate in a weekly mass with leadership roles assigned to different classes on a rotating basis. Answering the call of Pope Francis to "go out from ourselves and lead a life of service to others," FHC students learn to give of themselves for the good of others by participating in regular community service activities beginning in preschool.

The curriculum is rigorous and integrated across all subjects and grade levels, meeting and exceeding the Illinois State Standards in mathematics, reading, language arts, science, social studies, and technology. Teachers empower students to independently identify and solve problems. The school combines innovative and progressive teaching methods with a low student/teacher ratio, ensuring the needs of all students are met by differentiation within the classroom, as well as support from learning specialists and advanced opportunities.