Award Year: 2015

St. Theresa School

445 North Benton Street
Palatine, IL, 60067-3584

(847) 359-1820

Miss. Mary J. Keenley, Principal at time of Nomination

Archdiocese of Chicago

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To nurture students to become academically sound, strong in character, inclusive, socially responsible, poised for the future, and equipped to be lifetime followers of Christ.

Student Demographics
  • White: 82%
  • Hispanic: 2%
  • Asian: 9%
  • Two or more races: 7%
  • ELL: 1%
  • Economically Disadvantaged: %
Junior High students engaged in learning utilizing 1:1 iPad resources.

Junior High students engaged in learning utilizing 1:1 iPad resources.

Helping students "Learn Intellectually, Grow Physically, and Soar Spiritually” has been the passion of St. Theresa School for over 60 years. The school family is committed to providing a superior quality education, founded in love and Christian faith, for over 350 students in preschool through 8th grade.

St. Theresa School is strong academically, strong spiritually, and strong foundationally. The curriculum embraces the latest technology to enhance students’ understanding of the fundamentals, and includes music, art and PE, computer skills, and foreign language. Class sizes are small, with 21 students on average. A variety of extracurricular activities, exceptional parental involvement, and loving teachers really set the school apart.

The teamwork at St. Theresa is like no other. The faculty works as a team. Parents work with their teachers as a team. And the principal and pastor are amazing team leaders. The end results in well-rounded, well-prepared students who move on to the area's finest high schools, the nation's most prestigious universities, and distinguished careers.

A St. Theresa student is a scholar, an athlete, a singer, musician, and artist; someone who writes and speaks well; is respectful, and is motivated. Academic success is only part of the St. Theresa story. As a school dedicated to teaching and living Catholic values, students learn the principles of faith, community, love for others, and service through daily religious instruction. St. Theresa students become responsible leaders in their homes, parishes, and communities, continually using their time, talent, and treasure to make our world a better place.