Award Year: 2017

St. Josaphat School

2245 N. Southport Avenue
Chicago, IL, 60614-3192

(773) 549-0909

Miss Colleen M Cannon, Principal at time of Nomination

Ms. Nel Mullens, Current Principal

Archdiocese of Chicago

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The mission of education at St. Josaphat School is to strive for academic excellence in preparation for a lifetime of challenges and future successes.

Student Demographics
  • White: 84%
  • Hispanic: 11%
  • Asian: 1%
  • Two or more races: 4%
St. Josaphat Students Excel Academically, are Empowered to Thrive, and are Enlightened to discover God

St. Josaphat Students Excel Academically, are Empowered to Thrive, and are Enlightened to discover God

St. Josaphat School is a welcoming community where our children are enlightened to discover God in all, empowered to thrive intellectually and emotionally as they excel to meet a lifetime of challenges as future leaders.

The dedicated faculty of St. Josaphat School ensure an excellent, rigorous education for all students. Over 60% of our faculty have earned advanced degrees. They apply best practices in differentiating instruction to meet the individual needs of all our students. Teachers collaborate regularly in the early mornings and late afternoons on developing curriculum, discussing student needs, meeting with parents, and fostering a nurturing environment. Teachers communicate regularly with families about curriculum and school events via weekly newsletters and teacher websites.

Family and community are crucial to our success. Parents are extremely supportive of our school and are very active in both parish and school activities. Parents plan various community-wide events that welcome both school families and community members.

The St. Josaphat School student body distinguishes itself through service to others. The students participate in several activities, including tutoring younger students, serving as role models to younger prayer buddies, contributing to food drives, feeding the homeless in our neighborhood, volunteering at a local nursing home, and raising funds for orphans in other countries. Students are afforded the opportunity to take on leadership roles within the school, allowing them to be a part of the decision-making process for student-related events. All of these initiatives contribute to the emotional and social growth of our students.