Award Year: 2019

Saint Raymond School

300 South Elmhurst Avenue
Mount Prospect, IL, 60056-3129

(847) 253-8555

Ms. Mary Eileen Ward, Principal at time of Nomination

Archdiocese of Chicago School District

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Mission

Saint Raymond School educates and forms children with a comprehensive curriculum while instilling the values and teachings of the Gospel.

Student Demographics
  • Black/African American: 1%
  • White: 81%
  • Hispanic: 9%
  • Hawaiian/Pacific Islander: 1%
  • Asian: 6%
  • Two or more races: 2%
Application
St. Raymond School builds community through faith and service.

St. Raymond School builds community through faith and service.

Built as the first Catholic grade school in the village of Mount Prospect, IL, St. Raymond School fosters a unique educational environment that never limits the scope of a student's education, but rather encourages each individual's curiosity, integrity, and mindset. With its deep history firmly rooted throughout the village, St. Raymond has served families in the northwest suburbs of Chicago for 65 years. Students grow academically and spiritually while learning in a safe place that builds healthy moral and social reasoning. As part of an active parish community, St. Raymond School imparts a service component that provides students and their families with opportunities to better the lives of those surrounding them, encourage civic responsibility, and discover their own hidden talents. Community members, administrators, teachers, staff, parents, and families play key roles in developing appropriate relationships that foster strong spiritual development.

St. Raymond School and its teachers use responsive classroom language to embody a passion and hunger for learning. While guiding students to adopt a positive mindset, students gain confidence in their ability to learn and take on academic challenges. With the passion of its dedicated staff, including a school social worker, all students have the unique ability to seek out an advocate to help them develop into emotionally and spiritually sound learners. At St. Raymond School, the curriculum's social and emotional components service the whole child and guide students to succeed in a fast-paced world while preparing them to navigate the challenges ahead.