Award Year: 2019

Saint Benedict Preparatory School

3920 N Leavitt Street
Chicago, IL, 60618-3810

(773) 463-6797

Ms. Rachel Gemo, Principal at time of Nomination

Archdiocese of Chicago School District

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Mission

Focusing on critical thinking, problem solving, communication, and collaboration, SBPS develops the creators of tomorrow inspired by faith and informed with a global perspective.

Student Demographics
  • Black/African American: 1%
  • White: 74%
  • Hispanic: 12%
  • Hawaiian/Pacific Islander: 1%
  • Asian: 4%
  • Two or more races: 8%
Application
Learn Fearlessly. Lead Responsibly. Serve Joyfully.

Learn Fearlessly. Lead Responsibly. Serve Joyfully.

"Our passion is the best possible you." This tagline reflects the spirit of St. Benedict Preparatory School (SBPS), a Catholic parish school, proudly located on the Northside of Chicago, Illinois. Founded in 1902, SBPS believes that each student has the right to learn in a caring, inclusive school environment, where the dignity of each person is valued. All students are provided opportunities to develop their God-given gifts and use them responsibly to create a better world.

Recently, SBPS authored a strategic plan to ensure the school remains academically excellent and relevant in the 21st Century. This plan boldly outlines a contemporary vision. SBPS's programs are driven by the 7C's: Catholic identity, collaboration, communication, critical thinking, creativity, rigorous content, and confidence. To prepare the school for this mission, SBPS repurposed facilities for new learning experiences including the Wonder Lab, STEM Lab, Global Learning Center, and Creative Media Center. These shared learning spaces encourage collaboration, innovation and critical thinking. SBPS students are "reflective learners," and each student maintains a portfolio of learning experiences grounded in the 7C's.

A passion for learning and professional growth inspires faculty to collaborate, creating an environment of academic rigor and individual expression, in which each child is educated in a way that fosters and supports his or her unique abilities, talents, and sense of self-worth. At SBPS, the strengths of each student become an inspiration to others to learn fearlessly, to lead responsibly, and to serve joyfully.