Award Year: 2020

Saint Andrew School

1710 W Addison Street
Chicago, IL, 60613-3580

(773) 248-2500

Mr. Allen Ackermann, Principal at time of Nomination

Archdiocese of Chicago

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Saint Andrew School provides a caring, safe, and supportive environment that instills Catholic values for each student.

Student Demographics
  • Black/African American: 1%
  • White: 81%
  • Hispanic: 9%
  • Asian: 4%
  • Native American: 1%
  • Two or more races: 4%
Saint Andrew Students are students of Spirit, Study and Service.

Saint Andrew Students are students of Spirit, Study and Service.

Saint Andrew School is a magical place. It is the good-hearted, caring teachers, parents, and administrators that work together to create a climate were everyone feels safe and supported. We focus on the whole child in spirit, study and service. Fourteen years ago, we introduced an academic program that strived to satisfy the learning needs of all students. Our Accelerated Program challenges all students, meeting each student where they are and stressing a goal of academic success! The program was controversial when it began, but we quickly observed increases in class participation and an increase in standardized testing scores in all grades, at all levels.

Communication is consistent and informative to parents, teachers and staff; strengthening our common goal for student success. A weekly principal communication to parents and teachers provides clear and timely direction. Units meet weekly with agendas that focus on the needs of learners. Bi-monthly meetings with our Student Intervention Team discuss specific student needs and provide teachers with strategies to enhance instruction. Monthly School Board Meetings keep this important stakeholder group informed of school progress and needs.

Saint Andrew School has built a positive climate that is the envy of other schools. All learning is social, and our climate is the foundation for learning. Students are eager to come to school every day; they feel loved and they learn.