We are proud to announce our school plans for celebrating

Catholic Schools Week

January 30, 2022- February 5, 2022

Each year Catholic Schools throughout the United States celebrate their wonderful work and the wonderful people who make it possible.

Now Open for Registrations for 2022-2023 school year!

St. Germaine Catholic School, a U.S. Department of Education Blue Ribbon School, is now open for Registrations for the 2022-2023 school year. Everyone is invited to tour the school but reservations are required. We are planning a fun week with many interactive activities for the kids to celebrate Catholic Schools Week!  Registrations for the 2022-2023 school year will be taken by calling the school office or visiting registration page.   We offer in person learning for all grades supplemented by numerous eLearning resources.   Class sizes are kept at a minimum so early enrollment, especially for our Pre-K Early Advantage Program, is strongly encouraged.

Catholic Schools Week begins January 30th with a Liturgy (9am in the Church) to mark the start of Catholic Schools Week. The theme for CSW is “Catholic Schools: Faith. Excellence. Service.”  As communities of faith, Catholic schools instill in students their destiny to become saints.  Academic excellence is the hallmark of Catholic education intentionally directed to the growth of the whole person – mind, body and spirit.  Finally, service is fundamental to Catholic education and the core of Catholic discipleship.  Service is intended to help form people who are not only witnesses to Catholic social teaching, but also active participants through social learning.  These shared qualities are what make Catholic schools work.  They are what make Catholic schools succeed.

Choose St. Germaine!

  • Outstanding teaching and learning opportunities in all subjects as reflected in our test scores
  • 1 to 1 chromebook initiative for all students 1st-8th grade, iPads for PreK and Kindergarten
  • Spanish classes from Pre-school to 8th grade each week, Physical Education (twice per week), Music, Art/Library, Computer/Technology instruction
  • Full range of cross curricular after-school enrichment programs (resuming when allowed)
  • Weekly prayer services and/or Eucharistic celebrations
Private Tours available by appointment only:

We can arrange a private tour so you can see for yourself all we have to offer!  In Person tours are being offered during school, after school or on Saturdays.  Schedule your tour here. 

Give us a call (708-425-6063) to let us know what time works best for you!!

Catholic Schools Week Calendar of Events!

Sunday,         January 30, 2022            Celebrating with Our Parish

This year, due to the COVID pandemic, we will not be able to sponsor our annual OPEN HOUSE.  Instead we are inviting all our school families to attend either the 9:30 or 11:30 parish Mass to show our gratitude to our parish community.  We hope to have an OPEN HOUSE in the spring!

Monday,       January 31, 2022              Helping Our Heroes

We will begin collecting items for a special project for young patients undergoing extended hospital stays of treatments.  The students will prepare “Jared Boxes” (www.thejaredbox.org) which will include items that will make time waiting for appointments or treatment a little easier.  (Comic books, coloring books,   word search puzzles, small games and toys will be packaged in shoebox size boxes that they can carry with them to appointments. We are asking each student to bring one item to school by Thursday,  Families can also participate by creating a complete Jared Box if they would like.  We will also accept monetary donations.

Tuesday,      February 1, 2022          Celebrating Our Students—Dress-Down Day, Absolutely No Homework!

Students may dress casually for the day, but attire needs to be appropriate. We’ll provide an ice-cream treat at lunch! The teachers have promised NO HOMEWORK! Each class will have some time in the afternoon for games!

Wednesday, February 2, 2022           Two, Two, Twenty-two Day

With all the “2’s” in the date, we thought we’d do something special!  Students might pair up to dress as twins (same shirts, accessories).  They might dress up as famous “duo”s  (I suggested “Lucy and Ricky”  but no one knew who that is!).  Individual students might create a “cut-out twin” for themselves out of poster paper or dress a doll or stuffed animal to accompany them to school.  Classroom teachers will send details about what they are planning in their rooms.

Thursday,     February 3, 2022          Celebrating Our Work

In keeping with our year-long work with the themes of Catholic Social Justice, we’ll revisit our discussions concerning the dignity or work and of workers. To show their pride in their own work, students will create a “show case” work using their best printing/cursive skills to decorate.  Classes can choose a favorite prayer or quote and create a colorful border.

Friday,          February 4, 2022    Celebrating Our Teachers, Staff, and Volunteers Special Barraco’s Lunch for students and staff (An order form will be sent)

In the past, we’ve had a St. Germaine Music Review to close out our celebration. Again, due to COVID we are scaling back this activity.  Classes and teachers will create some Tic-Toc dance that we will share in a COVID safe way.  Look for details as we finalize the details.  Students will enjoy an afternoon movie in their classrooms.


Our goal is to help parents choose the best school for their situation.  Our balanced curriculum with well-rounded programs include strong academic & character building.


St. Germaine School
9735 S. Kolin Ave
Oak Lawn, IL 60453
School Office: 708-425-6063

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