Why Choose St. Germaine?
St. Germaine offers a unique faith-based education for our children. Each student, treated as an individual, is nurtured not only in their academics but also in the teachings of Christ. Our graduates have a solid educational, moral, and social education to support them in any future endeavor. Below is a description of an independent review of St. Germaine specifically, as well as a letter from the Archbishop of Chicago about Catholic Schools in general.
Independent Review Evaluation team consisted of Members from:
- Illinois State Board of Education
- St. Xavier University
- Retired Public School Administrator in Oak Lawn
- Principals from Chicago and Suburban Catholic Schools
This five member State Board of Education recognition team had these comments about their observations of St. Germaine School:
“School Facilities provide a very positive learning environment. The utilization of space is excellent and classrooms are bright and attractive. Student/staff interaction and student attitudes are very positive. Higher order thinking skills are identifiable in all classrooms. Varied instructional methods are used and students are engaged in the learning process. Instruction is related to real life, not just textbook directed. Cross curricular discussion and instruction is evident. Use of technology was observed in several classrooms. Good classroom management skills were observed throughout the building. Teacher lesson plans are appropriate and being followed….”
Choosing the best place for your child’s education is one of the biggest decisions you will make.
If you’re like many parents, you want your child to be able to learn in a safe, secure environment. You want your child surrounded by people—teachers, staff, and other parents—who will have a positive influence and teach lessons about life, faith, belief, and moral values, not just academic subjects.
In the Catholic schools, we do a great job teaching things like reading, writing, science, and math. But we also spend our time educating the whole child, in mind, heart, and spirit. Our schools are caring communities where children get one-on-one attention, and a strong sense of right and wrong.
Catholic school isn’t free, but there are many parents who understand that a child’s education is worth paying for, especially when you consider what parents and children get in return. Not just the bare minimum, but a sense of faith, an ability to focus, and an expectation of achievement—all important aspects of success in school and life.
Our schools provide many things that other schools don’t or can’t. We invite you to take some time to see what we believe in, see what we believe is important, and visit some of our schools before you make a decision.
We look forward to meeting you, welcoming you, and introducing you to the faith, focus, and achievement that Catholic Schools offer.
Faith… As children grow, they have many questions…about the world, their own identities, powers greater than themselves, and their relationship with God.
Focus… Individual attention, and the discipline and order that keep children safe, help children focus on what matters.
Achievement… Focusing on test scores has changed the way many schools teach students these days. In the Catholic schools, we take tests seriously and have great results, but we know they are only one measure of success.
Values… Distinguish right from wrong and learning to behave in a world full of troubles and temptations. We will do everything we can in partnership with you to raise your child in the right way.
Community… Sharing hopes, dreams, and service experiences others is the best way to learn to treat others as you would like to be treated. As children grow and families become connected, the bonds of service and compassion that hold the school community together become stronger and stronger.