St. Mary of the Angels

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Academic Excellence

Academic Excellence

Academic Excellence

We work diligently to prepare our students to excel in high school, college and beyond. By stimulating intellectual curiosity and developing critical thinking, we awaken a lifelong love and joy for learning. St. Mary of the Angels School offers a Classical Curriculum in:

  • Reading & Literacy
  • Grammar & Composition
  • Greek & Latin Roots
  • Directed Readings & Literature
  • Social Studies & Geography
  • American & World History
  • Singapore Math – Math in Focus
  • Pre-Algebra/Algebra: 7th & 8th grade

These are supplemented with:

  • STEM
  • Spanish (K-4 & 7-8) and Latin (5-8)
  • Studio Art
  • Music Instruction (Lessons, Choir & Band)
  • Physical Education
  • After-School Enrichment Classes and Clubs
  • Assessing Academic Needs & Progress

Teachers and administration utilize standardized testing and assessments as tools to evaluate students’ growth, adjusting lessons to their needs. We emphasize collaboration and gift-of-self, which result in happy, confident students, who are motivated to learn and are able to achieve even higher academic proficiency and test results so as to better serve others with their talents.

High School Readiness: We assist students and families throughout the high school admissions process. Teachers supplement our challenging curriculum with instruction in study skills and test-taking. Our High School Counselor offers guidance to students and families in taking the steps needed to matriculate in the high school of their choice. Our graduates attend top Catholic, private and public high schools, including:

  • St. Ignatius College Prep
  • Fenwick College Prep
  • DePaul College Prep
  • Lane Tech College Prep
  • Loyola Academy
  • St. Patrick High School
  • Willows Academy
  • Northridge Prep
  • Trinity Academy – River Forest
  • Lincoln Park High School