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ST. MARY of the ANGELS SCHOOL

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:

  • Spanish or Latin and after-school Mandarin
  • Studio Art
  • Music Instruction (Lessons, Choir & Band)
  • Physical Education
  • 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. Zich_0107Our graduates attend top Catholic, private and public high schools, including:

  • St. Ignatius
  • St. Patrick’s
  • Fenwick College Prep
  • Lane Tech
  • DePaul College Prep
  • Willows Academy
  • Northridge Prep
  • Trinity Academy – River Forest
  • Guerin Prep
  • Noble Charter

Below is a 3-year breakdown of Terra Nova test scores for our 3rd, 5th & 7th grades. If you have any questions regarding Terra Nova or our strategy to continue on the trend of improving scores across every subject and grade level, please do not hesitate to contact our Principal, Ms. Beth Dolack, at any time!

3rd Grade Reading

2012- 65 Percentile
2013- 72 Percentile
2014- 72 Percentile

3rd Grade Language

2012- 72 Percentile

3rd Grade Mathematics

2013- 68 Percentile
2014- 71 Percentile

3rd Grade Science

2013- 44 Percentile
2014- 71 Percentile

3rd Grade Social Studies

2013- 67 Percentile
2014- 74 Percentile

3rd Grade Overall

2014- 74 Percentile

5th Grade Reading

2012- 58 Percentile
2013- 60 Percentile
2014- 67 Percentile

5th Grade Language

2012- 70 Percentile
2013- 57 Percentile
2014- 67 Percentile

5th Grade Mathematics

2012- 50 Percentile
2013- 60 Percentile
2014- 67 Percentile

5th Grade Science

2012- 68 Percentile
2013- 64 Percentile
2014- 68 Percentile

5th Grade Social Studies

2012- 77 Percentile
2013- 78 Percentile
2014- 77 Percentile

5th Grade Overall

2012- 67 Percentile
2013- 55 Percentile
2014- 67 Percentile

7th Grade Reading

2012- 60 Percentile
2013- 79 Percentile
2014- 79 Percentile

7th Grade Language

2012- 70 Percentile
2013- 75 Percentile
2014- 84 Percentile

7th Grade Mathematics

2012- 57 Percentile
2013- 67 Percentile
2014- 66 Percentile

7th Grade Science

2012- 57 Percentile
2013- 66 Percentile
2014- 67 Percentile

7th Social Studies

2012- 76 Percentile
2013- 80 Percentile
2014- 82 Percentile

7th Grade Overall

2012- 64 Percentile
2013- 77 Percentile
2014- 80 Percentile