Thank you for your interest in St. Therese Chinese Catholic School! We currently have enrollment opportunities in all Pre-Kindergarten through 8th grade classrooms. Our Pre-Kindergarten through 5th grade classrooms are housed at our St. Therese Campus and our 6th to 8th grade classrooms are housed at our St. Barbara Campus.
Please review our Admissions Policies and Process below.
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Our Admissions Policy
St. Therese Chinese Catholic School is committed to welcoming, recruiting, admitting, educating, and supporting children and families from diverse racial, ethnic, religious, and economic backgrounds. St. Therese strives to maintain a culturally, religiously, and socio-economically diverse community. Approximately 30% of students are provided with need-based financial aid.
Applicants are selected on the basis of multiple factors, including:
In keeping with our educational mission and the above factors of consideration, the school will accept students for admission in the following order:
The Principal and Administrators consider a wide range of cognitive, medical, behavioral, developmental, learning and medical health issues as they discern how the school can best serve students with specific learning needs. In general, the school seeks students of average to above-average ability who can contribute to and benefit from St. Therese’s educational and preparatory program. In all cases, the school retains the right to determine, at its sole discretion, whether or not to select a student for admission.
St. Therese Chinese Catholic School is a member of the Chicago Archdiocese, and, as with all Archdiocese schools, admits students of any sex, race, color, or national or ethnic origin to all the rights, privileges, programs and activities generally accorded or made available to students in these schools. St. Therese does not discriminate on the basis of sex, race, color or national or ethnic origin in administration of its educational policies, admissions policies, scholarship programs, or athletic and other school-administered programs.
Our Admissions Process
The admissions process begins when a prospective family first contacts our Admissions Office by email or phone to request an Online Application Form. The school will formally acknowledge receipt of the application and confirm the remaining steps in the process based on age of child(ren) and time of year.
All students who complete the entire application process are considered for enrollment. However, due to the number of applications that we receive, we cannot guarantee enrollment to all who apply. Please refer to our Admissions Policy for more information about our admissions policies and practices.
We require prospective parents to visit St. Therese at least once during an Open House. Please contact our Admissions Office by email or by phone to schedule a visit during one of the school’s scheduled Open House events. All Open House dates may also be found on the School Calendar page.
Visits during the Open House provide the opportunity for parents to gain insight into the school’s curriculum and programs. During this visit, parents will be given a full school tour, including a visit to the classroom and meeting with the Registrar and Principal.
For more information on our academic programs, please see the Academic Programs page of our website.
Please contact our Admissions Office by email at firstname.lastname@example.org or by phone at 312-326-2837 or at 312-326-6243 to learn more and to inquire about registering. Our school office is open year-round.