St. Joseph

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1740 Lake Ave

Wilmette, IL 60091

(847) 256-7870

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Grades: PK - 8

School Type: Private

Student Enrollment: 311

Students Per Teacher: 17

Parent Reviews

22 Parent Reviews for St. Joseph

Like many folks, we moved to Wilmette for the school system and community. Given the level of taxes and strong public schools, we assumed our school choices were made. But following conversations with many neighbors, we did our due diligence of the various options before our first child started Kindergarten. ...  Read more

Posted by a parent on 02/25/13

My children currently attend St. Joseph s School. When we were evaluating schools several years ago, I largely left the decision to my wife, which is quite common for families moving up to the suburbs from the city. While I was focused on solid faith-based academics and extra-curricular activities, ...  Read more

Posted by a parent on 02/07/13

We have been part of the St Joseph community for two years now and are extremely happy! While there are many good schools on the area, St Joe's is excellent and special. The span from preschool to eight grade is wonderful in many ways, it feels like a family, and a common theme is kindness and community. ...  Read more

Posted by a parent on 12/06/12

We have children in grades 1-6 and are extremely pleased with SJS. We are proud of the academics (curriculum, faculty and great results - our children are all scoring high on standardized tests). Much of our faculty has been around a long time. In addition to core curriculum, we are strong in Spanish, ...  Read more

Posted by a parent on 11/02/12

We have five children and recently moved our children to a different school after being at the school for over 10 years. St. Joseph's school follows all the basic requirements a school is expected to follow. There are many other schools in the area that go beyond the basics and have a rich learning environment ...  Read more

Posted by a parent on 09/28/11

We have been a SJS family since our 3 children were each 2. Every year has brought change but we have found a consistent sense of community here. As they say "it takes a village." Our personal experience is that the principal, regardless of background or yrs of experience, has always exhibited a concern ...  Read more

Posted by a parent on 01/01/11

While there is a good community at St. Joes, the academics are average or below. We met with the principal and she couldn't even tell us the name of the cirriculum the school uses. She told us she'd have to ask a teacher to give us more details! While I'm not an expert, the principal should be. Marginal ...  Read more

Posted by a parent on 12/16/10

This is our 8th year at St. Joe's school/parish with our three children. St. Joe's is indeed a special place for many reasons. It truly fosters the "whole" child: mind, body and soul. The principal and teachers are sharp and proactive. The principal has an open door policy for parents, students and teachers. ...  Read more

Posted by a parent on 11/11/10

My kids have been at St. Joe's from preschool through junior high. The small class sized, dedicated teachers and true community make this a special place. I've been very impressed by the success the graduates have had in high school and college - at places like University of Chicago and Northwestern ...  Read more

Posted by a parent on 10/30/10

This is our 8th year at St. Joseph School and we couldn't be happier with the atmosphere of learning and caring there. The principal and teachers are committed to the education of the whole child. They strive for academic excellence as well as facilitate the development of values and morals. The principal ...  Read more

Posted by a parent on 10/29/10

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Wilmette schools — St. Joseph is located at 1740 Lake Ave, Wilmette IL 60091. 1740 Lake Ave is in the 60091 ZIP code in Wilmette, IL St. Joseph is a Private school that serves grade levels PK - 8.
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