Academics

Saint Juliana School provides an excellent, award-winning program of academic and extracurricular activities that combine to prepare students both intellectually and spiritually for a life-long love of learning. We serve students in preschool (age 3) through eighth grade, grouped into four instructional units:

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  • Early Childhood : preschool and pre-kindergarten
  • Primary : kindergarten, first and second grade
  • Intermediate : third through fifth grade
  • Junior High : sixth, seventh and eighth grade

At all grade levels our core curriculum consists of language arts, mathematics, science and social studies. Religion and sacramental preparation, physical education, technology, art and music supplement our fundamental academic instruction. Experienced learning resource specialists support children who benefit from additional assistance.

Our curriculum is based on guidelines from the Archdiocese of Chicago Office of Catholic Schools. We, along with all archdiocesan schools, are transitioning to Illinois Common Core State Standards in the subjects of Mathematics and Language Arts (ELA).

Saint Juliana was named a 2016 National Blue Ribbon School by the U.S. Department of Education.

Curriculum Overview

Instructional Units

Preschool

Preschool

Children age 3 by September 1

  • Full-day and half-day programs
  • Three or five days per week
  • Weekly themed learning units
  • Faith-building activities
  • Nurturing environment
  • Morning and after-school care

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Junior Kindergarten

Junior Kindergarten

Children age 4 by September 1

  • Five days per week
  • Full-day and half-day programs
  • Developing the mind, body and spirit
  • Core and supplemental curriculum
  • Faith-building activities
  • Morning and after-school care

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Kindergarten

Kindergarten

Children age 5 by September 1

  • Weekly Mass plus faith-building activities
  • Building foundation for life-long learning
  • Full-day core curriculum
  • Weekly art, computer, gym, music and Spanish
  • Morning and after-school care

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Primary

Primary

Grades 1 and 2

  • Weekly Mass attendance plus faith-building activities
  • Reconciliation and First Eucharist reception in second grade
  • Core subjects plus weekly art, computer, gym, music and Spanish
  • Differentiated instruction
  • Wide array of extracurriculars
  • Morning and after-school care

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Intermediate

Intermediate

Grades 3 through 5

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Junior High

Junior High

Grades 6 through 8

  • Weekly Mass attendance plus faith-building activities
  • Confirmation preparation and reception in seventh grade
  • Leadership development
  • Learning-resource support
  • High school preparedness
  • Wide array of extracurriculars

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Admission for 2017-2018

Download PDF versions of our school information package, and admission information and forms for all grades here.

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