Academic Excellence


Academic Accomplishments

Math Model Classroom - Third Grade (s), 2012-2013


Congratulations to Theresa Grom and her third grade students for earning the title of Math Model Classroom for their Accelerated Math Program! This award was given to our 2012-2013 and 2013-2014 third grade class for meeting the criteria of an Accelerated Math Model Classroom through individualized math instruction and the exemplary use of Accelerated Math and best classroom practices. Great work!

Blue Ribbon School of Excellence - 2007

Recognized by the U.S. Department of Education, St. Francis de Sales received the prestigious recognition as a Blue Ribbon School of Excellence in 2007. Only the top 10% of all schools in the country receive this award.

All of our students graduate and are accepted into such high schools as Carmel Catholic, Lake Zurich, St. Viator, Stevenson, Mundelein, Barrington, Marmion, Regina, and Loyola Academy. Ninety-eight percent of our graduates go on to college and have attended such schools as: Drake, Duke, Marquette, MIT, Northwestern, Notre Dame, Purdue, University of Chicago, University of Illinois, Vanderbilt and many others. In a typical year, our 8th grade class will include students who:

  • Post superior grades on High School Placements and Admission Tests
  • Place into Honors and AP at the high school level
  • Achieve Honor Roll status and graduate cum laude in their classes

Many of the students return to the area after graduation and stay involved in the parish as distinguished alumni.

St. Francis de Sales school is accredited by the State of Illinois and the Archdiocese of Chicago.