Northside Catholic Academy
To know, love and serve God by providing a challenging, academic education integrated with Catholic values and morals while developing the whole person – spiritually, intellectually, physically, socially and emotionally.
We award more than $400,000 in need-based scholarships each year through our Guardian Angel Scholarship Fund. Applications are available upon request.
Our teachers have a special calling to Catholic education, and they meet weekly for centering prayer. They are important models of Catholic values, demonstrating faith, service, compassion, and justice. Our teachers are certified in the State of Illinois. More than half have advanced degrees, and many others have graduate degrees
Our alumni community includes graduates of Northside Catholic Academy and the six parish schools – St. Gertrude, St. Gregory the Great, St. Henry, St. Ignatius, St. Ita, and St. Jerome – which consolidated in 1994 to create Northside Catholic Academy..
Campus and Facilities
Our two campuses are located one mile apart on Chicago’s northeast side. The primary campus in Edgewater serves students PK- grade 4. The middle school in Andersonville serves students grades 5-8, and is one of the city’s few independently housed middle schools. It is departmentalized, meaning that students change classrooms for subjects. We own and operate our own school bus. Both campuses celebrate school-wide events, assemblies and masses together.
Northside Catholic Academy was named a 2013 National Blue Ribbon School.
Outside the school day, students can participate in athletics, dance, band, choir, strings, guitar, chess, language clubs, Boy Scouts, Girl Scouts and student council.
Unique Study Options/Programs
Our diversified curriculum includes classes such as art, music, physical education, Spanish language and computer technology. Students in grades 7 and 8 receive an additional fine arts class each trimester, including ballroom dancing, drama and storytelling.
Be a part of something greater at Northside Catholic Academy. You’ll find a challenging and diversified curriculum that includes foreign language, music, art, technology and athletics. Our test scores consistently rank above the national average, and our graduates place into Chicago’s top high schools each year. Our dedicated and experienced faculty inspire students to grow in intellect and character. Yet, what’s even greater is the sense of belonging you’ll feel when you join our community. Within this nurturing environment, your child and your entire family will thrive.
- (Primary Campus)
6216 N. Glenwood Ave., Chicago, IL 60660
5525 N. Magnolia Ave., Chicago, IL 60640
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- Student-To-Teacher Ratio:
- 10 to1 PK; 20 to1 K-8
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- Managing Executives:
- Fr. Dominic Grassi, President
Christine Huzenis, Principal
Barbara Karczewski, Assistant Principal Primary Campus
Patrick Schindhelm, Assistant Principal Middle School
Melissa Soberanes, Marketing and Development Director