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 $250,000 in need-based scholarships each year. Applications are available on 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 in their ministry. More than half have advanced degrees, and many of the others have graduate degrees in progress.
Our alumni community includes the graduates of the six parish schools – St. Gertrude, St. Gregory the Great, St. Henry, St. Ignatius, St. Ita, and St. Jerome – which consolidated in 1993 to create Northside Catholic Academy.
Campus and Facilities
Our two campuses are located one mile apart on Chicago’s northeast side. The main campus in Edgewater serves students P-5. The Lakewood Balmoral campus 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, and our two campuses often celebrate assemblies and masses together.
Outside the school day, students can participate in athletics, band, choir, strings, guitar, chess 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 story telling.
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. Our students place into Chicago’s top high schools each year. Your child will receive a quality education. Yet, what’s even greater is the sense of belonging you’ll find 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
- Total Enrollment:
- Student-To-Teacher Ratio:
- 20 to 1
- Average Class Size:
- Year Established:
- Managing Executives:
- Fr. Dominic Grassi, President
Mary Stachura, Principal
Barbara Karczewski, Vice Principal
Emily Carlson, Vice Principal