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There is a new program called Red Robin Royalty that I am asking all our families and friends to sign up for at: https://royalty.redrobin.com/ Please select St William School for the Burgers for Better Schools™ Program. It means that every time you eat at Red Robin, 1% of your check will be donated directly to your school of choice.

 

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Please visit the KaBOOM playground donation page. 

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We Are Successful

A Solid Foundation

It all starts with St. William’s early childhood program.  Nationally accredited by the National Association for the Education of Young Children (NAEYC), our program provides a strong foundation for young children through a unique combination of direct academic instruction and imaginative play.  What’s more, our certified and qualified preschool teachers and preschool teacher aides participate in continuous training.  St. William provides this affordable early childhood education, which is much more than daycare, for only $4 an hour.

Small Classes, Big Steps

From pre-school and kindergarten, St. William students advance through the grades continually building upon the knowledge learned the previous year.  Our modest class sizes allow each student plenty of one-on-one time with our teachers.  All of our students receive individual instruction and help, when needed, until they feel comfortable with the new skills and they master the material.  When possible, our teachers provide after school help.  Our faculty ensures that no student fades into the background. 

Full Education

St. William School faculty takes a holistic approach to teaching, focusing not only on our students’ intellectual growth, but also their emotional, physical, creative, moral, and spiritual development.  Every St. William student learns how to live and practice the Catholic faith.  With faith being at the core of the St. William curriculum, our teachers foster our students’ talents and abilities, showing them how to use our God-given talents as gifts to the world.  Our faculty wants our students not to just survive the world, but to thrive in it and to make a positive impact in the lives of others. 

Beyond the Text Book

For St. William School, the arts and physical health are not extracurricular activities.  These subjects are as inseparable to education as reading, writing, arithmetic, and the sciences.  All of our students attend music.  Even our Pre-Kindergarten students take music twice weekly.  Our K through 8th graders receive instruction in computer class, integrating the latest technology into the curriculum.  All grades also incorporate art in the various subjects to foster the creativity and imagination of our students.  Grades 1st through 8th are taught Spanish.  In the physical education classes, our students not only learn how to exercise efficiently, but to make it fun.  Our St. William educators ensure that all of our students received a well rounded education.

Lead by Example

Why are St. William students eager to learn and volunteer?  Simple, our students see the example of our faculty.  Our students witness our faculty’s Catholic faith in action every day.  Our students witness how our faculty enjoys teaching at St. William and how that easily joy spreads throughout the school.  Our students witness how our faculty goes above and beyond their duties by volunteering at parish and school functions.  Our students witness the happiness shared with those who are helped, and the happiness created by those who help.  Wanting to share in that love, our students naturally share their light with the world.

From Here to…

Sure, we can show you how St. William students consistently score in the top percentile on the standardize tests.  Sure, we can show you all sorts of data and statistics that measure the intelligence of our students.  But all the numbers in the world won’t tell you how well our students achieve once they graduate from St. William.  Fenwick, Guerin Prep, Josephinum Academy, Lane Tech, North Side Prep, Notre Dame, Trinity, St. Patrick, and Resurrection are among the top Chicagoland high schools our graduates have attended.  The foundation that St. William laid for their education lead them, as these high schools reported, to achieve honor rolls for academic achievement.  What’s more, our graduates understand not only the quality of education they have received, but also the basis for a strong Catholic faith, both of which our students can rely upon to succeed in life.  It is no surprise that our graduates often return to St. William School to thank our teachers.  With St. William’s foundational education, our students advance on to high school and beyond as caring competent, and confident individuals.