MOST FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS ABOUT ST. JEROME SCHOOL
is the typical class size and student/teacher ratio at St.
size at St. Jerome averages 15-20 students per teacher.
Pre-school size is 12 students with a teacher and an aide;
kindergarten classes are 25 students per teacher with a
is the religious education curriculum implemented?
instruction and prayer are a part of everyday classroom
instruction. All school masses for grades 1st-8th
and the Kg will begin attending in December. Children help
prepare and take part in liturgy that is developed for
their level. The pastor or his associate visits the
pre-school on a regular basis. In 2nd grade,
preparation for the sacraments of confession and communion
begins. In 7th and 8th grade,
students prepare for and take part in the sacrament of
confirmation. A Family Mass for the entire parish is
offered once a month.
are applications for admission to St. Jerome School
are taken on a rolling basis beginning in February. It is
recommended that applications be filed as early as
possible in order to ensure your childís place.
the registration fee included in the total cost of
registration fee is $40.00 per student.
tuition and registration fee, are there additional fees?
addition to tuition and registration fee, there is book
fee of $150.00 per student. This fee helps purchase
additional books. Pre-school book fee is $50.00 per
student. There is also a $10.00 for the Family/Home School
is the priority for acceptance for students at St. Jerome
for acceptance at St. Jerome is as follows:
Children already enrolled in school and their
Children of parishioners.
Transfer students from other Catholic schools.
Catholic children of non-parishioners.
there transportation proved to and from St. Jerome?
but parents are eligible to file for transportation
reimbursement from the State of Illinois if the child
lives more then 1.5 miles away from school.
type of lunch program does St. Jerome School have?
students have the option of bringing their own lunch to
school. In addition, St. Jerome School provides home cook
there an after-school program?
Jeromeís extended day program is Monday thru Thursday
from 2:15-4:45. There is a minimal cost for each day your
child stays in the program. A snack is provided each day.
students at St. Jerome wear uniform?
children in kindergarten through eighth grade wear
uniforms that can be purchased from Schoolbelles Uniform
Company. There store number is 708-598-8008 and our school
code is 1072. In addition, students are required to
purchase the gym uniform. Students are able to wear their
gym uniform on gym days only.
St. Jerome teachers regularly assign homework?
homework ranges from 15 minute per night to three hours
per night. It depends on the studentís age and grade
level. Homework is seen as a reinforcement of classroom
there a Physical Education Program at St. Jerome? Do you
have a gym?
physical education is offered once a week for each grade
level. The students go to Armour Square Park for the gym
me about some of the special programs at St. Jerome?
An Extracurricular Sports Program (Basketball,
Volleyball and Bowling)
Art class taught once a week by an art teacher.
Music class taught once a week by a music teacher.
A computer lab.
Physical Education taught once a week.
parents expected to raise funds for the school?
family is required to work 3 Bingos per year; one at St.
Jerome on Tuesday, 2 on the North Side Bingo on Saturday
mornings. If you donít wish to work a Bingo a fee of
$75.00 per Bingo is required in advance. A fee of $150.00
is required for any Bingo missed without prior notice.