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Why Catholic Education   


You may ask yourself why Catholic education?  


You may ask yourself, “Why should I send my child to a Catholic school especially when the public school offers a good educational program?”  As parents, this is one of the most important decisions you can make for your child. 

Cardinal Francis George clearly addressed this in the Archdiocese of Chicago’s capital campaign brochure, To Teach Who Christ Is.

“In Catholic schools, the entire school day is infused with an openness to the Gospel.  Children learn about themselves through a lens of Christ’s love for them and for all of God’s children.  Catholic schools provide ‘a safe place for people to learn because of what we believe about love and respect.’  Catholic schools also perform a profoundly important civic function by grounding students, both Catholic and those from other faiths, in the virtues that produce good citizens.  By forming future adults who respect themselves and others, the Catholic schools provide an invaluable service to the community as a whole.  They give a complete education.”

Catholic schools offer sound academic programs and prepare students to become life-long learners.   The outcomes of these strong academic programs are evidenced through a number of statistics.

As an Archdiocesan Catholic school system, our students’ test scores are consistently well above state and national norms.  Our composite ACT scores of 22.9 compare to a state average of 20.9 and a national average of 21.1.  Our 8th grade EXPLORE composite score in the city of Chicago of 17.5 compares to a Chicago Public Schools average of 14.2 and a national average of 14.9.  In a school-by-school comparison, 82 percent of the Chicago Catholic schools outperformed all or most of the other local options including magnet and charter schools.  The Archdiocese of Chicago boasts more Blue Ribbon schools than any other school system, public or private, in Illinois.

Dedicated principals and teachers produce these results at a cost per student that is considerably below that of the public schools.  Keeping Catholic schools available to children, therefore, is civically and morally imperative.

Education has been one of the fundamental ways the Catholic Church has served the Chicago and suburban communities for more than one hundred years.  Our schools have educated and formed generations of Catholic children in our faith. Children of all faiths and socioeconomic conditions have received the best educations in our Catholic schools.  Catholic school alumni are everywhere, making wonderful contributions in the Chicago land area and beyond.

Thank you for considering St. Hubert Catholic School as you research/choose a school for your child.  Much of the information found here was taken from To Teach Who Christ Is written by the Archdiocese of Chicago.  For more details about St. Hubert Catholic School, please contact the school office at (847) 885-7702 or by email at office@sthubertschool.org.