St. John of the Cross Parish School is located in Western Springs. SJC offers an excellent education in a Catholic faith filled environment.
- Three and four year old preschool
- Full and half day kindergarten
- Grades one through eight
- SJC attracts students from Western Springs, LaGrange, Hinsdale, Burr Ridge, Willow Brook, Willow Springs, Chicago and other local communities. Currently, we enroll over 630 students from over 330 families.
- SJC follows the Archdiocesan curriculum which is aligned with State of Illinois learning standards.
- SJC also offers complete music, art, physical education, computers and Spanish programs.
Faith, Service and Sacraments
- School children plan and participate in monthly school liturgies as well as holy day masses.
- School children plan and prepare class and grade level prayer services.
- SJC faith traditions include the Living Rosary, Christmas Pageant, Peace and Justice Prayers and Eucharistic Adoration.
- SJC sponsors Port Sandwich Making Ministry, Christmas Service Project Parties and many other service experiences.
- Teachers work with the Parish Youth Catechesis program to prepare students for reconciliation, First Communion and Confirmation.
- School Chapel
- Learning Resource Center
- Dedicated Science Lab
- Computer Lab
- Art & Music Rooms
- Upper Gymnasium with Stage
- Lower Gymnasium / Lunchroom
- Outdoor Environmental Learning Space
- New Computers in a dedicated computer lab
- IPad and ITouch Pilot Program
- Learning Resource Center computer stations
- Mobile Laptop Computer Lab for classroom use
- Stationary classroom computers with wireless internet access
- Smartboards and Elmo Document Cameras
- Port Sandwich Making Ministry
- Student Council
- Math, Science and Recycling Clubs
- Yearbook and Journalism Clubs
- Speech Club
- Choir and Band
- School Play
No-Cut Athletic Program for Grades 5-8
- Boys and girls cross country
- Boys and girls track and field
- Boys and girls basketball
- Girls volleyball