Fact Sheet for the 2017-2018 School Year

St. Sylvester School

3027 W Palmer Sq. Chicago, IL 60647

Phone: 773-772-5222   Fax: 773-772-0352

Website: www.stsylvester.org

Principal: Ms. Allyn Doyle               Email: doyle@stsylvesterschool.org

Office Manager/Secretary: Ms. Vázquez       Email: v.vazquez@stsylvesterschool.org


Grade Levels: Preschool Ages 3 and 4, Kindergarten – 8th grade

2016-17 enrollment: 300

Individualized Attention

Preschool classes have 20 children and a 10:1 student to instructor ratio. Kindergarten has 25 children and a teacher’s aide. Grades 1-4 go up to 25 students while grades 5-8 have up to 28 students.

2017-18 Tuition and Fees

2017-18 Registration: $180 (non-refundable)

2017-18 Tuition: Grades K-8: $5,300.00     Preschool: $5,950.00

Family Fundraising Fee: $300.00

Mandatory Family Service Hours: 14 service hours per school year

School Day

The school day runs from 8:00 A.M. to 2:45 P.M.

Extended Day Program

Offered from 6:30 a.m. – 6:00 p.m. every day. The rate is $4.00 per hour with a $20 registration fee. Many clubs, classes, and sports teams are additionally offered after school.

Curriculum, Extracurricular Programs, and After School Clubs and Sports

St. Sylvester School offers a very wide range of programs and activities to help develop the whole student. For information on subjects taught, special extracurricular classes, and extended day clubs/sports.

 Academic Excellence

Our diverse and loving student body strives for academic, social, and spiritual advancement. Every child is pushed to realize his or her full potential and to grow in love and respect for themselves, for others and for God.

St. Sylvester students continuously score above all city, state, and national averages on standardized tests and are accepted into the high schools of their choice. All of our graduates go on to high school and over 90% then advance directly to college.

Professional Educators

St. Sylvester teachers form the backbone of our academic program and guide our students’ development. Over 70% have attained Masters degrees in their field and all teachers participate in on-going professional development throughout the year.

Open Communication

~ All families receive all school communication through our weekly Tuesday folders which are reviewed and signed at home.

~ All students receive 4 quarterly report cards plus 4 progress reports mid-quarter. These accompany two mandatory family/teacher conferences.

~ Grades 3-8 receive weekly responsibility reports detailing student performance, progress and behavior.

~ All classrooms have weekly, or monthly newsletters and/or classroom blogs with updated class information.


St. Sylvester School’s building is in excellent condition. It is extremely well-kept and features an open layout, a great amount of natural light, and an ideal setting across from beautiful Palmer Park. The school features a state of the art technology lab, Spanish and foreign languages classroom, science lab, basement gym, music/instrumental room, and a multi-purpose assembly hall in addition to its classrooms.

School Handbook