||Santa Maria School has preschool through 8th
grade. The 3-year-old
preschool program meets 2 days a week either morning or afternoon.
The 4-year-old preschool classes meet 3 days a week either morning or
afternoon. Kindergarten is
a full day program. Grades
1-3 are self-contained. Grades
4-8 are taught by more than one teacher either part of the day or most
of the day as is common within a junior high concept. Students
in preschool-3 through 2nd grade meet in the east building
school at 40 N. Seymour, (847) 949-2336.
Grades 3-8 meet in the west building school 126 N. Lake Street,
(847) 949-2335. Office
hours for the school year are 7:45 a.m. until 3:00 p.m., Monday –
The school day begins at 7:55 a.m. and ends at 2:25 p.m. 330 minutes of
instruction are given daily. This
exceeds the 300-minute minimum requirement of the Illinois School Code.
176 attendance days are scheduled for the school year.
This is in compliance with the Illinois School Code and Archdiocesan
requirements. There is busing
available through the local public school districts: 75, 76, and 73.
A staff-directed extended day program operates from 2:25 p.m. until 6:00 p.m.
The Archdiocesan School Lunch Program is available to all students.
The children have a supervised daily recess of 20 minutes as part of
The students of Santa Maria School are a diversified group.
There are 463 students in grades Pre-K through 8.
87% of the students are White non-Hispanic, 6% are Hispanic, 4% are
Asian, 2% are Black non-Hispanic, and 1% are classified as other.
There are currently two classes of each grade with an average of 22
students/classroom. Pre-3 has no
more than 15 students and pre-4 has no more than 18.
The students wear uniforms.