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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 Friday.

        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 lunch.

  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.




Last modified: July 18, 2000