Welcome to St. Walter School
St. Walter School is an integral part of the Parish education ministry serving the children of the Blue Island and Chicago communities. We exist to provide high-quality education and to promote the religious values of the Catholic Church to the children and families of the Parish and its surrounding communities. The school is certified by the Archdiocese of Chicago and is fully recognized by the Illinois State Board of Education. Enrolling approximately 200 students each year, St. Walter features a diverse student body.
Our school offers personalized attention for each student's needs. Here, you are a person, not a number. We feature one room per grade throughout the school with a full-day kindergarten. Our pre-kindergarten program offers a flexible program for 3 or 4 year olds with full day and half day options for 3 or 5 days per week.
The Extended Day program offers loving, skilled care from 6:30 am - 8 am and 2:45 pm - 6:30 pm daily at a moderate cost. Also - to the delight of parents - we offer a daily hot lunch program! Each classroom is wired for cable television and has at least one Internet-capable computer.
Academic progress is communicated through quarterly report cards. For students not fully performing to their best abilities, mid-term progress reports are also important tools for working with parents to ensure academic success. While a mandatory parent-teacher meeting is held in November, teachers are always available to meet with a parent as needed.
Identifying communication as the most important part of your child's academic life at St. Walter, a weekly packet of information is sent home each Thursday. This packet contains a principal's letter to highlight accomplishments or classroom events. The packet also includes activity announcements for the school, parish and community.
St. Walter School is proud to have attracted students with diverse backgrounds from our neighborhood and surrounding communities. We genuinely believe that diversity within our school makes us a better and stronger school. We are committed to creating an inclusive, open, and respectful culture and school environment where the abilities of each student are valued, and each student is given every opportunity to achieve his/her potential at every stage of their academic progress.