St. Helen School
St. Helen has been identified by Chicago magazine as one of 25 highly recommended nonpublic elementary schools in the Chicago region, and its teachers received the 2009 Cardinal's Award from the Big Shoulders Fund in recognition of their students' outstanding achievement on standardized tests. St. Helen offers a full-day preschool for 3- to 5-year-olds and a K-8 academic program featuring advanced math, foreign language, religion, music, art, physical education and wellness. Current extracurricular opportunities include soccer, basketball, dance, piano, drama, French, Spanish, chess, Science, gardening, service and more. St. Helen offers affordable before-care and after-care, a generous family discount and, for families who qualify, financial assistance.