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Northside Catholic Academy

6216 N Glenwood
Chicago, IL 60660

(773) 271-4310


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Philosophy & Approach

School Philosophy

General Approach to Learning: Play-Based

Day in the Life

General School Mission

Northside Catholic Academy is the parish school of six Catholic parishes in three Chicago neighborhoods.

We are dedicated to educating the whole child -- intellectually, spiritually, socially and physically.

A Typical Day

Students at NCA receive a well rounded education. Along with our strong core curriculum which includes the U of C Math, hands on science, language arts and values based religious education, NCA students go to bi-weekly music, Spanish language, P.E., and weekly computer and art classes. Students have daily recess either outside or in our gymnasium.
NCA proudly lists the students high test scores and the top Chicago high schools our graduates attend on our website.

Home-School Connection

Parents Say They are Encouraged to:

  • Sit on the board of trustees
  • Hold social events at the school to build community
  • Fundraise
  • Are required to make donations ourselves
  • Are able to visit the school anytime we want
  • Go on field trips
  • Volunteer in the classroom
  • Receive newsletters

Modes of Communication

  • Notes
  • Phone Calls
  • Voice Mail
  • Email
  • Special Meetings
  • Two or More Regular Conferences
  • Drop-Off
  • Pick-Up
  • Regular newsletter/printed updates circulated to the whole school