Academic Support & SEL
High School Readiness
St. Symphorosa takes great pride in providing students with the highest quality curriculum. The Archdiocese of Chicago Curriculum Benchmarks in English, reading, math and science are aligned to the Illinois Learning Standards, Common Core State Standards, ACT's College Readiness Standards, and the Next Generation Science Standards. This curriculum is designed to foster twenty-first century learners and to set the foundation for success in high school.
Children learn best in an environment that positively supports their academic, physical, emotional and moral development. The faculty at St. Symphorosa strive to provide each student with well-rounded and individualized educational opportunities, while embodying the faith values that make up the core of our school. Our teachers recognize that each student is a unique human being and are committed to educating the whole child; as such, St. Symphorosa employs research-based standards and evidence-based criteria to examine the policies, programs, practices, and cultural context to ensure that the needs of every learner are met.
On average, our full-time teachers have 15 years of classroom experience and many have Master’s degrees or advanced certifications. They stay apprised of current technology and educational trends through professional development opportunities.Teachers use creative, integrative, interdisciplinary approaches to provide students with authentic and meaningful educational experiences.
Beginning in preschool and extending through eighth grade, we emphasize cooperative learning, which allows students to use their individual gifts to work together to accomplish goals, think critically, and solve problems. St. Symphorosa is dedicated to utilizing research-based instructional approaches and differentiated instruction in order to meet the needs of individual learners.