St. Sylvester Advantage
Community, Development, Family, Outreach –
– The outreach of the St. Sylvester School community plays a vital role in the lives of its families both in and out of school.
~ Won Polk Brothers School Leadership Award every year from 2007-08 to 2015-16
~ Students nominated and selected as STEM Scholars, Gallagher Scholars, White Scholars, and more
~ Successful appeals on behalf of graduates for HFS Chicago Scholarships, LINK Unlimited Scholarships, and the very prestigious Daniel Murphy Scholarship
~ Family events – holiday fun fairs, dances, game nights, family potluck meals
~ Convenient extended day services from 6:30 a.m. – 6:00 p.m.
~ Need-based financial aid and scholarships available
~ Increased advocacy and successful appeals for high school scholarships
~ Alumni outreach – alumni newsletter, alumni appeal, and reunion events.
~ Weekly communication from school and teachers including classroom blogs and podcasts
~ Classroom “Buddy program” – older and younger grades partner regularly for project
Our Catholic Christian faith underscores the core mission of our school – to grow in knowledge and love of God and others.
~ Weekly Mass attendance and regular prayer services
~ Values modeled, taught, and celebrated across all grade levels (For ex.: Student Peacemaker awards)
~ Sacramental preparation available
~ Rigorous grade level religion objectives
~ Altar server program
~ School-wide service projects like clothing drive, food drive, St. Jude’s Math-a-thon, etc.
~ School choirs perform at parish Masses