St. Damian School
We hope your summer was relaxing with time for great family memories. We would like to welcome all new families to our St. Damian family, and to our returning families, we’re glad you’re here. Summer was busy at St. Damian!
Below are the Welcome Letters you received at packet pick-up, via e-mail and regular mail. Note important dates for this month.
- Sunday Aug 20 9:30 am Breakfast for New Families & Info Meeting
- Sunday Aug 20 Backpack blessing at 11:00 am Family Mass
- Sunday Aug 20 School open house from 12-1:30
- Monday Aug 21 First day of school PreK & Gr. 1 – Half Day 8:15 – 11:30 AM Dismissal.
- Monday Aug 21 First day of school Grades 2-8 Full Day 8:15 AM to 3:15 PM
- Tuesday, Aug 22 Full Day for All
- Block Party Sat Aug 26
The St. Damian Supply List can be found under the Admissions tab or by clicking here
Preschool 3 & 4 uniforms and K Thru 8 Gym uniforms can be ordered online Aug 1st thru Aug. 20th. See Flyer for details.
Family Ambassadors Wanted! See flyer for more information.
Are you a St. Damian alumnus? St. Damian School is hoping to add you to our growing alumni list. Please consider registering with us!!
The mission of Saint Damian School is to ensure that individual students reach their potential through the development of their Catholic faith, character, citizenship and academics.
Saint Damian School is a Christian educational community of the Catholic Church of the Archdiocese of Chicago in Oak Forest, Illinois. As such, it is an entity of Saint Damian Parish and operates according to the policies established by the Archdiocese of Chicago Office of Catholic Schools.
Saint Damian School is a community of students, faculty, parents, staff, and clergy united for the purpose of parochial education in the Catholic tradition. Through mutual respect and sharing of ideas among students, faculty, and parents Saint Damian School provides an environment for spiritual and academic growth and an education that fosters the dignity of the individual.
Saint Damian School continually strives to provide the best possible education for its students by developing the knowledge, attitudes, and skills essential for life-long learning and by instilling a sense of Christian values. This experience of learning in a Christian Community provides a sound foundation for students which will enable them to live and grow in the Gospel message throughout their lives.
St. Damian School
Saint Damian School combines academic excellence, a faith based program, and affordability, which makes our school one of the best opportunities for your child’s education.Choosing Saint Damian School assures an outstanding values-based education with personal attention and support from a faculty dedicated to your child’s success. A Catholic education for your child/children is within the bounds of a quality education affordable to your lifestyle. Based on cost comparisons, we offer one of the lowest tuition rates for a parochial education in the southwest suburbs. Saint Damian is more affordable than you imagine.
Please browse our website for information that we feel makes St. Damian School the leading choice for your child’s education. Saint Damian Church and School have had a presence in the Oak Forest community for over 50 years.We are well established because of our academic excellence – a two-time National Exemplary Blue Ribbon School – and our cutting-edge technology made available to all students.
Overall, students at Saint Damian School score in the top 10% of the nation.
Please complete the form below for an opportunity to come in and find out why we are so proud to call Saint Damian School ours! You may also contact our main office at (708) 687-4230 and request an informational package through the mail.
How does Saint Damian rank academically?
Saint Damian School has twice been recognized as a Blue Ribbon School. Our students rank in the top 10 percent of the nation in mathematics and reading scores. Our Terra Nova Test results are listed in a separate link under admissions.
How is religious education incorporated into the curriculum?
The program of religious instruction include daily prayer, daily religion classes, a weekly liturgy, classroom prayer services, observances of special feasts, opportunities for Reconciliation during Advent and Lent, and preparation for the Sacraments.
What factors determine enrollment eligibility?
The priority of accepting students new to the school is: siblings of existing students; registered active Saint Damian parishioners; Catholics where no school is available; other Catholic families; non-Catholics.
When is enrollment?
Applications are generally accepted during the annual celebration of Catholic Schools Week in late January or early February. Open Registration is continual, please call the office at 708.687.4230.