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St. Raphael Catholic School educates preschool through eighth grade with an average enrollment of 310 students under the authority of the Diocese of Joliet, Illinois.  The school was established in 1961 and consists of thirty-nine talented and dedicated faculty and staff.  St. Raphael School exists to provide an education rooted in the Gospel of Jesus Christ where Catholic doctrine and values, as well as academic excellence prepare each student for a life of faith, service and integrity.  We offer students:

Catholic Identity
Catholic standards integrated across all content areas • outreach projects and service hours • active participation in weekly Mass • sacramental preparation • Eucharistic adoration • annual retreats
Academic Excellence
Preschool & Pre-K programs • full-day kindergarten • 17:1 student/teacher ratio • Spanish instruction • art instruction • IMSA (Illinois Math & Science Academy) Fusion • high achievement in high school placement (both public & parochial)
Individual Attention
Before and after school care • resource specialists • ARC (Achieving Responsible Christians) Angel program
Technology-Driven Instruction
SMART boards in every classroom • iPads/tablets for students • computer lab
Extracurricular Experiences
Student council • art club • boy & girl scouts • parish choir • chess club • robotics club • band • no-cut school sports  • math club