• A Safe Secure Learning Environment

  • Enlightening Future Leaders

Openings Available at St. Raphael School
NOW ENROLLING! - Monday, March 13, 2017

St. Raphael School provides academic excellence while preparing your child for a life of faith, service and integrity.

  • Pre-school and Pre-kindergarten beginning in 2017-18
  • Full Day Kindergarten
  • Before & After School Care
  • K-8 Spanish
  • Smart Boards, iPads and Tablets in Every Classroom
  • Resource, Reading, Speech & Behavior Specialists
  • High Achievement in High School Placement

Immediate openings are available in most K-8 classes.

Call 630-355-1880 or email for more information.


St. Raphael School is pleased to offer a Tuition Transfer Grant to any student who transfers into grades 1-7 from any private*, public, charter or home school.  This two year grant, $1000 in year one and $500 in year two, will be applied to offset the current school tuition.

St. Raphael School's advanced curriculum exceeds state and diocesan standards and our students consistently perform in the top 25% of standardized testing.  Through our Enrichment Program and Resource Program, St. Raphael School meets the educational needs of all students.  Our excellent faculty is dedicated to maximizing each child's God given potential in a nurturing, family atmosphere.  With our low teacher to student ratio and many extracurricular activities, your child will have a greater opportunity to excel.

For more information please call our principal, Mary Rehfield at 630-355-1880.  

*Students transferring from another Catholic School within the Diocese of Joliet, Peoria, Rockford, Springfield and the Archdiocese of Chicago are not eligible.   
St. Raphael School Featured on the Catholic School Spirit Show
St. Raphael School Featured on Catholic School Spirit Show - Tuesday, December 15, 2015


St. Raphael School was fortunate to have been featured on Bill McNamee's radio show, the Catholic School Spirit Show.  Please listen to the Podcast and hear your children and school parents share their St. Raphael School experiences.  Please visit the Catholic School Spirit Show Facebook page and website (click on the link below) to find out more information about the radio show and their mission to share the news about the positives that Catholic School provides children and families.

St. Raphael School Mission Statement
St. Raphael School Mission Statement - Monday, May 11, 2015

St. Raphael School exists to provide an education rooted in the Gospel of Jesus Christ Where Catholic Doctrine and values, and academic excellence prepare each student for a life of faith, service, and integrity.

Faculty Testimonial
"Being a part of St. Raphael Catholic School is like being a part of a big family.  Everyone is very supportive, caring, and committed to the success of all members." 
Julie Lewis
Parent Testimonial
"I love how catholic teachings are infused throughout the children's day; I am pleased with my child's academic progress based on the curriculum; I appreciate the kindness and friendliness of the school staff; it truly feels like a community at St. Raphael."  Anonymous
A Look Ahead and A Look Back
A Look Back at the 2015-16 School Year Presentation from May 25, 2016 - Thursday, May 26, 2016

Please click on read more to see the end of the 2015-16 school year presentation from May 25, 2016.  

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Mrs. Rehfield's End of the Year Presentation - May 2015 - Monday, November 09, 2015

Click HERE to see Mrs. Rehfield's end of the year presentation, "A Look Back  and A Look Ahead for the 2014-15 School Year"

May 20, 2014: A Look Back and a Look Ahead with Mrs. Rehfield - Tuesday, May 20, 2014

Click here to review Mrs. Rehfield's May 20, 2014 presentation looking back at the 2013-14 school year and ahead at the 2014-15 school year.

About Us
St. Raphael Catholic School educates Kindergarten through Eighth grade with an average enrollment of 310 students under the authority of the Diocese of Joliet, Illinois.
Frequently Asked
Looking for a new school and have questions?  See the FAQ's for a quick reference to what makes our school unique.
The best combination of arts, athletics, and academics in the western suburbs.  Every student experiences art, music, and foreign language.  Through a renaissance education we are preparing students for the future.
Home & School
The Home and School Association working together to build a closer relationship with parents and teachers in the total education of the child.
Our Interscholastic Sports Program belongs to DuPage Parochial Basketball and Volleyball League.  The cross country and track teams participate in the Suburban Parochial League.  Every child in fifth through eighth grade is able to participate in sports. null
Student Resources
Are you looking to get some extra practice of the lessons you've been learning at school?  Then check out our student resource center. null
We Teach More

The Diocese of Joliet observed strategies that St. Raphael School uses to engage students in different subject areas and at different grade levels: discussion/questioning; note-taking and summarizing; compare & contrast; graphic organizers; cooperative learning, small group and paired activities; hands-on activities and experiments; projects; presentations; PE's relay/blood flow; classroom use of technology, SMARTBoards, ALEKS; etc.

Catechism Of the Catholic Church 2229:  "As those first responsible for the education of their children, parents have the right to choose a school for them which corresponds to their own convictions. This right is fundamental. As far as possible, parents have the duty of choosing schools that will best help them in their task as Christian educators."  Please visit the Diocese of Joliet to learn more.