Welcome!

St. Raphael Catholic School educates preschool through eighth grade under the authority of the Diocese of Joliet, Illinois.  Established in 1961, St. Raphael School educates the whole child. In addition to providing academic excellence, our faculty fosters Catholic values, morals and principles to prepare each student for a life of faith, service and integrity. St. Raphael students learn and grow in a Christ-centered loving family environment in small classes where they and your family are known by name throughout the school. Our students and families are part of a community who have similar values that shape who they grow up to be. St. Raphael provides a place for education and Catholic values to co-exist. In today’s world, a Catholic education teaches children to live like Jesus. Together, with parent involvement, we guide children to be the best they can be academically and spiritually. We Teach More.

Catholic Identity
Catholic standards integrated across all content areas • Outreach Projects • Service Hours • Weekly School Mass • Sacramental Preparation • Eucharistic Adoration • Annual Retreats • Daily Religion Class
Academic Excellence
Half-day and Full-day Preschool & Pre-K • 10:1 Student/Teacher Ratio • K-8 Spanish • Art • STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts & Mathematics) • IMSA (Illinois Math & Science Academy) • Accelerated Math & ELA Programs • Students Consistently Succeed in High School Advanced Placement & Honors Classes
Individual Attention
 Resource Specialists (Incorporates IEP & 504 Accommodations) • ARC Angel Leadership Program (Achieving Responsible Christians)
Technology-Driven Instruction
SMART boards in every classroom • 1:1 Technology K – 8th grade (iPads, Chromebooks & Laptops) • Technology Lab
Extracurricular Experiences
Student Council • Coding • Scouts • Choir • Chess Club • Robotics Club • Band (4th – 8th) • No-cut School Sports (5th – 8th)  • Writing Club • Debate Club • Bricks for Kidz • Stage Stars • Animation Club • National Honor Society • Affordable Before & After School Care