Pope Francis Global Academy is an exciting, faith-filled center of academic excellence delivering a strong core curriculum presented through a global lens. Our students are highly valued and feel at home at Pope Francis. Our teachers are inspired by their faith and truly care for their students as their own.
As a dynamic and diverse community driven by our shared Catholic faith and values, Pope Francis Global Academy engages all students, faculty and parents in a calling to the common goal of fostering the whole student. Read More...
NORTH CAMPUS - 6040 WEST ARDMORE
Sunday, January 27 from 10:30am-12:30pm - OPEN HOUSE
Tuesday, January 29 from 6-7pm - Admissions Tour
SOUTH CAMPUS - 6143 WEST IRVING PARK
Sunday, January 27 from 11:30am-1:30pm - OPEN HOUSE
Wednesday, January 30 from 6-7pm - Admissions Tour
Please RSVP HERE for any of the admissions events listed above. Contact our Director of Admissions, Jodi Thyen, to arrange an individual tour of either our North or South Campus. If you have already decided on Pope Francis Global Academy, you can simply APPLY TODAY!
The most recent HOWLER NEWSLETTER can be found HERE.
ILLINOIS TAX CREDIT SCHOLARSHIP - IMPORTANT INFO
The rollout of the Illinois State Tax Credit Scholarships for the 2019-20 school year is fast approaching. This program has been hugely beneficial to our school for this current school year with 71 students receiving either 50%, 75% or 100% scholarships! Our success was based on parents submitting their applications the very second the systems opened. We will need to do the same all over for this upcoming year!
Please go to the EMPOWER ILLINOIS website to see if you would qualify.
Look for information soon about an INFORMATION SESSION to be held the week of January 7. We will also be available to help people scan their tax and id documents.
TAX CREDIT OPPORTUNITY FOR DONATIONS INTO THE STATE TAX CREDIT SCHOLARSHIP FUND
Did you know that a donation into the Illinois State Tax Credit Scholarship Program (AKA, Invest in Kids Act) allows you a tax credit (this means you no longer owe it to the state) of 75% of your donation? You still pay 25% of your tax burden to the state, but 75% is credited! For example, if you donate $1,000 toward scholarships, $750 of your Illinois tax burden is credited! That means you no longer owe that $750 to the state of Illinois!
AND, RIGHT NOW, through February 23, there is a very generous 2-for-1 MATCHING GRANT which will TRIPLE the value of your donation! This means that a $1,000 donation turns into $3,000 in Tax Credit Scholarships for our Pope Francis students! And, $750 of that $1,000 was going to be paid to the state in taxes anyway, so you’re really only out $250 and you have provided $3,000 in scholarships!
ARE YOU DOING ANY HOLIDAY SHOPPING ON AMAZON? Log into your Amazon account through https://smile.amazon.com/ch/36-4824643 and Amazon will forward Pope Francis Global Academy .05% of your sales! It’s so easy and you’ll feel great about your purchases! Remember to always start your Amazon shopping with a “smile” and select Pope Francis Global Academy as your organization of choice. Happy Shopping!
While you are out Christmas shopping, please consider picking up a new toy (or donate a gently used toy) to our CHRISTMAS TOY DRIVE FOR CHILDREN AT THE SHIRLEY RYAN ABILITY LAB! FLYER IS HERE.
Our school’s CULVER’S NIGHT OUT FUNDRAISER (At the 6-corners Culvers!) has been rescheduled for the Wednesday night of Catholic Schools Week, January 30! Please help us spread the word and invite your friends! INFO IS HERE.
We’re up to $19,500 in our QUEEN OF HEARTS 50/50 RAFFLE! YOU could be the winner of half of that pot if you get into Trattoria Porretta or either of our campus offices to purchase your tickets. The next drawing is Tuesday, December 18 at 7:30 pm. Updates and information are HERE.
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