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
Thursday, March 14 - Admissions Tour - 6-7 pm
SOUTH CAMPUS - 6143 WEST IRVING PARK
Thursday, March 21 - Admissions Tour - 6-7 pm
If you have already decided upon Pope Francis Global Academy, you can simply APPLY TODAY!
The most recent HOWLER NEWSLETTER can be found HERE.
ONLINE RE-ENROLLMENT FOR CURRENT FAMILIES IS NOW OPEN!
Please re-enroll ASAP so that we can determine how many seats will be available for our new families.
Don’t forget that the enrollment fee is discounted to $100 until March 1
If you have a new sibling starting in the fall, please complete the NEW SIBLING APPLICATION FORM and return it to your campus office along with the new sibling’s birth certificate and baptismal record.
Minutes from the February 11 BSJ meeting are HERE.
We’re up to OVER $37,500 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, February 5 at 7:30 pm. Updates and information are HERE.
PARENTS’ CLUB NEWS
Minutes from the November meeting are HERE.
TRIVIA NIGHT #2 - Reserve your Table NOW!
MC TEACHER NIGHT - Save the date!
Tuesday, March 12 at the McDonalds on Milwaukee at Elston.
Must bring in THIS SLIP. (a paper copy will go home on February 28)
Culver’s Dine Out Night is being rescheduled (cancelled on January 30 due to polar vortex!)
ILLINOIS INVEST IN KIDS ACT - TAX CREDIT SCHOLARSHIPS
If you believe you would qualify for the Tax Credit Scholarship but have not yet applied, please do so NOW through both Empower Illinois and the Big Shoulders Fund SGO. MORE INFORMATION IS HERE.
BIG OPPORTUNITY FOR DONORS 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 28, 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!
HERE IS A VERY HELPFUL VIDEO WITH INSTRUCTIONS ON HOW EXACTLY TO DONATE INTO THE FUND. And, Jodi Thyen would be happy to sit down with you at the school to walk you through the donation process step-by-step if you would like help setting it up. Email her at email@example.com.