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.
ONLINE RE-ENROLLMENT FOR 2019-20 BEGINS FRIDAY!
Look for information in today’s backpacks regarding re-enrolling for the next school year!
Please enroll ASAP so that we can determine how many seats will be available for our new families.
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.
More information is also available on our TCS link HERE.
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!
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
VOLUNTEERS NEEDED FOR OPEN HOUSE, ON AND BEFORE JANUARY 27!
Catholic Schools Week is coming up and that means our annual Open House event which is our biggest marketing opportunity of the year for bringing in new families! We could use your help! And, many of the spots we need help with do NOT require Virtus Training.
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.
PARENTS’ CLUB NEWS
Minutes from the October meeting are HERE.