Welcome to the page for Schlarman Academy's South Campus. The South Campus houses grades Pre-K through 6. Schlarman Academy seeks to offer both quality Catholic education and Christian formation. Schlarman Academy is fully accredited by AdvancEd and is a member of the National Catholic Education Association and the Illinois Elementary School Association. Our staff is comprised of professional and experienced teachers, including specialists in computers, music, art, and physical education.
Schlarman Academy has 3 and 4 year old preschool classrooms. We use the state cut-off date of Sept. 1st to determine entry and into which class. To accommodate families, we offer ½ day as well as full day programs for either 3 or 5 days a week. The focus of preschool is to help children develop physically (large and small motor skills), as well as develop a general readiness with letter and number recognition which will expand into reading. Emotional and social growth and language development are developed through play and song.
Schlarman Academy (grades K-6) currently has an average K-6 class size of 19.8. The elementary curriculum includes computerized reading and math instruction to enhance daily instruction. The individualized, self-paced programs are monitored quarterly to guide growth. All students receive weekly instruction in Art, Music, P.E. and Computers.
Our South Campus library media center has an ever-expanding collection of educational videos, media equipment and CD-ROMs, along with some 7,500 books. The library’s collection is searchable in an online catalog, making the library available from all classrooms.
At the grade school level, our extracurricular activities give students ample opportunity for social enrichment and growth. We encourage students to practice the Gospel values in all their interactions. For our 5th-8th grade students, we offer opportunities for participation in eight sports, five clubs, Band, Chorus, Drama and Art.
For those families who need additional care beyond the normal school day, we offer both pre-care and after-care. Pre-care begins at 7 a.m. and is open to all preschool-8th grade students. It is supervised by a faculty member. The after-care program, open until 5:30 p.m., is supervised by an experienced child care provider. It is open to all K-8 students and preschoolers in the afternoon classes. Both programs are provided for a fee that is much lower than the cost of babysitting.