Catholic academic excellence from preschool through eighth grade

St. Joan of Arc School is an award winning, fully accredited school located in Lisle, IL. It was founded in 1926 as a Benedictine Parish School.

Saint Joan of Arc School offers students the opportunity to learn about math, science, reading and language arts, social studies, technology, music, art, and athletics while learning about and living out the teachings of Jesus Christ. In addition to our core teaching, we also provide opportunities for our students to participate in various service projects, extracurricular activities, and volunteer within the wider parish community.

The Iowa Test of Basic Skills (ITBS) is one of the standardized assessment tools used to measure student growth. The rigor and accomplishments of our academic program at SJA is demonstrated in consistent achievement on standardized assessments. We received the National Blue Ribbon Award for the third time in 2023 for academic excellence based on these test scores.

A Faith Based Education

Saint Joan of Arc School places an emphasis on religious education. Daily religion classes instill an understanding and appreciation for Catholic belief and practice. All students participate in classes and religious events. Prayer is a part of the daily routine and is infused in all that we do at Saint Joan of Arc. A variety of prayer experiences are offered for students during each liturgical season throughout the school year.

The inclusion of weekly Mass, Benediction on Fridays, and special liturgies for holy days and celebrations provides a rich religious experience for the students. Each week students attend Mass (Wednesdays – 8:15am) and Benediction on Friday afternoons. Parents are encouraged to join the students and staff for Masses and prayer services.

STREAM (Science, Religion, Technology, Engineering, Arts and Math)

In seeking to engage students at all levels in active, relevant learning and prepare students for an ever changing global community, St. Joan of Arc Catholic School implemented a STREAM curriculum. STREAM is the intentional integration of the disciplines of Science, Technology, Religion, Engineering, and Math in order to assist students in the development of communications skills, critical thinking, creativity, and collaboration.

STREAM sets the stage for student problem solving and includes hands-on exploration, demonstration, and experimentation. It moves from teacher-centered instruction to inquiry-based learning. Integrating the Arts into the curriculum. STREAM allows schools to build on their traditional liberal arts foundation, bringing a variety of visual, classical, and performing arts.

This problem solving approach prepares students for real-world challenges by fostering critical thinking, creativity, and collaboration. The integration of Arts into the STREAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts, and Mathematics) curriculum enhances the educational experience by providing students with a well-rounded and holistic approach to learning.

WIN Program

WIN, what I need, is a program aimed at addressing students' academic needs through assessment, data analysis, and targeted interventions.

The process involves assessing all students three times a year, analyzing the data to identify areas where students may need extra support or advancement in reading or math, and implementing interventions to address those needs. The ongoing progress monitoring ensures that the interventions are effective in promoting student growth. This approach seeks to create a more customized and effective educational experience for students..