Alphonsus Academy & Center for the Arts

  • We inspire and develop the whole child in an enriching environment combining academic excellence and an arts-integrated curriculum within a supportive Catholic community.


    Alphonsus Academy at a Glance

    • Enrollment of approximately 500 students between Tots Program (2 year olds) and Pre-K to 8th Grade
    • Founded in 1906, AACA is steeped in the Catholic tradition and a community landmark in Lakeview
    • National Blue Ribbon School, Awarded 2019 for academic and instructional excellence
    • Very low student to teacher ratio for elementary classes--9:1 in Pre-K; 10:1 in Kindergarten; 12:1 in Grades 1-2 
    • Spirit of continuous improvement, collaboration, and inclusivity throughout administration and faculty--over half of whom hold Master's degrees and have been with AACA for 5+ years
    • Active, welcoming environment for families eager to educate their children and engage in community
    • Arts-integrated curriculum fosters creativity and a lifelong love of learning
    • Dynamic specials program for all students including Spanish, visual/performing arts, physical education and extracurricular enrichment opportunities


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    AACA is much more than a school–it is a family.

    Join us today to experience it for yourself!

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    Applications for some grade levels are still being accepted for the 2024-25 school year. Please reach out to Madeleine Durkin at for more details about openings.

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