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St. Emily School hosts open house Jan. 27

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  • St Emily Students on their first day of school (August 2012)

    St Emily Students on their first day of school (August 2012)
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Steve Weiss

Saint Emily Elementary School in Mount Prospect, IL is holding its annual Open House on Sunday January 27th from 9:00 to 1:00pm. The school is stronger than ever after weathering the impacts of the economic downturn for the last several years. Founded in 1961, the school received the 2011 National Blue Ribbon Award from the Department of Education. The Blue Ribbon is the highest award given to schools by the national government. To qualify, test scores must be in the top 15% of the nation, which Saint Emily achieved in every subject and every grade.

As the school opened its doors for the current school year, the building was alive with new energy and new students! Enrollment in the school's Pre-Kindergarten was at or near capacity in both the 3 and 4 year old programs. The school's Kindergarten class increased by an impressive 27%. First and Second grade enrollment, the school's life blood, was also up 10% and 7% respectively. In total, nearly 50 families entered the Saint Emily School Community for the first time, joining a rich history and supportive school family network.

To further the school's growth initiative an early education Open House was held recently which successfully registered new students, some entering our pre Kindergarten program midyear.

The future looks very promising and the school is forecasting growth in the upcoming school year.

For more information about the award winning school or its wide range of extracurricular activities, visit us on the web at or call the school office at 847-296-3490.