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SJDLS-logo-wht-trans-128px St. John de la Salle Catholic Academy

News, Updates & More!

July 6, 2016

Dear St. John de la Salle Catholic Academy Community,We are pleased to announce that after a lengthy search led by myself and a committee of parents and parishioners, Philip Mesina will be the principal of St. John de la Salle Catholic Academy for the 2016-2017 school year. We are confident that he will continue to build on the rich history and tradition of academic excellence in our school community.Philip Mesina brings a wide range of expertise with over 20 years of experience in Catholic education in various roles.

Philip has served as a Dean of Students, business manager and principal at both the elementary and high school levels. He has served in the principal role for over 17 years. Most recently, Mr. Mesina was the principal of Leo High School in Chicago. At Leo, he improved student attendance, standardized test scores and graduation rates. He was also committed to improving school spirit and he fostered a sense of stability in the school community.  Mr. Mesina is committed to guiding the school in a positive direction, and brings a wealth of knowledge with a Bachelor’s Degree and Master’s Degree from University of Illinois at Chicago and a type 75 principal license.  Mr. Mesina will start immediately and will hold regular office hours throughout the summer.  We encourage you to visit Mr. Mesina to discuss questions, finalize enrollment plans and financial aid awards, etc.

Thank you for your continued support of St. John de la Salle Catholic Academy. We are committed to igniting the torch of lifelong learning, and are proud of students and their continued success throughout the years. We look forward to seeing you in a few weeks at the start of the school year.
Fr. Kiiguta


We are Accepting Applications for the 2016-17 School Year!
Consider scheduling a tour or a shadow day at SJDLS please call 773-785-2331. At SJDLS you will find:
Small Class Sizes
Full Day Pre-Kindergarten and Kindergarten
Partnerships with the KROC Center, Mad Science and Sylvan Learning
Updated Technology
Scholarships/Financial Assistance
Safe, Creative and Challenging School Environment
Before & After Care
Applications can be found online under "Admissions" or be picked up from the school! We hope to see you soon!

NEW! Early Childhood Center Open!

Our new early childhood center is now open and is a part of the PreSchool for All program. There are spaces available and Illinois Action for Children is accepted. Please visit the "admissions" tab to complete an application or come into the school to pick up an application. Tours are given by appointment only please call 773-785-2331 for more information. 

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A Message from the Pastor!

Dear Students, Parents, and Prospective families,

Welcome to St. John de la Salle Catholic Academy!  Our Parish is proud to offer such a great educational institution to our community. Our school administration, faculty and staff are unparalleled in their dedication to their students.

We provide a rich, loving environment for children to grow and mature, both mentally and spiritually. Our faith based education program prepares our children to be the backbone of a strong community, as future high school and college students, parents, and leaders.

Thank you for being a part of our community, we welcome you to our school. God bless you and your family!


In God's love,



Bless the Lord, my soul; all my being, bless God's holy name! (Psalm 103:1)

10212 S. Vernon Ave Chicago, IL 60628