Noonan Elementary Academy recognizes that each child is unique and is committed to providing each student with an individualized plan for educational success and the structure for development of the complete person – mind, body, and spirit. Noonan differentiates itself from other schools by providing the most classroom time, smaller classroom sizes, the broadest curriculum, extensive extracurricular activities and a culture that fosters strong character formation and spiritual growth. Because we are committed to the spiritual formation of every child, our school day includes morning prayer and daily religion lessons. Mass is celebrated at the school once per week, for students first grade and up; and we provide weekly bible study.
Our academy is dedicated to the Sacred Heart of Jesus and the Immaculate Heart of Mary under the guidance of the Holy Spirit.
We are committed to excellence. We are ordinary people who with God’s help will accomplish the extraordinary. When parents and school work together reinforcing each other every step of the way, the children win. Please allow us to help your children succeed, and grow in relationship with the Lord.
To reach maturity, the student must have sufficient self-mastery to form character. At Noonan, respect for parents, teachers, and consideration for others is taught.
The student experience will foster a sense of responsibility, the ability to give oneself to others in service, integrity in word and deed, and perseverance in difficult tasks.
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At a glance
- Enrollment: 300 Pre K through 8th grade
- Faculty: 50% of our staff holds a Master’s degree
- Student Life: Students participate in nearly 20 different sports teams, clubs, and organizations.
- Accreditation: Noonan Academy is accredited by the Illinois State Board of Education, is fully recognized by the Catholic Schools of the Roman Catholic Diocese of Joliet, National Catholic Education Association, and is a member of The Nasional Association of Private Catholic and Indepedent Schools.
Maximum Class Size
- Student/Faculty Ratio: 7:1
- Average Class Size: 18 students
The combination of extended school days and a limited number of teacher in-service days translates into as much as 30 more days or 20% more classroom time than other local private schools. By the time the child reaches high school, they will have had an additional 2 years of academic education.
Noonan Academy School Days
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Mission, Philosophy, Objectives, Academic Goals
Noonan Elementary Academy strives to teach, to educate, and to form each student. The teachers are committed to contributing to each child’s intellectual and Christian maturity. A student’s heart and aesthetic faculties need to be educated, with a love for authentic values, with a sense of what is good, right, noble, just, and beautiful. Every subject must contribute to this enrichment of the person in addition to the retention of facts and figures. Noonan Elementary Academy’s education goes beyond knowledge to the admiration of what is true, good, and beautiful. It is also essential that truths and values be put into action. To reach maturity the student must have sufficient self-mastery to form character. The student will acquire a sense of responsibility, the ability to give oneself to others in service, integrity in word and deed, and perseverance in difficult tasks.
Teachers impart truth; the students study, analyze, and build upon those truths. The Academy believes that truth is the foundation of knowledge from which all other learning flows.
Also essential is the education of the heart and imagination. The Academy helps students form their personal view of the world, of nature and of man in harmony with the finest of human and spiritual values. In creating lovely objects, through listening to music, and by reading the finest books, students are led to appreciate the beautiful, the noble, and the just.
From parent to student and from teacher to student, the love for human values is passed through example. Constant concern for justice, fidelity to one’s word, good manners and moderation in speech, and personal responsibility for one’s actions are the goals of formation of character, where the human person stands at the center of our endeavor.
Noonan Elementary Academy believes that education must address the mind, the heart, and the imagination. Education must go beyond knowledge to develop the admiration of what is true, good, and beautiful. A student’s heart and aesthetic faculties need to be educated, with a love for authentic values, with a sense of what is good, right, noble, and just.
As a Catholic school, Noonan Elementary Academy has the following objectives:
To cooperate with divine grace in forming the true and perfect Christian.
In particular, it seeks to develop:
- Growth in holiness through a personal, ongoing relationship with God.
- An intense loyalty and devotion to the Holy See and to the teaching Magisterium of the Church.
- Leadership, particularly in the religious activities.
- An intelligent obedience to all duty constituted activity.
- Respect for the significant contributions of the past.
- Knowledge of Sacred Scripture.
- A deep and fulfilling prayer life.
- A profound understanding of the Roman Catholic faith, knowledge, and love of God.
To form the children spiritually as directed by the new catechism, the Holy Father and the teaching Magisterium of the Roman Catholic Church.
We are committed to orthodox spiritual formation for every child. Jesus said, “What does it profit if he gains the whole world but loses his immortal soul.” Our school day will include morning prayer. Masses celebrated at the school will include first grade and up. Holy Communion will be distributed to those of the Catholic faith in third grade through eighth grade. Prayers will include the Angelus at Noon, daily religious lesson, once a week bible study, and learning about the saints, approved apparitions, miracles, and traditional forms of devotion.
Parents and teachers together speak with one true voice to properly form the character of the child.
There will be a strong emphasis on character formation, self-discipline, and Christian values and morals. Respect for parents, teachers, and consideration for others will be taught. Jesus teaches us when he says, “Love one another as I have loved you.”
To provide an academic program that is well balanced and so rich that every child will find intellectual nourishment he or she needs to reach their full potential.
We are committed to an excellent academic program. Our children will develop a love of learning. They will master phonics, math, a foreign language, reading creative writing, computer literacy, spelling, and science. They will be instructed in art, math, creative drama, and physical education. Gifted children will be encouraged and supported to grow in their interest area while achieving competence in all other areas of the curriculum.
Experienced and Committed Faculty
Our Noonan Family
Noonan Academy’s independence permits us to selectively recruit, develop and retain experienced educators who have demonstrated teaching excellence and are passionate about helping students achieve academic success. Our faculty averages 13 years of teaching experience.