Student Life

St. Elizabeth of the Trinity Academics

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Content taken from Handbook (October 2023 version)

Academic Excellence

We understand the importance and necessity of balancing many different aspects of our lives, spiritually, academically, physically, and emotionally.


At St. Elizabeth of the Trinity, we understand the importance and necessity of balancing many different aspects of our
lives, spiritually, academically, physically, and emotionally.

Literacy Program

Primary Grades

myView Literacy provides comprehensive, explicit instruction grounded in the Science of Reading. mView allows teachers to teach Reading and Writing with a rich underpinning of research and rigor, as it inspires creativity.

Junior High

is a English Language Art curriculum that values the perspective of the learner, collectively and individually, and provides next-gen learning experiences that promote higher achievement and develop the competencies needed for college and
career readiness. Interactive learning blends print and technology in a student-centered, teacher-inspired classroom.

Voyages in English

It is essential for students to master the conventions of standard English to be prepared for high-stakes assessments, college, and careers. Voyages in English covers everything students need to know to write for success. It’s a supplemental program that
engages them in learning and reinforcing skills with increasing difficulty as they advance through grades.

Used in K through 8th grade.

Classroom Libraries Grades PK – 8

Each teacher and classroom will receive a classroom library of anywhere from 50 – 100 books.

Based on recommendations from the CCSS, the classroom libraries provide a true balance of literary (50 %) and informational (50%) texts. The collections include the newest and most popular titles, series, and authors as well as tried and true
classics, favorites, and award winners.

The libraries include texts at students’ reading levels and texts with complexity levels that challenge and motivate students. Students will use the books to apply the comprehension and vocabulary strategies.


Mathematicians are problem solvers first.

When children can’t find the meaning in numbers and symbols, problem solving is a struggle.
Math in Focus: Singapore Math® helps students learn the language of math.

Through hands-on learning, visualization, and pictorial representations, their understanding, confidence, and love of math grows.
Grade Levels: K-5

Glencoe Math empowers you to teach Common Core Math, engage every student, and develop a classroom of critical thinkers, Glencoe Math makes math real for students.
Thousands of digital planning tools and interactive resources are available online in one, easy-to-use portal, ConnectED.

Use them as-is or make them your own to spark student thinking.

Grade Levels: 6-8

Social Studies

St. Elizabeth of the Trinity uses the TCI History Alive Social Studies program for grades K through 8.

This program will ensure the delivery of important content while addressing ELA common core standards for reading, writing, speaking and listening.

The TCI programs transform social studies class into a multi-faceted learning experience. TCI lessons start with a big idea — Essential Question — and incorporate graphic note taking, group work, and step-by-step discovery.

Students are the center of instruction that taps a variety of learning styles, allowing students of all abilities to learn
and succeed.

Students will not just be reading textbooks and answering questions, they will discover information for themselves. Through simulations, they will feel the emotions of historical figures, reason through problems and debate complex issues.

In TCI activities, students interact in pairs and groups so they are engaged in their own learning.

The interactive approach provides students with a variety of ways to experience content that helps them retain and recall key information. TCI’s programs have been effective in raising student achievement and test scores, while inspiring students and educators alike with a passion for learning.

Online resources are provided for teachers. Students in grade 7 will be taking the Federal Constitution test and 8th graders will take the Illinois Constitution test.

Students must pass both tests to graduate.



of our 2023 graduating students were accepted into the a Selective Enrollment or Private school they applied to



of our 2022-2023 Junior High students were a part of the National Junior Honor Society

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Chicago, IL 60646

(773) 763-7080
Fax: (312) 585-7219

School Hours:
Monday through Friday 8:00 am – 3:00 pm