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Welcome to Queen of Martyrs School...Where Faith and Knowledge Meet!

I am very excited to be working at Queen of Martyrs as the school enters into its 62nd year of operation. It’s because of its dedicated community and loyal alumni that the school has remained educationally vibrant and productive for so many years. Today, community and alumni spirit remains alive and supportive as before. This, along with a dedicated faculty and staff will allow Queen of Martyrs to remain an educational icon in the Evergreen Park and Chicago Mt. Greenwood Communities for many years to come.

At Queen of Martyrs, we educate the whole child: mentally, physically and spiritually. In our Preschool through Eighth grade classes, children are engaged in academically challenging curricula. Highlights include the SuperKids Primary Reading Program in the early childhood classrooms, challenging math, language arts and writing programs in the elementary grades and a rigorous high school prep program in junior high.

Factored into learning objectives are the Common Core State Standards (CCSS). Bear in mind that the CCSS are not a curriculum but rather are a set of academic expectations that inform the way teaching takes place in schools. As such, at Queen of Martyrs we will go beyond the CCSS for English Language Arts and Mathematics.

Going beyond the standards of public schools has always been a hallmark of Catholic schools. In support of this goal, the Archdiocese of Chicago Office of Catholic Schools (OCS) has developed a set of teaching and learning benchmarks for kindergarten through grade 8. Aligned with ACT College Readiness (CRS) strands, Terra Nova Objectives, and Common Core State Standards, the OCS K through 8 benchmarks will guide Catholic School instruction in English Language Arts and Mathematics to be broader, deeper and more rigorous than CCSS.

As we direct the implementation of the benchmarks within the culture and context of our school curriculum, we will bear in mind the faith, principles, values and social justice themes inherent in the mission and Catholic Identity of Queen of Martyrs Catholic School. Moreover, morality, respect and camaraderie will be nurtured in all that we do as well.

If you wish to learn more about our wonderful School, please take some time to peruse our website. You are also most welcome to come and tour Queen of Martyrs and experience first-hand, what makes this School extraordinary for so many and for so long.

Mr. Ted Morgan, Principal
708-422-1540
tmorganqm@gmail.com


Education is simply the soul of a society as it passes from one generation to another. ~ G.K. Chesterton








HOME OF THE WILDCATS

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Queen of Martyrs Catholic School is an elementary school steeped in a rich history in the Village of Evergreen Park as well as in the Chicago Mt. Greenwood Community and beyond. Since opening its doors in 1952, the school has been providing quality education for children from their pre-school years through grade eight. Originally staffed by the Sisters of Mercy, Queen of Martyrs provided a first class Catholic education for its students.

It continues to do so today due to the school’s strong commitment to student success as well as from the perpetual support of its wonderful community. Queen of Martyrs students rank well above average in standardized tests and are accepted at many of the top ranked high schools in the Chicagoland area as well as at numerous top ranked universities throughout the country.

Queen of Martyrs Catholic School is dedicated to offering curriculums that appropriately speak to the developmental needs of each child. Optimal class sizes enable students to obtain individualized instruction. The School has high expectations and sets high standards for all its students. In addition to weekly all school masses, the current curricula includes: Language Arts, Science, Math, Physical Education, Religion, Social Science, and Fine Arts, including music and Spanish. All students have access to our iPad lab, the computer lab as well as to computer and Internet services in their individual classrooms.

In addition to its strong academic program, Queen of Martyrs Catholic Elementary School offers outstanding athletic and extracurricular programs for its students. The student athletes participate on winning teams in football, basketball and volleyball as well as cheerleading, competitive cheerleading and golf. Our School also offers a variety of enrichment clubs including knitting, art, board games and band.

Thank you for visiting Queen of Martyrs' website. Please contact the School Office @ 708-422-1540 or officeqm@gmail.com for registration information and/or to arrange for a visit and tour of our wonderful School.

Go Wildcats!

Important News

2014 Terra Nova Test Results
Click here to see the data
We are very proud to release this year's Terra Nova scores. Once again the students did an excellent job.
 

Registration

Registration is ongoing. Come in and register your future "Wildcat." We offer the choice of a 5 day FULL DAY 4-year old Pre-K program or a 5 day half-day 4-year old program. We also offer a FULL DAY 3 year-old program as well as a HALF DAY 3-year old option. Please call the school office (708) 422-1540 for further details.
 

UPCOMING EVENTS

August 20, 2014

First Day of School - '14 - '15 Academic Year

August 27, 2014

Back to School Cookout & Open House from 4:00pm to 7:00pm

August 28, 2014

Pre-Season Football vs. St. Linus (at St. Linus)
4th & 5th @ 5:00pm, JV @ 6:00pm & Varsity @ 7:30pm

Queen of Martyrs Catholic School 3550 West 103rd Street Evergreen Park, IL 60805 708 422-1540