St Therese Chinese Catholic School is a nationally recognized Blue Ribbon school of academic and teaching excellence.

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St Therese School
Serving the Archdiocese of Chicago and located in the heart of Chicago’s Chinatown community, St.Therese Chinese Catholic School develops lifelong learners through spiritual, intellectual, mental, physical, and social guidance in a loving, caring environment. We cherish each child as a unique gift of God with different needs and interests. We seek to meet those needs and interests so that each child’s sense of self-worth is enhanced and that their uniqueness is preserved.

With the continued support and cooperation of our families, friends, sponsors, and the Chicago Catholic community, St. Therese School is committed to developing students who will be academically competent, morally upright, and who will serve God, family and the community.


Our curriculum exceeds Illinois State Standards, which includes 8th-grade algebra and geometry. Many of our graduates attend top-ranked college preparatory and magnet schools due to our highly competitive test scores. Our comprehensive curriculum includes Catholic values, cultural experiences, technology- and science-enhanced education, computer classes, music appreciation, foreign language instruction in Mandarin, and Spanish, physical education classes, and Chinese dance. In addition, we offer many extracurricular activities, after-school care programs, and parent groups.