Posted on September 13, 2016 · Posted in Academic News, Blog, General, News

The Daily Southtown has named St. Laurence High School the “Best Private School” in its Best of Chicago’s Southland for the second consecutive year.

Voted on by local readers, the Best of Chicago’s Southland contest has recognized the top businesses and organizations in the area for over 15 years.

Focusing on the StL STEM philosophy that is rooted in project-based learning, St. Laurence has created a 21st century educational environment. University and corporate partnerships with industry leaders, free dual enrollment credits and a free, on-site ACT prep program provides students opportunities that add value to their education while still remaining one of the most affordable high schools on the south side.

St. Laurence also has teamed academic advancements with athletic success. The first state semifinal football appearance in 36 years, first sectional baseball title in 23 years and a final four appearance in the Chicago Catholic League basketball tournament are just a few among many athletic highlights of the 2015-16 school year.

As a result of these initiatives, more young men are choosing St. Laurence for their high school experience. St. Laurence begins the 2016-17 school year with a 14% increase in enrollment, a statistic unheard of among Catholic schools. With a student body comprised of young men from 120 different grade schools throughout the area, St. Laurence expands its reach across Chicago’s south side and represents a diverse group of cultural, socioeconomic and geographic backgrounds.

St. Laurence will hold two Open Houses on Sunday, November 6 and Sunday, December 4 from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m., with a breakfast for prospective families starting at 9 a.m. Prospective students are also invited to come on a Viking Visit Day on October 7 or 10, or to set up a separate one on the day of their choosing. To set a day up, please contact Joe Spano at or (708) 458-6900, x252.