The average annual income for families living in South Chicago near Our Lady of Guadalupe School (OLGS) is $19,000 with 97% of its residents qualifying for free or reduced lunches. Though OLGS offers significant tuition assistance to many families, enabling young people to get the high-quality education they deserve, the need for this financial assistance far outweighs the funds available.
The annual tuition for OLGS is about $6,500 per student, which is comparable with other Chicago Catholic schools. With more funds to offset the cost of tuition, the school can open its doors to more students who otherwise wouldn’t have the opportunity for a high-quality education in their neighborhood. The staff at OLGS believes that Catholic schools are successful, in part, because the schools ask parents to do more than other parents do elsewhere. Parents make a commitment to and investment in their children’s education through their tuition, and OLGS wants to offer scholarships to help parents with this commitment.
Our Lady of Guadalupe School is accredited by the National Association for the Education of Young Children and regularly serves as a model for schools in Hispanic and African American communities.
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