School Details

Montini Catholic School

1405 North Richmond Road, McHenry, IL 60050
(815) 385-1022

(out of 10)

Private Grades PK-8 375 students 19 students/teacher (IL avg is 17)

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About this school

Montini Catholic School is a private middle school in McHenry. The principal of Montini Catholic School is Sheila Murphy. 375 students go to Montini Catholic School and identify mostly as White, non-Hispanic; Hispanic; and Asian/Pacific Islander. The ratio of students to teachers at Montini Catholic School is 19:1. McHenry Middle School is one of the nearest middle schools.

Student Ethnicities

Ethnicity School District
White, non-Hispanic 91% %
Hispanic 4% %
Asian/Pacific Islander 2% %
Asian 2% %
Black, non-Hispanic 1% %
Multiracial 0.6% %
Native American or Native Alaskan 0% %
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 0% %

Community ratings & reviews

  • (1 year ago)

    This is a school that teaches values as well as academics. Parents and teachers are very involved. It is like a small community. I've read the previous reviews and I do think communication between parent and teacher could be improved. I have found that if I make the effort to be involved in school activities and volunteer regularly I find myself "in the loop" more often. My child has gone to Montini for 3 years and we've had good experiences and bad ones as well. In any case my concerns were addressed once I spoke to the class teacher. The teachers are top quality and really care about the kids.

  • (2 years ago)

    I am glad I have transferred my son from the public school system to Montini. Even though the building could use some updating I think that may be the reason why the tuition is a bargain. I'd even pay more. The teachers are always available for any of my son's needs and are very professional. Likewise the principal is very hands-on understanding and professional. I simply wish I would have sent my son sooner to this wonderful school!

  • (2 years ago)

    My daughter is attending the pre-k program for the second year and overall it is a good experience. I would like a bit more feedback from the teacher as I see her each class day. I would like to know what material is being worked on so I could reinforce it at home. All I get from the teacher is "she is doing fine". More detail would be preferable.

  • (3 years ago)

    Several McHenry's public school teachers send their children to Montini. I LOVE MONTINI and wouldn't want to go elsewhere. The Principal is wonderful hands on loves her students and is such a positive person to have in my children's lives. The teachers are always available via e-mail are great communicators and make themselves available before after and during their free times to help a student with their academics. All you have to do is ask. I didn't care for one of the 4th grade teachers but the positives FAR outweigh any negatives by that one teacher. Bullying is not tolerated! My child had an issue with a bully and it was handled swiftly I was very impressed.

  • (3 years ago)

    I found my experience with this school to be very disappointing especially with the assistant principal. Not at all what I would expect from a faith based school. I hoped what was lacking in terms of physical aspects of the school would be enriched by the quality of the academics and religious education but that was not the case. Agree with the other reviews.

  • (3 years ago)

    I read all of the reviews posted here. I will have to say that we also had a problem with a teacher because of lack of communication among other things. The truth is we were extremely disappointed in this teacher and her lack of interest/motivation in our child's education. You just have high expectations for a private school and this was the sort of behavior that you would expect at your local public school. It wasn't until we found that we had to go to the next level (the Principal) to change the direction that this teacher was taking our child. Personally I wish we could have worked things out directly with the teacher but we saw that was not going to be possible. Once we spoke to the principal over the next few weeks the issue was resolved. I hope that we don't have to go through the same issues again with the other teachers in the coming years there. I will have to say that the Principal was very professional and accomodating - It was obvious that she wanted to resolve the issue and ensure that we were satisfied with the outcome.

  • (3 years ago)

    My child went to preschool at Montini for two years. I agree with the other parent there is not communication between teachers and parents. I am not sure what their values are other than religion. I had a very bad experience there and wish I hadn't sent my child there. My child's room was chaotic the teacher didn't take the kids outside to play. The assistant pricipal didn't address my concerns at all.

  • (4 years ago)

    Montini has the best teachers! My child receives the best education and has developed strong social spiritual and intellectual skills.

  • (4 years ago)

    There is a complete lack of communication between teachers and parents and non-existent with the prinicipals. Most communication is done word-of-mouth by parents which makes it very confusing and disorganized. The buildings are archaic so if your child's special needs are physical - forget it. If your child is average and requires no gifted or special programs & you don't like amenities then this is a fine school.

  • (5 years ago)

    emphasis on academics seem strong however there seems to a lack of communication between teachers. The athletics are frankly a joke leaving much of the coaching in the hands of volunteer parents which has over and over created biased and political enigmas.

  • (5 years ago)

    Great environment for all kids--respects differences and tries to bring out the best in all kids. Real sense of community with teachers and parents. Divided into 2 sites (PreK-3 and 4-8). Middle School (4-8) has more amenities (including gym and cafeteria) and more extracurricular activities. Small class sizes and works with many special needs.

  • (7 years ago)

    Academics strong teachers devoted. Extracurriculars fair at the middle school non-existent at the primary. Music and art provided. There is no gym or cafeteria and computer and library limited.

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