School Details

Cardinal Joseph Bernardin Catholic School

9250 West 167th Street, Orland Hills, IL 60487
(708) 403-6525

(out of 10)

Private Grades PK-8 635 students 20 students/teacher (IL avg is 17)

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About this school

Cardinal Joseph Bernardin Catholic School is a private middle school in Orland Hills. The principal of Cardinal Joseph Bernardin Catholic School is Mary Iannucilli, whose e-mail is 635 students attend Cardinal Joseph Bernardin Catholic School and are mostly White, non-Hispanic; Asian/Pacific Islander; and Asian. The student to teacher ratio at Cardinal Joseph Bernardin Catholic School is 20:1. Christian Hills School is one of the nearest middle schools.

Extracurricular activities


  • Band
  • Chorus
  • Computer arts
  • Drawing painting
  • Orchestra
  • Theater drama
  • Video film production

Languages Taught

  • Spanish


  • Badminton
  • Baseball
  • Basketball
  • Cheerleading
  • Golf
  • P.E. classes
  • Soccer
  • Track
  • Volleyball

Student Ethnicities

Ethnicity School District
White, non-Hispanic 80% %
Asian/Pacific Islander 7% %
Asian 2% %
Hispanic 11% %
Multiracial 1% %
Black, non-Hispanic 0.7% %
Native American or Native Alaskan 0.7% %
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 0% %

Community ratings & reviews

  • (9 months ago)

    Good school great people. Congrats class of 2014. I wouldn't hesitate when recommending this school to anyone.

  • (1 year ago)

    My school is amazing. Support? A time to shine? Everyone gets that all the time I'm a student that goes there everyday so I would know better than any parent with their bad opinion of our school. We have fund raisers SCRIP food/clothes drives. The teachers actually do summer camp if you need help I got tutored by a teacher for 7th grade while I was still in 6th grade. They take the security of the school very cautiously. They have lockdowns fire drills tornado drills and other secured drills. We are also a Blue Ribbon School. There is no one left behind. We are all one family. I know when I graduate from 8th grade I'll miss all my friends teacher and staff.

  • (2 years ago)

    We have been at the school for 5 years and will not be back next year. Out of the 5 years my daughter had one good teacher and my son had two. They offer no support if you need any extra help and can't be bothered by any conferences. The principal always sides with the teachers and parents' opinions don't matter just their check books. The primary grades (PreK-2) are good but beyond that we were not impressed. The teachers and principal don't want to be bothered. You are just a number.

  • (3 years ago)

    We have been part of the Cardinal Bernardin community for 9 years and couldn't be happier. As my oldest daughter transitioned to high school this year I was nervous as to how she would adjust. Now that the first quarter has passed my husband and I are filled with gratitude that our daughter is enjoying high school and doing well academically. This is due to the preparation the teachers at CJB gave her. We are confident that this will be the same for our 3 younger children and will be sad when they are done at Cardinal Bernardin.

  • (3 years ago)

    We have four children that will have completed K-8 at CJB. The school has an excellent balance of academics social athletics and community. There are many parents at this school that team with the admistration sharing their talents which usually results in further improvements and success for CJB. One of our four children is now at a college prep high school. She is now realizing how CJB helped prepare her for core courses. She has come home and stated that she is thankful for the introduction of topics in Jr. High. If you want to be involved in your child's education there is plenty of opportunity. If you believe that everything regarding your child's education should be completed during school hours this is not the right fit for you.

  • (3 years ago)

    After careful consideration of the excellent public schools in our area my family selected CJB. 10 years later - my 3 children are thriving and I could not be happier with our choice. The school provides outstanding educational opportunities but it also allows my children to grow in a loving family-centered faith based environment. The school community (faculty administration and parents) all work together to provide each child with the skills and confidence that are integral to academic success.

  • (3 years ago)

    I am a parent of three children. My oldest just graduated from Cardinal Joseph Bernardin. She has been a student with CJB since she was 5. My other two children are in 7th and 3rd grade. As a parent I am PROUD that my child is a graduate from CJB! Now that my daughter is in High School I can truly recognize the amazing academics that is provided at CJB. Yes the standard is high but it is well worth it in the end. CJB provides a "family-like" atmosphere with an amazing staff/faculty. I am very happy with the sacrafice my husband and I have made to send our children to CJB! We have met the most amazing families that will be apart of our lives for years to come! CJB whatever your doing keep up the great work! GO CARDINALS!

  • (3 years ago)

    The quality of this school is excellent. The school is a community. Everyone is caring and respectful. The discipline that we have at home is reenforced at the school. The academics are excellent and the children are prepared for a college prep high school.

  • (3 years ago)

    Our family has been part of CJB since it opened. The school has prepared my two high school students well. While it does take a sacrifice we have never regretted our decision. We have one more child at the school and will be very sad when she graduates. The sport program has given my kids memories and lessons that they will never forget. CJB excels in education spirituality and athletics.

  • (3 years ago)

    I have had three children graduate from CJB and it was worth the money. They were all prepared for their college prep high school. The transition was easy because they were used to homework on a regular basis. They were also great writers too. The staff and families were all caring and participated in school activities.

  • (3 years ago)

    Cardinal Bernardin school has been a wonderful choice for our three children. We have been at CJB for over 10 years and have an excellent experience both academically athletically and socially. We have met many wonderful people at CJB and feel blessed to part of the CJB "family".

  • (3 years ago)

    I was told once that in the end every child gets to the same destination. It's the journey that counts. My two children that attended CJB are in high school now. They were well prepared academically and socially. Their journey through CJB was a wonderful experience for both of them. They love to go back and visit as much as possible.

  • (3 years ago)

    Our family has been extremely satisfied with CJB School. We have been very pleased with the academic program sports program and music program at the school. The atmosphere is very positive. The teachers encourage the students to acheive the highest level possible and they reinforce a peaceful Christian environment. We have made the right decision for our children's education.

  • (4 years ago)

    The support at this school was not acceptable. Every child deserves the chance to shine - not just the brillant ones.

  • (4 years ago)

    Cardinal Bernardin (CJB) is an excellent school. My son has attended the public school as well as CJB. I found both schools to have excellent teachers and strong academics. CJB has U of Chicago math program. While my family enjoys this program others have not (ask questions). The hw at CJB is FAR more demanding and the students (imo) are well prepared for the rigors of high school. The expectations placed upon the students are very high. However I have found that the teachers are willing to work with students and parents if the workload becomes too much. The school is a tight knit Catholic community. You will know everyone eventually. We have enjoyed this aspect of the school while others have not. In some grades there are as few as two classrooms. The school has received many awards and the admin continues to set high standards.

  • (5 years ago)

    This school is excellent. The teachers and administrators are very responsive to concerns and my children have thrived here. Very much of a community feeling.

  • (6 years ago)

    This is an outstanding school and newly a Blue Ribbon school!! Pure academic excellence with teachers that are the best of the best!!

  • (7 years ago)

    I am new to CJB and I love it. Every one was so welcoming on my first day.

  • (7 years ago)

    I'm going into 8th grade at CJB (cardinal joseph bernardin) and I have to say that I hate it my parents don't like it. The academics is good but not great.

  • (10 years ago)

    Absolutely fantastic! The staff along with the archdioces have created an elite educational experience. It is expensive but worth the price! By the way school uniforms are very cost effective. All schools should have them. One more thing I teach in the public school system and KNOW a good school when I see one!

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