School Details

Holy Ghost School

260 North Wood Dale Road, Wood Dale, IL 60191
(630) 766-4508

(out of 10)

Private Grades PK-8 195 students 16 student/teacher

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About this school

Holy Ghost School is a private middle school in Wood Dale. The principal of Holy Ghost School is Diana S Mendez. 195 children attend Holy Ghost School and are mostly White, non-Hispanic; Multiracial; and Asian/Pacific Islander. The student to teacher ratio at Holy Ghost School is 16:1. Wood Dale Jr High School is one of the nearest middle schools.

Extracurricular activities


  • Band
  • Chorus
  • Computer arts
  • Theater drama
  • Video film production

Languages Taught

  • Spanish


  • Basketball
  • Cheerleading
  • Volleyball

Student Ethnicities

Ethnicity School District
White, non-Hispanic 80% %
Multiracial 7% %
Asian/Pacific Islander 6% %
Asian 2% %
Hispanic 10% %
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 1% %
Black, non-Hispanic 0% %
Native American or Native Alaskan 0% %

Community ratings & reviews

  • (11 months ago)

    I graduated from here a few years ago. I was very well prepared academically but I know other students from my graduating class that were not. I freshmen and sophomore year have taken all honors classes and passed all with flying colors. I felt almost teachers got me excited to learn which is why I like school to this day. However there were several cases of bullying that I am not proud of how they were handled. They sought for a immediate fix as apposed to a long term fix. If you didn't fit in you could fell very left out and sometimes had a hard social life. I do not know how the new principle handles these issues but hopefully change will come.

  • (1 year ago)

    My son is thriving in the early childhood program. The older students are well behaved and considerate. The parents have nothing but good things to say when their students graduate from 8th grade.

  • (2 years ago)

    My son recently graduated from this school and when entering high school had to take entrance exams to place him in the appropriate classes. He placed in all honor classes which I attitribute to Holy Ghost. Their small class room sizes and teaching abilities at the school gave him a magnificient education. I still have a son at this school who actually enjoys going to school. There are several activities for the kids to participate in and even a wonderful after school program. The leadership in my opinion - takes action immediately whenever a problem arises and provides a solid action plan for any future problems.

  • (2 years ago)

    My grandchildren are thriving at Holy Ghost School because it's a small school with small class sizes resulting in a lot of one-on-one time with teachers. Because this school is small it only takes one or two unhappy parents to try and tilt Holy Ghost's practical education and religious balance to the negative and it's my obligation to say otherwise. The school involves the parents and grand parents in all it's activities and I couldn't be happier with the knowledge that my grand kid's future looks bright resulting from their attendance. Plane

  • (2 years ago)

    As a grandparent of 2 children that attend Holy Ghost School I have seen the advanced school work the innovative projects the connections of teachers to parents and the closeness that comes from small class sizes. I feel that Holy Ghost has been a great experience for my grand children and has opend their eyes to numerous opportunities that larger schools might not offer. The school brings all the families close together. It keeps the students and families active in the school and offers a religous background that carries through life. Great school!

  • (2 years ago)

    As a parent of 2 graduates I look at how prepared they were for high school and how Holy Ghost did at teaching the Catholic Faith. My children have a deep belief in their faith that was foster by a principal and teacher's that lived their faith. Academically I was told by the teacher's at Fenton they can always tell a Holy Ghost student by their excellent writing skills. Drawbacks - small class sizes which if youf child does not fit in can make things unhappy for your child . Although there are a number of activities if they are not sport-minded they can also feel left out. Bullying does happen and if your child doesn't fit in they are sometimes not believed.

  • (2 years ago)

    We chose Holy Ghost School Catholic education for our family because we wanted more for our children than just academics. The small class sizes were also considered in our decision. This means our children can receive personal attention if needed. We are grateful to be part of a school where the faculty and families have shown such love and kindness. We enjoy watching our children grow in their faith. Our kids have wonderful teachers that challenge behaviors in a loving caring environment. The challenging curriculum provides a solid foundation for our children s future.

  • (2 years ago)

    I worked in public schools for 10 years before coming to Holy Ghost School. I left the public school system because teacher creativity was no longer appreciated. Teachers were not encouraged to raise the bar but to blend in with the rest of the crowd. I didn't feel as if I was able to provide the quality of education that my students needed. Parents were unable to be partners in their child's education as teachers were not supposed to give out too much information. At Holy Ghost School I have been encouraged to teach through creative and innovative ways. I can teach auditory visual and kinesthetic lessons as well as effectively differentiate activities to meet the needs of ALL learners. Parents are encouraged to be involved in their child's education.The staff collaborates well and is supportive of each other. I have found Holy Ghost School to be a great place to work. It is a warm and caring community!

  • (2 years ago)

    My children are both receiving a faith based top-notch education at Holy Ghost. Holy Ghost is a wonderful community to be a part of. I have not witnessed any poor leadership and would highly recommend Holy Ghost School and have. The school did loose 4 teachers last year due to retirement relocation etc. but they have been replaced them with wonderful young enthusiastic teachers. (A plus in my mind) It's a shame that people would go so far out of their way to tarish the reputation of such a wonderful place!

  • (2 years ago)

    My Godchild has witnessed the bullying that has gone on. It is a shame that the school tolerates this.

  • (2 years ago)

    not happy with this school.many families leaving due to poor leadership /all talk no action motto.four teachers also leaving.if u r looking to feel like ur part of a community this is not the place to go.

  • (2 years ago)

    I didn't do my research properly before sending my child here because the plan was not to stay in the area. However the plan with jobs changed and we ended up staying in the area after all. My son started Kindergarten and then when our other son was born he eventually started preschool. I have been unhappy with the school but thinking we would move I hung in there. After several bullying episodes in older grades and the way those situations were handled I started to feel even more uneasy. While I have not had any direct issues with the principal I do see how difficult she can be - particularly not very collaborative or concerned with problem-solving tends to approach problems negatively with barriers vs with solutions. I don't like the "we can't" attitude and much prefer the "what can we do" attitude. I don't understand how this school has 4 stars. There are 4 teachers leaving this year which is half the grades. I'm nervous about who will be coming in and what kind of impression the principal will have on the candidates for the job (1st 4th 5th 6th grades).

  • (4 years ago)

    Absolutely wonderful school! The children are happy the teachers are dedicated and caring and the school is extremely family oriented and welcoming. I adore the church. The priest is wonderful and kind. My kids are VERY happy there!

  • (5 years ago)

    My grandchildren look forward to going to school everyday. The administration and staff are welcoming and supportive. Great place to raise children in the faith.

  • (5 years ago)

    I've been very fortunate to be a member of Holy Ghost School. We have such wonderful students who work hard always remembering their Catholic Faith. We are so lucky to have some of the most advanced technology available to elementary students. Our creativity and academic skills are some of the best around. Just a great place to teach.

  • (6 years ago)

    The school was okay. I was pleased with the small classes but I felt unprepared when I entered high school. I feel like as if there's a lack of understanding of the catholic religion as when I graduated I felt uneducated in the Catholic religion. Upon entering a public high school I learned more about the history of Christianity and the teachings in one month then I did the entire 8 years i attended the school. I feel as if the tuition was unneeded because the government supported schools prove to be suffice in teaching.

  • (6 years ago)

    My daughter has learned so much. She is self- motivated likes to read now because of the encouraging reading programs in the classroom. The staff is supportive they are my family and not judgemental. I love this school and highly recommend.

  • (6 years ago)

    My son has had a great year! I am happy with the curriculum that he brings home and the teacher/student connection that he has this year. I hope his future years are just as good!!

  • (6 years ago)

    Holy Ghost School offer a great catholic education and an excellent staff that cares about my child. My daughter is very happy attending Holy Ghost!

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