Welcome to the Benet Academy website, on which you will find a wealth of information concerning our Catholic, Benedictine, college-preparatory school that serves secondary-level students from a variety of Chicago area suburbs. Whether you are a prospective student or parent, a current member of our school community, or an alum, benefactor, or friend, we trust that this website and the links to affiliated sites will serve as a vital resource in providing you with accurate and timely information about our school. Every effort has been made to organize the site in a logical fashion with tabs covering areas of prime interest as well as constituency headings for groups such as students, parents, faculty & staff, and alumni.
As a Benedictine school, we are committed to extending hospitality to all, for as our patron saint reminds us in The Rule of St. Benedict, “All guests who present themselves are to be welcomed as Christ, for he himself will say: I was a stranger and you welcomed me (Matt 25:35) (RB 53.1-2). Though St. Benedict envisioned only the physical presence of such guests, we recognize that in the twenty-first century many visitors’ first encounter with us will be through electronic media. Therefore, we encourage you to browse this website thoroughly and frequently. Please know, however, that we will also welcome your inquiries via telephone and email.
Many of you may know that our school’s motto is “Ora et Labora” or “Pray and Work.” We labor daily here at Benet Academy to provide a structured, educational program to foster the religious, intellectual, social, and physical development of our students. While our curricular offerings and co-curricular activities are key to our ongoing successes in this endeavor, we recognize the integral role that teachers, coaches, moderators, and parents serve in the education of our young people. Moreover, we are profoundly grateful to the Monks of St. Procopius Abbey as well as the generous alumni, benefactors, and friends who offer their prayers and gifts in support of our mission. Ultimately, however, we humbly recognize that it is only through the grace of God that we have been able to continue and enhance this educational ministry since the founding of the Academy in 1887. Thus, as brothers and sisters in Christ, we once again want to welcome you to Benet Academy. Enjoy your visit, and make yourself at home.
Stephen A. Marth