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Immaculate Conception – St. Joseph School (ICSJ) is a leading private, Catholic parish school located in the heart of the Old Town neighborhood of Chicago. ICSJ operates two campuses serving 450 students in prekindergarten through grade eight. The North Park Campus educates prekindergarten through grade three students, while the Hill Street Campus houses grades four through eight, as well as the 2-year-old Tot Program.


Immaculate Conception – St. Joseph School will provide each student with a superior education – one that develops his or her individual, spiritual, intellectual, physical and civic potential to the fullest extent.

Rooted in Catholic traditions, Immaculate Conception – St. Joseph School will provide a diverse and inclusive environment and an exemplary academic curriculum, thus enabling the student to become an educated and vital member of the Christian and secular community. We will be a constant reminder to our neighboring communities that Catholic education instills in the student values and ideals essential for Christian living in a contemporary society.

We, the administration and faculty, will provide state-of-the-art facilities and a contemporary, challenging academic curriculum. Most of all, we commit ourselves to fostering the unique talents and potential of each child.

We will employ talented, committed, professional faculty to achieve our educational goals, integrate Catholic teachings into the curriculum and involve parents as vital participants in their child’s education.

We support a curriculum that is designed to enhance individual development while fostering participation in the faith community through prayer, worship and action.

Our aim:  To be the school of choice for every Catholic grade school parent in Chicago.

Mission Statement

Immaculate Conception-St. Joseph School is driven by its mission and vision of creating a model urban educational experience for the children of Chicago.  The innovative and contemporary curriculum combines academic experiences with life skills to provide a high quality, value-driven education based in Catholic traditions.


Immaculate Conception - St. Joseph School Logo

The abstract line drawing in the ICSJ logo is a rendering of the Holy Family in which Joseph cradles Mary and the infant Jesus in his arms. The mark elegantly embodies not only the essence of St. Joseph and the Immaculate Conception, but also the cornerstone of our School and Parish community – our families.