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We are honored to be a Big Shoulders Fund Plus school, an initiative of 37 schools across Chicago. Big Shoulders Fund and its supporters made this commitment in recognition of the exceptional value that our school provides to families and the important role we play in the community. We are partnering closely with Big Shoulders Fund to strengthen our school’s long-term sustainability and vitality. 

Principals work directly with Big Shoulders to create and implement plans to improve in key areas such as academics, student recruiting, fundraising, etc.

strategic planning

student recruitment

Principals work directly with Big Shoulders to establish marketing and development/fundraising plans. Big Shoulders assists local staff in implementing the marketing and development plans through social media, annual appeals, etc.

Principals work directly with Big Shoulders to create and implement plans to improve in key areas such as academics, student recruiting, fundraising, etc.

Academic programs

Principals collaborate with Big Shoulders to oversee academic program success, ensure professional development aligns with goals, and address areas needing improvement.

personnel

Principals collaborate with the Archdiocese on personnel issues as all staff are Archdiocesan employees. Robert Bassett handles policy questions. Big Shoulders assists in Principal evaluations and relevant personnel matters.

Financial operations

Principals and Business Managers collaborate with Big Shoulders on budget approvals, forecasts, and large expenditures. Schools handle day-to-day financial tasks like collections and bookkeeping, with the Principal overseeing the school's financial outcomes.

Principals work directly with Big Shoulders to create and implement plans to improve in key areas such as academics, student recruiting, fundraising, etc.

facility

Principals collaborate with the Archdiocese following their protocols. School projects involve approval from the Archdiocese and Big Shoulders, with life-safety projects funded equally by both parties.

Scholarships

Big Shoulders Fund has been providing scholarships to deserving students since 1987. They provide more than 60 different types of scholarships that vary in duration and amount awarded — it all depends on the scholarship.

At Big Shoulders, the mission is clear: to provide students access to a quality, values-based education that helps them reach their potential. Contact your school leader for more information on Big Shoulders Fund traditional scholarships.

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