Mission & History

  • Cardinal Joseph Bernardin Catholic School is a regional elementary school located in the Archdiocese of Chicago and is jointly sponsored by four parishes: St. Elizabeth Seton, St. Francis of Assisi, St. Julie Billiart, and St. Stephen Deacon and Martyr.

    Under the collaborative leadership of the sponsoring parishes, and through the efforts of our pastors, teachers, staff, and parents, Cardinal Joseph Bernardin School supports parish ministries through faith formation and social service outreach. Cardinal Joseph Bernardin School inspires and encourages its students to live according to the Gospel of Jesus Christ.

    Within our Catholic School, Jesus illumines all of life, including academics. Cardinal Joseph Bernardin School is committed to the highest standards of academic excellence, providing a Christ- centered quality Catholic education by developing the knowledge, values, attitudes, and skills essential for the unique challenges of the 21st century and beyond.

    In 2000, CJB opened its doors as a regional Catholic school and the newest Catholic school facility in the Archdiocese of Chicago. CJB is jointly sponsored by four parishes – St. Elizabeth Seton (Orland Hills), St. Francis of Assisi (Orland Park), St. Julie Billiart (Tinley Park) and St. Stephen Deacon & Martyr (Tinley Park) – and welcomes enrollment from families from these parishes, as well as children from other Catholic parishes and Christian households whose parents are seeking a Christian educational environment.

    • Faith

      We live our lives through our faith.

    • Service

      We make a better world through our service.

    • Academic Excellence

      We use our God given talents to achieve academic excellence.