Cardinal Bernardin School named National Blue Ribbon School for a second time

October 18, 2018


Cardinal Joseph Bernardin Catholic School Press Release
(For Immediate Release)

9250 W.167th Street
Orland Hills, IL 60487

Press Contact:
Meg Kulpinski Email:, Phone: 708-403-6525

Cardinal Joseph Bernardin Catholic School (CJB) located in Orland Hills, IL, is proud to be announced once again by the U. S. Department of Education as an Exemplary High Performing National Blue Ribbon School of Academic Excellence.

CJB opened in September 2000 as the first Chicago Archdiocesan regional school sponsored by four parishes. CJB was first recognized in 2008 as a Blue Ribbon School of Excellence by the U. S. Department of Education.

CJB’s mission statement includes a collaborative model inclusive of the efforts of pastors, teachers. staff and parents. The school supports parish ministries through active involvement in liturgy, faith and family formation, and social service outreach. The entire school community assists in a variety of volunteer-based activities. Parishes and school working together help students and parents keep Christ at the center of life, develop healthy habits of prayer and decision-making rooted in faith, and promote character formation based on Gospel virtues.

As an AdvancEd accredited school, CJB offers academic instruction of the highest caliber to its students grades 3PreK-8. The school curriculum meets the needs of the whole child and prepares students to be life-long learners. In all content areas, students are taught to think critically and express themselves clearly. Technology supports ongoing trends in education with a 1:1 Chromebook Program for grades 3-8. A professional staff inclusive of teacher aides, counselors, speech and reading specialist, and an inclusive education director provides a multi-disciplinary approach to meet the diverse learning needs of all students.

CJB is committed to the highest standards of academic excellence by developing knowledge, values, attitudes and skills essential for the 21st century and beyond.

Cardinal Joseph Bernardin School is a Catholic elementary school located in Orland Hills, offering instruction in 3-year old Pre-Kindergarten through 8th grade. CJB is a nationally recognized Blue Ribbon School of Excellence and is included in ”Chicago” magazine’s list of Top Private Schools in the Chicago area. For more information about CJB, visit or find us on Facebook at Cardinal Joseph Bernardin Catholic School

Cardinal Bernardin Catholic School
9250 W. 167th Street
Orland Hills, IL 60487

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