WBEZ | catholic school http://www.wbez.org/tags/catholic-school Latest from WBEZ Chicago Public Radio en Chicago Catholic Schools see enrollment increase http://www.wbez.org/sections/religion/chicago-catholic-schools-see-enrollment-increase-105091 <p><p>Enrollment in Chicago&#39;s Catholic schools has grown over the past three years.</p><p>The Archdiocese of Chicago announced Tuesday the school system has seen an increase of 675 students during that period.</p><p>Preschool, kindergarten and first grade levels have seen a combined 10 percent increase compared to three years ago.</p><p>Catholic schools superintendent Sister M. Paul McCaughey says donations, among other reasons, have driven the surge in enrollment. The additional aid has allowed more students to join the district.</p><p>Chicago&#39;s Catholic school system is the largest of its kind in the nation, comprising of 212 elementary and 38 high schools.</p><p>Nearly 6,000 teachers educate the more than 85,000 students enrolled in the system.</p></p> Wed, 23 Jan 2013 08:07:00 -0600 http://www.wbez.org/sections/religion/chicago-catholic-schools-see-enrollment-increase-105091