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  • convenient access, ample parking and spacious classrooms

  • Qualified teaching staff who know the needs of students, who improve their skills during methodological training conducted by employees of Polish universities

  • students of our school receive the Sacraments of First Holy Communion and the Sacrament of Confirmation in the Church of the Holy. Isaac's Church in Niles, located next to the school building.

Ladies and gentlemen,


Polish School of Ignacy Jan Paderewski in Niles is an educational institution with a rich Polish tradition. It has been operating since 1976, and its founders were parents who saw the need to strengthen the Polish roots of children and youth through education in the Polish language, history and geography of Poland.


We have been honestly fulfilling our mission for over 45 years through  implementation of an ambitious curriculum in the field of the above-mentioned subjects. By teaching about Polish traditions and customs as well as catechesis, we deepen the sense of belonging to the Homeland of the ancestors of their parents and grandparents - Poland.


Our teachers with many years of experience and directional education are devoted to students and the school, which guarantees a high level of education. In our work, we focus on modern teaching methods, taking advantage of the progress in the methodology of teaching Polish as a foreign language,  as well as we use multimedia teaching aids for the 21st century.


Our school has the status of a "not-for-profit" organization and is run by a voluntary board, selected from among parents who care about the welfare of all Polish students. We invite children and teenagers from 3 to 17 years old (from kindergarten to 3-year high school) to take advantage of our offer. It is also worth mentioning that the school has many friends and supporters, including a large group of patrons and sponsors who support our work. We invite your children to our school.  For our part, we guarantee high-level education as well  We look forward to fruitful cooperation with you in order to jointly improve our school.


Yours faithfully

Agnieszka Król, Principal


  • Regular classes at the Polish school take place
    Saturdays from 9am - 12:30 pm

  • We offer additional activities from
    12:45 pm - 1:30 pm

  • The school office is open
    on Saturdays from 9:30 am - 1:30 pm.


Teacher with Pupils

KINDERGARTEN (9:00 am-12:30pm)


Children from 3 to 6 years of age during music, art and movement classes and various types of didactic games and games developing skills preparing for learning to write and read, speak Polish, learn Polish songs, games and traditions.
NOTE: The child is required to be 3 years of age and must use the toilet independently.


DANCE BAND `` DOTS '' (12:45 pm-1:30pm)

Young dancers aged 4 to 7 learn the basic steps of Polish folk and national dances. Their repertoire includes: Poleczka, Krakowiak, Bunch of Silesian Dances which are enriched with school celebrations such as; Teacher's Day, Vows, Nativity Play, Mother's Day, etc.
Classes are held on Saturdays.

School Bus & Children
High School Students
Church Cross

8 - SUMMER PRIMARY SCHOOL (9:00 am -12: 30pm)

The classes include teaching language skills: speaking, reading and writing in Polish, listening comprehension, reading comprehension; developing knowledge of vocabulary, teaching Polish grammar and spelling; music lessons; teaching history (in grades V-VIII) and teaching Polish geography (in grades VI-VIII).


3 - SUMMER HIGH SCHOOL (9:00 am -12: 30pm)

Students learn about the history of Polish literature from the earliest times to the present day. The course also covers selected problems of Polish history and culture as well as classes improving practical language skills, useful e.g. at universities during exams checking the knowledge of the Polish language. In class III, students take the written and oral exam in Polish and Polish history, intended as a ceremonial summary and end of Polish Saturday school.

RELIGION (12:45 pm-1:30pm)

Our school has a catechetical license issued by the Archdiocese of Chicago to teach religion. Students of sacramental classes participate in a two-year catechetical program, preparing them for receiving the Sacrament of First Holy Communion (in grades I and II) and the Sacrament
Confirmations (in classes VII and VIII). Youth and children of the Polish School of Ignacy Jan Paderewski have the opportunity to receive the sacraments
Saints: First Holy Communion and Confirmation in the Church of St. Isaac's Church in Niles, which is located in the immediate vicinity of the school.
All religious education catechists are certified by the Archdiocese of Chicago and teach religion based on the catechetical curriculum
approved by the Archdiocese of Chicago for Polish diaspora schools.


PLASTIC CIRCLE (12:45 pm-1:30pm)

Varied forms of activity such as drawing, painting, cutting, modeling or composing develop children's manual skills, which later help in acquiring, among others, writing skills.
Developing students' creative creativity is also learning about new art techniques. Collage, terry cloth, simple origami, wet in wet painting are just some of them. Creative expression not only gives children a lot of fun, but also shapes such features as: sensitivity to beauty, imagination, visual memory, creativity and patience.
The art club is attended by children of all ages and classes, but they all work together and help each other. Parents are actively involved in our affairs, ensuring that nothing is missing


Students take part in various competitions organized both by our school (reading, spelling and recitation competition) and by other Polish Saturday schools operating in the Chicago metropolis, as well as Polish organizations and institutions. During organized trips to museums, concerts, film screenings and theater performances, students have the opportunity to learn about Polish culture and art. Rich Polish traditions are continued during class Christmas Eve meetings, meetings with St. Nicholas, nativity plays or painting Easter eggs. Students of our school visit cemeteries before All Souls' Day and every year take part in the Parade on the occasion of the adoption of the May 3rd Constitution. High school students participate in meetings with representatives of Polish universities and Polish community activists.

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