Academic Excellence at NCA

Start your child’s path to great learning and discovery at Northside Catholic Academy. A 2013 Blue Ribbon School, NCA serves the parishes and communities of Andersonville, Edgewater, Rogers Park, and West Ridge. Our Early Learning Center offers half-day and full-day classes starting at age three.  Our top-ranked K-8 academic program includes our Primary School grades K-4, and Middle School grades 5-8. Every day, we inspire our students to grow in character, intellect and faith, while fostering a love of learning. Our diversified and rigorous curriculum adheres to the Archdiocese of Chicago Core Curriculum standards, and includes Spanish, Technology, Art, Music and Physical Education. Our small class size and differentiated instruction provides students with the individual attention needed to help them succeed and grow.


Most important, our commitment to educating the whole child instills values that will last a lifetime. Values like kindness, service, teamwork, creativity, curiosity, respect, responsibility and leadership prepare our graduates for success in high school and beyond. In fact, student test scores consistently rank above the national average, and NCA graduates place into Chicago’s top public and private high schools each year.  Yet, what’s even greater is the sense of belonging you’ll feel when you join our community. Within this nurturing environment, your child and your entire family will thrive. Be a part of something greater at Northside Catholic Academy. Visit us to learn more.

Common Sense Media

As an Archdiocese of Chicago Catholic school, NCA implements Common Sense Media as part of our Digital Citizenship Curriculum. Common Sense Media provides a variety of resources for parents, as well as interactive games and activities to empower students to use technology responsibly, safely and effectively. Learn more.