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Who is Blessed Pier Giorgio Frassati? 

Blessed Pier Giorgio Frassati was a handsome, charismatic, athletic young man from a wealthy family who lived in Italy in the early 1900's.  He enjoyed hiking, camping and going on retreats with his friends in the Alps.  His family was not devoutly religious, yet Pier Giorgio developed a love of the Eucharist and spent much time to worship and prayer.  His enthusiasm for the Lord was evident in all that he did as he passionately lived out his faith and embodies the Beatitudes in service to others. Frassati would routinely go into the streets of Turin to feed and care for his community's poor, sick and downtrodden.  He befriended those in need and gave them hope in Jesus as well as help for their bodily needs.  In 1925 Frassati contracted Polio and passed away at the young age of 24. 

Frassati eagerly shared his faith with all he met and encouraged them to "Verso l'alto", which translate to "Reach for the Heights".  His words have been adopted as our school slogan to inspire our students to do their personal best and follow in Frassati's footsteps of faith and service.  Our students learn about his life, study the Beatitudes and participate in worship and service opportunities.  

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Why choose Frassati Catholic Academy?

Families choose Frassati Catholic Academy - Elementary & Middle School for many reasons.  Our preschool program offers a solid foundation for kindergarten readiness while providing a caring, faith-based learning environment for children to build social skills and grow.  The rigorous, well-rounded academic coursework in both elementary and middle school challenges students to grow academically, socially and spiritually.  Frassati prepares students for high school and beyond.  Students and families love our small school setting and caring teaching staff where each student is valued, nurtured and challenged.  We partner with parents to provide a solid foundation of Catholic faith formation and believe it is through activities such as daily prayer in the classroom, weekly Mass, special prayer services and celebrations, as well as the integration of faith throughout the curriculum that our children can develop a personal relationship with Christ. 

We recognize our school is unique, offering two campus locations and receiving support from three local parishes: St. Mary of the Annunciation, Santa Maria del Popolo and Transfiguration.  We believe our unique qualities set us apart and represent advantages above and beyond the rest.  We are grateful for our diverse school and parish communities and strive to unite families across our school network, celebrating our blessings and our hopeful future. Our Preschool through 5th grade students from our Mundelein and Wauconda campuses infiltrate our regional middle school model; offering 6th grade students an opportunity to gain a broader, more diverse experience throughout their middle school years at Frassati Catholic Academy. This conceptual advantage brings together a larger population of students which benefits students both in and out of the classroom. 

Join us as we celebrate Saints daily. 

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