About SCB

Our Mission & Vision

Our Mission Is Educating Your Child: Mind, Body and Spirit

St. Charles Borromeo School is a family-oriented PK-8 Catholic school that prides itself on the development of the whole child-mind, body and soul; while exceeding academic standards, cultivating discipleship, and remaining rooted in Catholic teachings and traditions.

Our Story

In 1928 the parish made the decision to open a parochial school. Father Heckinger’s plans were approved and construction began on the two-story brick building. In the fall of 1929 our school opened its doors to students, that year we had an enrollment of 85 boys and girls. The first class to graduate from 8th grade was celebrated in 1937. In 1957 there was a need for expansion.

Father S.J. Eye, the pastor, asked for support from the members of St. Charles Borromeo parish. A multi-year plan was formed. The Renard property was purchased and converted into a playground for the students. In the summer of 1959, the church basement was renovated to accommodate a classroom of students. In 1961, bids were solicited from contractors and the contract went to Paul Swedburg Construction Company. The ground was broken in a ceremony on April 2, 1962. Father Petit, the pastor, blessed the cornerstone of the addition on November 4, 1962, the feast day of St. Charles Borromeo. The new school building was dedicated on May 8, 1963.

Our school is a wonderful place for your child to receive an excellent educational foundation that will carry them to high school and beyond!

Come and join our school family today.

SCB  |  Hampshire, IL

Enrolling NOW 

IN-PERSON Classes Starting ON TIME in August 2021!!
3 & 4 Year Old Preschool
1:1 Chromebooks in 1st-8th Grades
Smaller Classes
Excellent Teachers
Before & After School Care
Weekly Mass
Bus Service Available
Sports, Band, Choir & More!

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SCHOOL ADDRESS  |  288 E Jefferson St., Hampshire, IL 60140

SCHOOL OFFICE  |  847.683.3450

SCHOOL FAX  |  847.683.3209

OFFICE EMAIL  |  scbschool@scbk8.org

PRINCIPAL EMAIL  |  principal@scbk8.org

PARISH ADDRESS  |  297 E Jefferson St., Hampshire, IL 60140

PARISH OFFICE  |  847.683.2391