90th Anniversary of Saint Stephen of Hungary School
Saint Stephen of Hungary School welcomed its first students on September 10, 1928 and September 2018 will be the start of our 90th Anniversary year.
Taking a look back at our history, initially, the school educated 130 students from Kindergarten through Sixth Grade. The school provided a safe, secure learning environment for the children of working families in the Yorkville area. In order to accommodate the community's working parents, the school's operating hours were 7:00 a.m. to 5:30 p.m., tuition was $0.50 per month, or $5.00 for the year, books cost $1.50 in first grade, $2.50 in second grade, and the parish paid for all books starting in third grade.
From its earliest days, Saint Stephen of Hungary School welcomed students of all religions, races and creeds. Although much has changed since 1928, the standards upon which the school was founded remain the same. Saint Stephen of Hungary School continues to provide a safe, secure, learning environment for many children of diverse backgrounds. To this day, we strongly value the Franciscan tradition of kindness and consideration for all creation which is an essential part of our school culture.
As our 90th year approaches, the Saint Stephen of Hungary School Foundation is planning a number of events to celebrate this milestone, honor the legacy of the school, and build for the future. Look out for more information on these events in the Spring.