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Welcome to Montini

Montini Catholic School serves over 299 students in Preschool through 8th grade.

It is located in McHenry, Illinois near the beautiful Fox River.

Three parishes, St. Patrick, St. Mary of the Assumption and Church of Holy Apostles all support the school.

The basic curriculum of Montini includes: Language Arts, Reading, Social Studies, Science, Mathematics, and Religion classes (which include participation in Liturgies and paraliturgies).

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Montini is Illinois State Board of Education recognized and Rockford Diocese certified.


Papa Saverio's Lunch

Pappa Saverios

Now serving Papa Saverio's

We will be starting our Papa Saverio's hot lunch program next week. In order to work out the kinks we will only be offering hot lunch 2 days a week to each school.

Primary lunches will be Mondays and Wednesdays. Middle School will be offered Tuesdays and Thursdays.

Once the program is off and running we will be adding more days and more food choices.

After you click on the link below click on Montini Lunch Orders. Create an account, click on order in the top middle to see the calendar and choose the day you would like hot lunch for your child(ren).


Please be advised the system WILL let you order days that are not offered at each particular school, so make sure you are ordering for the correct day.

Orders must be placed 24 hours before the date of the lunch.


Top Ten Reasons to Choose
Catholic Schools

1. Catholic tradition and academic excellence in a community grounded in faith

2. Balanced curriculum that includes art, music fitness and technology

3. Emphasis on moral development, service to others and leadership skills

4. A 99% graduation rate

5. Strong preparation for further education

6. Safe and disciplined environment

7. Exceptional faculty who help students reach their highest potential

8. Individual attention in a caring community

9. Commitment to technology use to enhance education

10. Good stewardship of resources

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Tuition Assistance

 This link will take you directly to the PSAS page to apply for tuition assistance.  Once a family clicks on the link, they will be directed to a landing page (hosted by PSAS) which will include the application deadline(s) and any additional instructions specific to our program. http://www.psas.org/3554.aspx  


Character Counts


Aug.- Citizenship

cross Do your share to make your school and community better

cross Character countsCooperate

cross Get involved in community affairs

cross Be a good neighbor

cross Obey laws and rules



This year the students of Montini Catholic Primary Center will again partner with the City of McHenry in the Character Counts! program. This years theme is “WE ARE ONE- United in love of God (faith), learning (knowledge), and God’s children (service). 



Our Character Counts schedule for the school year follows the guidelines of those used through out the City of McHenry.

Cards for Cops

Trustworthiness/Shelter the Homeless- Sept. and March
Respect/Bury the Dead- Oct. and April
Responsibility/Feed the Hungry & Give Drink to the Thirsty- Nov. and May
Fairness/Clothe the Needy- Dec. and June
Caring/Visit the Sick- Jan. and July
Citizenship/Visit Those in Prison- Feb. and Aug.


Facebook Page

Montini now has a Facebook page. We are posting reminders of coming events as well pictures of the special events at our school. Come and check it out http://www.facebook.com/MontiniCatholicSchool




Want To Learn More about Montini?


Want to learn more about Montini? Click on this link to view facts and information that makes Montini special. Contact our Principal Mike Shukis at 815-385-1022 at the Middle School or our Assistant Principal Julie Stark at 815-385-5380 at the Primary Center to set up a tour of the school.


School Name

Originally McHenry supported two Catholic schools, St. Marys and St. Patricks. In the 1970s the two school combined to create Montini Catholic School. In 1989 Church of Holy Apostles was formed and joined Montini Catholic School.

Montini Catholic School is named after Pope Paul the 6th, whose family name was Giovanni Battista Antonio Maria Montini. He was elected Pope on June 21, 1963.



Montini Catholic School   •   1405 N. Richmond Road   •   McHenry, IL 60050   •   Telephone: 815 385-1022   •   Fax: 815-363-7536