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Infant Jesus of Prague Parish was established in 1954 by a group of families who wanted a Catholic church in their own community of Flossmoor. Within a couple of years, the school was established by Dominican nuns with 247 students in grades 4-8. By the following year, all grades were represented. IJP School now engages students from many different suburbs, Chicago, and Northwest Indiana from Catholic and Christian households who seek an education rooted in Catholic values.

"We believe our faith inspires us to design and deliver a curriculum that challenges all students to reach their full potential."

Our Mission

Our Mission Statement

Infant Jesus of Prague School promotes Catholic education and traditions with Christian values in a loving, secure and compassionate environment centered on Jesus’ teachings. Through this vital ministry of Infant Jesus of Prague Parish, students and families from diverse backgrounds work together as a community of respect, spirituality and academic achievement. We focus on excellence in education with a commitment to the total formation of all students as they journey through life.


Our Philosophy

Infant Jesus of Prague Parish School is committed to the vision of Catholic education and to providing a Christian atmosphere. We believe that Catholic education provides doctrinal instruction, faith formation, liturgical experiences, development of moral values and involvement in the Church.


We believe our faith inspires us to design and deliver a curriculum that challenges all students to reach their full potential. We recognize that each student is unique and created with dignity and special gifts, learning in different ways. Our teaching styles address individual learning needs. Our educational program aims to make each child a lifelong learner and a contributing member of society and the Catholic Church.

We believe that parents are the primary educators of their children. Working with parents, we develop a partnership that encourages academic excellence, faith formation, character development, evangelization and Christian discipleship. 

Our Belief Statement

Infant Jesus of Prague School is a Christian family, founded in God’s love. Mindful of the fact that God lives in each one of us, we believe that everyone deserves to be treated in a respectful manner.


“Whatever you do to these, the least of MY brothers, you do unto Me” (Matthew 25:40).


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