Bridgeport Catholic Academy has provided the very best in Catholic education since 1985.  BCA offers rigorous instruction in the pre-K 3 thru 8th grade levels in Chicago’s Bridgeport community. Partnering with parents, we are cultivating leaders who are honorable, inquisitive, respectful, compassionate, and faith-filled. 

Classes are held at the Nativity of Our Lord school building, located at 3700 South Lowe Avenue.

Mission Statement and Vision

Partnering with parents, we are cultivating leaders who are honorable, inquisitive, respectful, compassionate, and faith-filled.

We, at Bridgeport Catholic Academy, believe that the purpose of education is to create a Christian community living the values of the Gospel in which the children and teachers are stimulated to learn, think, share, and develop individual skills. Our goal is that we become useful, productive, and active members of an ever-changing society.

We believe that the role of the parent/guardian is to be the primary teacher of Christian values, working with the teacher actively supporting and encouraging their children in the learning process. At Bridgeport Catholic Academy, We believe the parents are an integral part of their child’s educational development.

We believe in fostering the teachings, values and traditions of the Catholic faith and in living that faith. We believe that opportunities for a variety of religious experiences are necessary to nurture one’s personal commitment to God, neighbor and self, and to develop responsibilities to the Church and community.

We believe that the role of the teacher is to encourage, guide and instruct the students in mastering the goals and objectives of the school curriculum using a variety of teaching strategies and resources.

We believe the students are responsible for making choices and being actively involved in the learning process to the best of their ability. We believe that each student of Bridgeport Catholic Academy is an individual whose style of learning correlates with his/her physical and intellectual levels of development. At Bridgeport Catholic Academy, students learn best by actively participating in activities through independent learning, collaborative partnerships, and cooperative learning.

We believe that Bridgeport Catholic Academy’s curriculum is a unified and flexible guide of concepts, skills, values and activities which assist the children to successfully reach their potential in that particular grade level.

We believe that the role of Bridgeport Catholic Academy is to provide the children with a nurturing atmosphere, academic support, and stimulating opportunities which assist them in their lifelong commitment to education.

From Our Principal

Dear Friends, 


Thank you for your interest in Bridgeport Catholic Academy! We are a community dedicated to educating your child in a Christ-centered environment built on faith, hope and love. We endeavor to deepen each student’s faith by sharing the message of the Gospel, through our example, instruction and prayer. 


The journey of one thousand miles begins with a single step and Catholic elementary education is the most important step in your child’s educational plan. It is here, in an atmosphere of trust and love, that your child will begin a spiritual and educational journey. Throughout our curriculum, we foster the growth and development of the whole child; spiritually, socially, psychologically, and physically. We encourage all students to develop respect for themselves and others, while teaching them to recognize and utilize their particular learning style. 


Applications for enrollment are accepted throughout the year.  Please visit our Admissions page for information about the application process. 


We look forward to meeting you. If we can answer any questions for you, please do not hesitate to call us at (773) 376-6223. 


On behalf of the entire staff of BCA, I want to thank you for your interest in our school. 




Daniel Flaherty, Principal

Kathleen Thompson, Assistant Principal

WE ARE Initiative

The WE ARE initiative at Bridgeport Catholic Academy helps us define who we are and what we strive to become. At BCA, we partner with parents to ensure we are instilling strong core values in our students. BCA partners with parents. Together, we are cultivating leaders who are honorable, inquisitive, respectful, compassionate, and faith-filled.

Our Classrooms

Bridgeport Catholic Academy educates approximately 300 students in grades pre-kindergarten through eighth using the curriculum provided by the Archdiocese of Chicago. Instruction at Bridgeport Catholic Academy places strong emphasis on the individual child. The curriculum addresses intellectual, social, physical, spiritual, and personal development. In order to attain this goal, a system exists which provides for continuous progress that encourages each child to reach his/her potential. Our traditional standards of behavior, dress, discipline, and classroom conduct provide an environment that is highly conducive to learning.

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