St John Brebuef Catholic School in Niles, IL is a great place to send your children and is our featured school this week on the Catholic School Spirit Show. Pastor Fr. Mike Meaney and Principal Elise Matson have an All Star team of professionals who teach Catholic values while providing a world class 21st century education in a safe environment that will preserve your child’s innocence and not force them to grow up faster than God intended. They take a personal interest in every child that attends their school.

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Please click here to visit St. John Brebeuf’s website.  Please call Mrs. Elise Matson at the school for a tour and mention that you listened to the radio show.  (847) 966-3266

Mke Tarjan

Mike Tarjan, Former President of the School Board, currently Vice President, parent and local realtor

Mike is a Realtor with @Properties and has his family enrolled at St. John Brebeuf’s school. Mike Tarjan can be reached at 847-910-9045.  Click here for his website to learn more about housing in the area near the school.

St. John Brebeuf School serves the following Catholic parishes:

St. John Brebeuf Parish, St. Martha Catholic Church, St. Isaac Jogues Parish, Our Lady of Ransom Catholic Church


You only get one chance to get it right when it comes to raising your children. You owe it to yourself to call Father Meaney or Elise Matson and get a tour of their amazing school. Please mention that you heard about them on the Catholic School Spirit Show: (847) 966-3266

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Along with Mike Tarjan and the students, here are the guests on the show:


Principal Mrs. Elise Matson

Fr. Meany

Pastor Fr. Mike Meany, photo from Niles-Morton Grove Patch

Sandie Beierwaltes

2nd grade teacher and alumni: Mrs, Sandie Beierwaltes

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A big thank you to all the guests and especially to Henry Henderson, Director of Marketing and Development / IT Support at the school who coordinated the guests for the show.


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If you need help making this school tuition affordable please call me. We can look at restructuring your debts and lowering your payments. I can also help you finance a new home near this school (or any other) and help find you a great Real Estate agent who shares your values if you need one.  It pays to do business with people who share your values.

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