Northside Catholic Academy

“Proud to be a Blue Ribbon School”

Admissions: 773-743-6277

  • Principal: Mrs. Christine Huzenis
  • Assistant Principal Primary Campus: Mrs. Barbara Karczewski
  • Assistant Principal Middle School Campus: Ms. Emily Carlson
  • Executive Assistant: Mrs. Leigh Holzman
  • Business Managers: John and Brenda Pantle
  • Marketing and Development Director: TBA
  • Athletic Director: Mrs. Raven Krupa

Primary Campus (PreK-4):

6216 N. Glenwood Ave., Chicago, IL 60660

Phone: 773-743-6277

Fax: 773-743-6174

Secretary: Mrs. Suellen Cannon

Middle School Campus (5-8):

7318 N Oakley Ave, Chicago, IL 60645

Phone: 773-271-2008

Fax: 773-764-1095

Be a part of something greater at Northside Catholic Academy. A Blue Ribbon School, NCA serves the families of its six parishes and the neighborhoods of Andersonville, Edgewater, and Rogers Park. NCA offers a challenging, diversified curriculum within a nurturing environment for grades PreK-8. The preschool program offers a child-centered approach focused on learning through play and hands-on activities. NCA’s top-ranked academics helps students achieve test scores that consistently rank above the national average, and graduates place into Chicago’s top high schools each year. NCA’s dedicated and experienced faculty inspire students to grow in faith, intellect, and character. Yet, what’s even greater is the sense of belonging families feel when they join our community. At NCA, your child and your entire family will thrive. 

Northside Catholic Academy Board of Specified Jurisdiction

Board of Specified Jurisdiction (BSJ) members work with the president and principal to ensure that NCA continues to offer a quality Catholic education to the young people of our community. Parents and parishioners are encouraged to participate as members of the BSJ or on one of the committees (Fiscal Management, Policy and Planning, Institutional Advancement, Ministry Effectiveness, Technology, Athletics, Arts). The meeting schedule can be found on the website calendar.

Northside Catholic Academy Alumni Association:

Alumni are an important part of NCA’s past, present, and future. NCA offers a number of opportunities for alumni to stay connected and support NCA. Graduates of St. Gertrude School are always welcome and invited to be part of the NCA Alumni Association. We want to stay connected and hear what NCA alumni are up to. Please share your stories, news, and announcements or sign up for the monthly alumni e-newsletter by emailing Leigh Holzman at You can also keep in touch by liking us on the Facebook Alumni Page or by following us on Twitter.

St. Gertrude Parish
1420 West Granville Avenue
Chicago, IL 60660
Phone: (773) 764-3621