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FAQ

Frequently asked questions and responses.

Q: Where is Benet located?
A: Benet is located at 2200 Maple Avenue, Lisle, IL 60532.  Lisle is a suburban, residential community located 25 miles west of Chicago. 

Q: How is the school name pronounced?
A: "Benn-ett" (not Ben-nay)

Q: What means of transportation are available?
A: Free bus service from public school districts include Lisle #202 and Naperville #203.  For a fee students along the I355 corridor may use the Benet bus service.  Upper classmen often drive and park on campus (underclassmen are encouraged to carpool and available carpool names provided).  Metra-Burlington Northern train and P.A.C.E. shuttle bus to school (Lisle train station is minutes away).  Benet offers a shuttle service after school at 3:10 p.m. and a 5:20 p.m. to the train station. 

Q: Is there a lot of fundraising involved?
A: Parents and students are never required to conduct fundraisers.  Benet Academy's Development Department conducts an annual appeal and an annual auction. Parents will be invited to participate with donations to the appeal, the amount of the donation is determined by the family. We ask all parents to check with their employers to see if their annual appeal gift could be matched.  Parent and student volunteers take on various roles to ensure the success of these major fundraising programs. 

Q: My student didn't attend Catholic grade school.  Will they fit in at a Catholic high school?
A: Nearly half of our students did not attend Catholic grade school and they treasure the new and enriching experiences of Catholic school.  They reportedly love being able to openly wish classmates a "Merry Christmas" and "Happy Easter."  With the uniform, no one has to worry about what to wear or how they fit in based on their clothes. Holy Days of Obligation, retreats, and other faith and service opportunities are part of the holistic and formative development students remember long after they have graduated.  Religion classes are academic in nature and require the same study skills as any other class (like history). 

Q: Is Benet too academically challenging that students won't be able to have fun?
A: No.  Benet teaches a student to be a good time manager and encourages extra-curricular activities.  In fact, students often report their grades were best while they were busiest. 

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