Parent Portal

Welcome to the DePaul College Prep Parent Portal! This page is for current DePaul Prep parents. Communicating important information efficiently to our families is one of our highest priorities. We encourage all of our parents to use this portal to access the many resources our students and families use regularly at DePaul Prep.


Fall 2019 Schedules
& Counselor Assignments

Parents & students should check their emails for their Fall 2019 course schedules. Your student's counselor will be listed on the schedule that they receive. If your student has a question about their schedule or would like to request a schedule change, please follow the instructions shared with you in that communication. All requests must be initiated by the student.

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Parent Meetings & Workshops

Explore the calendar of parent meetings and workshops for the 2019-20 school year.

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Make your Annual Appeal Gift Today

It is expected that all families contribute to the Fund for Excellence as part of their yearly giving to DePaul Prep. Our goal is 100% participation from every DePaul Prep family. No gift is too small! Give a one-time gift or spread your gift over several months via FACTS.

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Key Dates - Fall 2019

School News

Policies & Protocols

Dress Code & Lands' End Uniforms

All DePaul College Prep uniforms must be purchased from Lands' End.

Lands' End Preferred School Number for DePaul Prep: 900137191

info: how to order uniforms from lands' end
The DePaul Prep Dress Code Policy is as follows:
  • All students will visibly display around their necks their school issued DePaul College Prep ID card on a school issued lanyard at all times.
  • White button-down dress shirt with DePaul Prep embroidered logo, long or short sleeves, fully buttoned and tucked in.
    white or navy blue polo shirt with DePaul Prep embroidered logo, clean and tucked in.
  • Khaki or docker style pants (chinos) with DePaul Prep logo, traditional classic cut or relaxed – tan pants only.
  • Female students may wear khaki uniform skirts with DePaul Prep logo, not more than two inches above the knee.
  • All new students must wear the new Lands’ End uniform pants and skirts with the DePaul Prep logo.
  • A belt must be worn at all times, the waist of the pants must be above the waist line and pants must extend to the ankles.
  • Socks must be worn at all times in school.
  • Black or brown dress shoes or boots are the only footwear allowed to be worn during the school day.
  • Students are welcome/encouraged to wear blazers, sport coats, and ties, all with embroidered DePaul Prep logo, with their button down shirts.
  • Navy DePaul College Prep V-neck, crew neck, quarter zip, or cardigan sweaters are the only acceptable outerwear allowed to be worn in school. All outerwear must be official DePaul College Prep apparel.
  • Hair must be neat, clean, and combed or brushed.
  • All uniforms must be purchased from approved DePaul College Prep vendors or school store.
The following are unacceptable dress and prohibited from being worn in school --
  • Piercings (young ladies may wear a maximum of one earring per ear)
  • Hats or headbands
  • Headgear – including headphones, headsets, earphones, or earbuds. Ear buds are not permitted and must be left in a student's locker.
  • Sunglasses
  • Visible Tattoos
  • Visible chains, medals, medallions
  • Hooded sweatshirts
  • Skirts that are too tight or too short; may not be rolled
  • Yoga or form fitting pants, no elastic or tight-fitting cuffs on the ankle
  • Unofficial or unapproved DePaul College Prep outerwear or shirts
  • Extreme hairstyles i.e. mohawks, fauxhawks, lines, designs, arrows, mullets, braids, cornrows, blowouts, undercuts, excessively long hair or ponytails on male students etc.
  • Facial hair of any sort including long sideburns
  • Gym shoes or unapproved boots (combat, cowboy, high heel, etc.)
  • Polo shirts in any color other than navy blue or white - grey or orange polo shirts are out of uniform.
Out of uniform/spirit days
  • Uniform shoes, socks, pants and belt must be worn on spirit days.
  • Students who are members of a school sponsored team are allowed to wear their game jerseys or shirt approved by the Athletic Director with their uniform pants and shoes on game days only.
  • All team members must wear the same style jersey or shirt.
  • Shirts displaying the names or logos of other high schools are prohibited on any occasion.
  • Appropriate dress is expected at all school sponsored functions including those that take place off campus. No student will be admitted to school functions in immodest or inappropriate style of dress.

Based on the belief that school is a place of business where students are learning spiritual, academic, and social skills, the expectation is that students will show up for school dressed per the dress code and stay in dress code until 3:15pm, unless you are changing for a school sponsored activity.

*Decisions on dress code matters are at the sole discretion of the Dean of Students.

Students who violate this policy may be refused admission to class or asked to call home for the uniform item to be delivered to school. Our dress requirements have been established so that students become accustomed to a norm of neatness and modesty that will be expected of them as an adult and so that they experience a sense of belonging and pride in DePaul College Prep.


Students are expected to dress appropriately and in a manner that reflects the values of the school at sporting and all extra-curricular activities. An immodest or inappropriate style of dress will result in the student not being allowed to participate. No earrings for males are allowed at any event and no hats are allowed during inside events.

Student & Parent Handbook

currently in revisions

Parent/Student Directory & Media Consent

Drug, Alcohol and Tobacco Prevention Policy

Late Work Policy & Homework Philosophy

Morning Drop-off Protocol

To ensure both a safe and efficient morning routine, please review the procedures below. California Avenue and traffic along the street can become hectic and congested with both Chicago Jewish Day School and DePaul Prep parents using the same few blocks for school drop-off. Be mindful of your surroundings, other cars and pedestrians, and students!

  • Students enter DePaul Prep through the main door at 3633 N. California Ave.
  • Have your child ready to exit when you arrive at the drop-off area on the east side of California Ave.
  • Do not park in the drop-off area. If you need to park, please park in our lot on the north side of the building.
  • Follow the line of cars in and out of the drop-off lane.
  • If approaching from the north, please drop your child at the crosswalk at Addison St.
  • Be mindful of bicycles and pedestrians at all times. Our drop-off lane shares space with a designated bike lane.
  • Ride-shares must also follow these guidelines.

How-To's and Guides




School Calendar

Sun Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat
Sun, Jul 28
Mon, Jul 29
Tue, Jul 30
Thu, Aug 1
Sat, Aug 3
Sun, Aug 4
Mon, Aug 5
Tue, Aug 6
Wed, Aug 7
Thu, Aug 8
New Teacher/Staff Orientation
Fri, Aug 9
Sat, Aug 10
Class of 1999 Reunion
Rocks Northcenter, 4138 N. Lincoln
Sun, Aug 11
Tue, Aug 13
Wed, Aug 14
Thu, Aug 15
Fri, Aug 16
Sat, Aug 17
Sun, Aug 25
Mon, Aug 26
Tue, Aug 27
Thu, Aug 29
Fri, Aug 30
Sat, Aug 31

ATHLETICS - Fall 2019 IHSA Start Dates

Sport Level Coach Coach Email Start Date Start Time Location Notes
Cross Country All levels Baum & Oliver, Monday, August 12 3:15 PM Behind the Gym Bring running shoes, wear appropriate running attire
Football All levels Passarella Monday, August 12 2:00 PM Locker Room Wear football attire; meetings start promptly at 2 PM
Boys Soccer All levels Niemiec Monday, August 12 3:00 PM Library Bring gym shoes, cleats, and water
Girls Volleyball Varsity Akers Monday, August 12 11:00 AM Gym Wear volleyball attire, bring water bottle
  JV Parra Monday, August 12 11:00 AM Gym Wear volleyball attire, bring water bottle
  Freshmen A & B Butler Monday, August 12 9:00 AM Gym Wear volleyball attire, bring water bottle
Cheer All levels Crawford Tuesday, August 20 3:15 PM Cafeteria Bring gym shoes, water bottle



Get Involved

The Parent Association of DePaul College Prep welcomes you to the new 2019-20 school year!

As a DePaul Prep parent, you are automatically members of the DePaul Prep Parent Association. The Parent Association offers the opportunity for you to meet other parents at one of the many events we host and volunteer at throughout the year, in addition to scheduled meetings.

We are always looking for creative and energetic parents to work on committees. Please contact Ms. Ellen Meents-DeCaigny, Parent Association President, if you are interested in volunteering or have more questions.


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Volunteer Opportunities:

"Stock the Lounge"
for Faculty & Staff
Wednesday, September 4th
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Family Mass
Hospitality Table
Sunday, September 8th
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homecoming game
morning tailgate
Saturday, September 21st
Sign Up!
2019-20 Parent Involvement Opportunities

Fall 2019

Fall 2019 Involvement Opportunities

August 2019 
  • Uniform Resale Shop during Freshman Orientation
  • Welcome Faculty & Staff Breakfast on first day of school

September 2019

  • "Stock the Lounge" on Wednesday, September 4th
  • Hospitality Table following Family Mass on Sunday, September 8th
  • Uniform Resale Shop during Back to School Night
  • Homecoming Week and Homecoming Game Tailgate

October 2019

  • Parent Association representatives at Open House table

November 2019

  • Poker & Casino Night
  • Parent Association representatives at Open House table
  • Faculty & Staff Appreciation Luncheon

December 2019

  • Gift Drive with Office of MIssion & Values well as numerous opportunities throughout the semester with Athletics & sports teams, Fundraising & Events, Faculty & Staff Appreciation, holiday events, community events, volunteer & service opportunities, and much more.

Winter/Spring 2020

Winter/Spring 2020 Involvement Opportunities

January 2020
  • "Stock the Lounge" & Breakfast to kick off Catholic Schools Week
  • Volunteers for the Tom Kleinschmidt Endowed Scholarship Basketball Game

February 2020

  • "Say It With Sweets" Faculty Appreciation event

March 2020

  • Promotion of Spring Fling Gala

April 2020

  • Spring Fling Gala
  • Walk to Wrigley
  • Junior and senior parents to organize Senior Luncheon

May 2020

  • Teacher Appreciation Week well as numerous opportunities throughout the semester with Athletics & sports teams, Fundraising & Events, Faculty & Staff Appreciation, holiday events, community events, volunteer & service opportunities, and much more.

Booster Club

Booster Club

Established fresh in 2019, the Mission of the DePaul College Prep Booster Club is to foster an environment of support and encouragement, while creating a spirited atmosphere for students, families, coaches, faculty and the community of DePaul College Prep. It is our goal to create awareness of the athletic programs, clubs and additional extra-curricular activities; create volunteer opportunities; and to raise funds through fundraising activities to enhance the student experience at DePaul College Prep.

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Contact DePaul Prep

Main Office: (773) 539-3600
Fax: (773) 539-9158

DePaul College Prep
3633 N California Ave.
Chicago, IL 60618

School Leadership

President:  Mary A. Dempsey
Principal:  Dr. Megan Stanton-Anderson
Assistant Principal:  Stan Niemiec
Dean of Students (Freshmen/Sophomores):  April Greer
Dean of Students (Juniors/Seniors):  Joe Voss
Dean of Student Activities & Student Life:  Chris Petersen
Director of Athletics:  Pat Mahoney
Director of Admissions:  Tom Kleinschmidt
Director of Institutional Advancement:  Amy Golden
Director of Mission & Values:  Flo Merkl-Deutsch
Director of Finance & Operations:  Lisa Pilcher
Director of Technology:  Theresa Allen



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