Archdiocese Chicago Catholic Schools - faith, focus, and achievment

Alphabetical list of Catholic High Schools

  1. St. Benedict High School

    - Coed

    3900 N. Leavitt St., Chicago, IL 60618-3894
    Phone: (773) 539-0066

    St. Benedict High School is a co-educational college preparatory high school located on the north side of Chicago. As a DePaul University Professional Development School, St. Benedict offers innovative, custom-designed curricula in the areas of science and mathematics. Collaboration between St. Benedict and Saint Mary’s University of Minnesota allows juniors and seniors the opportunity to earn dual high school and college credit through the Program for Advanced College Credit (PACC). Students are able to graduate from St. Benedict with up to 23 college credits, at a significantly reduced cost. A full honors and Advanced Placement curriculum is available within the college prep curriculum. The Honors Academy offers a unique challenge for gifted students.

    Additionally, St. Benedict has added a Performing Arts Academy, an exciting program designed specifically for the advanced student who plans to either receive a full college scholarship or eventually become a professional in the entertainment industry.

  2. Brother Rice High School

    - Boys

    10001 S. Pulaski Rd., Chicago, IL 60655-3356
    Phone: (773) 429-4300

    Brother Rice is a Catholic, all-boys college preparatory institution. The school is rooted in the philosophy and vision of Brother Edmund Ignatius Rice, founder of the Congregation of Christian Brothers. The family of Brother Rice High School is a diverse Catholic Christian community committed to preparing young men for college and for the process of lifelong learning. It educates young men to act manfully in Christ Jesus and to deal wisely with their world in the tradition of the Christian Brothers and the charism of Blessed Edmund Ignatius Rice. Brother Rice has been recognized as a Blue Ribbon School, and has been named as one of the Top 50 Catholic High Schools in the United States by the Action Institute four consecutive years.

  3. Carmel Catholic High School

    - Coed

    One Carmel Pkwy., Mundelein, IL 60060-2499
    Phone: (847) 566-3000

    Carmel Catholic High School, located in Mundelein, Illinois, is a Catholic, college preparatory secondary school for young men and women. Founded in 1962, Carmel Catholic is jointly sponsored by the Sisters of Charity of the Blessed Virgin Mary (B.V.M.) and the Order of the Carmelites (O. Carm.) The school strives to instill in its students a lifelong commitment to learning, to Christian values, and community service. Carmel Catholic’s strong curriculum is a traditional set of college preparatory courses, and the school offers several Advanced Placement and honors courses. Over 99 percent of Carmel graduates attend college. The school occupies a fifty-acre campus with extensive educational and athletic facilities. The school’s newest addition is a state-of-the-art science wing. Carmel Catholic High School is a four-time recipient (1985, 1996, 2002 and 2007) of the prestigious Blue Ribbon School recognition by the U.S. Department of Education.

  4. Christ the King Jesuit College Preparatory School

    - Coed

    5058 W. Jackson Boulevard, Chicago, IL 60644
    Phone: (773) 261-7505

    Christ the King Jesuit College Prep is an affordable, Catholic Jesuit, independent, coeducational, college preparatory school for students from families on Chicago's West Side who would otherwise not have access to a private secondary school education.

    Christ the King offers students a strong academic and spiritual foundation integrated with a Corporate Internship Program (CIP) in a safe, disciplined, faith-based and caring environment. The CIP allows students to earn about 70% of their tuition while working five full days/month at sponsoring Chicago corporations.

    Christ the King seeks to advance the promise of our future by inspiring and preparing its students to become creative leaders; "men and women for others" who are committed to work for justice in the Church, in the civic community, and in their chosen profession.

  5. Cristo Rey Jesuit High School

    - Coed

    1852 W. 22nd Pl., Chicago, IL 60608-4302
    Phone: (773) 890-6800

    Cristo Rey Jesuit High School was founded for the immigrant people of Chicago's Pilsen/Little Village neighborhood. As a Jesuit and Catholic school, Cristo Rey strives to advance the human and intellectual capacities, as well as the religious and cultural heritage, of all the families it serves. The Corporate Internship Program (CIP) and the dual-language curriculum distinguish the Cristo Rey educational experience. The CIP allows students to earn 72 percent of their tuition by working five full days per month at sponsoring Chicagoland corporations. Through the dual-language curriculum, students take two classes a year in Spanish. Graduates leave Cristo Rey literate in both English and Spanish. Through these distinctive programs, Cristo Rey prepares its graduates to assume leadership roles in the civic, religious, business and cultural life of the city and nation.

  6. De La Salle Institute

    Institute Campus - Boys
    3434 S. Michigan Ave., Chicago, IL 60616-3885
    Phone: (312) 842-7355

    Lourdes Hall Campus - Girls
    1040 W. 32nd Pl., Chicago, IL 60608-6507
    Phone: (773) 650-6800


    Founded in 1889, De La Salle Institute offers an outstanding college preparatory education in a co-institutional environment that transcends the classroom. Two gender-based campuses set De La Salle apart from every other school in Chicago. With an emphasis on academics, the students reach their highest potential at one of two single-gender campuses. De La Salle has the best of both worlds with students coming together for our 35 extracurricular activities. Diverse perspectives, Christian values and our Lasallian tradition provide students an education that lasts a lifetime.

    De La Salle was at the forefront of the technology when they introduced the tablet PC program into their curriculum. Our tablet PC program enables students to work on their own computer in every class. Everything is contained on the tablet PC: books, notes, workbooks, homework, research papers and projects. The program prepares our students for college - not only academically, but also technologically.

  7. Fenwick High School

    - Coed

    505 Washington Blvd., Oak Park, IL 60302-4095
    Phone: (708) 386-0127

    Students come to Fenwick from more than sixty different communities and a variety of cultural and economic backgrounds. This diverse mix of students is encouraged and preserved by a financial aid program that provides tuition assistance to nearly 25 percent of families. Almost all students are involved in athletics or activities, helping Fenwick place consistently among the top schools in the state in science and engineering, math, speech, debate, Scholastic Bowl, music and athletic competitions. Student life also is greatly enriched by faith formation and community service. Fenwick has a 100 percent college acceptance rate and alumni/ae maintain close connections with the school. "The measure of our success is how well we help each individual develop his or her talents, abilities, interests, and character - as a scholar, an athlete, a responsible member of society, and a Christian," said James Quaid, Ph.D., Fenwick Vice President and Principal.

  8. St. Francis de Sales High School

    - Coed

    10155 S. Ewing Ave., Chicago, IL 60617-6095
    Phone: (773) 731-7272

    St. Francis de Sales is Chicago’s oldest co-ed Catholic High School, serving students in its third century. Although growing in size, St. Francis retains an atmosphere of family. Celebrating diversity and preparing young men and women for college and for life is the daily mission accomplished in a rich Catholic/Christian atmosphere. As the “Home of the Pioneers,” St. Francis has a rich athletic and extracurricular tradition which allows each student to excel outside the classroom as well. With strong support from Cardinal George, St. Francis de Sales began a rebirth and renewal campaign in 2003. The energy already generated from this campaign has enabled St. Francis to retain a high standard of academic excellence and to provide the tools needed to ensure that excellence in the 21st century.

  9. Gordon Tech High School

    - Coed

    3633 N. California Ave., Chicago, IL 60618-4602
    Phone: (773) 539-3600

    Gordon Tech was established as a Catholic college preparatory high school dedicated to advancing student achievement by providing a solid foundation in religious values, essential knowledge, applied skills and technology integration. Today, this foundation is still solid as we prepare our diverse student body spiritually, socially, and academically for college and lifelong success.

    Students here are given the opportunity to excel on many levels. From the beginning of freshman year, students are encouraged to plan and set goals for college and beyond. In addition to college prep work, they are able to experience honors/Advanced Placement level classes as well as explore possible career interests in order to provide them with a true college preparatory experience.

    Through rigorous academics, excellent athletics and extra-curricular activities, the caring community at Gordon Tech seeks to prepare our students for a lifetime of success.

  10. St. Gregory The Great High School

    - Coed

    1677 W. Bryn Mawr Ave., Chicago, IL 60660-4195
    Phone: (773) 907-2100

    What does St. Gregory the Great have to offer you? First and foremost: a quality education in an inclusive and supportive environment. Small class sizes allow our teachers to use dynamic and innovative methods while providing individual attention and instruction to each student.

    As a learning community, we are rooted in a rich educational tradition of meeting the changing needs of urban education. Our creative solutions – “Protégés”, “The Learning Resource Program”, “Best Year Yet”, for instance —are unparalleled in the Chicago area and are a clear indication of our commitment to the intellectual, physical, spiritual and emotional development of our students.

    Some other advantages to consider:

    • At SGHS we prepare students for college.
    • Over ninety percent of our faculty have completed or are working towards Master’s degrees in their field.

    We believe that a small, close-knit school is exactly what suits many students.

  11. Guerin College Preparatory High School

    - Coed

    8001 W. Belmont Ave., River Grove, IL 60171-1096
    Phone: (708) 453-6233

    At Guerin Prep High School we have the teachers, courses and academic programs to encourage learning and to support students along the way. A one-to-one laptop computing environment, introduced with the 2007-2008 school year, enhances our ability to engage students in their own learning while preparing them for college and beyond. We expect all of our students to go to college—98 percent of our students do—and to do well when they get there. In our environment, it’s easy to make life-long friendships. We have the coaches, staff and facilities so that sports and activities are open to everyone. We promise a high school education worthy of who you are now and who you will become!

  12. Hales Franciscan High School

    - Boys

    4930 S. Cottage Grove Ave., Chicago, IL 60615-2698
    Phone: (773) 285-8400

    Hales Franciscan High School is a college preparatory school founded in 1962 specifically for African-American students. It is a small school that allows the students to be academically challenged, to develop socially and culturally, to grow spiritually and to serve others in need. Students also are encouraged to participate in extracurricular activities, like Catholic League sports. The faculty here goes beyond the classroom in providing students with personal counseling and nurturing, tutoring, coaching and mentoring. Hales Franciscan has been recognized as a Blue Ribbon School.

  13. Holy Trinity High School

    - Coed

    1443 W. Division St., Chicago, IL 60642-3324
    Phone: (773) 278-4212

    At Holy Trinity High School, where we educate the heart as well as the mind of our students, you will work hard in the classroom through a challenging and diverse curriculum, plus have access to more than 20 clubs and activities as well as 14 sports teams.

    In addition, you will benefit from a vast network of alumni, foundations, corporations and many friends who have chosen to support Holy Trinity as one of the best ways to help young people here in Chicago. With all of this support, we are able to keep tuition low and offer merit and need-based scholarships to those who qualify.

    Contact Ms. Green in the Admissions Office to set up a visit or stop by during Open House on the second Saturday in November. Find out why our students, teachers and staff love coming here every day.

    Come grow with us!

  14. St. Ignatius College Prep.

    - Coed

    1076 W. Roosevelt Rd., Chicago, IL 60608-1594
    Phone: (312) 421-5900

    Saint Ignatius College Prep was founded in 1869 by the members of the Society of Jesus to serve “academically talented children of immigrants.” Today Saint Ignatius draws students from over 200 grade schools. The traditional core curriculum is enriched by honors courses, 19 Advanced Placement courses, electives, a complete athletic program, and 61 co-curricular activities. More than 99 percent of Saint Ignatius graduates go on to attend colleges and universities. The school employs four full-time college counselors as well as seven full-time guidance counselors. The Community Service Department provides countless opportunities for students to put their faith into action in the service of those less fortunate. Seniors may elect to take Urban Studies, a unique course of daily service in the local community. More than 2.5 million dollars in financial aid was awarded in 2008.

  15. St. Joseph High School

    - Coed

    10900 W. Cermak Rd., Westchester, IL 60154-4170
    Phone: (708) 562-4433

    St. Joseph High School is a Catholic, Christian educational community formed in the Lasallian tradition whose mission is to provide a Christian education for young men and women of diverse economic and cultural backgrounds. St. Joseph is the first all laptop learning high school that empowers and challenges our students to achieve their potential as men and women of faith. Through innovative leadership and technology programs, an exemplary curriculum and a faith-filled community, we inspire our students to discover their God-given talents and become lifelong learners.

  16. Josephinum Academy

    - Girls

    1501 N. Oakley Blvd., Chicago, IL 60622-1897
    Phone: (773) 276-1261

    Josephinum Academy, founded in 1890, is a multicultural Catholic college preparatory school dedicated to empowering young women of Chicago to become confident, faith-filled leaders.

    See why more girls are choosing us…

    • College prep curriculum
    • Advanced Placement, honors, and online courses
    • Small class sizes (8:1 student/teacher ratio)
    • Competitive team sports, athletic field
    • Many student activities/clubs like Fitness, Student Council, Prom, and Drama
    • One PC for every two students
    • Summer service projects across the U.S.
    • Spiritual development
    • 95% of current student body received financial assistance from our generous alums and donors
  17. St. Laurence High School

    - Boys

    5556 W. 77th St., Burbank, IL 60459-1398
    Phone: (708) 458-6900

    Founded in 1961, St. Laurence High School is a college preparatory school rich in academic, religious and athletic tradition. Located on a 25-acre campus, St. Laurence stands for excellence in education while taking into account the individual needs and talents of the students. St. Laurence provides a comprehensive curriculum that is responsive to the needs of its students, while offering up-to-date technology, facilities, labs and an environment essential for learning.

  18. Leo High School

    - Boys

    7901 S. Sangamon St., Chicago, IL 60620-2531
    Phone: (773) 224-9600

    The mission of Leo High School is to provide a college preparatory education to urban minority students and to prepare the students for the 21st century. The educational program is directed toward the growth of the whole person through a Catholic faith community in which human beings are seen as created in God’s image and, therefore, are uniquely good and worthwhile. Ninety-three percent of Leo students attend college upon graduation. Leo is the only school in Illinois to provide Learning Logic- the computer-based program developed by the National Science Center Foundation. Catapult Learning Center operates tutorials in math, English and counseling on campus. As part of the college preparatory curriculum, students can study heating and air conditioning programs through Auburn Heating’s partnership with the school.

  19. Loyola Academy

    - Coed

    1100 Laramie Ave., Wilmette, IL 60091-1089
    Phone: (847) 256-1100

    Loyola Academy, founded in 1909, is a co-educational Jesuit high school offering college preparatory education. In addition to stressing academic excellence, our curriculum thoughtfully and intentionally integrates the academic, spiritual, emotional and physical development of the student with the experience of service to others, as reflected in our motto, "Women and Men for Others, Leaders in Service." All students participate in a unique "Student Formation" program to assist in their personal, spiritual and educational development. Loyola's values-based education is also enhanced by a full array of co curricular activities including a complete men's and women's athletic program, a full fine arts program including music, theatre, and dance and over 60 other clubs and activities. Our diverse student body draws from over 250 different feeder schools. Over $3.0 million in financial aid is awarded annually based upon need. More than 99% of Loyola's students matriculate to post-secondary institutions.

  20. Marist High School

    - Coed

    4200 W. 115th St., Chicago, IL 60655-4397
    Phone: (773) 881-5300

    Marist High School is a college preparatory school rooted in Catholic faith, moral values and the spirit of Saint Marcellin Champagnat, founder of the Marist Brothers. The Marist community emulates and fosters St. Marcellin’s passion and exuberance for living with “a heart that knows no bounds.” This unique approach creates a loving and supportive atmosphere where a student’s spirit can soar, academic achievements are made each day and caring relationships between adults and students are formed. To ensure students find their strengths and are able to build on them, Marist offers an individualized college preparatory program to help students reach their full potential. Based on academic performance, students are given a personalized curriculum in the arts and sciences with an emphasis on the written word and oral expression of ideas, problem solving, critical thought and the competent use of current technology.

  21. Marian Catholic High School

    - Coed

    700 Ashland Ave., Chicago Heights, IL 60411-1699
    Phone: (708) 755-7565

    Marian Catholic High School offers its students an unparalleled opportunity for achievement and involvement. These opportunities range from achieving academic excellence, to developing athletic skills, to serving the needy in Appalachia. Students also have the opportunity to participate in a fine arts programs which includes the award winning marching band and competing with the undefeated Catholic League Forensics Team. Marian Catholic High School, a co-ed college preparatory school, has received state and national awards for its programs. Committed to continually improving its programs to meet the needs of the student and society, Marian has recently introduced into its curriculum an innovative four year leadership institute which will enable all students to respond to the moral and ethical issues and concerns of society in law, politics, business and medicine.

  22. St. Martin de Porres High School

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    515 S. Martin Luther King Jr, Waukegan, IL 60085-6502
    Phone: (847) 623-5500

    As a member of the national Cristo Rey Network of High Schools, St. Martin de Porres High School offers an affordable college preparatory curriculum, which combines classroom learning with professional work experience in a faith-based, intercultural and family atmosphere. Modeled after the highly successful Cristo Rey Jesuit High School in Chicago’s Pilsen neighborhood, this progressive educational model requires the students to work one day a week in the Corporate Internship Program in order to offset the majority of their tuition. This type of work-study program gives families who would otherwise not have the financial means the ability to send their children to a Catholic, college-prep high school.

  23. Mother McAuley Liberal Arts High School

    - Girls

    3737 W. 99th St., Chicago, IL 60655-3398
    Phone: (773) 881-6500

    Mother McAuley High School is the largest Catholic girls’ secondary school in the United States. Founded in 1846 by the Sisters of Mercy, Mother McAuley offers young women a nationally recognized, comprehensive, faith-based college preparatory education enhanced by instructional technology and programs in fine arts and athletics. In the tradition of the Sisters of Mercy and their foundress, Catherine McAuley, students are prepared to live in a complex, dynamic society. They are taught to think critically, communicate effectively and respond compassionately to the needs of their community, and to assume roles of Christian leadership. The faculty and staff foster an appreciation of the diversity of the global community and a quest for knowledge and excellence as lifelong goals. Mother McAuley provides a community atmosphere in which each student can recognize her potential as a woman, as a Christian and as an individual capable of meeting the challenges of today’s world.

  24. Mount Assisi Academy

    - Girls

    13860 Main St., Lemont, IL 60439-9122
    Phone: (630) 257-7844

    For over 56 years, Mount Assisi Academy prides itself as an institution committed to educating young women in the Franciscan tradition. Students are encouraged, in a welcoming environment, to achieve their fullest potential through challenging academics, spiritual development and supportive co-curricular activities. Several honors and Advanced Placement courses are offered within the tailored curriculum. Expressions of faith can be found through Liturgical Choir membership, attending liturgies, planning prayer services and participating in retreats. Opportunities to enhance critical thinking, social and leadership skills are available throughout several academic and athletic organizations. Mount Assisi’s impressive 19:1 student-to-teacher ratio offers an unparalleled focus on personalized learning, a concept highly regarded in education today. Students and faculty are currently using personal Toshiba tablet computers in support of our one-to-one learning program.

  25. Mount Carmel High School

    - Boys

    6410 S. Dante Ave., Chicago, IL 60637-3896
    Phone: (773) 324-1020

    Mount Carmel is a college preparatory school whose mission is to develop young men of character who love God, love life and love learning. In cooperation with family, the school offers an educational program that exposes a young man to a variety of ideas and experiences, and in so doing, aims to produce a reflective, critical-thinking adult. A solid foundation is established spiritually, intellectually, socially, culturally, morally and physically. Mount Carmel provides an education to students of different academic abilities. The formation in young men of a deep faith in God, which will lead them to a life of active service to others, is paramount to the Mount Carmel educators. Mount Carmel has been recognized as a Blue Ribbon School.

  26. Nazareth Academy

    - Coed

    1209 W. Ogden Ave., La Grange Park, IL 60526-1799
    Phone: (708) 354-0061

    As a college prep high school, the curriculum of Nazareth Academy is geared to prepare students for the college challenge. The class of 2008 is 100% college bound and received many honors including 35 Illinois State Scholars, 7 National Merit Letters of Commendation and a National Merit Finalist. Nazareth Academy’s Class of 2008, 187 students, received over $9.7 million in non-need scholarships.

    Nazareth Academy, a member of the East Suburban Catholic Conference, offers its student-athletes an opportunity to compete in 23 interscholastic sports. A wide range of clubs and activities are offered to complement the interests of the well rounded Nazareth student.

    Nazareth Academy is a Catholic, coeducational, college preparatory high school, which serves families from 50 communities and 94 grade schools in Chicago and the western suburbs. The school was established in 1900 and is sponsored by the Congregation of Saint Joseph. Nazareth values scholarship, service, spirit, and unity.

  27. Notre Dame College Prep

    - Boys

    7655 W. Dempster St., Niles, IL 60714-2098
    Phone: (847) 965-2900

    Notre Dame High School currently enrolls nearly 800 students from Chicago and 29 suburbs. We take a holistic approach to education. Every freshman receives a personal growth plan which is used as a guide throughout his years at Notre Dame. We accept students with a broad range of educational attainment and our challenging and supportive instructional programs prepare them for success in college and beyond. Nearly 100 percent of our graduates go on to college, including many of the nation's most prestigious institutions. In addition, at this critical time in their lives, our young men truly find a place to belong at Notre Dame, with 95 percent participating in at least one of our 30 extracurricular activities and 65 percent taking part in one or more of our 14 interscholastic sports programs. Our students say it best when they report that they have found a "second home" at Notre Dame.

  28. Notre Dame High School

    - Girls

    3131 N. Mason Ave., Chicago, IL 60634
    Phone: (773) 622-9494

    Notre Dame offers a curriculum and culture designed to prepare young women to define their own success…and then achieve it in a changing world.

    • A solid academic core challenges and stretches young minds. (95 percent + of our students go on to college.)
    • A variety of athletic programs and clubs develop and test teaming and leadership skills.
    • Intimate classes offer room to contribute, question, debate and grow.
    • A rich, multicultural environment allows students to explore and deepen personal pride while gaining respect for others.
    • Financial support helps students stay focused on their goals. The goal is that no qualified student be denied admission because of lack of funds.
  29. Our Lady of Tepeyac High School

    - Girls

    2228 S. Whipple St., Chicago, IL 60623-3425
    Phone: (773) 522-0023

    Since 1927, Our Lady of Tepeyac High School has upheld the tradition of strengthening faith and academics through community. Located in the heart of Pilsen/Little Village, Tepeyac provides young women a traditional Catholic education sensitive and responsive to the communities it serves. The strong college prep curriculum and academic organizations help the girls strengthen their voice and leadership skills, while social activities and intimate class sizes encourage friendships, teamwork, and individuality.

    Our Lady of Tepeyac offers young women an environment where they feel comfortable asking questions, taking risks, exploring their talents, and developing their faith. The students build close friendships, learn more about themselves, and become confident, unique young women ready to face their future.

  30. Saint Patrick High School

    - Boys

    5900 W. Belmont Ave., Chicago, IL 60634-5107
    Phone: (773) 282-8844

    A Chicago treasure since 1861 and sponsored by the Christian Brothers, Saint Patrick offers a comprehensive college preparatory program for young men. A challenging and diverse curriculum, complemented by state-of-the-art facilities, distinctive extracurricular activities and a commitment to leadership and service define the value-centered Saint Patrick Experience.

    The Academy, College Prep and Phoenix programs are proven successful, with 93 percent of graduates going on to attend post-secondary institutions. Along with academic achievement, 70 percent of the student body participates in extracurricular opportunities, and all are actively involved in service and retreat programs.

    Saint Patrick applies its philosophies to the entire curriculum and to a student’s daily life by fostering in the student acts of genuine concern for others and care for himself. Part of that self-care includes a mandatory drug testing policy, which ensures that the entire Saint Patrick student body remains drug-free.

  31. Queen of Peace High School

    - Girls

    7659 Linder Ave., Burbank, IL 60459-1359
    Phone: (708) 458-7600

    Peace fosters individual growth through its integrated technology, service, ministry, fine arts, and athletic programs. Students learn in a 1:1 wireless laptop environment and can participate in The Infinity Project, a nationally recognized pre-engineering program. With heavy curricular emphasis on math, science and technology, Peace continues to re-define 21st Century learning with two unique academic programs, Student Portfolios and the St. Catherine Scholars Program. As a Catholic school community, Peace encourages students to translate faith into action through service-learning and a retreat program. With over 40 co-curricular activities and a highly competitive athletic program, Peace provides opportunities to strengthen interpersonal skills, explore interests, and develop leadership skills. Peace’s mission is to search for truth, to encourage collaboration, to instill leadership, to promote dedication to service, and to inspire a passion for peace and justice. Peace prepares women for college and lifelong learning by empowering intellectual, spiritual, moral, and emotional growth.

  32. Regina Dominican High School

    - Girls

    701 Locust Rd., Wilmette, IL 60091-2217
    Phone: (847) 256-7660

    Regina Dominican, a college preparatory Catholic school for women, is committed to providing an educational environment that fosters academic excellence and a strong spiritual background. For 50 years Regina has remained dedicated to providing a female-centered education that focuses on encouraging and challenging young women to strive for excellence and develop lifelong leadership skills. Students are encouraged to excel both in and out of the classroom. A wide array of extra-curricular activities and one of the largest all female athletic programs in the state, provide an opportunity for all students to pursue their passions. With a 100 percent college acceptance rate, Regina builds self-confidence and courage in its students, setting them on a path for success.

  33. Resurrection High School

    - Girls

    7500 W. Talcott Ave., Chicago, IL 60631-3705
    Phone: (773) 775-6616

    Resurrection High School is the largest all-girl, college preparatory high school on the northwest side of Chicago. For more than 80 years, Resurrection has been dedicated to the education of young women and to the development of their God-given talents.

    Resurrection offers the largest St. Mary of Minnesota PACC (Program for Advanced College Credit) in the United States. This program allows students the opportunity to earn advanced college credit through dual enrollment at Resurrection and St. Mary’s. Each student is offered: the opportunity to excel academically; to develop strong team building skills through peer interaction and a strong athletic program offering 11 competitive sports; and to pursue personal growth through more than 40 club and association offerings. As testimony to the Resurrection experience, more than 10 percent of our students have an alumnae history in their family. Generation, after generation, Resurrection is truly a school where “Tradition continues and futures unfold”!

  34. St. Rita of Cascia High School

    - Boys

    7740 S. Western Ave., Chicago, IL 60620-5820
    Phone: (773) 925-6600

    St. Rita of Cascia High School is a college preparatory school. The mission of the school is carried out in the spirit of St. Augustine and enlightened by the Catholic tradition, which forms the whole person, spiritually, intellectually, emotionally, physically and socially. The educational experience found here is based in the pursuit of academic excellence, built on the strength of student involvement, dedicated to the teachings of St. Augustine and works in support of the tenets of Catholic education. St. Rita has been recognized as an exemplary school by the United States Department of Education and was ranked as one of the top 100 high schools in the United States by U.S. News & World Report. St. Rita has also been recognized as a Blue Ribbon School.

  35. Seton Academy

    - Coed

    16100 Seton Dr., South Holland, IL 60473-1899
    Phone: (708) 333-6300

    Established by the Sisters of Charity of St Joseph in 1963, Seton Academy is a Catholic college preparatory school for young women and men. One hundred percent of its graduates for the past eight years have been accepted into the college or university of choice. Located in South Holland, Illinois, Seton Academy is a learning community of respect, friendship, family, and Christian values; dedicated to excellence and academic achievement. Seton’s faculty and staff provide the personal attention and cutting edge technology students need to succeed in the 21st Century, including the student laptop program. Extracurricular activities such as sports, service opportunities, musical theater, and a wide variety of clubs help round out Seton Academy’s commitment to scholarship, faith, leadership and community. Seton succeeds!

  36. Trinity High School

    - Girls

    7574 W. Division St., River Forest, IL 60305-1877
    Phone: (708) 771-8383

    Trinity High School, in the Sinsinawa Dominican tradition, challenges young women to seek faith, knowledge and truth. Founded in 1918 as a college preparatory high school for young women, Trinity continues to earn an excellent reputation as a premier high school with a strong commitment to educating young women and preparing them for the future. Trinity offers two courses of study, the college preparatory program and the International Baccalaureate Program. This competitive environment and smaller class size, gives young women the edge they need to succeed in college. 100 percent of Trinity students are accepted into outstanding colleges and universities around the United States. Ninety-five percent of the student body participates in a sport, club or other extra curricular activity. Trinity students come from the city of Chicago and over thirty-three suburbs, with many transportation options available.

  37. Saint Viator High School

    - Coed

    1213 E. Oakton St., Arlington Heights, IL 60004-5099
    Phone: (847) 392-4050

    Saint Viator High School was founded in 1961 to provide Catholic, college preparatory education to young men and women. In 2008, Saint Viator was honored by the U.S. Department of Education as a Blue Ribbon School. This award recognizes Saint Viator’s on-going commitment to the academic excellence, faith formation and emotional growth of all students by providing the curriculum, technology, facilities and programs that will prepare students to face the realities of life in the 21st century. The Campus Ministry program invites students to participate in Christian service based outreach programs, allowing them to become leading contributors to the communities in which they serve. Saint Viator seeks to instill timeless values of personal integrity, strong character and confidence through the student organizations and athletic and fine arts programs. The dedicated faculty and staff incorporate Christian values into students’ daily lives, carrying out the mission of the Clerics of St. Viator.

  38. Woodlands Academy of The Sacred Heart

    - Girls

    760 E. Westleigh Rd., Lake Forest, IL 60045-3298
    Phone: (847) 234-4300

    Founded in 1858, Woodlands Academy is an independent boarding and day college preparatory school for young women who wish to pursue a serious course of study. The school is dedicated to guiding young women to discover and develop their intellectual, social, personal and moral worth. Woodlands offers many opportunities for students to participate in a wide range of activities and sports, and to develop confidence and leadership skills. Woodlands is known for state-of-the-art technology, strong academics, outstanding fine arts courses, 100 percent college acceptance and much more. Students come from all over the Chicago area and around the world.