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  1. Academics
    A+
  2. Diversity
    B+
  3. Teachers
    B+
  4. College Prep
    A
  5. Clubs & Activities
    C+
  6. Sports
    B-
Willows Academy is a top rated, private, all-girls, Catholic school located in Des Plaines, IL. It has 205 students in grades 6-12 with a student-teacher ratio of 8 to 1. Tuition is $13,000 for the highest grade offered. After graduation, 90% of students from this school go on to attend a 4-year college.

Tuition

Yearly Tuition
$13,000
Tuition is for the highest grade offered and may have changed for the current school year. For more information, please contact the school.
Received Financial Aid
Average Financial Aid

Willows Academy Rankings

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Academics

Average Graduation Rate
100%
Average SAT
1380
11 responses
Average ACT
29
44 responses

Culture & Safety

Poll
90%
of students agree that they feel safe at their school.10 responses
Poll
70%
of students agree that they like their school and feel happy there.10 responses
Poll
What are your favorite school events or traditions?
Based on 49 responses
  • The Kris Kringle Christmas Tradition
    18%
  • Field Day
    14%
  • The mother daughter luncheon
    14%
  • The high school graduation.
    12%
  • The Spring play
    12%
  • Spirit Week
    10%
  • The Willows Chamber Choir performances
    8%

Students

Diversity
B+
Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
Students
205
60%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are competitive.10 responses
70%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are creative and artsy.10 responses
90%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are athletic.10 responses

Teachers

Student-Teacher Ratio
8:1
National
17:1
Poll
77%
of students and parents agree that the teachers give engaging lessons.13 responses
Poll
77%
of students and parents agree that the teachers genuinely care about the students.13 responses
Poll
77%
of students and parents agree that the teachers adequately lead and control the classroom.13 responses

Clubs & Activities

Clubs & Activities
C+
Based on student and parent reviews of clubs and activities.
Girls Athletic Participation
Boys Athletic Participation
63%
of students and parents agree that there are plenty of clubs and organizations for students to get involved in.8 responses
38%
of students and parents agree that clubs and organizations get the funding they need.8 responses
75%
of students and parents agree that lots of students participate in clubs and organizations.8 responses
Living in the Area
  1. Cost of Living
    C+
  2. Good for Families
    A
  3. Housing
    B-
Median Household Income
$67,636
National
$55,322
Median Rent
$1,093
National
$949
Median Home Value
$251,700
National
$184,700
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There isn't a school quite like the Willows Academy. Since my first day there, I have been surrounded by a friendly and familial atmosphere. The small class sizes allow for quick bonding and one is able to immediately form long-lasting friendships. The teachers are incredibly understanding and patient; they make time for each individual student. To be surrounded by so many hard-working and faithful women is truly a blessing, and many of them treat their students as friends. In an all-female environment, a girl is able to learn and develop into a woman with ease and pursue virtually and career path she can dream of. However, because of its close-knit community, TWA doesn't offer as many outside opportunities as other schools, but it continues to expand throughout the years and develop its curriculum in the interest of the students. Going to the Willows was the best decision I have made!
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My time at the Willows truly was the best time of my life! Every time I think about it, I long to go back. Not only do the Theology teachers teach the Catholic teachings spectacularly well, but almost every teacher/administrative LIVES the faith and it is enormously apparent in everyday life at this school! That quality alone is priceless when it comes to choosing the right school for your daughter.
My experience at the Willows Academy was amazing! I have close relationships with my teachers who I see as role models and mentors. The teachers truly care about each individual and the small environment really allows for a bond of all of the girls in each class. At the end of my four years, I can say these girls are my sisters and family.