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A+
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Academics
    A+
  2. Diversity
    B+
  3. Teachers
    A
  4. College Prep
    A+
  5. Clubs & Activities
    A-
  6. Sports
    B-
Address
760 E Westleigh Rd
Lake Forest, IL 60045
Telephone
(847) 234-4300

Applying

Application Deadline
January 10
Application Fee
$50
Interview Required
Yes
Required/Recommended Tests
SSAT, TOEFL

Tuition

Yearly Tuition
$26,900
Tuition is for the highest grade offered and may have changed for the current school year. For more information, please contact the school.
Boarding (Tuition + Boarding)
$49,900
Received Financial Aid
Average Financial Aid
From Woodlands Academy of the Sacred Heart

A Woodlands education is about thinking creatively and critically—asking tough questions, making connections, delving deep into ideas. Your teachers will encourage you to be an active participant in your education. We believe education is a transformative process. With our distinctive combination of academic excellence, opportunity, support, and global studies experience, you will graduate ready to meet whatever challenges and opportunities your future holds with self-confidence and courage.

Woodlands Academy of the Sacred Heart Rankings

Niche ranks nearly 100,000 schools and districts based on statistics and millions of opinions from students and parents.

Academics

Average Graduation Rate
Average SAT
1290
14 responses
Average ACT
29
41 responses

Culture & Safety

Poll
100%
of students agree that they feel safe at their school.8 responses
Poll
88%
of students agree that they like their school and feel happy there.8 responses
Poll
What are your favorite school events or traditions?
Based on 10 responses
Report
  • Hard to pick just one
    40%
  • Congé
    30%
  • awards and ceremonies
    10%
  • Christmas Choir Concert
    10%
  • Mater/Rings/Candles/Graduation
    10%

    Students

    Diversity
    B+
    Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
    Students
    145
    80%
    of students and parents agree that students at this school are competitive.10 responses
    100%
    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
    6:1
    National
    17:1
    Poll
    80%
    of students and parents agree that the teachers give engaging lessons.10 responses
    Poll
    80%
    of students and parents agree that the teachers genuinely care about the students.10 responses
    Poll
    80%
    of students and parents agree that the teachers adequately lead and control the classroom.10 responses

    Clubs & Activities

    Clubs & Activities
    A-
    Based on student and parent reviews of clubs and activities.
    Girls Athletic Participation
    Boys Athletic Participation
    100%
    of students and parents agree that there are plenty of clubs and organizations for students to get involved in.6 responses
    83%
    of students and parents agree that clubs and organizations get the funding they need.6 responses
    100%
    of students and parents agree that lots of students participate in clubs and organizations.6 responses

    Woodlands Academy of the Sacred Heart Reviews

    44 reviews
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    Woodlands is deeply committed to the young ladies and families it serves offering very strong academics, opportunities for both personal and spiritual development, and excellent college counseling! The staff are amazing, too. We loved the former principal, Mrs. Edmunds, and also equally love the current principal, Christine Schmidt (who is doing a fantastic job)! Everyone here -- including a knowledgeable registrar -- is doing an outstanding job educating these spirited, very smart, caring young women. My only complaint would be the choices made by the board of trustees. I hope people know that the trustees don't speak for all parents. I still disagree with their decision to let valuable staff go in order to save funds & I also think they would benefit from new, fresher perspectives/members. No place is ever perfect, of course, but this private all-girl's Catholic high school on the northshore comes pretty darn close! A++
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    Both of our daughters attend the school, and both have had a fantastic experience! They each play on different but very competitive sports teams, and are involved in lots of the clubs, student government, theater, etc. Being part of an international network has been especially fantastic, as they have been able to study at Sacred Heart schools in Austria and France so far, and will be studying at the Sacred Heart school in Japan this spring. Plus, being an all girls' school, they have twice the opportunities to lead, and enormous freedom to pursue a wide range of academic interests!
    My first few months at WA have been hard. I'm struggling to make friends, I'm not doing so hot in my classes...the list goes on. But the special thing about WA is that through it all, I know I made the right choice in choosing this school. The classes are really hard, but the teachers genuinely care about their student's success and are enthusiastic about the subject matter. I've been able to dive right into clubs and activities and even assume a couple of leadership roles - all in my freshman year! The girls are kind and committed to their studies, but also know how to have fun. I'll always remember my first red/white rally, my first Traditions, my first class retreat, my first Mass of the H. Spirit. Woodlands is a really special place, and I feel that I've found a home there. WHAT TEAM? WILDCATS!