Guerin College Preparatory High School

8001 Belmont Ave,
River Grove, IL, 60171-0601
Tel: (708)453-6233
Grades: 9 - 12 | 620 students
Guerin College Preparatory High School is a Catholic secondary school dedicated to the education and faith development of young women and men.
Under the sponsorship of the Sisters of Providence, the school reflects a mission of love, mercy and justice, where students come to an awareness of God at work in their lives.
Guerin strives to develop the unique potential of its diverse student body through an extensive curriculum, excellent instruction, service and extracurricular programs.
It seeks to instill in its students a sense of global awareness and to empower them with the knowledge, values and skills required to become active participants and effective leaders in today's Church/world.

School Overview

School Membership(s)School Assoc. National Catholic Educational Association (NCEA)
North Central Accreditation
Religious Affiliation Roman Catholic
Grades Offered Grades 9 - 12
Learning Difference Programs Yes

Student Body

Total Students 620 students
Student Body Type Co-ed
% Students of Color 36%
State avg.: 28%
Students by Grade

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers 40 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio 16:1
National avg.: 13:1
% Faculty w/Advanced Degree 67%
Number of AP Courses 12 courses
List of Courses Offered Link to List of Courses
Advanced Courses Advanced Placement Biology, Advanced Placement Calculus, Advanced Placement Chemistry, Advanced Placement English, Advanced Placement Environmental Science, Advanced Placement European History, Advanced Placement French, Advanced Placement Government, Advanced Placement Music Theory, Advanced Placement Spanish, Advanced Placement Studio Art, Advanced Placement U.S. History, 
Average ACT score 21
Classroom Dress Code Casual
(Polo shirts and khaki pants)

Finances and Admission

Admission Deadline None / Rolling
Yearly Tuition Cost $7,850
Tuition Notes Plus Laptop lease, registration fee and general fees brings total to $8,995
% on Financial Aid 48%
Average Financial Aid Grant $1,500
Admissions Director Valerie Reiss

Sports

Total Sports Offered 14 sports
Sports BaseballBasketballCheeringCross CountryDance
FootballGolfIce HockeySoccerSoftball
Track and FieldVolleyballWeightliftingWrestling
BaseballBasketball,
CheeringCross Country,
DanceFootball,
GolfIce Hockey,
SoccerSoftball,
Track and FieldVolleyball,
WeightliftingWrestling,

Extracurriculars

Total ExtracurricularsTotal Extra-curric. 27 extracurriculars
ExtracurricularsExtra-curric. African American Club, Ambassadors, Art Club, Asian Pacific Club, Broadcast Club, Campus Ministry Organization, Chess, Dance Club & Dance Team, Debate Club, French Club, Freshman Class, Irish Club, Italian Club, Japanes Culture & Animation Club, Junior Class, Key Club, Lead Tutors, Liturgical Choir, Mentors, Polish Club, S.A.D.D., Sophomore Class, Spanish Club, Student Council, Tech Team, The Voyager (Newspaper), Traces (Yearbook) Ambassadors, Art Club, Broadcast Club, Chess, Debate Club, French Club, Freshman Class, Irish Club, Italian Club, Junior Class, Key Club, Lead Tutors, Mentors, Polish Club, S.A.D.D., Spanish Club, Tech Team, African American Club,
Asian Pacific Club,
Campus Ministry Organization,
Dance Club & Dance Team,
Japanes Culture & Animation Club,
Liturgical Choir,
Sophomore Class,
Student Council,
The Voyager (Newspaper),
Traces (Yearbook),

School Notes:

  • Guerin College Preparatory High School, River Grove, will begin the 2009-2010 school year with all of its students carrying a laptop computer to class on a daily basis. Guerin Prep, a Catholic secondary school dedicated to the education and faith development of approximately 615 young men and women, began the one-to-one computing program in the fall of 2007 with the freshmen and sophomore classes. Each fall since a new class has been added to maximize the school's mission to prepare students for success in college and career. This technology, combined with the school's curriculum and a well-versed faculty allows students to explore diverse cultures and new perspectives; write and edit reports, essays and presentations electronically; plan, prepare and present creative multimedia projects; access online tutoring and communicate with teachers and others worldwide. Electronic textbooks for most core classes are loaded on the laptop. In addition to the laptop program, Guerin Prep also has a special program for honors students as well as a structured course of study for students needing special assistance. Guerin Prep is especially proud of its 22-acre campus, which provides fields and facilities enabling all athletes to practice in a safe and secure environment. Sponsored by the Sisters of Providence, Guerin Prep was founded as an all-girls school in 1962 and changed its mission to co-education in 2004. Guerin Prep proudly claims both Mother Theodore Guerin and Holy Cross high schools as its foundation schools. Visit www.guerinprep.org

Nearby Schools:

The nearest high school is New Horizon Center (2.1 miles away)
The nearest elementary school is St. Francis Borgia School (0.4 miles away)
The nearest preschool is A Karrasel Academy (0.8 miles away)
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