The Willows Academy

5.00 5 1 (2 reviews)
1015 Rose Avenue
Des Plaines, IL 60016-0600
Tel: (847)824-6900
Grades: 6-12 | 218 students
The Willows Academy is an independent, college preparatoryschoolthat empowers young women in grades 6 - 12 to strive foracademicand moral excellence and a lifelong commitment to servicebased onthe teachings of the Catholic Church.

School Overview

School Membership(s)School Assoc. Lake Michigan Association of Independent Schools
Religious Affiliation Roman Catholic
Grades Offered Grades 6-12
Year Founded 1974

Student Body

Total Students 218 students
Student Body Type All-girls
% Students of Color
37%
State avg.: 31%
Students by Grade The Willows Academy Student By Grade

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers 26 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio 9:1
National avg.: 13:1
% Faculty w/Advanced Degree
60%
Average Class Size 20 students
Number of AP Courses 6 courses
Advanced Courses Biology, Calculus AB, Chemistry, English Language, English Literature, European History, French Language, Latin, Spanish Language, U.S. History,
Average ACT score 28
Classroom Dress Code Formal
(Plaid Skirt/Uniform)

Finances and Admission

Admission Deadline Jan. 15 / rolling
Yearly Tuition Cost $14,000
Tuition Notes Financial aid/scholarships available.
% on Financial Aid
25%
Average Financial Aid Grant $2,500
Admissions Director Kathryn Ferry
Admissions Associate Lupe Garcia

Sports

Total Sports Offered 5 sports
Sports Basketball, Cross Country, Soccer, Softball, VolleyballBasketballCross Country,
SoccerSoftball,
Volleyball

Extracurriculars

Total ExtracurricularsTotal Extra-curric. 10 extracurriculars
ExtracurricularsExtra-curric. Art Club, Chamber Choir, Environmental Club, Fall Play, Handbell Choir, International Club, Newspaper, Pro-Life Club, Spring Musical, Yearbook Art Club, Chamber Choir, Fall Play, Handbell Choir, Newspaper, Pro-Life Club, Spring Musical, Yearbook, Environmental Club,
International Club,

School Notes

  • The Willows is an all girl school with an allfemalefaculty.
  • All courses at The Willows are taught at an honors levelorabove.
  • Each student has an advisor who serves as her mentorthroughoutthe seven years of the program.
  • Our students embrace growth through participation inclubs,athletics and arts; no previous experience needed.
  • The Willows has an impressive five year athleticssnapshot:Illinois State Qualifiers in soccer and cross-country;RegionalChamps in volleyball; Independent School League Champs insoftball;many 'Coach of Year' awards.
  • This year's graduating class earned nearly $5 million inmeritscholarships for college! (Average of $100K perstudent!)
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School Reviews

  5.00 out of 5  (2 reviews)
5.0  5/17/2016
As a graduate of The Willows Academy, I am so glad that I went to this school. The older I get, the more I realize just how important attending The Willows was for me. My closest friends are the ones I made at The Willows and I really had the best education- not only academically, but also in character and virtue. I wouldn't be who I am today without The Willows!
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5.0  5/24/2014
As a former teacher at The Willows, I can attest to the wonderful spirit of The Willows. During the twenty years which I taught, I found the administration very supportive and inspirational.. they truly were role models for intelligent, caring women. To this day, I have fond memories of my students and their school spirit ,and of my fellow teachers'' love and support. I looked forward to going to class EVERY day thanks to them. Carol Nalaski, former head of English Department
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