Guerin Prep High School

  • 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.

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School Overview

School Membership(s)School Assoc.National Catholic Educational Association (NCEA)
AdvancED
Religious AffiliationRoman Catholic
Grades OfferedGrades 9-12
Learning Difference ProgramsYes
Summer School OfferedYes

Student Body

Total Students403 students
Student Body TypeCo-ed
% Students of Color
47%
State avg.: 32%
Students by Grade Guerin Prep High School Student By Grade

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers34 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio12:1
National avg.: 13:1
% Faculty w/Advanced Degree
67%
Number of AP Courses12 courses
List of Courses OfferedLink to List of Courses
Advanced CoursesAdvanced 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 score21
Classroom Dress CodeCasual
(Polo shirts and khaki pants)

Finances and Admission

Admission DeadlineNone / Rolling
Yearly Tuition Cost$7,850
Tuition NotesPlus Laptop lease, registration fee and general fees brings total to $8,995
% on Financial Aid
48%
Average Financial Aid Grant$1,500
Admissions DirectorValerie Reiss

Sports

Total Sports Offered14 sports
SportsBaseball, Basketball, Cheering, Cross Country, Dance, Football, Golf, Ice Hockey, Soccer, Softball, Track and Field, Volleyball, Weightlifting, WrestlingBaseballBasketball,
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)

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
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