Josephinum Academy of the Sacred Heart

  • Josephinum Academy of the Sacred Heart offers a world-class approach to academic excellence combined with holistic, moral, and spiritual development in a college-preparatory environment at an affordable price to all girls in the heart of Chicago.

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School Overview

School Membership(s)School Assoc.International Baccalaureate (IB) World School
Religious AffiliationRoman Catholic
Grades OfferedGrades 9-12
Year Founded1890
Summer School OfferedYes

Student Body

Total Students200 students
Student Body TypeAll-girls
Students by GradeJosephinum Academy of the Sacred Heart Student By Grade

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers24 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio8:1
National avg.: 13:1
% Faculty w/Advanced Degree
Average Class Size18 students
Number of AP Courses6 courses
List of Courses OfferedLink to List of Courses
Advanced CoursesAP Biology, AP Calculus, AP Composition, AP Literature, AP Spanish, AP US History,

Finances and Admission

Admission DeadlineNone / Rolling
Yearly Tuition Cost$8,720
% on Financial Aid
Average Financial Aid Grant$5,710
Admissions DirectorStephanie Castrounis
Admissions AssociateRakeeta Hampton
Endowment Size$3.3 million


Total Sports Offered4 sports
SportsBasketball, Soccer, Softball, VolleyballBasketballSoccer,


Total ExtracurricularsTotal Extra-curric.16 extracurriculars
ExtracurricularsExtra-curric.Club or Organization:
Baking Club, Club of Social Action, Creative Writing Club, Debate Club, Gardening Club, Josephinum Ambassador Council, Math Club, Model United Nations Club, National Honor Society, Spanish Club, Yearbook

Arts and Music Programs:
Acapella Group, JAM Session

Recreational Athletic Programs:
Dance Club, Fitness Club, Track Clu

School Notes

  • Josephinum is a college-preparatory high school and a proud member of the international Network of Sacred Heart Schools. Our mission is to empower young women to become confident, faith-filled leaders. We offer a world-class curriculum designed to prepare students to be successful at college and in life.
  • In January, 2016, Josephinum was recognized as an International Baccalaureate (IB) World School. The freshman class of 2014 will be the first cohort to be fully immersed in the IB curriculum. In the years to follow, all Josephinum students will have the opportunity to pursue the prestigious IB Diploma.
  • The IB program, combined with Josephinum`s diverse community and international relationships through the Sacred Heart Network, provide our students with a unique and powerful opportunity to develop a global perspective and hone the skills that are demanded by our rapidly changing world.
  • As a Sacred Heart School, Josephinum measures its success one student at a time. We seek to provide an education that meets the needs of the whole child. Our small class sizes and exceptional faculty focus on understanding the unique educational needs of each student, helping her to discover her unique gifts and fostering a passion for excellence in education, service, and faith.
  • Having educated more than 5,000 young women in about 120 graduating classes, Josephinum Academy is more than just a school; it is a community that stretches back in time, with Sacred Heart Network sister schools all across the globe. 
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  • Chicago
    Grades: PK-12 | 529 students
    2.6 miles
    119 S Central Park Blvd
    Chicago, IL 60624
    2.6 PK-12
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    All-girls (Roman Catholic)
    Grades: 9-12 | 298 students
    11.4 miles
    7659 Linder Ave
    Burbank, IL 60459
    11.4 9-12
  • Chicago
    Grades: 9-12 | 201 students
    2.7 miles
    2189 W Bowler Street
    Chicago, IL 60612
    2.7 9-12
  • Chicago
    Grades: 9-12 | 345 students
    4.1 miles
    5088 W Jackson Blvd
    Chicago, IL 60644
    4.1 9-12
  • Chicago
    Grades: 10-12 | 165 students
    0.7 miles
    2739-41 W. Division Street
    Chicago, IL 60622
    0.7 10-12

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