Josephinum Academy of the Sacred Heart is a diverse college-preparatory learning community in the heart of Chicago that cultivates the leaders, change makers and visionaries of tomorrow.
Dedicated to the five goals and criteria of the Sacred Heart, Josephinum celebrates students of all backgrounds, and empowers young people to use their unique perspective and voice to grow holistically, morally, and spiritually to bring about change in an ever-evolving world.
Josephinum has over 130 years of tradition and excellence as the longest-standing all-girls Catholic high school in Chicago, and is the one and only all-girls Sacred Heart high school in the city.

Quick Stats (2022-23)

  • Top Ranked IL School
  • Grades: 9-12
  • Enrollment: 150 students
  • Yearly Tuition: $9,550
  • Average class size: 12 students
  • Application Deadline: None / Rolling
  • Source: Verified school update

Top Rankings

Josephinum Academy Of The Sacred Heart ranks among the top 20% of private schools in Illinois for:

School Overview

School Membership(s)School Assoc.
Religious Affiliation
Grades Offered
Grades 9-12
ADD/ADHD Support
Yes
Learning Difference Programs
Yes
Year Founded
1890
Summer School Offered
Yes

Student Body

Total Students
150 students
Student Body Type
% Students of Color
90%
State avg.: 34%
Students by Grade
Josephinum Academy Of The Sacred Heart Student By Grade

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers
17 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio
9:1
National avg.: 13:1
% Faculty w/Advanced Degree
50%
Average Class Size
12 students
Number of AP Courses
6 courses
List of Courses Offered
Advanced Courses
AP Biology, AP Calculus, AP Composition, AP Literature, AP Spanish, AP US History
Classroom Dress Code
Formal

Tuition and Acceptance Rate

Admission Deadline
None / Rolling
Yearly Tuition Cost
% on Financial Aid
90%
Average Financial Aid Grant
$5,700
Admissions Director
Kathryn Bartholomew
Admissions Associate
Marlen Garcia
Endowment Size
$3.3 million

Sports

Total Sports Offered
7 sports

Extracurriculars

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

Arts and Music Programs:
Art Club, JAM Session, Theatre

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

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.
  • 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 over 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. 
Source: Verified school update

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Quick Stats (2022-23)

  • Top Ranked IL School
  • Grades: 9-12
  • Enrollment: 150 students
  • Yearly Tuition: $9,550
  • Average class size: 12 students
  • Application Deadline: None / Rolling
  • Source: Verified school update

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