The Willows Academy

5.00 5 1 (2 reviews)
Tel: (847)824-6900
  • The Willows Academy is an independent, college preparatoryschool that empowers young women in grades 6 - 12 to strive for academic and moral excellence and a lifelong commitment to service based on the teachings of the Catholic Church.

School Overview

School Membership(s)School Assoc.Lake Michigan Association of Independent Schools
Religious AffiliationRoman Catholic
Grades OfferedGrades 6-12
Year Founded1974

Student Body

Total Students218 students
Student Body TypeAll-girls
% Students of Color
37%
State avg.: 31%
Students by GradeThe Willows Academy Student By Grade

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers26 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio8:1
National avg.: 13:1
% Faculty w/Advanced Degree
60%
Average Class Size20 students
Number of AP Courses6 courses
Advanced CoursesBiology, Calculus AB, Chemistry, English Language, English Literature, European History, French Language, Latin, Spanish Language, U.S. History,
Average ACT score28
Classroom Dress CodeFormal
(Plaid Skirt/Uniform)

Finances and Admission

Admission DeadlineJan. 15 / rolling
Yearly Tuition Cost$14,000
Tuition NotesFinancial aid/scholarships available.
% on Financial Aid
25%
Average Financial Aid Grant$2,500
Admissions DirectorKathryn Ferry
Admissions AssociateLupe Garcia

Sports

Total Sports Offered5 sports
SportsBasketball, 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

  • Willows Academy is an all girl school with an all female faculty.
  • All courses at  Willows Academy are taught at an honors level or above.
  • Each student has an advisor who serves as her mentor throughout the seven years of the program.
  • Our students embrace growth through participation in clubs,athletics and arts; no previous experience needed.
  • Willows Academy has an impressive five year athletics snapshot:Illinois State Qualifiers in soccer and cross-country;Regional Champs in volleyball; Independent School League Champs in softball;many 'Coach of  the 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  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  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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