Willows Academy Photo #2 - The Willows Academy's state of the art gymnasium is home of the Eagles basketball, volleyball, soccer, softball, and cross country teams.
Willows Academy Photo #3 - One-hundred percent of graduates from The Willows Academy go on to study at top universities across the country. The Class of 2010 was offered $2.3 million in merit scholarships!
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.
Quick Stats (2023)
- Top Ranked IL School
- Grades: 6-12
- Enrollment: 213 students
- Yearly Tuition: $14,000
- Average class size: 20 students
- Application Deadline: Jan. 15 / rolling
- Source: Verified school update
Willows Academy ranks among the top 20% of private schools in Illinois for:
School Membership(s)School Assoc.
Student Body Type
% Students of Color
State avg.: 34%
Students by Grade
Academics and Faculty
Total Classroom Teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio
National avg.: 13:1
% Faculty w/Advanced Degree
Average Class Size
Number of AP Courses
Biology, Calculus AB, Chemistry, English Language, English Literature, European History, French Language, Latin, Spanish Language, U.S. History
Average ACT score
Classroom Dress Code
Tuition and Acceptance Rate
Jan. 15 / rolling
Yearly Tuition Cost
Financial aid/scholarships available.
% on Financial Aid
Average Financial Aid Grant
Total Sports Offered
Total ExtracurricularsTotal Extra-curric.
Art Club, Chamber Choir, Environmental Club, Fall Play, Handbell Choir, International Club, Newspaper, Pro-Life Club, Spring Musical, Yearbook
- 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!)
Source: Verified school update
Frequently Asked Questions
How much does Willows Academy cost?
Willows Academy's tuition is approximately $14,000 for private students.
What sports does Willows Academy offer?
Willows Academy offers 5 interscholastic sports: Basketball, Cross Country, Soccer, Softball and Volleyball.
What is Willows Academy's ranking?
Willows Academy ranks among the top 20% of private schools in Illinois for: Highest average ACT score.
When is the application deadline for Willows Academy?
The application deadline for Willows Academy is Jan. 15 / rolling (applications are due on Jan. 15 but additional applications are reviewed year-round as space permits ).
I have enrolled two of my daughters at the Willows Academy. One graduated in 2016 as class salutorian. She accepted an $84,000 Presidential Scholarship and is preparing to graduate early. My other daughter, 6 years younger, grew up wanting to be a Willows girl. The faculty is outstanding. The mentor ship program is great. I love that they teach our girls how to be ladies with confidence in themselves.
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!
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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