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Woodlands Academy Of The Sacred Heart

Private | 9-12 | 171 students


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Posted July 17, 2007

Woodlands has some of the best teachers around. Students are more than prepared for college as the teachers and administration ensure their success. As a college freshman I was quite prepared and continually thank my teachers at Woodlands for their care, concern, and dedication to superiour and quality education. Woodlands also has a strong overseas representation and students are exposed to a variety of cultures and world views. My only complaint is that students have too much time. During my senior year, 5 of my 9 periods were 'free' which left me with plenty of time to study, but I would have gladly sacrificed my frees for a wider course selection. Woodlands is seriously lacking in course selection. Aside from that, I had a great experience at the Sacred Heart, as every graduate is truly considered a part of the Sacred Heart family.
—Submitted by a former student

Posted January 15, 2005

Woodlands is an amazing school that provides learning opportunities for a hundreds of girls each year. The girls are able to be themselves and thrive in a loving atmosphere. In terms of academics, the work is challenging and prepares the girls for college and university. The teachers are very intelligent and well-informed. The history department is especially superb. I highly recommend Woodlands because it is an exceptional school.
—Submitted by a parent

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Student ethnicity

Ethnicity This school State average
White 60% 51%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 19% 4%
Hispanic 17% 24%
Black 4% 18%
American Indian/Alaska Native 1% 0%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 0% 0%
Two or more races 0% 3%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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School basics

School Leader's name
  • Gerald J Grossman
  • All girls
  • Roman catholic
  • ABS
  • NAIS
  • NCEA
  • NCGS
Fax number
  • (847) 234-4348


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  • Archdiocese of Chicago
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760 East Westleigh Road
Lake Forest, IL 60045
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Phone: (847) 234-4300


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