Boylan Catholic High School

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Boylan Central Catholic High School
4000 Saint Francis Drive
Rockford, Illinois 61103
United States
Coordinates 42°19′13″N 89°5′0″W / 42.32028°N 89.08333°W / 42.32028; -89.08333Coordinates: 42°19′13″N 89°5′0″W / 42.32028°N 89.08333°W / 42.32028; -89.08333
Type Private Secondary
Denomination Roman Catholic
Established 1960
Authority Roman Catholic Diocese of Rockford
Principal Chris Rozanski
Grades 9–12
Gender Coed
Color(s)      Green
Athletics conference Northern Illinois Conference (NIC-10)
Nickname (Lady) Titans
Accreditation North Central Association of Colleges and Schools
Newspaper Titan Tribune
Yearbook Edge

Boylan Central Catholic High School is a private Catholic high school located in Rockford, Illinois, United States. Founded in 1960, Boylan is the only Catholic high school in that city.

At the start of the 2010-2011 school year, there were 1187 students enrolled. Enrollment numbers have decreased in the subsequent years. According to the school's website, in 2015-2016, the total number of students was only 956. It is located in and administered by the Roman Catholic Diocese of Rockford.[7]


Boylan competes in the Northern Illinois Conference (NIC-10), and is a member of the Illinois High School Association (IHSA); the association which governs most sports and competitive activities in the state. Boys teams are stylized as the Titans, while women's teams are stylized as the Lady Titans.

The school sponsors interscholastic teams for both young men and women in basketball, bowling, cross country, golf, soccer, swimming & diving, soccer, tennis, volleyball and track & field.[8] Men may compete in baseball, football, and wrestling, while young women may compete in cheerleading and softball.[8] While not sponsored by the IHSA, the school also sponsors a dance team for young women.[8]

The following teams have won their respective IHSA sponsored state championship tournaments or meets:[9]

  • Football: 2011 IHSA 7A State Champions. 2010 IHSA 6A State Champions.
  • Golf: 2013 IHSA 2A State Champions. 2002 IHSA 2A State Champions
  • Soccer: 2010 IHSA 3A State Champions

Notable alumni[edit]


  1. ^ "Contact Information". Boylan Catholic High School. Retrieved 23 December 2009. 
  2. ^ "Clubs and Student Organizations". directory. Boylan Catholic High School. Retrieved 23 December 2009. 
  3. ^ "IHSA School Directory". Illinois High School Association. 1 August 2013. Retrieved August 5, 2013. 
  4. ^ "Rockford (Boylan)". Illinois High School Association (IHSA). 22 December 2009. Retrieved 23 December 2009. 
  5. ^ NCA-CASI. "NCA-Council on Accreditation and School Improvement". Archived from the original on April 29, 2009. Retrieved 2009-07-28. 
  6. ^ "IHSA School Directory". Illinois High School Association. 2 August 2013. Retrieved 5 August 2013. 
  7. ^ Official website - Boylan at a Glace Archived September 9, 2011, at the Wayback Machine.
  8. ^ a b c "Athletics". Boylan Catholic High School. Retrieved 23 December 2009. 
  9. ^ "IHSA Season Summaries". Illinois High School Association (IHSA). 16 November 2009. Retrieved 23 December 2009. 
  10. ^ Friedman, Vanessa. "Louis Vuitton Names Virgil Abloh as Its New Men's Wear Designer". New York Times. Retrieved 26 March 2018. 
  11. ^ Gass, Rachel; Lanis, Caitlin (7 May 2007), "Boylan Players Present "Crazy For You"" (PDF), Titan Times (Boylan HS), p. 3, retrieved 3 January 2010, Crazy For You opened on Broadway in 1992 with Boylan Alumna Jodi Benson playing the role of Polly. 
  12. ^ Braun, Georgette (31 January 2012). "A lot riding on 'Smash' for NBC exec and Boylan grad Robert Greenblatt". Rockford Register Star. GateHouse Media. Retrieved 25 June 2013. 
  13. ^ Beck, John, ed. (12 June 2010). "Happy 31st, Damir Krupalija". The News-Gazette. Professional Impressions Media Group. Retrieved 21 September 2013.  |first1= missing |last1= in Authors list (help)
  14. ^ Baum, Geraldine (30 April 2009), "TV exec turns back the clock to stage '9 to 5': Taking the musical version of the film to Broadway, Showtime's Bob Greenblatt got more than a little help from his hometown friends.", Los Angeles Times, retrieved 3 January 2010, It's one thing for Hollywood High to churn out Judy Garland, Sarah Jessica Parker and Laurence Fishburne. But Boylan Central Catholic High? In Rockford, Ill ... In the school auditorium, Greenblatt met a dark-eyed teenager playing Benny Southstreet in "Guys and Dolls," among other roles. That young actor, Joe Mantello, would later conquer Broadway as both an actor and director, and be hired to stage "9 to 5" (which opens tonight on Broadway) by Greenblatt, president of entertainment at Showtime Networks and a force behind someof the edgiest shows on television. 
  15. ^ "Jake Smolinski". Retrieved 5 August 2016. 

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