Category:Private high schools in Chicago
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The following 40 pages are in this category, out of 40 total. This list may not reflect recent changes (learn more).
The following 40 pages are in this category, out of 40 total. This list may not reflect recent changes (learn more).
1. Academy of Our Lady (Chicago) – Academy of Our Lady, also known as Longwood Academy, was a school in the Chicago, Illinois from 1875 to 1999. It was co-ed until 1892, and a girls school afterwards, took boarding students until 1935 and it opened as Academy of Our Lady of the Sacred Heart in 1875. The name was changed to Institute of Our Lady of the Sacred Heart in 1886, the campus is at 1309 West 95th Street at Throop Street the Washington Heights community area, and now houses Chicago International Charter School, Longwood. Elizabeth Dilling Academy of Our Lady Alumnae Association
2. Brother Rice High School (Chicago) – Brother Rice High School is a Catholic, all male college preparatory institution in Chicago, Illinois administered under the Congregation of Christian Brothers. The Christian Brothers of Ireland founded the school in 1956, thus, the schools namesake is the founder of their religious order, Blessed Edmund Ignatius Rice. It is affiliated with Brother Rice High School in Bloomfield Hills, the school colors are maroon and orange. The maroon was taken from the maroon and gold colors of Iona College founded in 1940 by the Congregation of Christian Brothers and in New Rochelle, New York. The orange is taken from the black and orange colors of Leo High School in Chicago, Illinois, the Brother Rice school seal has similar design features to the seal of Iona College from New Rochelle, New York. For a picture and description of the seal click here, School Colors & Seal The school is a preparatory school. The minimum graduation requirements for every student give them the qualifications to enter any university in Illinois. The school offers the following Advanced Placement courses, Spanish Language, French Language, U. S. History, European History, Music Theory, Chemistry, German Language, Economics, and U. S. Government. The school also offers one of the AP Computer Science courses, the school lists a single AP course which prepares students to take both the AP English Language and AP English Literature tests. The AP Calculus class permits students the option to either the AB or BC AP test. A four-semester course, open to juniors and seniors, allows CCNA certification and this school board addresses concerns of the faculty, staff, administration, and students in efforts of academic improvement. The team is nicknamed the Crusaders, while not sponsored by the IHSA, the school also sponsors teams in ice hockey and rugby. The Brother Rice rugby team has won nine championships and one national championship since the teams formation. The Chicago Catholic Leagues ice hockey champion wins the Kennedy Cup, an award that has been contested since 1964, Brother Rice has won this award five times. The Prep Bowl pits the Chicago Catholic League champion versus the Chicago Public League champion, Brother Rice has appeared in eight Prep Bowls, having won five, which is the 4th most of all-time. John R. Powers, author of Do Black Patent Leather Shoes Really Reflect Up. which was made into a Broadway play John C
3. Christ the King Jesuit College Prep High School – Christ the King Jesuit College Preparatory School is a private, Roman Catholic high school in Chicago, Illinois, founded by the Society of Jesus. Pursuing the Cristo Rey model inaugurated by Cristo Rey Jesuit in Chicago, part of the Cristo Rey Network of schools, CTK opened in 2008 and graduated its first class in 2012. In 2013 there were 302 students, 97% African American, 62% female, all members of its first four graduating classes were accepted into college and 80% of graduates remained in college in 2015. There are 46 full-time staff plus 7 drivers, CTK has 24 classrooms,3 computer labs,3 science labs, art and music/band rooms, an award-winning chapel, and environmental green roof. Extracurricular activities include Daughters of Imani, Drama Club, National Honor Society, Peer Ministry, Student Action Leadership Team, Student Council, Video Game Club, and Yearbook. Christ the King, a member of the Chicago College Prep Conference, each year includes a retreat experience for all the students. Freshmen have a retreat that helps them become comfortable with the changes, challenges. The sophomore retreat is off-campus, a reflection on building and maintaining positive relationships with friends, family. The Kairos model is employed for the senior, three-day retreat, trained adults and student leaders direct the retreat. Service hours count for 10% of the students Religious Studies grade, christ the King Jesuit College Prep High School Official website More than a Dream Cristo Rey Network Partners - Cristo Rey Network Fr
4. Cristo Rey Jesuit High School (Chicago) – Cristo Rey Jesuit High School is a Jesuit high school on the near southwest side of Chicago, Illinois, in the Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Chicago. It is the school of the Cristo Rey Network. It was founded in 1996 as a way to help students get an affordable, private. The school places students at entry-level jobs which cover roughly 65% of tuition costs, Cristo Rey students work for five days a month and attend classes four days a week. The Corporate Work Study Program is part of the curriculum, therefore if a student is dismissed from their job. This program was created by Richard R. Murray in 1995 when he was approached by the founders of Cristo Rey and this initiative gives students the means of financing a private high school education that would otherwise be unaffordable for students in the Pilsen/Little Village area. Theyre working at places like Ernst and Young, Bank One, over 90 companies participate in the CWSP – Chicago’s major banks, law firms, hospitals, and consulting firms. Students also work at several non-profit agencies, the schools chapel, dating back to 1904, was renovated by Newman Architecture in 2010 at a cost of $2,540,000. It is a landmark to the city of Pilsen, but had been unused and it memorializes people of deep significance to the current school community, Our Lady of Guadalupe and Juan Diego and the Jesuit martyr Miguel Pro. The stained-glass windows as well as grand retablo behind the altar portray Gospel scenes, Jesuits, access is now directly from the school. In January 2008, Loyola Press released More than A Dream, the book, authored by G. R. Twenty-three notables are quoted on the Loyola website, commenting on the Christo Rey model. Forty percent of the students participate in the program, including varsity, junior varsity. Cristo Rey’s athletes practice at the local Harrison Park, with its new turf field, over the years Cristo Rey athletes have collected numerous trophies – league, regional, and sectional championships. Cristo Rey fosters leadership and well-rounded growth through various extra-curricular activities and these include, The Cristo Rey Jesuit Volunteer program was created in 1999 to enhance the schools limited resources. VIVA is an event that brings together 1,000 of Chicago’s business professionals to support the students at Cristo Rey. Since 1998, VIVA has raised a cumulative of nearly 3 million dollars that has directly to student scholarships. Ninety percent of the students who attend Cristo Rey Chicago receive scholarships, the school distributes nearly $800,000 per year in scholarships and financial aid. John Foley at Cristo Rey in Chicago had drawn national attention, a $22 million gift from the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation and venture capitalist B. J. Cassin is funding schools modeled after Cristo Rey in 10 other needy communities
5. De La Salle Institute – De La Salle Institute is a Catholic, Lasallian, secondary school located in the Douglas neighborhood on the South Side of Chicago, Illinois, United States. The school is housed on two separate campuses. The original school, now called the Institute Campus is for men, the newer Lourdes Hall Campus for women is located at 1040 W. 32nd Place. The school is considered an institution on Chicagos South Side. It is located three blocks east of U. S, cellular Field, the home of MLBs Chicago White Sox. While located in the historic Bronzeville neighborhood, it has strong ties to the nearby Bridgeport neighborhood. The school is separated from Bridgeport and U. S, cellular Field by the Dan Ryan Expressway, which is named for Dan Ryan, Jr. an alumnus and former Cook County Board President. Five mayors of Chicago, including the nationally known Richard J. Daley, the laying of the cornerstone on May 19,1889 was a major event which began with an hour-long parade through the streets of Chicago. The ceremony was presided over by Archbishop Patrick Feehan, the first archbishop of the Archdiocese of Chicago, classes and graduation ceremonies were held elsewhere until the building was complete, opening for students on 7 September 1891. The school started as a commercial school. The area which the school catered to was a area of the city. Adjutor was quoted to have said, I made up my mind to leave nothing undone in the direction of fitting the boys of the masses for the battle of life, as times changed, the school grew to emphasize a college preparatory curriculum. On 11 April 1925, the school was damaged by an early morning fire causing US$35,000 in damage. Two of the four floors were lost,1926 saw plans for the addition of a new gymnasium behind the school at a cost of US$100,000. These plans were adjusted with a larger gym built on Michigan Avenue for US$175,000. The 1953–54 school year saw the purchase the remainder of the block on which the school is situated. In March, ground breaking occurred for an addition to the school, in October,1955, ground was broken on an addition to the brothers residence attached to the school. By 1960, more room was needed to handle the increase in student population, a new addition was built north of the extant building, adding a gymnasium and more classrooms
6. DePaul College Prep – DePaul College Prep, formerly known as Gordon Technical High School, is a Roman Catholic high school located in Chicago, Illinois, United States. It is located on the side of Chicago on Addison Street. It is located in the Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Chicago, the school was originally named in honor of the Very Reverend Francis Gordon, an influential and high-ranking member of the Congregation of the Resurrection. The school was renamed DePaul College Prep in the summer of 2014, Gordon Technical High School opened in 1952 as an all-male school at the corner of Division Street and Greenview Avenue on Chicagos Northwest Side. The school was built in the wake of the relocation of another school run by the Congregation of the Resurrection, Archbishop Weber High School. The school was founded at the request of Cardinal Samuel Stritch, the school moved to its current campus in 1961. Its first website was launched in January 1998, at www. gordontech. org, the school formally shortened its name to Gordon Tech in 1999. In 2001, the new motto was adopted, replacing the old motto Ad Viros Faciendos. The school was all–male until declining enrollments and regional gentrification during the 1990s prompted the school to begin admitting girls in August 2002, new namesake DePaul University has been an academic partner since 2012. The athletic mascot and school colors have been retained, the school changed the URL of its website to the present www. depaulprep. org beginning with the 2014-15 school year. DePaul College Prep is a preparatory high school. While English and math classes are taught on everyday for the entire year, students are required to take four years of religious studies. The school offers a course on world religions which non–Catholics may take to any of the four required courses. Any student may choose to take it as an elective, the school offers what it calls The Fr. Francis Gordon Academy. The program is designed for advanced students, based upon entrance exam scores, a personal essay, students take honors classes for their first two years, and then take a combination of honors and AP courses their last two years. The Advanced Placement courses offered are, English Language, English Literature, Calculus, Biology, Chemistry, U. S. History, the DePaul College Prep Rams compete in two conferences. The mens teams compete in the Chicago Catholic League while the women compete in the Girls Catholic Athletic Conference, the school competes in state championship series sponsored by the Illinois High School Association. The current school colors are orange and blue, though they were originally orange and blue and formerly orange, the school sponsors interscholastic team for men and women in basketball, bowling, cross country, soccer, tennis, track & field, and volleyball
7. Francis W. Parker School (Chicago) – Francis W. Parker School is an independent school serving students who live in the Chicago area from kindergarten through twelfth grade. Located in Chicagos Lincoln Park neighborhood, the school is based on the education philosophies of John Dewey and Colonel Francis Wayland Parker, emphasizing community. Tuition and fees range from $29,710 for kindergarten to $37,240 for grade 12, Parker has 938 students, and has undergone considerable physical renovation between 2000 and 2009. Parker added an AstroTurf field which started construction in June 2012, during the 2008–09 school year, the Auditorium was completely renovated, with new classrooms, more seating, office space and a balcony. The school is a member of the Chicago Independent School League, many notable figures have spoken at Parker including Barack Obama, Albert Einstein, and Jane Addams in the schools assemblies known throughout the school as Morning Exercise. Parker is part of the Independent School League athletic conference, and its mascot is the Colonel named after the schools founder, sports at Parker range from boys and girls soccer, to tennis, basketball, baseball, cross country, track and field, and field hockey. Paul Adelstein, actor Jonathan Alter, liberal journalist, critic, author, alexandra Bruce, filmmaker and writer Sir Henry Channon, Member of Parliament, diarist. Bobby Florsheim, screenwriter Eric Forsberg, filmmaker Chuck Gelatka, football player Edward Gorey, writer and illustrator Justin Hall, pioneer blogger Daryl Hannah, sarah Haskins, comedian Anne Heche, actress. Alec Michod, novelist Joan Mitchell, artist best known for her painting in the abstract expressionism movement, jordan Weisman, founder of FASA Corporation & WizKids Haskell Wexler, cinematographer. Hillary Wolf, actress & two-time U. S Olympian in judo Billy Zane, actor Lisa Zane, actress, vocalist Official Site