St. Viator High School

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St. Viator High School
Address
1213 East Oakton Street
Arlington Heights, Illinois, 60004
United States
Coordinates42°05′39″N 87°58′10″W / 42.09423°N 87.96944°W / 42.09423; -87.96944Coordinates: 42°05′39″N 87°58′10″W / 42.09423°N 87.96944°W / 42.09423; -87.96944
Information
TypePrivate, Coeducational, secondary, parochial
DenominationRoman Catholic
Established1961
OversightArchdiocese of Chicago
PresidentFr. Mick Egan, C.S.V.[1]
ChairpersonJames Banaszak[2]
PrincipalMrs. Eileen Manno[1]
HeadteacherEileen Cairo
Staff118
Grades912
Enrollment1,089  (2008)
Campus typesuburban
Color(s)     navy
     white[3]
Fight songYe Fighting Men
Athletics conferenceEast Suburban Catholic Conference
MascotLion
Team nameLions
Accreditation(s)North Central Association of Colleges and Schools[4]
Average ACT scores26.2
PublicationROAR (literary magazine)
Newspaper'Viator Voice'
Yearbook'Viatome'
TuitionUS$9,400[5]
AffiliationClerics of Saint Viator
Website
 
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St. Viator High School
Address
1213 East Oakton Street
Arlington Heights, Illinois, 60004
United States
Coordinates42°05′39″N 87°58′10″W / 42.09423°N 87.96944°W / 42.09423; -87.96944Coordinates: 42°05′39″N 87°58′10″W / 42.09423°N 87.96944°W / 42.09423; -87.96944
Information
TypePrivate, Coeducational, secondary, parochial
DenominationRoman Catholic
Established1961
OversightArchdiocese of Chicago
PresidentFr. Mick Egan, C.S.V.[1]
ChairpersonJames Banaszak[2]
PrincipalMrs. Eileen Manno[1]
HeadteacherEileen Cairo
Staff118
Grades912
Enrollment1,089  (2008)
Campus typesuburban
Color(s)     navy
     white[3]
Fight songYe Fighting Men
Athletics conferenceEast Suburban Catholic Conference
MascotLion
Team nameLions
Accreditation(s)North Central Association of Colleges and Schools[4]
Average ACT scores26.2
PublicationROAR (literary magazine)
Newspaper'Viator Voice'
Yearbook'Viatome'
TuitionUS$9,400[5]
AffiliationClerics of Saint Viator
Website

St. Viator High School is a Roman Catholic co-educational secondary school in Arlington Heights, Illinois. It serves as a college preparatory school with approximately eleven-hundred students from the mid- and outer-northwest suburbs of Chicago. Part of the Archdiocese of Chicago, the school is run by the Clerics of Saint Viator.

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History [edit]

The Archdiocese of Chicago reallocated some land it had already owned — tentatively designated for a future cemetery — for educational purposes, and assigned the Clerics of St. Viator to build and run a boys' secondary school. It opened in 1961 to a small class of freshmen and a few sophomores, graduating its first class in 1965.

Enrollments waxed and waned over the next few decades. Faced with declining numbers in 1987, the choice was made to merge with Sacred Heart of Mary High School of Rolling Meadows, with which St. Viator already had a sister-school relationship.[6] The merger was effected in the summer of 1987; St. Viator absorbed the faculty, staff, and student body of Sacred Heart beginning with the 1987–88 school year, and admitted a co-educational freshman class (the class of 1991).

The physical plant remained largely unchanged from its original 1961 footprint. A co—educational student population required the construction of a girls' locker room. This kicked off a string of renovations to occur throughout the 1990s, including a renovation of the boys' locker room, the chapel, and science labs. After a major capital campaign, the school constructed a multipurpose athletic addition, and the Boler Center was dedicated in summer of 2005.

Academics [edit]

St. Viator follows a Christian Catholic Environment. Students are required to take classes from a breadth of areas, including math, English, fine arts, science, social science, and religion; a foreign language is required for a minimum of two years. Instruction in the Spanish, French, Italian and Mandarin Chinese languages is offered. German is no longer offered since 2008.

13 Advanced Placement courses are offered in English Language, English Literature, Calculus (AB & BC), Spanish Language, French Language, Biology, Chemistry, Physics (C), U.S. History, European History, and Comparative Government and Politics[7]

The school requires students to complete a fixed number of community service hours in order to graduate. Starting with the class of 2010, students are required to complete 25 hours of community service hours.[8]

In 2008 St. Viator was named a blue ribbon school by the U.S. Department of Education. It is one of only three private high schools in the country to be recognized as blue ribbon schools.[citation needed] since 1996, two students from Saint Viator has Achieved a 36 on the American College Test, the ACT

Extracurricular activities [edit]

Saint Viator offers various academic and leadership societies, such as the Presidents' Association (a Saint Viator-born group that brings together leaders from all clubs and sports), the National Honor Society, Ambassador's Club, Viatribe, Computer Club, Ski Team, Student Action Tribe, Math Club, Chess Club, Outdoor Adventure Club, Anime Club (new), SADD-Students Against Destructive Decisions, French Club, Yearbook, Recycling Corps, Link Crew, Tech Crew and Student Council; student activism groups, like the Student Action Tribe; foreign language clubs, and Scholastic Bowl. There are also many performing ensembles offered: Concert Band, Symphonic Band, Pep Band, Musical Pit Orchestra, Concert Choir, Chamber Singers, Music Ministry, and Orchesis.

Athletics [edit]

For most sports, St. Viator plays in the East Suburban Catholic Conference; for swimming and water polo, the Metro Catholic Aquatic Conference; and for lacrosse, the Mid-Suburban Conference of the Illinois High School Lacrosse Association. The St. Viator varsity hockey team plays in both the Chicago Catholic Hockey League and the Metro North Conference.

The following teams have placed in the top four of their respective sports in state tournaments sponsored by the Illinois High School Association:[9]

Notable alumni [edit]

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Notable staff [edit]

References [edit]

  1. ^ a b School administration
  2. ^ School trustees
  3. ^ School traditions
  4. ^ NCA-CASI. "AdvanceEd-NCA Commission on Accreditation and School Improvement". Retrieved 2009-05-23. 
  5. ^ Financial information
  6. ^ http://www.illinoisloop.org/cath_closed_school_84_04.pdf
  7. ^ Curriculum Guide
  8. ^ Curriculum guide and graduation requirements
  9. ^ IHSA records for St. Viator HS
  10. ^ Brett Basanez stats and bio @nfl.com
  11. ^ "Brett Basanez". CSTV Online, Inc. Retrieved 2008-01-28. 
  12. ^ Rob Eiter's wrestling accomplishments
  13. ^ USA Today article: Ted Nugent's mother honored
  14. ^ Chicago Sun Times article, partially written by Jarrett Payton
  15. ^ O'Conor, Sean (2005-11-09). "YA Exclusive: Mature Beyond His Years". Yanks Abroad. Retrieved 2008-10-16. "Pro soccer now his chosen career path, the next step was to decide between high school and a college career or a place at US Soccer's residency program in Bradenton FL. He chose the latter and graduated in their class of 2003 alongside Freddy Adu and Eddie G aven." 
  16. ^ http://www.redcafe.net/f6/c-p-article-about-spector-53536/
  17. ^ NBC 5 Chicago interview with Brian Stack
  18. ^ Maciaszek, Marty (2 February 2000), "Former St. Viator coach Feiereisel dies at 68", Daily Herald (Arlington Heights, IL, USA) 

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