Woodlands Academy of the Sacred Heart

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Woodlands Academy of the
Sacred Heart
Address
760 East Westleigh Road
Lake Forest, Illinois, 60045
United States
Coordinates42°14′0″N 87°49′43″W / 42.23333°N 87.82861°W / 42.23333; -87.82861Coordinates: 42°14′0″N 87°49′43″W / 42.23333°N 87.82861°W / 42.23333; -87.82861
Information
Typeprivate, all-girls, boarding and day school
MottoExcellence in leadership: Women for Tomorrow
DenominationRoman Catholic
Established1858
PrincipalMadonna Edmunds
Head of schoolGerald Grossman
Grades912
Student to teacher ratio8:1
Campussuburban
Color(s)Red and White         
Athletics conferenceIndependent School League
Team nameWildcats
Accreditation(s)North Central Association of Colleges and Schools[1]
PublicationLa Nouvelle (literary magazine)
WAstyle (style magazine)
Newspaper'The Woodlander'
Yearbook'L'Espirit'
Tuition$22,500 (Day)
$40,150 (Boarding)
Website
 
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Woodlands Academy of the
Sacred Heart
Address
760 East Westleigh Road
Lake Forest, Illinois, 60045
United States
Coordinates42°14′0″N 87°49′43″W / 42.23333°N 87.82861°W / 42.23333; -87.82861Coordinates: 42°14′0″N 87°49′43″W / 42.23333°N 87.82861°W / 42.23333; -87.82861
Information
Typeprivate, all-girls, boarding and day school
MottoExcellence in leadership: Women for Tomorrow
DenominationRoman Catholic
Established1858
PrincipalMadonna Edmunds
Head of schoolGerald Grossman
Grades912
Student to teacher ratio8:1
Campussuburban
Color(s)Red and White         
Athletics conferenceIndependent School League
Team nameWildcats
Accreditation(s)North Central Association of Colleges and Schools[1]
PublicationLa Nouvelle (literary magazine)
WAstyle (style magazine)
Newspaper'The Woodlander'
Yearbook'L'Espirit'
Tuition$22,500 (Day)
$40,150 (Boarding)
Website

Woodlands Academy of the Sacred Heart (Woodlands, WA, or WASH) is a private, Roman Catholic girls' high school in Lake Forest, Illinois. It is located in the Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Chicago.

Background[edit]

Woodlands Academy was established in 1858.[2]

Student life[edit]

Sports[edit]

Woodlands competes in the Independent School League (ISL), and as a member of the Illinois High School Association (IHSA). WA sponsors volleyball, tennis, field hockey, basketball, soccer, and softball as varsity sports. The school sponsors golf as a club sport, in addition to being affiliated with North Suburban Crew and the Lake Forest Scouts ice hockey team to permit participation in crew and ice hockey.[3]

Activities[edit]

Traditions[edit]

Over the over 150 years of the school's existence, a number of secular and religious traditions have evolved, some of which are unique to Woodlands:[4]

Notable Alumnae[edit]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ NCA-CASI. "NCA-Council on Accreditation and School Improvement". Retrieved 2009-07-28. 
  2. ^ "School Mission Statement". Woodlands Academy of the Sacred Heart. Retrieved 2007-05-11. 
  3. ^ "Athletics". Woodlands Academy of the Sacred Heart. 2010. Retrieved 20 December 2010. 
  4. ^ "Woodlands Traditions". Woodlands Academy of the Sacred Heart. 2010. Retrieved 20 December 2010. 
  5. ^ Mullery, Virginia (14 January 1996), "Star ingredients: Actress Susan Saint James takes center...", Chicago Tribune, retrieved 20 December 2010, "Star ingredients: Actress Susan Saint James takes center stage with her recipe for pasta sauce in the new hardcover cookbook "Secrets of the Sacred Heart," compiled by the Woodlands Academy Mothers' Club. Saint James, an alumnus of the Lake Forest school, said she got the recipe from "a nice lady in the supermarket."" 
  6. ^ "OnQ: Woodlands celebrates 150 years of Sacred Heart education", Lake Forester (Lake Forest, IL, USA), 2 October 2008, retrieved 20 December 2010, "Woodlands Academy of the Sacred Heart will feature alumna and actress Susan St. James speaking at 7:30 p.m. Oct. 3 in the Woodlands Chapel ..." 
  7. ^ Goudie, Chuck (24 June 2009). "N. Shore native is jilted wife in gov scandal". article. ABC 7 News Chicago. Retrieved 20 December 2010. "When Jenny Sullivan was growing up in north suburban Winnetka and attending the prominent Woodlands Academy of the Sacred Heart college prep in Lake Forest, she must have learned a few things about forgiveness ... Now, as the spurned spouse of high-profile Gov. Mark Sanford (R-S.C.) she is turning the other cheek." 
  8. ^ Borrelli, Christopher (18 February 2010), "Winnetka native Jenny Sanford comes home: Dignity intact, the admired wife of a scandalized governor returns to Winnetka", Chicago Tribune, retrieved 20 December 2010, "Asked at the Four Seasons about her childhood, Sanford spoke of field hockey and horseback riding in Lake Forest ... She attended grade school at Faith, Hope & Charity in Winnetka ... and she went to high school at Woodlands Academy in Lake Forest, then graduated from Georgetown University." 

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