The Willows Academy

Des Plaines, Ill.


1015 Rose Ave.
Des Plaines, Ill. 60016


The Willows Academy, founded in 1974, is a preeminent independent college prep school that's committed to academic achievement, growth thru participation and Catholic faith & values.

At the Willows, we educate one student at a time, striving to ensure that they receive the attention, recognition and opportunities needed to develop into confident, compassionate young women fully prepared to lead.

  • All-female student body, one-on-one mentoring and inclusive school community
  • Small enough to participate in activities but competitive enough to grow
  • Average Class Size: 20
  • Classes taught at the Honors, Accelerated or AP level
  • Average ACT score: 27
  • Outstanding sports programs including soccer (2011 3rd Place in State finals), basketball (2013 Sectional semi-finalist), Cross Country (2013 State final qualifier), Volleyball, Softball,...
  • Outstanding fine arts program including drama and choir.
  • Class of '13 (41 grads) offered $4.6 million in merit scholarships
  • Entrance Exam on January 11th
  • Shadow Days can be scheduled anytime by calling our Admissions Director

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