Woodlands Academy of the Sacred Heart

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Woodlands Academy of the Sacred Heart

Located in Lake Forest, Ill., Woodlands Academy of the Sacred Heart is a Catholic day and boarding college-preparatory high school for young women in

grades nine through 12 that promotes academic, artistic and athletic excellence along with global awareness, social responsibility and strong faith.

Since its founding in 1858, Woodlands Academy has championed the advantages of an all-girls education which yield lifetime rewards. Among them is the 100 percent college acceptance rate for each graduating class as well as admission to a consistently exceptional list of higher-education institutions. At Woodlands, girls are always at center stage: every student leader, athlete, artist, speaker and musician at Woodlands is a girl.

A growing body of research during the past decade has documented what all-girls' school educators have long understood: All-girls' schools give young women the best education to succeed in college and the world beyond. Among other things, this research shows that all-girls' schools lead the way in graduating women who become our nation's scientists, doctors, engineers, designers and inventors. In addition, girls' school graduates are more likely to consider majoring in math, science and technology and also are more likely to consider engineering careers compared to girls who attend coed schools.

Woodlands Academy, with its long tradition of welcoming young women from all over the world as students, is part of a worldwide network of Sacred Heart schools that spans the United States and 40 other countries.

An active exchange program gives Woodlands Academy students the opportunity to experience school life for a quarter or a semester at one of the other Sacred Heart schools abroad or in the United States.

Woodlands Academy is committed to having a socio-economically diverse student population by offering financial aid to qualified students who show evidence of need.

For more information, visit www.woodlandsacademy.org.