It all begins with excellence. The rigorous academic program At Woodlands seeks to instill in our students a deep respect for intellectual values, academic integrity, and a lifelong passion for learning.

Consistent with the Goals and Criteria for Sacred Heart education, Woodlands Academy’s academic program seeks to instill in our students a deep respect for intellectual values, academic integrity, and a lifelong passion for learning.

We provide an intellectually challenging college preparatory program that prepares students to live cooperatively in a global society. Our students learn to:

  • Think critically and creatively
  • See connections among ideas and data
  • Problem-solve in different situations
  • Express themselves articulately with poise, clarity, and dignity
  • Recognize the value of reflective thinking

Woodlands Academy follows a semester schedule with annual winter and spring breaks. The academic year begins the last week of August and ends the first week of June.

Our curriculum offers courses in the following departments: English, Fine Arts, Information Technology, International Languages, Mathematics, Physical Education, Science, Social Studies, and Theology.

Woodlands Academy participates in the Network of Sacred Heart Schools exchange program that affords our students the opportunity to attend affiliated schools in the United States. Woodlands also participates in an annual student and faculty exchange with Sacre Coeur Wien, our sister school in Vienna.

Our average class size is 12 students and the ratio of students to full-time faculty is 8:1. In many courses, class sections are organized on the basis of ability and level of skill development. Parents receive progress reports every five weeks, if needed. Woodlands prepares students for the American College Testing Program (ACT) and College Board (SAT) examinations, and our international students take the Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL).

Woodlands Academy of the Sacred Heart is accredited by the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools and the Independent Schools Association of the Central States. Woodlands is approved by the state of Illinois and the Network of Sacred Heart Schools, and is a member of the National Association of Independent Schools and the National Association of Girls’ Schools.