Dear Prospective Families,

Welcome! We are delighted that you are interested in Woodlands Academy, an independent, Catholic day and boarding school for young women whose traditions of excellence date back to 1858. Everything we do is designed to help you achieve your dreams and realize your potential. At Woodlands, you’ll find a curriculum that challenges you to excel intellectually. You’ll also find a wide range of opportunities outside the classroom to discover new interests, talents, and passions. Woodlands is a place where you will make lifelong friends who accept you for who you are and who share your dreams and aspirations.

The best way to know if Woodlands is right for you is to learn about us and to let us get to know you. Browsing our website is a great place to start, but visiting us is even better. Come see our campus, meet your future classmates, and talk to our dynamic and committed faculty. We think you’ll see right away what makes Woodlands unique.

Our team will be visiting middle schools and attending fairs in the coming months. Scroll down to see where you can find us this fall.

If you have any questions about Woodlands Academy, please do not hesitate to call us at 847/234-4300, ext. 213.

We look forward to seeing you on campus soon!

Kathleen Creed ’91
Director of Admission and Financial Aid

Admission Events

Office of Admission on the Road

Date Time School Location
9/7/2017 9am-10:30am OLPH School Fair Glenview
9/7/2017 7pm-8:30pm Our Lady of Humility School Fair Beach Park
9/11/2017 7pm-8:30pm Our Lady of Mt. Carmel Academy School Fair Chicago
9/14/2017 10:15am St. Athanasius Presentation Evanston
9/18/2017 10:30am St. Francis Xavier Presentation Wilmette
9/19/2017 11:30am St. Joseph Presentation Wilmette
9/21/2017 5:00pm-7:00pm Learn 6 Charter High School Fair Great Lakes
9/21/2017 6:00pm-7:30pm Immaculate Conception St. Joe's School Fair Chicago
9/26/2017 6:00pm-8:00pm Sacred Heart Sheridan Road High School Fair Chicago
9/28/2017 6:00pm-8:00pm St. Clement High School Night w/Alphonsus Academy & Center for the Arts & Saint Josaphat Chicago
9/28/2017 7:00pm-8:00pm St. Mary of the Angels School Fair Chicago
10/3/2017 1:00pm-2:00pm St. Joan of Arc Day School Fair Evanston
10/3/2017 7:00pm - 9:00pm Avery Coonley School Fair Downers Grove
10/4/2017 8:45am-9:30am St.s Faith, Hope and Charity School Fair Winnetka
10/4/2017 10:00am Sacred Heart Presentation Winnetka
10/4/2017 6:00-8:00PM Quest Academy/Science & Arts High School Night Palatine
10/4/2017 6:30pm-8:30pm Lake Forest Country Day Boarding School Fair Lake Forest
10/5/2017 6:00PM - 8:00PM Francis Xavier Warde School Fair Chicago
10/11/2017 6pm-7:30pm Catherine Cook School Fair Chicago
10/12/2017 5:30pm -7:00pm Old St. Mary High School Night Chicago
10/19/2017 6:00pm Open House Lake Forest
10/19/2017 6:30pm - 8:00pm Queen of All Saints School Fair Chicago
11/2/2017 7:00pm - 8:30pm St. Josphat School Fair Chicago

Admission Steps:



Let us know you're interested in Woodlands Academy! Fill out our online inquiry form, this will add you to our mailing list and jump start the admission process.


Schedule A Visit

Spend some time with us! Shadow Days allow you to attend classes, tour our school and interview with a member of our team.


SSAT Registration

Register for the SSAT. Please request that your scores be reported directly to Woodlands Academy. Our school code is 8273.

Once you have registered for the SSAT, you may view the Character Skills Snapshot. The CSS will be available starting Sept. 25.


Complete an Application.

We use the Standard Application Online (SAO), which is managed by SSAT. Download instructions.


Recommendation FormsRecommendation forms are requested and submitted via the SAO.

Meet Our Team

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Kimberly Clark

Director of Enrollment and Community Outreach

Ms. Kathleen Creed

Director of Admission and Financial Aid

Victoria Gadomski

Associate Director of Admission