From athletics to robotics, mathematics to music, a Woodlands education is as much about what goes on outside the classroom as within it. Our programs encourage each student to try something new and compete to the highest of her ability.
Girls are front and center in our classrooms and our teachers can teach in the ways that girls learn best. Each student at Woodlands develops meaningful relationships with adults and is encouraged to take an active role in her learning.
Woodlands Academy’s curriculum encourages girls to explore their talents, broaden their horizons, and learn what it means to be a global citizen. Our Center for Global Studies is an integral part of that.
Every day our students are surrounded with powerful examples of young women taking charge and making a difference in their world. And it starts from day one.
Woodlands Academy of the Sacred Heart’s decision to suspend all school-sponsored March public gatherings as a coronavirus precaution included the school dance that had been scheduled for March 13. Students, faculty and staff quickly came up with a fun Plan-B as a way of dealing with that disappointment while also providing a brief diversion from the barrage of news about the pandemic. Then came word that Woodlands would be moving to remote learning starting Monday, March 16.
Junior Ring Ceremony, one of the most significant days of a girl’s time at Woodlands Academy, marks the turning point in a student’s time at a Sacred Heart school. The class rings and Philippine Duchesne medals presented at the March 6 ceremony, planned and hosted by the senior class, are a reminder of the strong bond students feel within the walls of Woodlands Academy as well as the entire Sacred Heart community.
Service is an integral part of a Woodlands Academy of the Sacred Heart education. Goal III of all Sacred Heart schools is "to educate to a social awareness which impels to action." With this commitment in mind, Woodlands Academy held its annual Service Day Feb. 28. Students from the all-girls college-preparatory day-and-boarding high school departed their Lake Forest campus to lend a helping hand at a variety of area service organizations.
Faith in self, in potential, in beliefs
Faith in each other, and in the power of understanding the world
A community of risk-takers, of profound thinkers, and of informed leaders.
A community of scholarship and of reciprocal respect, and of young women of the Sacred Heart
Courage to be brave, to be authentic, to speak up, to act, to leave an imprint for good
Courage to be global citizens empowered to change the world.