#1 All-Girls and Catholic School in Illinois

2020 National Blue Ribbon School


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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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Spotlight Events

Head of School Installation

The Board of Trustees of Woodlands Academy cordially invites you to celebrate the installation of Dr. Susan Tyree Dempf as Head of School at Woodlands Academy of the Sacred Heart

Installation Ceremony led by SUZANNE COOKE, RSCJ Provincial, US and Canada Province Society of the Sacred Heart

Reception to Follow at Gloria Dei Center


Woodlands Academy of the Sacred Heart

Instilling Faith

Faith in self, in potential, in beliefs
Faith in each other, and in the power of understanding the world

Woodlands Academy of the Sacred Heart

Building community

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

Woodlands Academy of the Sacred Heart

inspiring courage

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.