Woodlands at a Glance

  • 41 acre campus in the heart of Lake Forest.
  • Woodlands’ average class size is 10 students
  • Ratio of students to faculty is 4:1
  • 100% of Woodlands’ students earn admission to college
  • 32% of our class of 2017 were named Illinois State Scholars
  • 78% of full-time faculty members have a master’s degree or a doctorate
  • 68% of Woodlands’ students participate in at least one sport
  • 21% percent of our student body are live on campus as boarding students
  • 50/50 Ratio of Catholic to Non-Catholic students
  • 62% of students participate in the Global Exchange Program.

Our Campus

Woodlands Academy of the Sacred Heart sits on a stunning 41 acres - 1 mile from Lake Michigan and 30 miles from Chicago. The school was built on its current site in 1961.

Directions to Campus

CHICAGO TO LAKE FOREST, IL

Take the Edens Expressway (I-94/Route 41) West towards Milwaukee. The Edens Expressway becomes Skokie Highway (Route 41). Turn right onto Westleigh Road. Follow Westleigh about one-half mile and turn left at the third stoplight, immediately after the railroad underpass. The school entrance is located immediately after the curve at the second driveway on the left at 760 E. Westleigh Road.

MILWAUKEE TO LAKE FOREST, IL

Take I-94 East towards Chicago/Indiana. Exit at IL Route 60 (Town Line Road). Turn left onto IL-60. Travel east and turn right onto Route 41 (South Skokie Highway). Turn left at the first stoplight, Westleigh Road. Follow Westleigh about one-half mile and turn left at the third stoplight, immediately after the railroad underpass. The school entrance is located immediately after the curve at the second driveway on the left at 760 E. Westleigh Road.

O'HARE AIRPORT TO LAKE FOREST, IL

Exit the airport and follow the ramp to I-190 East. Merge onto I-190 East. Take the I-294 North exit (exit number 1C) towards Milwaukee/I-90 W/Rockford. Merge onto I-294 North. Take I-94 West and exit at IL Route 60 (Town Line Road) and make a right onto IL-60. Travel east and turn right onto Route 41 (South Skokie Highway). Turn left at the first stoplight, Westleigh Road. Follow Westleigh about one-half mile and turn left at the third stoplight, immediately after the railroad underpass. The school entrance is located immediately after the curve at the second driveway on the left at 760 E. Westleigh Road.