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Josephinum Academy, Chicago:
An associate of the Network of Sacred Heart Schools, Josephinum Academy is an academically rigorous, private, Catholic, single-sex, college-preparatory school for promising young women of Chicago, consisting of Middle and Upper School. Girls from throughout Irving Park, North Center, Ravenswood and surrounding communities enjoy a first class education taught by skilled and experienced teachers. Founded in 1890 by the Sisters of Christian Charity, Josephinum Academy has a long and demonstrated tradition of responding to the educational needs of the local community. We provide a faith-based, single-sex environment which encourages the study of math, science and technology, in addition to the humanities.

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We are a multicultural, values-based community that strives to empower young women to become leaders by nurturing their talents and instilling within them a social awareness that motivates them to make a difference.

Accreditations:

Photo of Private Middle / High School for Girls in ChicagoJosephinum Academy is recognized by the Illinois State Board of Education and accredited by the North Central Association.

Education Programs (For girls in grade six through to grade twelve)
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- Middle School program
- Upper School program

We provide a rigorous curriculum which encourages the study of math, science and technology, in addition to the humanities.

Why Josephinum Academy?
Josephinum Academy will get you noticed for who you are and help bring out what you have to offer. If you:

* Care about your education
* Value your future
* Want to be successful,
* Strive to make a difference in the world

Josephinum Academy is for you, and you are not alone. Promising young women choose to attend Josephinum for many reasons, but most of all for our outstanding academic program which helps young women reach their potential for success now, at college and beyond.

Excellent Success Rates:

100% of Josephinum graduates from the 2007-2008 school year were accepted at a four-year college, and 68% of our graduates are enrolled at four-year college while 32% are enrolled at a two-year college. Josephinum’s academic program is challenging, personal and supportive. Students love our teachers because they teach and listen.

Josephinum’s curriculum is relevant to the challenges we face today. As an all-girls school and multicultural community in an urban environment, we have a passion for justice and strive to eliminate the forces of racism, sexism and elitism. When you attend Josephinum, you are joining a worldwide community that is rooted in the rich tradition of Sacred Heart education. Each summer there are network service opportunities where students travel to different locations. We even offer an exchange program where you learn about the world by spending a semester at another Sacred Heart school.

All-Girls Environment:

Image of Private Middle / High School for Girls in ChicagoAt Josephinum, girls come first. Girls in a single-sex educational environment consistently demonstrate higher levels of academic performance, test scores, career aspirations, greater self-respect and confidence, and better focus in the classroom. They have greater opportunities for leadership roles and are well-equipped to overcome gender stereotypes and barriers to success.

All-girls does not equal no fun. In fact, many of our students say that Josephinum is more enjoyable than the co-ed schools they used to attend because at Josephinum, girls are free to be themselves. Students enjoy a vibrant student life through participation in clubs, activities and varsity sports. School dances and activity nights offer many opportunities to hang out with boys, and of course we have a senior prom.

Beyond The Classroom:

Josephinum students get involved and know how to have fun. Our school has an exciting student life with a number of activities that meet a variety of interests. Through their involvement in student government, sports, clubs, and activities, students put their leadership and teamwork skills in action, contribute to the school community, and build life-long friendships. And, we offer opportunities to hang out with boys at school dances and activity nights.

Student Council:

Student Council promotes community-building and school spirit, organizes activities and events, and presents students’ requests and concerns to the faculty and administration. Elected positions include: President, Vice-President, Secretary, Treasurer, and Class Representatives.

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Courses / Programs
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Elementary Program:

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Courses / Programs
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Courses / Programs
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