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Josephinum Academy, Chicago:
Josephinum Academy of the Sacred Heart offers a world-class approach to academic excellence combined with holistic, moral, and spiritual development in a college preparatory environment at an affordable price to all girls in the heart of Chicago.

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RECENT ACHIEVEMENTS:

Authorized as an International Baccalaureate World School in January, becoming the only all-girls high school in Chicago offering a wall-to-wall IB Diploma Programme.
The Class of 2016 was awarded nearly $5 million in merit-based scholarships.
In 2016, 100 percent of Josephinum graduates were accepted into college.
Three Class of 2016 graduates were named Illinois State Scholars.

QUALIFICATIONS AND UNIQUE LEARNING ENVIORNMENT:

Josephinum retains a talented, professional and committed faculty who create a vibrant and welcoming learning atmosphere focused on individual attention.
58 percent of faculty members hold advanced degrees.
Student to teacher ratio is 9:1.
Student to personal device ratio is 1:1.
Average class size is 20 students.
No classroom has more than 25 students.
The all-girls environment makes it safe for intellectual exploration, promotes self-confidence, and develops exceptional leadership skills.

Grad at Grad:

The best way to understand Josephinum Academy’s academic focus is to understand how the school envisions each graduate on her graduation day (“Grad-at-Grad”).

Upon graduation, a Josephinum student will be a:

CRITICAL THINKER who has a deep commitment to life-long learning. She is thoughtful, open-minded, analytical, and reflective. She evaluates multiple perspectives and makes rational and reasoned decisions.

PROBLEM SOLVER who is creative, imaginative and innovative. She is not afraid to explore new ideas, and her curiosity sparks a natural sense of inquiry. She is determined to examine all the possibilities necessary to come to the right solution.

EFFECTIVE COMMUNICATOR who has found her unique voice. She expresses herself authentically and confidently in many forms and in two or more languages. She appreciates others’ diverse perspectives and engages in clear, direct, and open communication.

COLLABORATOR who actively shares her knowledge and gifts with others in her community. She understands that other people, with their differences, can also be right. She has developed a critical consciousness that impels her to act for justice on behalf of all people.

SELF-REGULATED LEARNER who is committed to personal growth. She understands her strengths and weaknesses and is resourceful and resilient when challenges arise. She is responsible for balance in her life, and practices effective time management to further her intellectual, physical, emotional, and spiritual development.

RESPONSIBLE CITIZEN, COMMITTED TO JUSTICE who is an informed and active participant in the local, national, and global community. She has developed a critical consciousness and embodies a strong sense of fairness and justice. She makes positive changes in the lives of others through her life-long commitment to service.

SPIRITUAL AND MORAL PERSON who embodies the attitudes of the heart of Jesus expressed in respect, compassion, forgiveness, and generosity. She is committed to a personal relationship with God while appreciating the values and beliefs of other religious traditions.

Updated: 2016-07-27
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