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Providence Catholic High School
School DescriptionSCHOOL PROFILE
Providence Catholic High School is a coeducational day school located on a beautiful 75-acre campus one hour south of Chicago. The private high school offers its large student body (grades 9-12) a demanding college preparatory curriculum along with a comprehensive list of extracurricular activities. With 20 Honors and Advance Placement courses to choose from, Providence Catholic High School graduates go on to attend some of the top universities in America.
The high school has three campuses: the main campus, a 14-acre West Campus and a 25-acre South Campus. Facilities include a large football stadium with synthetic turf and all-weather track; tennis courts; two softball and two baseball diamonds; two soccer fields and two sand volleyball courts. There’s even a cross-country running course. Indoors are two gymnasiums, a wrestling complex and a training center/weight room.
SPORTS AND ARTS
Providence Catholic High School’s athletic teams have earned over 30 state championship titles over the years; the most among private high schools in the state. Given the outstanding on-site sports facilities offered, participation is met with enthusiasm.
For art lovers there’s a wide selection of creativity based courses and activities like studio art, band and choir. Students can display their completed work at the campus art gallery.
Close to Chicago, New Lenox is a charming village that introduces international high school students to typical American life. Taking the short journey into Chicago gives
them the opportunity to experience world-class museums, sports teams and entertainment. While they’re in town they can visit the University of Chicago and Northwestern University; two of the most prestigious universities in the nation.
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Brad Guzan (USA Soccer), Carmen Pignatiello (Chicago Cubs), Eric Steinbach (NFL, Cleveland Browns), Pete Burcich (NFL, Minnesota Vikings), Franklin Parker ‘92, Assistant Secretary of the US Navy
- 9, 10, 11, 12 Grades at School
- 75 acres Campus Size
Diploma Year Offered?No
Student PopulationCoEd - School for both genders
Average Class Size20
English as Second Language (ESL) Support AvailableNo
Accepting Students in Grades9, 10, 11
TOEFL Junior Required785
Other - Eligibility Requirements?Needs Previous Secondary Transcripts, translated and notarized. Birth Certificate (Translated and Verified), immunization up to date including health screening for diabetes. TOEFL 80 with 20 minimum per section. Online supplemental form required after the student is accepted.
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