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A national award-winning Academy

National Catholic High School Honor Roll - Named one of the Top 50 Catholic Schools in the Nation


Salvatori Award for Excellence in Teaching



As a trustee of the intellectual and spiritual inheritance of the Judaeo-Christian tradition and the Graeco-Roman culture, which finds its clearest expression in the American experiment of self-government under law, the Academy prepares students to become leaders worthy of that legacy.

  • Individualized instruction, small class sizes
  • Socratic learning actively engages students' intellects as they participate in directed discussions among peers
  • Course of studies is based on the classical understanding of the liberal arts: the Trivium of Grammar, Logic, and Rhetoric
  • 100% college-acceptance rate
  • Overall ACT average of 28. (State average is 20.7, national average is 21)
  • Honors, advanced and authorized AP courses
  • Dual-credit courses at Rock Valley College & Illinois Virtual High School
  • Illinois State Scholar and NCAA-approved courses; National Honor Society
  • Latin, Spanish and French language program
  • IHSA football, cross-country and music
  • Student government, volleyball, yearbook
  • Service hours include Eucharistic adoration

100% college-acceptance rate with students accepted to the colleges of their choice, including Hillsdale College, University of Illinois College of Engineering, Texas A & M, Ave Maria University, U.S. Navy Nuclear College, College of St. Mary, Marquette, UNH, Regis, and NIU.


Call today: 815-399-3021 to set up an enrollment interview.

  Join the pursuit! Help rebuild our culture through the education of youth in the objective standards of truth, goodness and beauty of the Graeco-Roman and Judaeo-Christian heritage. Your gift is an investment in our young people and your commitment to raise up the next generation of worthy leaders for our Church and nation. The Academy is recognized by the IRS as a 501(c)(3) corporation, and as such, all donations are tax-deductible.

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Thank you, Bishop Malloy!


Bishop Malloy

His Excellency graciously allowed the Academy to celebrate Adoration and Benediction of the Blessed Sacrament on our patronal day, the feast of Our Lady of the Sacred Heart.

Catholic Schools in Rockford Illinois
Catholic Schools in Rockford Illinois
Catholic Schools in Rockford Illinois


The Academy is recognized by the Illinois State Board of Education and is accredited by AdvancEd/North Central Association Commission on Accreditation and School Improvement and by the National Association of Private, Catholic and Independent Schools. Memberships: College Board, NCAA, IHSA, ISAC, JNHS and NHS. www.advanc-ed.org www.napcis.org


Our Lady of the Sacred Heart Academy is a non-diocesan, 501(c)(3) non-profit, private school teaching the foundation of a classical academic curriculum from grades pre-K-12, administered and staffed by Catholic laymen and incorporated under the laws of Illinois. Independent of the Diocese of Rockford, the school is not an agency of and is in no way connected or affiliated with the Diocese of Rockford; however, as faithful, practicing Catholics, the school trustees, administrators and full-time teachers joyfully sign an oath of fidelity to the Magisterium and a profession of faith to the Catholic Church.
  • Annual All Saints Day Party!