• Richard Brookhiser dedicates his biography of Lincoln, Founder's Son, to Mrs. Altham and students.

A national award-winning Academy!

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row1-img1 Named a top 50 CATHOLIC high school by the Action Institute

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.

  • Pre-K – 12 individualized instruction, small class sizes
  • 100% college-acceptance rate
  • 27 ACT average (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 cross-country
  • 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.

Thank you, 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.



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.
  • Grades 3-5 Soccer Team, Private School League
  • Our Address

    Our Lady of the Sacred Heart Academy
    3218 11TH STREET
    ROCKFORD, IL 61109
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  • About OLSHA

    An independent, pre-K-12 college-preparatory school loyal to the Magisterium.

    Passing on our Catholic and Western Heritage through the classical liberal arts.