Our Lady of the Sacred Heart Academy is a non-diocesan, non-profit, independent, private school rooted in a classical academic curriculum and teaching students 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 or any church; 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.

Phone: 815-399-3021

3445 Elmwood Road

Rockford, IL 61101


“If you are what you should be, you will set the whole world ablaze!” St. Catherine of Siena

Catholic Culture

Each day students in grades K-12 recite morning prayers (including consecrations to the Sacred Heart of Jesus and the Immaculate Heart of Mary), the Angelus and the Blessing before Meals and Grace after Meals at noon, and at the end of the day students kneel and recite five decades of the Rosary in English on Monday, Wednesday, and Friday. On Tuesday the Rosary is recited in Latin, and on Thursday the Divine Mercy Chaplet is recited. Once a month students assist at the extraordinary form of the Mass and benediction; confession is also available. Each month priests speak to students on topics related to the liturgical year, or spiritual and moral subjects.


All students participate in our virtues and works of mercy (spiritual and corporeal) program.

Catholic Heritage

Students are provided a rare insight into their Catholic heritage through the school’s devotion to the extraordinary form of the liturgy and beautiful sacred music of the Church. Students participate in the 1500-year-old Latin Mass, as encouraged by St. John Paul II and Pope Benedict XVI. Bishop David Malloy has graciously allowed Adoration and Benediction of the Blessed Sacrament in the Academy's chapel.