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Middle Schools
Willows Academy (female only)

HS: Willows Academy (female only)

Central Boarding Academy Partner


School Stats:

  • Founded in 1911

  • Total Enrollment: 365

  • Student: Teacher Ratio of 14:1


At Willows Academy, every student is recognized not only in the classroom, but also in the halls, stage, sports fields, and chapel. They offer a nurturing but challenging environment that brings out the best in every student.


Willows Academy views their relationship with parents as a true partnership: they are your daughter’s primary educator, and they are here to support you in your endeavor to raise a well-educated woman with a strong sense of self, moral values and character. 

By partnering with you, they want to see your daughter develop into a young woman who:

  • Leads and influences her professional field with competence, creativity, and tenacity

  • Commits to seeking and sharing truth, upholding clear moral and ethical principles, and living her Catholic faith joyfully in the middle of the world 

  • Serves magnanimously, caring for each individual while cultivating a keen sense of the common good that safeguards the freedom and human dignity of all people

  • Changes the world around her as an optimistic leader, citizen, mother, friend and daughter of God

For questions about class availability, please send a message to and we would be happy to assist! Students interested in attending Willows Academy for G6th-8th are encouraged to apply today.

Overall Niche Grade: A+

• #3 Best Christian High Schools in Illinois by

• One of only 50 non-public schools in the nation to be awarded the prestigious 2019 National Blue Ribbon Award • 25 Sports Teams

• 20 Extracurricular Activities

College Matriculation:

• University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign

• University of Wisconsin, Madison

• Northwestern University

• University of Michigan, Ann Arbor

• Calvin College

• DePaul University

• University of Illinois, Chicago

• Elmhurst College

• Trinity Christian College

• Northern Illinois University





Baseball Basketball

Cross Country Gold

Gymnastics Soccer



Track & Field Volleyball


Basketball Cheerleading Cross Country Pom Pons


Softball Swimming


Track & Field Volleyball


Bible Study

Bridge Builders



Drama Club

Fine Arts

Gaming Club

Intramural Sports

Mock Trial

National Honor Society Octoberfest

Pit Orchestra

Red Zone

Robotics Teams

Saga (Yearbook)

Scholastic Bowl

Sewing Club

Student Dance & Activities Committee

Student Council


WorldView Club

Worldwide Youth in Science & Engineering (WYSE)

Application Process

(application for CBA program)

to be completed one year in advance:


• Online Application

• Passport copy Transcripts (two most recent years)

• English Proficiency Test Scores (TOEFL iBT, IELTS, iTEP Slate Plus)

• Student's Introductory Essays (written in English)

• Pictures (student, family) with Captions

• Application Fee

• Admissions Decision

Required Documents:

• Passport copy

• Transcripts

• Student's Essays

• Pictures

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