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About Us

Josephinum Academy of the Sacred Heart is an all-girls, independent, college-preparatory high school in Wicker Park. For over 131 years, we have provided young women of Chicago with a high-quality education that has continuously evolved and innovated to meet the changing needs of the world around them. Today we are proud to serve a community of amazing young women from all over Chicago in an environment that empowers, motivates and encourages them to not only succeed in college and careers, but to be life-long learners, confident leaders, and the change-makers that the world so desperately needs.

As a part of the Sacred Heart Network of schools, a community of over 150 schools in 44 countries, "the Jo" is firmly committed not only to the intellectual development of our students, but to instilling in them the critical importance of service to others, social justice, and faith

As an independent school, we can be nimble in an ever-changing, complicated world. We are free to make important decisions based on what will best serve our students, their families, and our staff and faculty. We are able to be innovative and creative with adjustments to curriculum and programming to meet the ever-evolving needs of the young women we serve. 

We encourage each student to “think big,” make her voice heard, and find her special place in the world. Jo girls are prepared for college and beyond. They learn what it means to champion a cause they believe in and to use that passion to serve society. Our graduates leave high school confident in themselves, their ideas, and their goals.