At a Glance

You Belong at Josephinum!

We are so excited to welcome you to Josephinum Academy of the Sacred Heart! Here at 'The Jo', we provide exceptional education, a wide range of extracurricular opportunities, and the deep connections of sisterhood forged in our inclusive community. Together, we are cultivating the leaders, changemakers, and visionaries of tomorrow.

We know that for some families, the cost of full tuition can stretch resources beyond family budgets. Thanks to a generous community of supporters, we’re proud to work with each family to provide scholarships and financial aid to make Josephinum Academy of the Sacred Heart accessible for each family. 

1 and Only

All-Girls, Sacred Heart
School in Chicago




and Financial Aid


Students from More


  Different Zip Codes with


Different Languages
Spoken at Home

Cultivating the Leaders, Changemakers, and Visionaries of Tomorrow

Josephinum Academy students are transforming our world—now and in the future. They leave The Jo ready to excel in college, career, or something entirely new. Among our recent graduating classes, we've had: 

  • Illinois State Scholars
  • Questbridge Scholars
  • Posse Scholars
  • Scholars who received a Global Seal of Biliteracy based on AP Scores
  • Received Gold Awards for FAFSA Completion 

Leadership and Internship Opportunities Available

While they are here, students serve their community and connect with their peers. Young leaders at The Jo are contributing to both our school and our city—and we are grateful for the ways they participate, both on and off campus. In the 2023-2024 school year, students completed and participated in: 

  • Over 800 Service Hours
  • Over 20 Clubs and Activities

Proud Democracy School

High-quality civic learning experiences allow young people to develop the knowledge, skills and dispositions that facilitate informed participation in public life. The Illinois Democracy Schools Initiative was launched to recognize and support high schools that are dedicated to expanding and improving civic learning experiences across the curriculum.

  • Member since 2013

Colleges and Universities Recently Attended by Alumnae 

  • Arizona State University
  • Aurora University*
  • Clark Atlanta University*
  • Columbia College (Chicago)*
  • Cornell University
  • DePaul University*
  • DePauw University
  • Dominican University*
  • Georgia State University
  • Illinois College*
  • Indiana University
  • Louisiana State University*
  • Loyola University*
  • Marquette University
  • Michigan State University
  • North Carolina A & T University*
  • North Park University*
  • Saint Mary’s University of Minnesota
  • Saint Xavier University*
  • Savannah College of Art & Design*
  • The Ohio State University
  • University of Chicago*
  • University of Health Sciences & Pharmacy
  • University of Illinois at Chicago*
  • University of Illinois at Springfield
  • University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign*
  • University of Michigan
  • University of Notre Dame
  • University of Wisconsin (Eau Claire)
  • University of Wisconsin (Milwaukee)*
  • Western Illinois University