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Announcing Josephinum's NEW Cubs Charities Diamond Project Softball Field!

The Josephinum Academy softball field was first created for the school under the leadership of Mrs. Helen Ryan and Bonnie Kearney, RSCJ, over three decades ago. It was their hope and commitment to create a well-rounded experience for Josephinum students through outdoor activity.

After years of use, our staff and board decided to refurbish the field for our students and the Josephinum community. We owe our thanks to Chicago Cubs Charities Diamond Project for our new field, along with the Big Shoulders Fund, Sue and Tim Sullivan, Scott Byron and Company, American National Sprinkler and Lighting, and many other donors. It has been reinvented as not only a softball field, but also for soccer practice, and an outdoor space for the school.

Our new athletic campus is also available for rent during times when not utilized by the Josephinum community. For rental opportunities and partnership guidelines please email rentals@josephinum.org.

On Saturday, June 9, Josephinum Academy is introducing the all new Jo Jamboree 2018! to celebrate the field opening with our extended community. Jo Jamboree is a free, family-oriented, indoor and outdoor festival in the heart of Wicker Park and all are invited! To support health and wellness, this new one-day festival will include sports clinics, educational sessions, games, activities, food, and more. More information can be found on the Jo Jamboree 2018! page.

Go Cougars!

Whether you enjoy a competitive soccer game or a casual jog with friends, Josephinum’s Health and Wellness Program has what you need to stay engaged, healthy, and active.

Students can compete in volleyball, basketball, soccer, and softball at the White and Blue Division level of the Girls Catholic Athletic Conference (GCAC). As a member of a Josephinum team, you’ll find inspiration from our dedicated coaches and build long-lasting friendships with your teammates. Plus, you’ll have the entire school cheering you on from the sidelines!


Our soccer team celebrated one of the most successful seasons in the history of Josephinum Athletics in 2013, winning regionals and advancing to sectionals. Additionally, four players made the GCAC all-conference team.


Our softball team, which is typically composed of 15 to 18 players, won the Blue Division Tournament in 2012.


Our basketball team won the Blue Division regular season championship in 2013, and they advanced to the second round at Regionals in 2014 with one Lady Cougar named a GCAC all-conference player. We now represent the White Division in the GCAC.


Our volleyball team has won the Blue Division regular season and/or tournament two of the last four years. We now represent the White Division in the GCAC and again had a Cougar selected as an all-conference player.

Scott Belleperche
Director of Health and Wellness
(773) 276-1261 x224

A big thank you to the generous sponsors of our new Cubs Diamond Project softball field and Josephinum Athletic Campus!

Josephinum Academy of the Sacred Heart

1501 North Oakley Boulevard
Chicago, Illinois 60622
(773) 276-1261
(773) 292-3963
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