Witness Woodlands in action!
The best way to learn about our dynamic community is to see the spirit and energy our students possess in the classroom.
Virtual Shadow Day
Please register for one of our Virtual Shadow Days to catch a glimpse of life at Woodlands.
A Little About Woodlands
Woodlands Academy is located in Lake Forest, a historic and picturesque community about 30 miles north of Chicago along the shores of Lake Michigan. We are about an hour from Milwaukee and 30 minutes from O’Hare Airport.
Woodlands Academy of the Sacred Heart, founded in 1858, is an independent, Catholic, day and boarding, college preparatory school for young women, grades 9-12, who wish to pursue a course of study committed to academic excellence within the context of a faith-based community. As a member of the Network of Sacred Heart Schools in the United States, Woodlands Academy commits itself to educate to our five goals: a personal and active faith in God, a deep respect for intellectual values, a social awareness which impels to action, the building of community as a Christian value, and personal growth in an atmosphere of wise freedom.