Who We Are

Nazareth Academy, a Catholic, co-educational, college preparatory high school in La Grange Park, Illinois, is among the oldest educational institutions in Chicago's western suburbs. It was established by a pioneering group of Sisters of St. Joseph who came to the La Grange area in 1899. Their first school, with an enrollment of fourteen, was in a remodeled six-room house. A school building was constructed in 1901 and an addition to it in 1949. Until 1963, the school enrolled both resident and day students. In 1974, Nazareth moved its operations to its current location, 1209 West Ogden Avenue. The high school became coeducational in 1977, and today it serves an area approximately 25 miles long and 10 miles wide in Cook and DuPage counties. Nazareth enrolls students from more than 120 local grammar schools in over 60 communities.

Nazareth Academy is committed to athletic and academic excellence while integrating learning and competing with Christian values and faith. Participation in interscholastic athletics can make a material difference to the development of young adults. Athletics is a process that can be used to cultivate leadership skills and an attitude of achievement that can be beneficial for a lifetime. This process is best accomplished within the Nazareth framework of Scholarship, Service, Spirit and Unity.