The Willows Academy
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The Willows Academy
Willows Academy
Academia Salices
1015 Rose Avenue


TypePrivate, All Women
MottoVeritatem Facientes in Caritate
(Proclaiming the truth in love. Ephesians 4: 15)
PrincipalDr. Jamie Vasquez
ChaplainFr. Gerry Kolf
Enrollment250 (2017-18)
Color(s)Blue and White   
Fight song"Eagles soar, eagles soar, fight to win, beat the foe, up the score, we are blue and white, we will always fight, eagles soar, eagles soar!"
MascotPenelope the Eagle
Team nameEagles
AccreditationAmerican Independent Schools Association
NewspaperThe Eaglette, formerly Beyond the Clock
Tuition$13,000 (high school), $8,250 (middle school)
AffiliationOpus Dei[1]

Willows Academy is an all-girls private school in Des Plaines, Illinois, United States, with its religious education under the direction of Opus Dei. The school is divided into the Middle School (6-8) and High School (9-12). There are approximately 250 students enrolled in grades 6-12, with about 25 students per middle school class and 40 students per high school class.[2] The original school was located on Vernon Avenue in Glencoe, IL. The second location was in Niles, IL.

The school is a member of the Illinois High School Association and the Independent Schools' League. The Academy was named one of the best 50 Catholic secondary schools in the nation in 2008 and is on the 2008 Catholic High School Honor Roll.[3]


The school was founded in 1974 by a group of parents and educators in the Chicago area.


Willows Academy has four sports that compete under IHSA regulations in the Class 2A division. The Willows offers a variety of athletics to girls in all grades.

The Willows is associated with the Independent Schools League (ISL) and competes in inter-league volleyball, cross country, basketball, softball and soccer.

Middle School Athletics: Volleyball, Cross County, Basketball, Soccer

High School Athletics: Volleyball, Cross Country, Basketball, Soccer, Softball


  1. ^ James Martin, S.J. (February 25, 1995). "Opus Dei In the United States". America. America Press. Archived from the original on January 16, 2009. Retrieved .
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