Guerin College Preparatory High School (www.guerinprep.org), a Catholic, co-educational college preparatory school, invites prospective high school students and their families to visit the school during an Open House scheduled on November 25.
Guerin Prep, situated on a 23-acre, wireless campus in River Grove on Chicago's northwest side, serves approximately 450 students from Chicago and surrounding suburbs. The school boasts a 1:12 teacher to student ratio and a 100 percent college acceptance rate. Guerin Prep is structured to meet the individual strengths and needs of each student. The curriculum includes three rigorous academic programs of study (Sullivan College Preparatory Program, Providence College Preparatory Program and the advanced Nolan Scholar Program), as well as an advanced placement program for students.
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Technology in the Classroom:
Additionally, Guerin Prep is a technology-centered high school committed to integrating technology in the classroom. Guerin's laptop program is designed to provide students with access to up-to-date computer technology to support their learning. Every two years student are provided with a state-of-the-art laptop or tablet equipped with digital textbooks and the Windows 8 operating system. At the end of each two year cycle, students can purchase their leased laptop for as little as $1.
Guerin's Open House is a unique experience in which parents and students are separated, allowing Guerin to customize the tour to meet individual concerns and interests. The parents meet with Karen Booth, Principal, and Steve Baldwin, President, to learn about the core curriculum, school experience, admission requirements, tuition, and financial aid. Students participate in five-minute classes to experience what a school day is like at Guerin.
Open House Date:
Monday, November 25
6 p.m. - 8 p.m. (Last tour at 7 p.m.)
8001 W Belmont Ave, River Grove, IL
In 2013, Guerin graduates were collectively awarded more than $6 million in college scholarships. Among the students who received scholarships were Anisa Bravo, who received a full scholarship to University of Illinois at Chicago to study medicine; Agnes Galej, who was awarded a substantial scholarship to Yale University to study medicine; and Kristof Ifkovits, who received a competitive Division 1 FBS Athletic Scholarship to play football for Western Michigan University.
"We encourage all families who are seeking a solid high school educational experience to visit Guerin," said Steve Baldwin, President of Guerin Prep. "We continue to see consistent growth at Guerin Prep each year, and our graduates have gone on to more than 100 universities and colleges including Yale, Notre Dame, and Michigan State. Yet we've continued to maintain the balance between a highly academic education and a value-based experience," he added.
Beyond academics, students participate in a four-year theology program and can also choose from a variety of programs including: band, strings, piano, choir, theatre, dance, photography, drawing, design, and ceramics. Guerin offers a variety of interscholastic sports teams for both boys and girls, including: softball, basketball, track, hockey, cross country, and wrestling. It also has an athletic center with a weight room, two full-sized gyms, and a wrestling room. There are more than 30 academic, arts, leadership, and honor society clubs.