Saint Viator High School is a Catholic, college preparatory community called to provide religious formation and an academic program of excellence to the young men and women of the northwest suburbs of Chicago.
The Clerics of St. Viator founded Saint Viator High School as a school for young men in 1961 in an effort to fulfill their commitment to the Christian education of youth. In 1987 Saint Viator High School merged with Sacred Heart of Mary in Rolling Meadows to become a co-educational institution.
While demographic and cultural influences led to a coeducational institution, the two schools had a long-standing history together that included:
- shared building space
- annual musical
- educational and social programs and activities – e.g. joint classes, dances, etc.
- families with students at both schools
- commitment to quality college prep education in an atmosphere of care and commitment based on Gospel values
In the years that have passed, over 13,000 young men and women have graduated from Saint Viator and Sacred Heart of Mary High Schools.
Today, Saint Viator High School is often described as a place that "feels like family" by those who walk through its doors. Welcoming over 1,000 students daily, Saint Viator exists as a comfortable, yet challenging community in which students are valued and educated as whole people. Classes are small enough for students to get to know everyone, yet large enough to enable a competitive curriculum. Teachers and staff are dedicated to the intellectual, physical, spiritual and emotional growth of each student, providing the attention, nurturing and support a successful academic career requires.
Whether in the classroom, on the stage, on the athletic field or on retreat, our students are called to be supportive, caring individuals celebrating faith, friendship and the achievements of every member of the school community.
The Saint Viator community values individuals for who they are and challenges them to be all God calls them to be. We are a school where people are more important than things and where the Spirit of God is invited to be the center of our life.
Follow the links below to learn more about the Clerics of St. Viator and the Religious of the Sacred Heart of Mary.