About Us


A History of Tradition and Innovation

Saint Viator High School derives its name from St. Viator, patron saint of the Clerics of St. Viator. Viator lived during the fourth century in Lyon, France. He worked as a catechist, helping young people develop their religious beliefs. When Fr. Louis Querbes established a religious community of young men to assist the clergy in their parish work, he looked for a model and remembered Viator, the saint from his hometown who carried out similar work centuries before. This new order became known as the Clerics of St. Viator. Viatorian means “traveler,” which lends itself to the perception of being part of the journey of lifelong learning and spiritual development.

Saint Viator High School is often described as a place that "feels like family" by those who walk through its doors. 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.

Here are some of the milestone years that make up the school’s history:

Located in Arlington Heights, IL, Saint Viator High School is a private, co-ed, Catholic school for grades 9-12. Students benefit from a challenging academic program, fine and performing arts, competitive athletics, and a wide selection of extracurricular activities.