David Petrovich ’18 was the only Zoom participant in Thursday’s veterans’ panel. But his experience in the military resonated with students. Petrovich attended the Naval Academy after Saint Viator. He was commissioned in May and now, as a naval officer, he is waiting to start flight school.
Is it a coincidence that the boys' cross-country team at Saint Viator High School features three new Eagle Scouts among its members? We think not!
“Many principals are the same, namely teamwork, bettering yourself, and helping others,” says Head Coach Bill Stanczak, ’85. “It's hard running three miles at your top speed, just like it's hard to earn badges and be committed for the years it takes to get to Eagle.”
As the 2022-23 academic year begins with an abundance of energy, we'd also like to welcome new and returning families to the exciting fall sports season! Ten of Saint Viator's 32 sports programs participate in the fall season, with the remaining 22 teams conducting off-season training and teambuilding activities. As a reminder to all involved, the dedication of our student-athletes, coaches, fans, and families, is guided by The Viator Way.
Saint Viator High School approaches athletics in a unique way - bringing together our Catholic mission, athletic excellence, and a Viatorian commitment to integrity, sportsmanship, ethics, generosity, and service. We invite you to learn more about The Viator Way by clicking here.
As we begin the 2022-23 school year, I would be remiss if I did not take a moment and first thank all the people here at Saint Viator High School for making my transition from Saint Patrick High School so seamless. From the Administration to the Maintenance Crew, everyone has been supportive and helpful as we get ready for the school year. I have had the opportunity to meet many people since I was announced as Principal back on April 7 and look forward to meeting many more members of the community in the upcoming days and weeks. I have been incredibly impressed with the passion, enthusiasm, and sincere care for the building and people that make Saint Viator a vibrant place to be. It is evident that Saint Viator is more than just a private, Catholic, co-educational high school. Simply stated, it is a family and a way of life.
Out of all the new faculty and staff members who have joined Saint Viator High School this year, Br. Jhobany Orduz, CSV, may have come the furthest. He is working part-time in Campus Ministry as he completes his ministry practicum as part of his Master’s in Divinity degree at Catholic Theological Union in Chicago.
Greetings from Saint Viator! I hope you and your families have enjoyed a restful summer. It is hard to believe that another school year is about to begin. I would especially like to welcome the students and families of the Class of 2026. I am pleased to share that we have a significantly larger freshman class this year thanks to our hard-working Enrollment team.
Sophomores, juniors, and seniors: Please find the IHSA Pre-Participation form here. Incoming freshmen physicals will fulfill the Athletic Department Requirement. Find specific team tryout details below.
Saint Viator High School and its Mobile Apps class are on a roll. Last year, Marcelina Gorny ’23 took second place for her app design, and this year, Bridget Kopp ’24 took first place in a build your own app contest.
The competition was sponsored by the Barrington-based Uncharted Learning and its MobileMakersEdu program. The unique offering is a way to ‘light up’ students around coding and foster an entrepreneurial mindset.
Students interested in participating in Saint Viator Athletics throughout the 2022-2023 academic year are invited to get their mandatory physicals completed at Saint Viator High School on Tuesday, July 26. Physicians from OrthoIllinois will be on campus to perform physicals from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Service is one of the core values at Saint Viator High School and that was full display last week as its unique Service & Song Camp returned. A total of 50 middle school students participated in the camp, along with more than 20 students from Saint Viator who served as leaders, and another 13 adults who led individual teams.
Mandatory online school forms will be available for completion in Blackbaud on Friday, July 1.
All Mandatory forms, including our Emergency Contact Form, Emergency Medical Form, Policy Agreement & Photo/Video waiver are all due for submission no later than Monday, August 15th. Failure to complete some of these forms could prohibit your student from entering the building.
Your prompt attention to this task is greatly appreciated. Thank you!
The Million Dollar Classic golf outing serves as one of the primary fundraisers for the Saint Viator High School athletic department. In our latest episode of the A Lion for Life Podcast, Senior Director of Development Kristen Daniels provides an update on the 2022 edition including how funds may be used and how you can register to be a part of it. Listen here.
Congratulations to the 74 juniors inducted into Saint Viator's National Honor Society late last month. The National Honor Society (NHS) is the nation’s premier organization established to recognize outstanding high school students.
Saint Viator’s bass fishing team is making quite a name for itself. For the second time since the club was formed (2009), these anglers are heading to the state tournament. Luke Altman ’23, Lucas Doland ’22, and Colton Faulkner ’23 were on the qualifying boat, with their combined catch of 11.9 pounds of bass. Their catch—hauled on May 5 at the Busse Woods Reservoir— was good enough for second place and a berth to the state tournament.
Athletic Director Jason Kuffel moved quickly to hire a new coach for the school’s cheerleading program, naming Alexandra Hoffman to the role. Hoffman comes to Saint Viator from Loyola Academy where she has served as Assistant Coach for both the JV and Varsity teams.
Congratulations to Saint Viator’s Academic Team on placing 5th out of 31 teams at the state finals of the Academic Challenge, sponsored by the University of Illinois and its Worldwide Youth in Science and Engineering initiative, last month. The team also brought home two individual first-place state medals.
Both Erin Edwards and Anna Bartelt came to Saint Viator High School in 2018 from St. Mary's in Buffalo Grove. Together, they've navigated through the last four unpredictable years, and plan to continue to do the same next year, as they both begin classes at the University of Illinois - Urbana Champaign.
This week, the INCubatoredu class showed off their hard work at Final Pitch Night. Four teams presented their business ideas to a panel of sharks who had some challenging questions about competition, marketing, patenting, and overall product viability.
Join us in congratulating the 30+ students who participated in last weekend's Illinois Council of Teachers of Mathematics Regional Contest. The team placed in the top 10 in the state (out of 46 teams), earning medals and 9th Place overall!
Saint Viator Athletic Director Jason Kuffel has announced the hiring of a new team of coaches for the school’s wrestling program. Mike Schneider has been brought in as the new head coach and he has announced the hiring of two new assistant coaches.
It was just a few months ago, that Saint Viator seniors Casey Hintz and Anthony Pluto were headed to play baseball at the junior college level, as a stepping stone to a major program. On Wednesday, the two teammates signed letters of intent to play at the University of Arizona, one of the power five conferences (Pac-12) in the country, to play for the highly-rated Wildcats.
Christopher Rapala and Anthony Pluta have been named valedictorian and salutatorian, respectively, of Saint Viator High School’s Class of 2022. These awards are determined by the highest cumulative GPA over four years. Anthony is graduating with a GPA of 4.82, and Christopher with the highest cumulative GPA of 4.83.
Congratulations to the following student recipients of the Patrons of the Arts Fine Arts Academic Scholarships. Each student will receive $550 that will be applied toward a Fine Arts course for the 2022-23 school year.
Saint Viator’s Fine Arts Department hosted one of our first senior events earlier this week, celebrating the seniors who plan to pursue the arts in college. Students gathered with parents and faculty on Monday to officially announce their college decisions at the school's Fine Arts Signing Day.
For more than a decade, Saint Viator High School has served as host to the Reverend Mark R. Francis, CSV, International Program. Through this program, students from around the globe become a part of the Saint Viator student body. In the current school year, we have 45 international students attending Saint Viator.
Saint Viator High School has announced the hiring of alumnus Arika Cozzi '08, DAT, LAT, ATC, as the school’s new Athletic Trainer. Cozzi will begin her role in early March. In making the announcement, Athletic Director Jason Kuffel noted Cozzi’s extensive experience working with high schools in the area and in Arizona, and her desire to specifically work in a Catholic school environment.
When Mr. Bill Faltinoski joined the fine arts department in 1982, he was assigned to teach art – and to expand the curriculum by offering photography classes. The assignment meant building a completely outfitted darkroom and creating classes around black and white 35-millimeter cameras. Some 40 years later, those early classes made an impact.
The Village of Arlington Heights' Young Champion Heart of Gold Award recognizes a middle or high school student who goes beyond what is expected to have a positive impact on our community. Emma Ziebka is just that person. She continually displays her leadership skills and provides service to others while navigating her senior year at Saint Viator High School.
Did you know there are currently 300+ living Saint Viator and Sacred Heart of Mary alumni couples? In honor of Valentine's Day today, we are spotlighting a handful of sweethearts and their love stories.
Congratulations to senior Nora Ahram on joining Saint Viator Basketball’s esteemed 1,000 point club this week! She achieved this historic milestone Monday during the team’s non-conference game against Stevenson.
Saint Viator faculty member and Director of the musical, Megan Gray, talks about this year's production of Pippin in our latest A Lion for Life Podcast episode. With music by composer Stephen Schwartz, this show will be particularly relevant to students as the main character explores a path in life to find fulfillment. Listen here.
Saint Viator is proud to announce we have once again been recognized by the College Board with the AP Computer Science Female Diversity Award. After receiving this award the past two years for achieving high female representation in AP Computer Science Principles, we are thrilled to be honored this year for expanding young women’s access to AP Computer Science A (CSA).
Saint Viator’s bowling team held their last day of practice last week ahead of this weekend’s boys’ regional tournament. The end of the season is bittersweet for these student-athletes. Simply put, they don’t want the season to end.
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.