"Sacred Heart-Griffin is a Catholic, Dominican college preparatory high school that welcomes a diverse population to pursue academic excellence within the Dominican values of study, prayer, service and community."

History of Sacred Heart-Griffin

In the fall of 1988 Sacred Heart Academy and Griffin High School combined their spiritual, academic, and financial resources to form a new Catholic, Dominican high school. The newly formed institution, Sacred Heart-Griffin High School (SHG), continued the common threads of the two schools. Strong traditions of excellence in education and moral development provided the foundation for SHG’s mission statement, Academic Excellence in a Community of Faith.

As neither campus could singly accommodate the needs of the combined student body, SHG used the facilities of both schools. The concept of educating all of its students on the same campus brought its own challenge – the need to construct fifteen classrooms to educate its students in one building. Sacred Heart-Griffin opened its 1995-96 school year with a new classroom addition and a new chapel, the cornerstone of spiritual life. In 2000, SHG reorganized its administrative structure to that of the president/principal model.

These many changes in the history of Sacred Heart-Griffin High School over the years have not changed the core mission, Academic Excellence in a Community of Faith. Today the enrollment stands at approximately 600 young men and women. Each year, a large number of these students are successful in competition as National Merit Scholars, Illinois State Scholars, state-bound individual athletes and athletic teams as well as recipients of numerous awards in such disciplines as mathematics, science, language and the arts.