Resurrection High School (Chicago, Illinois)
|Resurrection College Prep High School|
|7500 West Talcott Avenue
Chicago, Illinois, 60631
|Motto||Charity and Truth|
|Oversight||Archdiocese of Chicago|
|Color(s)||Red and White|
|Athletics conference||Girls Catholic Athletic Conference/IHSA|
|Accreditation(s)||North Central Association of Colleges and Schools|
|Newspaper||'The Res Banner (TRB)|
|Affiliation||Sisters of the Resurrection|
Resurrection High School was founded by the Sisters of the Resurrection, a Roman Catholic religious order. Sister Anne Strzelecka C.R. arrived in Chicago on February 2, 1900 to work with students in Catholic schools. In 1912, Sister Anne bought a tract of land in northwest Chicago and three years later opened Resurrection Academy as an elementary school and boarding school for girls. In 1920, Sister Anne bought the 52-acre (210,000 m2) Anderson onion farm and skating pond where Resurrection Medical Center now stands. Resurrection High School was established in 1922. In 1922, she opened the doors to Resurrection High School in what is now the Provincial Home. Four years later, the first graduating class consisted of four young women, one of whom went on to become a successful attorney as well as a mother and grandmother of future Resites. After 40 years of growth, Resurrection High School opened its doors in 1962 in a new, much larger building. In 1997, an $11 million construction program added two state of the art science and computer labs, a technology center with internet capabilities, a 36-station fitness center, as well as air conditioning throughout the facility. Resurrection High School counts more than 12,000 alumnae in 83 graduating classes.
Mission Statement and Educational Ministry
Resurrection College Prep High School is a Catholic Christian community dedicated to the education of young women, and to the development of their God-given talents. Convinced of God's unconditional love and nourished by the Risen Lord Jesus Christ, we are committed to the spiritual, ethical, intellectual, physical and social growth of our students.
Notes and references
- NCA-CASI. "NCA-Council on Accreditation and School Improvement". Retrieved 2009-07-28.[dead link]