IC Catholic Prep (Elmhurst, Illinois)

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IC Catholic Prep
217 Cottage Hill Avenue


United States
Coordinates41°53′47″N 87°56′31″W / 41.89639°N 87.94194°W / 41.89639; -87.94194Coordinates: 41°53′47″N 87°56′31″W / 41.89639°N 87.94194°W / 41.89639; -87.94194
TypeSecondary Private
DenominationRoman Catholic
OversightDiocese of Joliet
PresidentBarbara Goworowski
PrincipalThomas Schergen
PastorVery Rev. Thomas Paul
Student to teacher ratio19:1
Color(s)Navy Blue and White         
SloganThe School for Independent Thinkers
Athletics conferenceMetro Suburban Conference
Team nameKnights
AccreditationNorth Central Association of Colleges and Schools[1]
NewspaperKnight Times

IC Catholic Prep (ICCP) is a private, Roman Catholic high school in Elmhurst, Illinois and located in the Roman Catholic Diocese of Joliet in Illinois. When opened in 1936, it was the only co-educational secondary institution in DuPage County. Since the beginning, the Sisters of St. Agnes offered a curriculum that incorporated a college prep focus. It is the oldest Catholic, coeducational high school in DuPage County, Illinois.[2] It is also the only parish-based high school in DuPage County.

In January 2013, IC High School was renamed IC Catholic Prep to reflect the school's pursuit and teaching of Catholic values.[3]

IC Catholic Prep is a Catholic High School in Elmhurst, IL. It has around 320 students from 35 different suburban communities. ICCP has an average class size 19:1.[4] Ic Catholic Prep offers eight different AP classes and fourteen different honor classes along with their regular classes. ICCP has many clubs to offer such as National Honor Society, Art club, Book club, Engineering club, Theatre, Math Team, Student Council, and Yearbook.[5]

The football program won back-to-back Class 3A IHSA State Championships in 2016 and 2017 and won Class 4A IHSA State Championship in 2018.[6] In 2008, the Immaculate Conception football team became the first 4 loss football team in IHSA history to win a state championship, winning the class 2a football state championship. The 2008 football state championship squad posted a record of 10 wins and 4 losses, winning their final 6 games. The Dance team is also another successful school sports team by winning state in 2012 and placing second in state in 2013. In 2016 the dance team also placed top ten at the IHSA state and was placed first and second at every competition they attended.[7] Another successful team is the Volleyball team, winning the IHSA class 2A State Championship in 2013. In 2018, the Wrestling team qualified for the IHSA Class 1A Team State Finals for the first time in school history. All athletic programs have earned numerous IHSA Team Academic Achievement Awards (Team GPA of 3.0 and above on an unweighted 4.0 scale) over the past few years. ICCP students thrive between academics, sports, and numerous clubs. They are able to break the mold and transform into who they want to be.

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Notes and references[edit]

  1. ^ NCA-CASI. "NCA-Council on Accreditation and School Improvement". Archived from the original on April 29, 2009. Retrieved 2009-07-28.
  2. ^ ICHS. "Immaculate Conception High School History". Retrieved 2007-05-11.
  3. ^ Chadra, Karen (January 9, 2013). "IC High School Re-brands Itself With the Help of a Marketing Firm". Elmhurst Patch. Retrieved 2013-01-24.
  4. ^ "IC Catholic Prep, Elmhurst, IL » Mission & Benefits". www.iccatholicprep.org. Retrieved 2018-05-07.
  5. ^ "IC Catholic Prep, Elmhurst, IL » Mission & Benefits". www.iccatholicprep.org. Retrieved 2018-05-07.
  6. ^ Illinois High School Association Boys Football Records and History: 2016-2017 3A Championship Game Team Information, 2017-2018 3A Championship Game Team Information, 2018-2019 4A Championship Game Team Information
  7. ^ "IC Catholic Prep, Elmhurst, IL » Mission & Benefits". www.iccatholicprep.org. Retrieved 2018-05-07.
  8. ^ Baseball-Reference.com. "Skip Pitlock Statistics and History". Retrieved 2013-01-15.
  9. ^ Baseball-Reference.com. "Clark Brinkman Statistics and History". Retrieved 2018-06-26.

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