Metro Suburban Conference

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The Metro Suburban Conference (MSC) is an organization of fourteen high schools in northern Illinois, representing seven communities in that part of the state. These high schools are all members of the Illinois High School Association. The conference began competing during the 2006–07 academic year, with four schools from the former Suburban Prairie Conference East Division.

Two new schools (Timothy Christian and Illiana Christian) were added for the 2009–10 academic year, both previously part of the Private School League.[1] Glenbard South High School was added for 2010–11 following the dissolution of the Western Sun Conference.[2]

During the 2013-2014, seven former members of the Suburban Christian Conference decided to move to the MSC, effective during the 2014-2015 academic year. The remaining five high schools moved to either the Chicago Catholic League or the East Suburban Catholic Conference, effectively ended the SCC's run as one of Illinois' premier non-public athletic conferences.[3]


Blue Division Town Nickname Enrollment
Fenton High School Bensenville, Illinois Bison 1,478 (2016)
St. Edward High School Elgin, Illinois Green Wave 385 (2016)
IC Catholic Prep Elmhurst, Illinois Knights 326 (2016)
Glenbard South High School Glen Ellyn, Illinois Raiders 1,211 (2016)
Riverside-Brookfield High School Riverside, Illinois Bulldogs 1,635 (2016)
Wheaton Academy West Chicago, Illinois Warriors 650 (2015)
Red Division Town Nickname Enrollment
Aurora Central Catholic High School Aurora, Illinois Chargers 600+ (2016)
Elmwood Park High School Elmwood Park, Illinois Tigers 953 (2016)
Walther Christian Academy Melrose Park, Illinois Broncos 284 (2014)
Ridgewood High School Norridge, Illinois Rebels 856 (2016)
Chicago Christian High School Palos Heights, Illinois Knights
Guerin Prep High School River Grove, Illinois Crusaders (Boys)/Gators (Girls) 510 (2011)


  1. ^ Stone, Bill (16 July 2008), "Two teams join Metro Suburban Conference", Chicago Sun-Times, retrieved 26 April 2010, The Metro Suburban Conference will add two more teams beginning with the 2009-10 school year. Timothy Christian and Illiana Christian will join the conference, which includes Elmwood Park, Ridgewood, Fenton and Riverside-Brookfield ... Timothy and PSL rival Illiana recently finalized a deal to join the current four-team Metro Suburban on a two-year trial basis. The PSL, which has nine schools in the sports that Timothy competes, will remain intact for the 2008-09 school year. 
  2. ^ Schwarz, Orrin (6 November 2009), "Glenbard South to join Metro Suburban", Daily Herald, retrieved 26 April 2010, Glenbard South announced Friday that it will join the Metro Suburban Conference for the 2010-2011 school year. 
  3. ^ Narang, Bob (2 May 2013), "7 schools leaving Suburban Christian Conference for Metro Suburban", Chicago Tribune, retrieved 5 February 2015