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|
|President||Sr. Donna Marie|
|Principal||Mr. Richard Piwowarski|
|Color(s)||Red and White|
|Athletics conference||Girls Catholic Athletic Conference/IHSA|
|Accreditation||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.
Notes and references
- NCA-CASI. "NCA-Council on Accreditation and School Improvement". Archived from the original on April 29, 2009. Retrieved 2009-07-28.