Scholarship • Service • Spirit • Unity

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Nazareth Academy is a Catholic, coed, college prep high school dedicated to living Jesus' mission of unity and committed to educating the whole person.

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On May 25, 2014 Nazareth Academy held a Graduation Mass and Commencement at Drury Lane Oakbrook Terrace for the 213 graduates of the Class of 2014. These graduates will attend 93 colleges across 24 states. They have earned over $21 million in merit-based scholarships and awards.  
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Nazareth names Valedictorian and Salutatorian
Nazareth Academy is proud to announce the Valedictorian and Salutatorian for the Class of 2014. Congratulations to Kiley Roache and Kevin Saladino.
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Students Advance to National History Day
On May 8, 2014, twelve juniors from Nazareth Academy competed at the State Finals of the Metro Chicago History Fair in Springfield, IL. They presented documentaries focused on one subject in Chicago or Chicago suburban history.  Nazareth is pleased to announce that four students, Daniel Bier, Paul Kramer, Zack Sims and James Turek qualified to participate at National History Day held at the University of Maryland in June.

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Math Club Finishes Top Ten in State
Nazareth is pleased to announce that two juniors finished Top Ten in State. Cici Huang of Oak Park and Meghan Sullivan of Stickney took 7th Place in Class 2A Oral Competition. Cici Huang also place 9th Overall in Class 2A Algebra 2 Competition
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History Fair Students Advance to State Finals
Nazareth Academy congratulates U.S. History Honors students whose History Fair projects are now moving on to State competition after finishing with top scores at the Metro City Finals History Fair event on April 28, 2014. Qualified winners from the state contest in Springfield on Thursday, May 8, will advance to the National History Fair competition this summer.
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Student Athletes Make College Commitments
Nazareth Academy is proud to announce that three student-athletes, Ellen Chiligiris (Downers Grove), Allison Kurek (Chicago) and Linnea Rohrsen (Chicago) have officially committed to continue their academic and athletic pursuits at Williams College in Massachusetts, Concordia University Wisconsin and Purdue University respectively.

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Alumni Reunion

Plans are underway! Alumni Reunion is set for Saturday, September 27, 2014. If you are interested in serving as a Class Representative for your individual class, contact Katherine Fernholz. Classes ending in a "4" or "9" will have special celebrations this year. 


Event Description - Alumni Reunion


Plans are underway! Alumni Reunion is set for Saturday, September 27, 2014. If you are interested in serving as a Class Representative for your individual class, contact Katherine Fernholz. Classes ending in a "4" or "9" will have special celebrations this year. Click here to see the list of secured Class Reps. 

5:00 p.m. Alumni and Family Mass at the CSJ Chapel, presentation of the Alumni Recognition Awards. Congratulations to our 2014 recipients Nancy Pipal '64, Sr. Jackie Schmitz '64 and former Administrative Assistant to the Principal and Nazareth parent, Clare Paliatka.
6:00-9:00 p.m. Cocktail Reception in the Dining Hall, along with tours of the school, $15/person, must be 21 to attend. 

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Jack Wheeler Memorial Golf Outing
Sep 22, 2014 – 
Jack Wheeler Memorial Golf Outing Register for the annual Jack Wheeler Golf Outing. | details
Alumni Reunion
Sep 27, 2014 – 
Alumni Reunion Plans are underway! Our Alumni Reunion is Saturday, September 27, 2014. | details


Football program partners with Letters Project
Nazareth Academy takes great pride in educating the whole person, including student-athletes. Our teams come together in ways beyond practice and games – to grow as individuals in service to others. Earlier in July, Nazareth’s Varsity Football players joined together with Letters Project to brighten the lives of children who are struggling with developmental disabilities and/or terminal illnesses.
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Prom 2014 – How Sweet It Is
On Saturday, May 10, hundreds of students dressed in their best formal wear celebrated at “Prom 2014: How Sweet It Is.” After gathering for pre-prom picture parties, the guests assembled at Drury Lane Oakbrook for a wonderful night of dinner and dancing. Congratulations to Prom King Joe Nelson, Prom Queen Frankie Citro, Prom Prince Ryan Woods and Prom Princess Peggy Masterson.
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First-Ever Marine Biology Trip
Nazareth Environmental Science teacher Mrs. DePasquale has a passion for marine biology. During Nazareth’s spring break, she shared that passion with fourteen students, freshmen through seniors, and her fellow teacher, Mr. Banasiak, when they travelled to Marine Lab in Key Largo for Nazareth’s first Marine Biology trip.
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Stations of the Cross Prayer Service
As we enter the holiest days of the year, the Nazareth family took time to reflect together during a powerful Stations of the Cross prayer service. We were challenged to ask ourselves what this ancient story means in our modern lives. Students and faculty spoke from their hearts about the crosses we bear and the ways in which we have the power to be the face of God to others.
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Fine Arts Hall of Fame
On April 3, 2014, Nazareth Academy celebrated the fine arts and those who have made a significant contribution to the arts while at Nazareth when the school welcomed five new members into the Fine Arts Hall of Fame. The Induction Ceremony took place prior to the opening night of Nazareth’s spring production of “Shrek The Musical!” Nazareth hosted a reception for the honorees, their guests and many Nazareth alumni, including dozens of former thespians, student-directors and crew members.
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Roadrunner Dash 5k
The sun was shining the morning of Sunday, March 30, 2014 when Nazareth Academy’s Alumni Association welcomed over 250 runners, walkers, strollers and volunteers to its second annual Roadrunner Dash 5k Run/Walk. 
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Naz Welcomes Class of 2018
Nazareth proudly welcomed registered members of the Class of 2018 to a Freshman Party on Monday, March 24. If the evening was any indication, Nazareth is looking forward to a fun-loving, high-spirited and engaged class!
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