Guerin College Preparatory High School

Guerin College Preparatory
High School
8001 West Belmont Avenue
River Grove, Illinois 60171
United States
Coordinates 41°56′13″N 87°49′39″W / 41.93694°N 87.82750°W / 41.93694; -87.82750Coordinates: 41°56′13″N 87°49′39″W / 41.93694°N 87.82750°W / 41.93694; -87.82750
Type Private, secondary, parochial
Denomination Roman Catholic
Established 2004
Opened 1962 & 1961
Oversight Archdiocese of Chicago
Grades 912
Gender Coed
Enrollment 510 (2011)
Student to teacher ratio 17:1
Campus type Suburban
Athletics conference Metro Suburban Conference (m)
Girls Catholic Athletic Conference (f)
Accreditation North Central Association of Colleges and Schools[1]
Newspaper Voyager
Yearbook Traces
Tuition US$ 8800[2]
Affiliation Sisters of Providence of Saint Mary-of-the-Woods

Guerin Preparatory High School is a private, Roman Catholic high school in River Grove, Illinois, United States. It is located in the Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Chicago.

Guerin was established in 1962 as Mother Theodore Guerin High School, an all-girls school, by the Sisters of Providence of Saint Mary-of-the-Woods. The sisters named the school after their congregation's foundress, Saint Mother Theodore Guerin. The school was renamed[3] when it became coeducational in 2004 and absorbed the students from the all-male Holy Cross High School after that school closed.[4] Holy Cross High School had been opened in 1950.


The Guerin Prep Crusaders/Gators are currently members of two athletic conferences: men (Crusaders) compete as a member of the Metro Suburban Conference, while the women (Gators) compete in both the Metro Suburban Conference and Suburban Christian Conference. Formerly, the all-boys Holy Cross High School competed in the East Suburban Catholic Conference until consolidating with the all-girls Mother Guerin High School in 2004.[5]

The school sponsors interscholastic sports teams for both men and women in basketball, volleyball, cross country, soccer, golf, and track & field. The school sponsors teams for men in baseball, football, and wrestling, while there are teams for women in softball.[6]

The school competes in state championship tournaments sponsored by the Illinois High School Association.

Guerin Prep has achieved memorable success in several sports. The following teams are notable for success in their respective sports:

Notable alumni

Notes and references

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