These are Catholic high schools in the state of Illinois which were once in operation, but were closed. Some are from the very early part of the 20th Century or even the late 19th Century. Click on the name of the school for details. As possible, we have listed the schools by Diocese.

Do you have any information, photos, articles, memorabilia regarding these or other Catholic high schools? It would be great to add it to this collection. No need to send originals, photocopies or scans are fine. E-mail here.

 To read the official Closed School Report for the Archdiocese of Chicago, click on the blue link.

Below are vintage directories of schools from 1965 presented for nostalgia and historic purposes. Please note that some schools included in these vintage listings may still be open. You may refer to the listings under Current Schools for cross-reference.

 Click here for official directory of all Illinois dioceses

Vintage News & Photos

Includes vintage photos of schools still in operation

 Archdiocese of Chicago

Closed prior to 1985

St. Teresa Academy
Central Catholic High School
St. Mary High School
Assumption High School
Aquinas Dominican High School
Immaculata High School
Little Flower High School
Mendel Catholic Preparatory High School
Providence High School
Saints Peter and Paul High School
St. Ann High School
St. Casimir High School
(The building is currently open and operating under the new parish name, Our Lady of Tepeyac. St. Casimir and St. Ludmilla churches combined under the name of Our Lady of Tepeyac, and the all-girls high school is still operating.

St. Catherine of Siena

Closed in 1969

St. George High School

Info on St. George Boys High School may be found here:,_Illinois) and here St. George Alumni go here

St. Malachy High School
St. Mel High School
St. Michael Central Catholic High School
St. Philip Basilica High School
St. Sebastian High School

Mercy High School for Girls

Closed in 1985

St. Mary of Perpetual Help High School (Coed)

Closed in 1988

Holy Family Academy (Girls)

Unity High School for Girls (Merged into St. Martin De Porres Academy, building closed)

Willobrord Catholic High School (Merged into St. Martin De Porres Academy, building closed)

Closed in 1989

Alvernia High School

Closed in 1990

Archbishop Quigley Preparatory Seminary (Boys)

Closed in 1993

Academy of the Sacred Heart for Girls (As of 2007 the building is used by Sacred Heart Schools)

Closed in 1994

Cathedral High School (Coed)

Closed in 1996

St. Joseph High School (Coed)

Closed in 1997

St. Martin De Porres Academy (Coed)

Closed in 1999

Archbishop Weber High School (Boys)
Academy of Our Lady (Longwood Academy for Girls)

Closed in 2001

Madonna High School
St. Barbara High School

Closed in 2002

Lourdes High School for Girls (Students accepted at De La Salle)

Closed in 2003

Good Counsel High School (Girls)

Closed in 2007

Archbishop Quigley Preparatory Seminary North (Boys)

Former high schools in Cook County

Before 1987

Mother of Sorrows High School

Closed in 1987

Sacred Heart of Mary (absorbed by Saint Viator High School)

Closed in 1994

Saint Louise de Marillac High School (absorbed by Loyola Academy, building closed)

Closed in 2004

Holy Cross High School for Boys (students accepted at Guerin College Preparatory High School)

Closed in 2005

Immaculate Heart of Mary High School (students merged with St. Joseph High School)

Diocese of Springfield

St. Mary High School in Mt. Sterling, IL closed 1968
St. James Trade School in Springfield, IL closed 1972
Ursuline Academy in Springfield, IL closed 2007
St. Paul High School in Highland, IL closed 1986
Catholic Boys High School *
Notre Dame High School *
Griffin High School **
Sacred Heart High School **

* Formerly Christian Brothers High School, merged in 1976 with Notre Dame High School to form Quincy-Notre Dame High School
Merged in 1988, the name was changed to Sacred Heart-Griffin