Learn about the transformative educational experience at Woodlands Academy of the Sacred Heart during an online open house Sunday, Nov. 8, at 4 p.m. Join students and faculty members for a virtual view of how a Woodlands education prepares girls for college and beyond by empowering them to lead, compete, engage and explore. The school promotes engaging academics, artistic and athletic excellence, strong faith, and social responsibility. The quality of a Woodlands Academy education recently achieved prestigious recognition from two outside evaluations. First came word that Woodlands was among an elite group of schools designated a National Blue Ribbon School for 2020 by the U.S. Department of Education. Blue Ribbon designation is a widely recognized symbol of exemplary teaching and learning. A few weeks later, it was announced that Niche, an independent research company had given Woodlands Academy another overall grade of A+ in its 2021 high school rankings, which also once again named it the #1 best all-girls and the #1 best Catholic high school in Illinois. Located at 760 E. Westleigh Road in Lake Forest, Woodlands Academy is an independent Catholic day-and-boarding, college-preparatory school for young women of all faiths in grades nine through 12. It’s part of a worldwide network of 24 schools in the U.S. and Canada and more than 150 schools in a total of 41 countries on six continents. To register online for the virtual open house, visit woodlandsacademy.org/openhouse. More information is available on the website or by calling (847) 234-4300.