Academic Excellence

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ACT Scores

Our  average composite ACT Score is consistently higher than the Illinois average.

Academic Awards

AP Scholars

Class of Student NameScholar AwardGrade School
2020Appleton; Carter AP ScholarChannahon Junior High Channahon
2020Beniulyte; AngelaAP ScholarNoonan Academy Mokena
2021Berg; Alicia AP Scholar with HonorLiberty Junior High New Lenox
2021Blake; Michael AP ScholarSt. Jude New Lenox
2020Broderick; Brennan AP Scholar with DistinctionSt. Joseph School Manhattan
2020Carpenter; Lauren AP Scholar with DistinctionSt. Dennis Lockport
2020Cokinos; Christopher AP Scholar with DistinctionCardinal Joseph Bernardin Orland Hills
2020Conway; Kenneth AP ScholarSouthwest Chicago Christian Palos Heights
2020Dombrowski; Daniel AP ScholarSt. Dennis Lockport
2020Dugan; Burke AP ScholarSt. Alexander Palos Heights
2020Gardella; Philip AP ScholarSt. Mary Mokena
2020Gleason; Mia AP ScholarSt. Mary Mokena
2020Hall; Mason AP ScholarSt. Dennis Lockport
2020Hecht; Joshua AP ScholarSt. Michael Orland Park
2020Hilty; Ryan AP Scholar with DistinctionSt. Mary Mokena
2020Kalinowski; Kennedy AP ScholarSt. Mary Mokena
2020Kruchten; Lauren AP ScholarTroy Middle School Plainfield
2021Kulpinski; Emma AP ScholarCardinal Joseph Bernardin Orland Hills
2021Laird; Brett AP ScholarCardinal Joseph Bernardin Orland Hills
2020Liang; ZhanyuAP Scholar with DistinctionMinooka Junior High Minooka
2020McGrath; Mary Grace AP Scholar with DistinctionSt. Paul the Apostle Joliet
2020McMaster; Madeleine AP Scholar with DistinctionSouthwest Chicago Christian Palos Heights
2021Melei; Michael AP ScholarSt. Mary Mokena
2002Orszulak; Nicolas AP ScholarTroy Middle School Plainfield
2021Paolella; MiaAP ScholarSt. Jude New Lenox
2020Pignotti; Maximus AP ScholarMokena Junior High Mokena
2021Pintoy; Abigail AP ScholarSt. Mary Immaculate Plainfield
2020Puett; Colton AP ScholarLiberty Junior High New Lenox
2021Riemen; Dylan AP Scholar with HonorLiberty Junior High New Lenox
2020Rost; Kathryn AP ScholarCardinal Joseph Bernardin Orland Hills
2020Santschi; Anna AP Scholar with DistinctionHome Schooled
2020Scherf; Jakob AP Scholar with DistinctionSt. Paul the Apostle Joliet
2020Slota; Brendan AP ScholarHomer Junior High Homer Glen
2020Spencer; Samantha AP Scholar with HonorSS. Cyril & Methodius Lemont
2020Spesia; Gabriel AP ScholarSt. Raymond Joliet
2020Spreitzer; Jenna AP ScholarMinooka Junior High Minooka
2020Swenson; Jordyn AP ScholarHomer Junior High Homer Glen
2021Talusan; Raven AP ScholarCardinal Joseph Bernardin Orland Hills
2020Tompkins; Adam AP ScholarPalos South Middle School Palos Park
2021Warren; Nick AP ScholarSt. George Tinley Park
2021Whitten; Nora AP ScholarCardinal Joseph Bernardin Orland Hills
2020Whittle; DolanAP Scholar with DistinctionSS. Cyril & Methodius Lemont

National Merit Scholars

The National Merit Scholarship Program is an annual academic competition for recognition and college undergraduate scholarships that began in 1955.  More than 1.5 million students enter the National Merit Scholarship Program each year.  Approximately 34,000 students are named Commended Students.

National Honor Society

Providence Catholic National Honor Society is founded on the principles of scholarship, leadership, character and service.  The selection process begins when students who meet academic qualifications are given applications for NHS membership.  Once the student completes their application, Providence Catholic faculty members are asked to evaluate the candidates on the four guiding principles.  Finally, the Faculty Council reviews the prospective students and makes the final decision on membership.

Illinois State Scholars

The Providence Catholic students in the linked story were named  Illinois State Scholars.  Selection is based on ACT scores received prior to senior year and other critical criteria as determined by the Illinois Student Assistance Commission.

Augustinian Scholars

The Providence Catholic Augustinian Scholar distinction was created in 2020 to honor those outstanding students who have strived to push themselves academically over these past four years and earned the Top 10 grade point averages of the graduating class. These students are awarded with the Augustinian Scholar stole to wear over their gown at graduation.

College Scholarships

  • $45 million in scholarships offered to the class
  • $20,512 is the average scholarship accepted per student/per year
  • $236 million in college scholarships offered the past five years
  • 33 students accepted $100k+ scholarships to their college
  • 24 student athletes made college athletic commitments
  • Six students matriculated to these highly selective universities:
    • Clemson University
    • University of Notre Dame
    • Villanova University
    • Wake Forest University
    • United States Military Academy at West Point


Student of the Month

Faculty members from each academic department select students for this award based on academic achievement, as well as attitude, effort, and improvement. Read about them in our news section:

Honor Roll

Providence Catholic is proud to have so many young men and women achieve academic excellence.  There are three ways to view the honor roll recipients; select the appropriate links below.

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Valedictorian and Salutatorian

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