Why YOU should enroll at Leo

  • Leo’s tuition remains the best value among Chicago-area private schools. Cost should not be a detriment to attending Leo. Financial aid is available to anyone who requires assistance. If you have concerns about your ability to pay tuition, talk to President McGrath. He will work with you to make your son’s Leo dream come true. Contact Dan McGrath: dmcgrath@leohighschool.org
  • Many of our students have been awarded Tax Credit Scholarships. For more information:
    Big Shoulders Fund: https://www.bigshouldersfundsgo.org
    Empower Illinois: https://empowerillinois.org/
  • Our diversified college prep curriculum gets you ready for “the next level.”
  • We stress academics first and offer a wide range of courses. Our emphasis is on math, reading and language arts, but we also offer classes in Art, Music, Journalism and Technology.
  • With smaller class sizes, you are guaranteed plenty of individual instruction and attention.
  • Our fully certified faculty is committed to helping you learn as a student and grow as a person.
  • Through Leo High School’s Big Shoulders Fund, The LeoNewsMen are presented Civics, News Literacy, and Journalism programming with generous support from the Robert R. McCormick Foundation.  Mr. Figel guides students through their own process of discerning between “fact and fake” accounts of today’s news through The Chicago Tribune and all digital offerings. 
  • Our Catholic heritage and beliefs help shape our approach to learning and to life.
  • Leo has graduated 100 percent of its seniors in each of the last eight years. More than 96 percent of them have gone on to college, several of them to some of the top schools in the Midwest.
  • Our loyal and generous alumni network includes hundreds of influential Chicagoans who are available and eager to help fellow Leo Men with career plans.
  • Our athletic program is recognized as one of the most accomplished in the Chicago area. The Leo Lions compete in seven varsity sports, with more on the way. Our track, football and basketball teams are consistent state contenders, and our basketball team achieved second in the state in 2016. Our boxing program is unique in the city. We also recently started a wrestling program that won a regional championship in its third year.
  • Our coaching staff is top-notch, and our student-athletes are consistently recruited to college, where they have the academic preparation to succeed. Smaller squad sizes in all sports means there’s an opportunity for playing time for all student-athletes. No one is overlooked. YOU WILL PLAY, not watch.