Founded in 1900, Nazareth Academy is among the oldest educational institutions in Chicago's western suburbs. It was established by a pioneering group of Sisters of St. Joseph who came to the La Grange area in 1899. Their first school, with an enrollment of fourteen, was in a remodeled six-room house. A school building was constructed in 1901 and an addition to it in 1949. Until 1963, the school enrolled both resident and day students. In 1974, Nazareth moved its operations to existing buildings at 1209 West Ogden Avenue and sold its buildings to the public school district to begin a junior high school. Nazareth became coeducational in 1977.
It is our wish to provide the students of Nazareth Academy with facilities commensurate with the exceptional academic, spiritual, athletic and co-curricular experience they merit.
Today, Nazareth Academy serves an area approximately 25 miles long and 10 miles wide in Cook and DuPage counties.