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With the number of schools that started and closed in the state of Illinois, several of them were affiliated to various religious orders, due to their ties to the Roman Catholic Church. Norma A. Paul compiled a listing of those schools that wound up on the Illinois High School Glory Days site in 1970, entitled "Study & Memo: Religious Orders and Their Schools in Illinois, 1834-1939, 1970" in her dissertation towards receiving her Ph.D. 

In alphabetical order of the schools they served, these orders are listed by their  headquarter location, as well as with the years they were at these schools in Dr. Paul's listing. Granted, it is conceivable that those orders could have stayed longer beyond 1939, so we welcome more information by sending your information to dr.veeman@gmail.com or at the address listed below. 

Alton St. Patrick High School
  Order of St. Ursula of the Roman Union (Kirkwood, MO)  1925-1927
 
Alton Sts. Peter & Paul High School 
   Order of St. Ursula of the Roman Union (Kirkwood, MO) 1922-1924
 
Aurora Sacred Heart Academy
   Congregation de Notre Dame (Montreal, Quebec, Canada) 1885-1893
 
Aurora St. Mary's Academy
   Sisters of Providence-of-St. Mary-of-the-Woods (St. Mary of the Woods, IN)  1903-1905
 
Aviston St. Francis of Assisi High School
   Poor School Sisters of Notre Dame (Milwaukee, WI) 1929-1939
 
  Sisters Servants of the Holy Heart of Mary (Beaverville, IL), 1895-1939
 
   Poor School Sisters of Notre Dame (Milwaukee, WI) 1859-1928
 
   Poor School Sisters of Notre Dame (Milwaukee, WI)  1925-1939
 
   Brothers of Mary a/k/a Marianists (Nivelles, Belgium) 1905-1939
 
  Sisters of St. Joseph (LaGrange, IL), 1939
 
  Sisters of St. Joseph (Carondelet, MO) 1864-1876
  Sisters of the Third Order of St. Dominic (Sinsinawa, WI) 1876-1925
 
  Sisters of the Third Order of St. Dominic (Sinsinawa, WI) 1939 
 
   Mantellate Sisters Servants of Mary (Blue Island, IL) 1926-1982
 
  Congregation de Notre Dame (Montreal, Quebec, Canada) 1860-1949
 
Bourbonnais Notre Dame Convent (school for boys)
  Congregation de Notre Dame (Montreal, Quebec, Canada) 1930-1933
 
   Poor School Sisters of Notre Dame (Milwaukee, WI) 1929-1939
 
Brussels St. Joseph Academy
   Sisters of St. Joseph (Carondelet, MO)  1875-1881
 
Brussels St. Mary's Public High School
   Sisters of Divine Providence (Normandy, MO)  1932-1939
 
   Sisters of Loretto at the Foot of the Cross (Norinckx, KY) 1864-1903
   Poor School Sisters of Notre Dame (Milwaukee, WI)  1916-1952
 
   Sisters of Notre Dame deNamur (Reading, OH) 1930-1935
 
Campus Sacred Heart Convent
   Sisters of St. Joseph (Carondelet, MO) 1901-1909
 
   Poor School SIsters of Notre Dame (Milwaukee, WI) 1929
   Poor Handmaids of Jesus Christ (Donaldson, IN) 1935-1939
 
   Sisters of the Third Order of St. Francis (Springfield, IL)  1925-1933
 
   Sisters of Providence (St. Mary of the Woods, IN) 1883-1889
   Sisters of the Holy Cross 1899-1921
 
   Sisters of the Holy Cross (South Bend, IN)  1856-1861
 
   Sisters of the Third Order of St. Dominic (Sinsinawa, WI) 1868-1871 
   Unknown 1872-1885, 1904-1907 
 
   Poor School Sisters of Notre Dame (Milwaukee, WI)  1874-1999
 
   Sisters of Mercy (Chicago, IL)  (1888-1904)
 
   Sisters of Mercy (Chicago, IL)  1848-1854
 
   Society of the Sacred Hearts of Jesus & Mary (Rome, Italy) 1876-1993
 
   School Sisters of St. Francis (Milwaukee, WI) 1924-1989
 
   Poor Handmaids of Jesus Christ (Donaldson, IN) 1918-1974
 
   Third Order of St. Dominic of the Congregation of the Most Holy Rosary (Adrian, MI) 1917-1983
 
   School Sisters of St. Francis (Milwaukee, WI)  1925-1942
 
   Sisters of Charity of the Blessed Virgin Mary (Dubuque, IA) 1938-1994
 
Chicago Christian Brothers Academy
   Christian Brothers (Glencoe, MO) 1861-1871
 
   Franciscan Fathers of Providence (St. Louis, MO) 1945-1962
   Sisters of St. Francis of the Holy Family (Dubuque, IA) 1945-1962
 
   Congregation of the Mission (Vincentians) (Glencoe, MO) 1898-1968
 
   Congregation of the Mission (Vincentians) (Glencoe, MO)  1925-1936
 
Chicago Ephepheta School for the Deaf/aka St. Joseph's Home for Deaf Mutes
   Daughters of the Heart of Mary (New York City, NY) 1898-1950
 
   Sisters of St. Felix of Cantalice (Felician Sisters of the Third Order) (Chicago, IL)  1927-2003
 
   Our Lady of Charity of the Good Shepherd of Angels (St. Louis, MO) 1859-1980
   Sisters of the Holy Family of Nazereth (DesPlaines, IL) 1887-1988
 
   Sisters of Charity of the Blessed Virgin Mary (Dubuque, IA) 1921-1981
 
   School Sisters of St. Francis (Milwaukee, WI) 1905-1922
 
Chicago Immaculate Conception High School
   Sisters of St. Agnes (Fond du Lac, WI) 1935-39

Chicago Little Flower High School
   

Chicago Loretto HS (Englewood)
   Ladies of Loretto of the Institute of the Blessed Virgin Mary (Toronto, Canada) 1893-1962

Chicago Loretto Academy (Woodlawn)
   Ladies of Loretto of the Institute of the Blessed Virgin Mary (Toronto, Canada) 1905-1972

Chicago Lourdes High School
   Sisters of St. Joseph of the Third Order of St. Francis (Stevens Point, WI) 1936-2002

Chicago Madonna High School
   Congregation of the Franciscan Sisters of Chicago (Chicago, IL) 1949-2002
 
Chicago Mendel Catholic High School
   Order of St. Augustine (Augustinians) (Chicago, IL) 1951-1988 

Chicago Mercy High School
   Sisters of Mercy (Chicago, IL) 1924-1972

Chicago Mercy Mission High School
  
   Sisters of Mercy (Chicago, IL)  1888-1902
 
Chicago Notre Dame Academy
   Sisters of the Congregation de Notre Dame (Montreal, Quebec, Canada) 1918-28
 
Chicago Our Lady of Lourdes High School
   Sisters of Charity of the Blessed Virgin Mary (Dubuque, IA) 1909-1925
 
   Benedictine Sisters of Sacred Heart (Lisle, IL) 1935-1939

Chicago Providence High School
   Sisters of Providence of St.-Mary-of-the-Woods (St. Mary of the Woods, IN) 1887-1969
 
   Felician Sisters/Third Order of St. Francis (Chicago, IL)  1938-39
 
   Sisters of Mercy (Chicago, IL)  1854-1861
 
   Poor School Sisters of Notre Dame (Milwaukee, WI) 1938-39
  
   Sisters of Providence-of-St.-Mary-of-the-Woods (St. Mary of the Woods, IN)  1918-1923
 
   Sisters of the Holy Family of Nazareth (DesPlaines, IL) 1937-1981
 
   Poor Handmaids of Jesus Christ (Donaldson, IN)  1926-1980
 
Chicago St. Barbara Academy 
   Sisters of St. Joseph/Third Order of St. Francis (Stevens Point, WI)  1911-1930
 
   Sisters of St. Casimir (Chicago, IL) 1911-1952
 
   Sisters of Mercy (Chicago, IL)  1895-1977
 
   Third Order of St. Francis of Mary Immaculate (Joliet, IL)  1930-1939
 
   Poor School Sisters of Notre Dame (Milwaukee, WI) 1932-1970
 
   Sisters of Mercy (Chicago, IL)  1891-1922
   Sisters of Blessed Sacrament for Indians and Colored People (Cornwell Heights, PA)  1922-1939
 
   Franciscan Sisters of Blessed Kunegunda (Chicago, IL)  1936-1939
 
   Sisters of Mercy (Chicago, IL)  1891-1892, 1918-1939
 
   Sisters of Mercy (Chicago, IL)  1909-1925
 
   Sisters of Mercy (Chicago, IL)  1890-1900, 1918-1925
 
   Benedictine Sisters of Chicago/Congregation of St. Scholastica (Chicago, IL)  1867-2013
 
   Felician Sisters/Third Order of St. Francis (Chicago, IL)  1938-39 
 
   Sisters of the Congregation de Notre Dame (Montreal, Quebec, Canada) 1894-1900, 1924-1939
 
  Christian Brothers (Glencoe, MO)  1867-1871
  
   Sisters of Charity of the Blessed Virgin Mary (Dubuque, IA)  1899-1976
 
   Sisters of St. Joseph of the Third Order of St. Francis (Stevens Point, WI) As of 1970
 
   Christian Brothers (Glencoe, MO) 1918-1969
 
    Poor School Sisters of Notre Dame (Milwaukee, WI) 1887-1978
    Brothers of Mary (Nivelles, Belgium) 1887-1978
 
   Sisters of Mercy (Chicago, IL)  1883-1969
 
   Sisters of Loretto (Chicago, IL)  1865-1871
 
   Sisters of Mercy (Chicago, IL)  1918-1923
 
   Daughters of Charity for St. Vincent dePaul (Chicago, IL)  1903-1939
 
   Christian Brothers (Glencoe, MO) 1965-1977
   Sisters of St. Joseph (LaGrange, IL) 1965-1977
 
   Third Order of St. Francis of Mary Immaculate (Joliet, IL)  1938-1939
 
   Servants of Mary aka Servites (Chicago, IL) 1904-1970
 
Chicago St. Philip Neri High School
   Third Order of St. Dominic of the Most Holy Rosary (Adrian, MI) 1917-21
 
   Third Order of St. Francis of Mary Immaculate (Joliet, IL)  1930-1939
 
    Sisters of Charity (Cincinnati, OH) 1917-1922, 1938-39
 
    Poor School Sisters of Notre Dame (Milwaukee, WI) 1867-1977
 
    Sisters of the Third Order of St. Dominic (Sinsinawa, WI) 1916-1980
 
   Sisters of Charity of the Blessed Virgin Mary (Dubuque, IA)  1890-1901, 1913-1922
 
    Sisters of Mercy (Chicago, IL)  1847-1956
 
    Sisters of the Third Order of St. Dominic (Sinsinawa, WI) 1917-1980
 
    Franciscan Sisters of Christian Charity (Manitowoc, WI)   1969-1970
    Norbertine Fathers (DePere, WI)  1969-1970
 
   Sisters of Holy Cross (Holy Cross, IN) 1891-1912
 
Decatur St. Joseph's Ursuline Academy
   Order of St. Ursula of the Roman Union (Kirkwood, MO) 1873-1875
 
    Poor School Sisters of Notre Dame (Milwaukee, WI) 1965-1971
 
    Third Order of St. Francis of Mary Immaculate (Joliet, IL)  1938-1939
 
    Christian Brothers (Glencoe, MO) 1883-1967
    Daughers of Charity of the Institute of Providence (Montreal, Quebec, Canada) 1936-1939
 
    Sisters of the Holy Family of Nazareth (DesPlaines, IL) 1938-39
 
    Brothers of Mary (Nivelles, Belgium)  1928-1939 
 
    Sisters Adorers of the Most Precious Blood (Ruma, IL)  1894-1939
 
    Sisters of Charity of the Blessed Virgin Mary (Dubuque, IA)  1885-1892
 
    Christian Brothers (Glencoe, MO) 1927-199
 
    Visitation Nuns (dissolved)  1897-1915
 
Farmersville St. Mary's High School
    Sisters of the Third Order of St. Dominic (Springfield, IL)  1925-1933
 
   Sisters of the Third Order of St. Dominic (Sinsinawa, WI) 1878-1892
  
    Sisters of Mercy (Chicago, IL)  1849-1857
 
    Institute of Charity (Upton, Ireland)  1895-1939
   Sisters of Providence-of-St.-Mary-of-the-Woods (St. Mary of the Woods, IN)  1970
   Christian Brothers (Glencoe, MO) 1970
 
Highland St. Scholastica Academy
   Poor School Sisters of Notre Dame (Milwaukee, WI)  1872-1884
 
   Poor School Sisters of Notre Dame (Milwaukee, WI)  1938-39
 
Ivesdale St. Joseph High School
   Sisters of St. Benedict (Nauvoo, IL)  1936-39
 
Jacksonville St. Rose & St. Dominic High School
   Sisters of the Third Order of St. Dominic (Springfield, IL)  1877-1881
 
   Christian Brothers (Glencoe, IL)  1919-1933
 
   Third Order of St. Francis of Mary Immaculate (Joliet, IL)  1869-1990
   Ladies of Loretto/Institute of the Blessed Virgin Mary (Toronto, Ontario, Canada)  1885-1923
 
   Congregation de Notre Dame (Montreal, Quebec, Canada)  1865-1939
 
Kankakee St. Rose High School
    Congregation de Notre Dame (Montreal, Quebec, Canada) 1924-1939
 
LaGrange Bethlehem Academy
    Sisters of St. Joseph (LaGrange, IL)  1927-1939
 
LaGrange St. Joseph Military Academy
   Sisters of St. Joseph (LaGrange, IL)  As of 1970
 
LaGrange St. Joseph Institute
   Sisters of St. Joseph (LaGrange, IL)  1901-1911, 1923-1929
 
Lake Forest Sacred Heart Academy
   Society of Sacred Hearts of Jesus and Mary (Rome, Italy)  1904-1918
 
   Daughters of Charity of St. Vincent de Paul (Emmitsburg, MD)  1855-1906
 
   Christian Brothers (Glencoe, MO)  1868-1875
   Congregation of the Holy Cross (Notre Dame, IN)  1878-1881
 
    Sisters of Providence (St. Mary-of-the-Woods, IN)  1884-1887
    Sisters of the Third Order of St. Dominic (Sinsinawa, WI)  1888-1891
 
    Sisters of Mercy (Chicago, IL)  1897-1911
 
    Bohemian Benedictine Order (Lisle, IL)  1938-1939
 
    Benedictine Sisters of Sacred Heart (Lisle, IL)  1926-1939
 
    Sisters Servants of the Holy Heart of Mary (Beaverville, IL)  1907-1939
Mascoutah Holy Childhood of Jesus High School
    Poor Handmaids of Jesus Christ (Donaldson, IN)  1938-1939
 
    Benedictine Sisters of Chicago/Congregation of St. Scholastica (Chicago, IL)  1867-1871, 1879-1880
 
Mokena Sacred Heart High School
    Franciscan Sisters of Sacred Heart (Joliet, IL)  As of 1970
 
    Sisters of St. Benedict (Nauvoo, IL)  1936-1939
 
    Sisters Servants of Holy Heart of Mary (Beaverville, IL)  1907-1939
 
    Sisters of Holy Cross (Holy Cross, IN)  1857-1955
 
    Sisters of the Third Order of St. Dominic (Springfield, IL)  1923-1939
 
    Franciscan Sisters of Sacred Heart (Joliet, IL)  1927-1933
Sigel St. Michael High SchoolNauvoo St. Benedict Academy for Girls
   Sisters of St. Benedict (Nauvoo, IL) 1874-1939
 
Nauvoo St. Benedict High School for Boys
    Sisters of St. Benedict (Nauvoo, IL)  1909-21, 1929-30
 
    Sisters of St. Benedict (Nauvoo, IL) 1874-1997
 
    Sisters of St. Benedict (Nauvoo, IL) 1930-39
 
    Daughters of Charity of St. Vincent dePaul (Chicago, IL) 1967-94
 
    Sisters of Notre Dame deNamur (Reading, OH) 1895-1915
    Sisters of the Third Order of St. Dominic (Springfield, IL) 1915-66
 
    Sisters of Mercy (Ottawa, IL) 1946-49
 
    Sisters of Mercy (Ottawa, IL) 1917-19
 
    Sisters of Mercy (Ottawa, IL) 1859-1946
 
    Sisters of the Third Order of St. Dominic (Springfield, IL) 1917-43
 
    Sisters of St. Joseph (Carondelet, MO) 1866-77
    Sisters of the Third Order of St. Dominic (Springfield, IL) 1866-77
    Sisters of St. Francis of the Immaculate Conception (Peoria, IL) through 1988
 
    Christian Brothers (Glencoe, MO)  1964-88
    Sisters of St. Francis of the Immaculate Conception (Peoria, IL) as of 1970
 
    Brothers of Mary (Nivewes, Belgium) 1901-35
    Order of St. Benedict (Peru, IL) 1935-50
    Clerics of St. Viator (Brussels, France) 1950-88
 
    Sisters of St. Joseph (Carondelet, MO) 1875-1909
 
Peru St. Mary's High School
    Sisters of St. Francis of the Immaculate Conception (Peoria, IL) 1936-37
 
    Sisters of the Third Order of St. Dominic (Springfield, IL) 1905-38 
 
    Sisters Adorers of the Most Precious Blood (Ruma, IL)  1929-33
 
Prairie du Rocher St. Joseph High School
    Sisters Adorers of the Most Precious Blood (Ruma, IL) 1932-35
 
    Christian Brothers (Glencoe, MO)  1959-70
 
    Order of Friars Minor (St. Louis, MO) 1928-39
 
    Poor School Sisters of Notre Dame (Milwaukee, WI) 1861-1939 
     
Quincy St. Francis Solanus Academy
    Order of Friars Minor (St. Louis, MO) 1869-71
 
    Sisters of the Third Order of St. Dominic (Springfield, IL) 1914-28
 
    Congregation of the Holy Cross (Notre Dame, IN)  1961-2004
 
    Sisters of Providence (St. Mary-of-the-Woods, IN) 1962-2004
    
    Sisters of St. Dominic (Sinsinawa, WI) 1929-70
 
    Sisters of St. Dominic (Sinsinawa, WI) 1886-1912
 
    Sisters of St. Dominic (Sinsinawa, WI) 1910-62
 
Rock Island Sacred Heart High School
    Sisters of Charity of the Blessed Virgin Mary (Dubuque, IA) 1937-39
 
    Sisters of Charity of the Blessed Virgin Mary (Dubuque, IA) 1877-1949
 
    Sisters of the Visitation (Maysville, KY) 1898-1975
 
    Religious of the Sacred Heart of Mary (Sag Harbor, NY) 1961-87 
 
Ruma Sacred Heart High School
    Sisters Adorers of the Most Precious Blood (Ruma, IL) 1877-81
 
    Congregation de Notre Dame (Montreal, Quebec, Canada) 1885-1937
 
    Christian Brothers (Montreal, Quebec, Canada) 1855-56
 
    Third Order of St. Dominic/Congregation of the Most Holy Rosary (Adrian, MI)  1907-39
 
St. Charles St. Raymond Academy
    Third Order of St. Dominic/Congregation of the Most Holy Rosary (Adrian, MI) 1916-27
 
    Sisters of St. Joseph (Concordia, KS) 1890-94, 1925-29
 
     Sisters Adorers of the Most Precious Blood (Ruma, IL) 1931-39
 
Ste. Marie Academy of Sisters of St. Joseph
     Sisters of St. Joseph (Carondelet, MO)  1864-70
 
Sigel St. Michael High School
      Third Order of St. Francis of Mary Immaculate (Joliet, IL)  1930-39
 
      Clerics of St. Viator (Brussels, Belgium) 1930-1988
 
      Sisters of Third Order of St. Dominic (Springfield, IL)  1893-1988
 
      Franciscan Brothers of Holy Cross/Franciscani Terziari (Rome, Italy) 1928-72
 
      Order of St. Ursula of the Roman Union (Kirkwood, MO)  1857-2007
      Society of the Divine Word (Techny, IL) 1905-14
 
      Society of the Divine Word (Techny, IL) 1915-35
 
      Society of the Divine Word (Techny, IL) 1950-66
 
Teutopolis Notre Dame Academy
      Poor School Sisters of Notre Dame (Milwaukee, WI) 1880-82
 
Teutopolis St. Francis High School
      Poor School Sisters of Notre Dame (Milwaukee, WI) 1938-39
 
      Franciscan Friars of Holy Cross Province of Saxony (Teutopolis, IL) 1862-1978
 
Waterloo St. Joseph Academy
      Sisters of St. Joseph (Carondelet, MO) 1868-92 
 
      Sisters of the Third Order of St. Dominic (Sinsinawa, WI) 1880-1891
 
      Society of the Holy Child Jesus (Sharon, PA) 1921-76
 
      Sisters Servants of the Immaculate Heart of Mary (Munroe, MI)  1961-2005
 
      Sisters of Christian Charity/Daughters of the Blessed Virgin Mary of Immaculate Conception (Wilmette, IL)  1923-60
 
      Sisters of Christian Charity/Daughters of the Blessed Virgin Mary of Immaculate Conception (Wilmette, IL) 1916-68
 
       Sisters of the Holy Cross (Holy Cross, IN)  1924-39