Q: Where is Northridge located?
A: Northridge is situated in Niles, IL, convenient to both Chicago and suburban residents.
Q: Is there a dress uniform for a Northridge student?
A: Yes. There is a uniform: khakis, dress shoes, shirt and tie (and navy sport coat for grades 9-12). Each student wears a tie unique to the Hall to which he belongs.
Q: Is there any financial aid?
A: Yes. Northridge is generous with financial aid. About 35% of Northridge families receive financial aid, averaging $4,600. For more information, please visit our Affording Northridge page.
Q: What are the Halls?
A: The four Halls are Cavalier, Paladin, Riddervon, and Vytis. Through multiple festivals and other celebrations the halls compete for the Hall Trophy, representing a Northridge Knight. The Halls are symbolic of virtues esteemed by Knights: valor, honor, justice, and service. To learn more, click here.
Q: What is the average class size?
A: 18 students
Q: What is the student:faculty ratio?
Q: How many college level courses are offered in the High School?
Q: What is Opus Dei’s involvement with Northridge?
A: Opus Dei, a personal prelature of the Catholic Church, ensures Northridge stays true to the teachings of the Catholic Church. In addition, Opus Dei provides us with our chaplains, who administer the sacraments on a daily basis.
Q: Is the faculty qualified?
A: Yes. Our faculty is our greatest asset. Their primary goal is to mentor each student towards becoming a man of great character. They are also experts within their academic fields and have a deep passion for the classes they teach.
Q: Does Northridge admit applicants who are average to above-average academic students?
A: Yes. While our academic and college matriculation statistics are impressive, we do accept students who are average to above-average academically. We pride ourselves on teaching our students not only subject material, but also how to learn. Many of our students demonstrate considerable academic growth during their time at Northridge. We are able to help our students become better learners because of our small class size and outstanding faculty. We welcome applicants who are willing to work hard and be challenged to reach their potential.
Q: What are we looking for in prospective students?
A: Northridge admits spirited and well-rounded young men. Accepted students need to have demonstrated academic competence and strong integrity. Also, because Northridge recognizes our faculty as secondary educators, a key aspect of the admission process involves ascertaining that the applicant’s’ parents share the vision of our school and are determined to work together with the faculty in the education of their sons.
Q: What colleges and universities have accepted Northridge graduates?
A: For more information, a list is available here.