About Us


The History of Rosary High School

In the early 1960s, increasing enrollment in local Catholic high schools prompted Bishop Lane of Rockford to ask the Dominican Sisters of Springfield, Illinois, to staff an all girls' high school in Aurora, Illinois. The school was officially chartered on July 31, 1961. It was to be located on a twenty-acre campus on North Edgelawn Drive. Bishop Lane presided at the ground-breaking ceremonies on Sunday, July 11, 1962. On August 8, 1963, Bishop Lane announced the name of the school to be Rosary High School.

Rosary was granted recognition by the Illinois Office of Public Instruction in May 1966, with an enrollment of 217 students and Rosary became a member of the North Central Association of Colleges and Secondary Schools in April 1967. Now, years later, Rosary continues to educate the young women of the Fox Valley area by affirming the unique gifts of young women.

Rosary Celebrates 60th Anniversary in 2022-23

Rosary will celebrate its 60th anniversary with activities throughout the year, beginning with an Opening Mass on August 28, 2022. All members of the Rosary Community are welcome to join us for any event.

August 28
60th Anniversary Opening Mass Register

November 3-6
Fiddler on the Roof Musical

November 12
All-School Reunion Luncheon /
Dominican Alumnae Awards Register

November 13
Remembrance Mass Register

January 14
Parents Auxiliary Trivia Night

February 25
Loyal to the Royals Candlelight Ball

April 1
NCAA Take Over the Tavern

May 13
Fine Arts Dinner Theatre / Closing Event

Family Events for our Youngest Royals

October 29: Trick or Treat at Rosary
December 4: Breakfast with Santa
March 25: Easter Egg Hunt
Rosary High School is a Catholic, college-prep high school for young women sponsored by the Dominican Sisters of Springfield, Illinois. Rosary creates a sisterhood of truth, faith and strength.