Mary Seat Of Wisdom School
Tel: (847) 825-2500
Mary, Seat of Wisdom has served the community for over sixty years and has been recognized as a Blue Ribbon School of Excellence.
Our mission, "to empower our students with the knowledge, values, and skills which will enable them to become active participants and effective leaders in both the church and world community," serves as the touchstone for everything we do.
|Religious Affiliation||Roman Catholic|
|Grades Offered||Grades Prekindergarten-8|
|Summer School Offered||Yes|
|Awards||Blue Ribbon School - Selected in 2011|
|Total Students||545 students|
|Student Body Type||Co-ed|
|% Students of Color|
State avg.: 31%
|Students by Grade|
Academics and Faculty
|Total Classroom Teachers||35 teachers|
|Student : Teacher Ratio||16:1|
National avg.: 13:1
Finances and Admission
|Admission Deadline||None / Rolling|
|Total Sports Offered||8 sports|
|Sports||Baseball, Basketball, Cheering, Cross Country, Soccer, Softball, Track and Field, VolleyballBaseball, Basketball,|
Cheering, Cross Country,
Track and Field, Volleyball,
|Total ExtracurricularsTotal Extra-curric.||1 extracurricular|
|ExtracurricularsExtra-curric.||Club or Organization:|
Kids who Care
- Mary, Seat of Wisdom School has served the Park Ridge, Chicago, and surrounding communities for sixty years and has been recognized by the U.S. Department of Education as a Blue Ribbon School of Excellence. Knowing that all students learn best when they feel secure, MSW teachers, administrators, and parents work closely together to provide a safe and nurturing learning environment rooted in our Catholic identity. Our mission, "to empower our students with the knowledge, values, and skills which will enable them to become active participants and effective leaders in both the church and world community," serves as the touchstone for everything we do. At its core, the development of the whole child includes the fostering of faith, and goes beyond a basic religion curriculum. Instruction includes a rich sacramental program with discussion of theological doctrine and experiences designed to encourage students to follow Christ as a way of life. MSW offers students the best of both worlds: an excellent well-rounded education with sixty years of tradition incorporating the advantages of recent advances in technology and curricular innovation. The School facilities include two gymnasiums, a stage, Computer and Science Labs, a renovated Library, and a new STEAM/STEM Lab. The School program includes three and four year old preschool classes, and differentiated learning for all students in the building. The School also offers an Extended Day program for students needing before and after care and a hot lunch program. Recent curricular highlights include in-house services for students with special needs (resource, speech, and social work), Spanish, which is taught from K through 8th Grade, as well as Media and Technology classes. Each classroom is equipped with an interactive Promethean Board; there are mobile "Smart Tables", a mobile laptop lab, and three mobile iPad carts. The Science and Social Studies curriculums are new, both with online features. MSW`s academic program is amplified by a wide variety of extracurricular activities available to students of all ages, including intramurals, interscholastic sports, Band and piano, Student Council, yearbook, academic bowls, coding, Battle of the Books, Scouting, performing arts---both choral and dramatic, as well as robotic activities. Over one hundred-fifty MSW students participate in the student service organization, Kids Who Care. Activities enhancing MSW`s Catholic Identity mission include bi-weekly school masses or liturgies, monthly all-school assemblies which expand on elements of the year`s Catholic Identity theme and faith-partner activities which build the school community. Participation in Catholic Schools Week, the 3rd Grade All-Saints Day celebration, 1st Grade Nativity re-enactment, 8th Grade presentation of the Living Stations of the Cross, and the annual May crowning ceremony are examples of how religion is woven into each school day. Students are proud of MSW, creating a connection that lasts beyond high school and college. A strong mission and a strong tradition combined with a faculty and administration committed to academic excellence and innovation, have created a rich, nurturing learning experience in which students thrive spiritually, academically, and socially.
- School Location Miles Grades Students
- Chicago Grades: NS-8 | 167 students
8622 W Catalpa Ave
Chicago, IL 60656
(773) 714-0646 1.1 NS-8
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