Our Lady Of The Wayside School

  • Our Lady Of The Wayside School is a 2015 National Blue Ribbon School for Excellence that provides a vital Catholicenvironment where students are motivated to foster their Faith, achieve academic excellence, and expand their talents.
  • Our curriculum provides proficiency in basic skills, an appreciation for the pursuit of excellence, and preparation to meet the challenges of the world.
  • We offer a variety of preschool programs (3 and 4 year olds) including full and half day options.
  • We also offer full and half day kindergarten options.
  • Extended day care is available before and after school starting at 7:15 and ending at 6:00.

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School Overview

School Membership(s)School Assoc.National Catholic Educational Association (NCEA)
Religious AffiliationRoman Catholic
Grades OfferedGrades Prekindergarten-8
Year Founded1954
Awards Blue Ribbon School - Selected in 2015

Student Body

Total Students397 students
Student Body TypeCo-ed
% Students of Color
6%
State avg.: 31%
Students by Grade Our Lady Of The Wayside School Student By Grade

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers26 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio15:1
National avg.: 13:1
Average Class Size17 students

Finances and Admission

Admission DeadlineNone / Rolling

Sports

Total Sports Offered3 sports
SportsBasketball, Cheering, VolleyballBasketballCheering,
Volleyball

Extracurriculars

Total ExtracurricularsTotal Extra-curric.6 extracurriculars
ExtracurricularsExtra-curric.Club or Organization:
Robotics (6th-8th grade), Scholastic Bowl Team (7th/8th), Student Council (6th-8th), Yearbook (8th)

Arts and Music Programs:
Believers - Middle School Choir, Musical Theater

School Notes

  • Our Lady Of The Wayside School provides a vital Catholic Christian environment where students are motivated to attain their fullest academic, physical, and spiritual potential, where Christian values, mutual trust, and respect permeate all programs and activities, and where each individual is encouraged to live and to share the Gospel message of our Lord Jesus Christ. Our curriculum provides proficiency in basic skills, an appreciation for the pursuit of excellence, and preparation to meet the challenges of the world. We offer  a variety of preschool programs (3 and 4 year olds) including full and half day options. We also offer full and half day kindergarten options. Extended day care is available before and after school starting at 7:15 and ending at 6:00.
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