Our Lady of the Wayside School is dedicated to enriching our students` minds, fostering a deep and meaningful faith in each child, and expanding their talents.
Our Lady Of The Wayside School was awarded the National Blue Ribon twice - most recently in 2015.
Our curriculum provides proficiency in basic skills, an appreciation for the pursuit of excellence, and preparation to meet the challenges of the world. Service projects occur in every grade level to follow the values of a Catholic education.
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.

Quick Stats (2021-22)

  • Top Ranked IL School
  • Grades: Prekindergarten-8
  • Students: 391 students
  • Average class size: 17 students
  • Application Deadline: None / Rolling

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Our Lady Of The Wayside School ranks among the top 20% of private schools in Illinois for:

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School Overview

School Membership(s)School Assoc.
Religious Affiliation
Grades Offered
Grades Prekindergarten-8
Learning Difference Programs
Yes
Learning Programs Supported
resource help for reading and mild learning differences; speech help
Year Founded
1954
Awards
 Blue Ribbon School - Selected in 1997, 2015

Student Body

Total Students
391 students
Student Body Type
Co-ed
% Students of Color
6%
State avg.: 34%
Students by Grade
Our Lady Of The Wayside School Student By Grade

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers
22 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio
18:1
National avg.: 13:1
Average Class Size
17 students
Classroom Dress Code
Formal
(there is a uniform)

Tuition and Acceptance Rate

Admission Deadline
None / Rolling
Tuition Notes
Tuition varies based on students per family. We do have a scholarship fund.

Sports

Total Sports Offered
5 sports

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 is dedicated to enriching our students` minds, fostering a deep and meaningful faith in each child, and expanding their talents.
  • 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. We can accomodate a range of students and offer extra resource help if needed. Extended day care is available before and after school starting at 7:15 and ending at 6:00.
Profile last updated: 08/23/2021

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Quick Stats (2021-22)

  • Top Ranked IL School
  • Grades: Prekindergarten-8
  • Students: 391 students
  • Average class size: 17 students
  • Application Deadline: None / Rolling

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