Our Lady Of The Wayside School

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.

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School Overview

School Membership(s)School Assoc.National Catholic Educational Association (NCEA)
Religious AffiliationRoman Catholic
Grades OfferedGrades Prekindergarten-8
Learning Difference ProgramsYes
Learning Programs Supportedresource help for reading and mild learning differences; speech help
Year Founded1954
Awards Blue Ribbon School - Selected in 1997, 2015

Student Body

Total Students392 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 Teachers22 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio18:1
National avg.: 13:1
Average Class Size17 students
Classroom Dress CodeFormal
(there is a uniform)

Finances and Admission

Admission DeadlineNone / Rolling
Tuition NotesTuition varies based on students per family. We do have a scholarship fund.

Sports

Total Sports Offered5 sports
SportsBasketball, Cheering, Cross Country, Track and Field, VolleyballBasketballCheering,
Cross CountryTrack and Field,
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 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.

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