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St. Mary of the Woods School exists to help the parent as primary educators of their child and further the educational mission of the parish to nurture children to become whole, responsible persons spiritually, academically, aesthetically, and physically.
The school is to provide the children with a solid moral foundation rooted in church doctrine, enabling them to develop Catholic attitudes based on Catholic social teaching, justice and scripture. The foundation learned at St. Mary of the Woods School enables the student to incorporate Catholic Christian values in the local and global communities.

Quick Stats (2021-22)

  • Top Ranked IL School
  • Grades: Nursery/Preschool-8
  • Students: 380 students
  • Acceptance rate: 100%
  • Average class size: 21 students
  • Application Deadline: None / Rolling

Top Rankings

St. Mary Of The Woods School ranks among the top 20% of private schools in Illinois for:

Category
Attribute
Sports offered

School Overview

Religious Affiliation
Grades Offered
Grades Nursery/Preschool-8
ADD/ADHD Support
Yes
Learning Difference Programs
Yes
Learning Programs Supported
Dyslexia, Mild Learning Differences
Year Founded
1952
Awards
 Blue Ribbon School - Selected in 2012

Student Body

Total Students
380 students
Student Body Type
Co-ed
% Students of Color
4%
State avg.: 34%
Students by Grade
St. Mary Of The Woods School Student By Grade

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers
22 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio
17:1
National avg.: 13:1
% Faculty w/Advanced Degree
3%
Average Class Size
21 students
Classroom Dress Code
Formal
(Logo Vest, )

Tuition and Acceptance Rate

Admission Deadline
None / Rolling
Acceptance Rate
100%
National avg.: 85%
Admissions Director
Mrs Mary Yamoah, Principal
Admissions Associate
Mrs. Joyce Sopko

Sports

Extracurriculars

Total ExtracurricularsTotal Extra-curric.
8 extracurriculars
ExtracurricularsExtra-curric.
Club or Organization:
Boy Scouts, Chess Club, Girl Scouts, Junior National Honor Society, Student Council

Arts and Music Programs:
Band

Recreational Athletic Programs:
Irish Folk Dance, Yoga

School Notes

  • St. Mary of the Woods School exists to help the parent as primary educators of their child and further the educational mission of the parish to nurture children to become whole, responsible persons spiritually, academically, aesthetically, and physically. The school is to provide the children with a solid moral foundation rooted in church doctrine, enabling them to develop Catholic attitudes based on Catholic social teaching, justice and scripture. The foundation learned at St. Mary of the Woods School enables the student to incorporate Catholic Christian values in the local and global communities.

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This school has so much to offer academically and extra curricular activities. My children truly enjoy being a part of this school
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Quick Stats (2021-22)

  • Top Ranked IL School
  • Grades: Nursery/Preschool-8
  • Students: 380 students
  • Acceptance rate: 100%
  • Average class size: 21 students
  • Application Deadline: None / Rolling

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The average acceptance rate in Chicago, IL is 87% (read more about average acceptance rates across the country).

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