Our Lady of the Wayside School has served the NW suburbs since 1954. Throughout its history, OLW has provided a strong Catholic environment students are offered an atmosphere that provides many opportunities to succeed and deepen their faith. OLW has updated much of its curriculum on its journey to becoming a Balanced Literacy School. Technology has also been incorporated in all grade levels. These changes allow OLW to remain competitive with the high performing public schools in the area.