Details overview

Hours 08:15 AM - 03:10 PM
School leader David Wood
Type Religious
Preschool capacity 0

Programs

Basic school information

Dress code Uniforms
Religious / Parochial Yes
Religious affiliation Roman Catholic
Schedule Traditional
Day or Boarding offered Day school
Type of school Faith-based
Coed/Single-gender Mixto

Academic focus and philosophy

Educational philosophy and approach to learning Our Lady of the Wayside School is a Catholic community dedicated to promoting the fullest possible spiritual, intellectual, and social growth of each student through an education that fosters Christian values. Our teachers are cognizant of the individual learning styles of each student and incorporate a variety of teaching strategies to accommodate everyone. OLW places a special focus on balanced literacy, a school-wide curriculum that teaches a lifelong love of reading, writing and learning.
Academic themes / Areas of focus General - school does not emphasize one particular subject

Classes

3
Visual Arts
including: Ceramics
2
Music
including: Band
1
Languages
including: Spanish
Music Band
Choir / Chorus
Visual arts Ceramics
Drawing / Sketching
Painting
World languages taught Spanish
Bi-lingual or language immersion programs offered None

Support

9
Facilities
including: Playground
Facilities Art room
Computer lab
Gym
Kitchen
Library
Music room
Playground
Chapel / spiritual reflection center
Science lab

Early childhood program

Maximum number of infants per adult 0
Maximum number of toddlers per adult 0
Maximum number of 2 year olds per adult 0
Maximum number of 3 year olds per adult 0
Maximum number of 4 year olds per adult 0
Maximum number of kindergartners per adult 0
Maximum number of school-age children per adult 0

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Students

Student diversity

  This school State average
White 95% 51%
Hispanic 2% 24%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 2% 4%
Two or more races 1% 3%
Black 0% 18%
American Indian/Alaska Native 0% 0%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 0% 0%
Source: See notes

Extracurriculars

7
Girls Sports
including: Cheerleading
5
Boys Sports
including: Cross country
7
Clubs
including: Robotics club
Girls sports Basketball
Cheerleading
Cross country
PE classes
Softball
Track
Volleyball
Boys sports Basketball
Cross country
PE classes
Track
Volleyball
Clubs Boy Scouts
Community service
Girl Scouts
Literary magazine
Robotics club
Student council / government
Yearbook
Extended care / Extended programs Before
After
Before school start time 07:15 AM
After school end time 06:00 PM

Culture

Parent involvement Attend parent nights
Chaperone school trips
Coach sports teams or extracurricular activities
Join PTO / PTA
Organize cultural events
Organize fundraising events
Serve on school improvement team or governance council
Volunteer in the classroom
Volunteer time after school
Students typically continue on to these schools Rolling Meadows High School
  Prospect High School
Parent involvement details Parents may be involved in the school through the Family School Association (FSA), School Advisory Board (SAB), or athletic boosters. There are many family-oriented activities, including Wildcat Prowl, Family Fun Night and new family social gatherings. OLW sponsors numerous parent-led activities, including scouting, school athletic teams and other clubs and activities.

Awards

Academic award National Blue Ribbon
Year received 2015

Teachers

9
Staff
including: Teacher aide / assistant teacher
Staff Assistant principal
Librarian / media specialist
Nurse
Reading specialist
Priest, pastor, or other religious personnel
School counselor
School psychologist
Speech therapist(s)
Teacher aide / assistant teacher
Staff details In parent surveys, OLW parents regularly comment on the caring teachers and staff as a contributing factor to re-enroll year after year.

Neighborhood

Partnerships with local resources and organizations Yes
Partner Archdiocese of Chicago

Enrollment

Application/ enrollment process details Parishioner and new family registrations will be accepted during Catholic Schools Week and up to the Winter Open House on Sunday February 7, 2015. Parishioner registrations will be processed by lottery before non-parishioner registrations. Registrations received after February 7 will be filled on a first-come, first-served basis. Enrollment is on-going if class size allows.
Learn more Http://www.olwschool.org/?page_id=202
Application requirements Application
Application fee
Application submission begins 02/01/2016
Application deadline 02/07/2016
Application fee amount $150
Financial aid offered School-based aid

Sources

Student diversity NCES, 2011-2012