Mary, Seat of Wisdom

About Mary, School of Wisdom

Welcome Message

Principal Julie Due
Principal Julie Due

Welcome to the Mary, Seat of Wisdom School website. Thank you for taking the time to explore our school and consider it as an option for your child.

We are very proud of our tradition of academic excellence combined with a strong commitment to helping each student know that he or she is called by Christ to embrace and serve the needs of others.

Our website gives you a glimpse of daily life at MSW, the rigorous education that is offered, and the wonderful faculty and staff that are dedicated to partnering with you to nurture your child’s academic, spiritual, emotional and social growth in our very complex society.

Our strong Catholic identity is a point of pride. Our mission is to instill in our students the foundation necessary to go out into the world as lifelong learners, with a Christian spirit, well prepared for high school and for life.

We hope that you will take the time to come and visit our school, see our students in action and experience for yourself the energy, spirit and love that make MSW so special.

We look forward to getting to know you and to learning how we can serve you and your family. If you have any questions or would like to tour the school, please give us a call at 847-825-2500. We thank our current parents for entrusting their children to our care and we look forward to welcoming new families to our school community in the near future!

Recognized in 2011 as a Blue Ribbon School by the U.S. Department of Education.

MSW offers Students . . .

the best of both worlds: an education steeped in over fifty years of tradition, as well as the advantages of recent advances in technology and curricular innovation. Recent changes have brought facility expansion and improvements that include a second gym, a stage, and a new STREAM (Science, Technology, Religion, Engineering, Arts and Mathematics) lab. Program additions include a three and four year old pre-school program, an all day kindergarten program, an extended day care program, and a hot lunch program. Recent curricular highlights include in-house services for students with special needs (resource, speech, and social), Spanish (taught in grades 5 through 8), media, and technology classes. MSW integrates new technologies, not only in the classroom with the recent addition of interactive touch LCD panels and expansive use of iPads in all grades, but also through its school website, online grades, and e-mail communication.

Three girls in Stream Lab - MSW Catholic School, Park Ridge, Illinois
Nutcracker trio - MSW Catholic School, Park Ridge, ILL

MSW's academic program . . .

is extended through a wide variety of extracurricular activities, which include Student Council, yearbook, athletics, academic bowls, performing arts, and robotic activities. Over one hundred-fifty MSW students participate in the student service organization, Kids Who Care. Traditional annual events include the fourth grade production of The Nutcracker, a Grandparents Day celebration, a Veterans Day assembly, Red Ribbon Week, the fifth grade Wax Museum, junior high dances, an all school Variety Show and Spirit Week activities.

Activities which enhance MSW’s Catholic Identity mission include participation in Catholic Schools Week, third grade All Saints Day celebration, first grade Nativity re-enactment, eighth grade presentation of the Living Stations of the Cross, and Maycrowning. Monthly all-school Catholic Identity assemblies provide meaning and explanation of the various service learning activities of the school.

Students are proud of MSW, creating a connection that lasts beyond high school and college. At MSW, a strong mission and a strong tradition combined with a faculty and administration committed to academic excellence and innovation, have created a rich, nurturing learning experience in which students thrive spiritually, academically, and socially.

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