Mary, Seat of Wisdom

MSW, Admissions

Application Process

Mrs. Julie Due, Principal - MSW Catholic School, Park Ridge, IL

We’re glad that you are interested in applying to Mary, Seat of Wisdom School.  In this section, you’ll find the forms and instructions needed to apply for admission to our school.

I wear two hats here at MSW:  I am the Principal and I am a parent of recent MSW grads. I have worked at Mary, Seat of Wisdom since 1998, first as coordinator of the Extended Day Program, as Assistant Principal, and now as Principal.  During that time, I watched my own children thrive and learn at MSW and I worked with hundreds of other children as they entered the school family and moved through the grades.  I watched more than a dozen classes graduate into the larger world, armed with the academic, spiritual, physical, artistic, athletic and social skills needed to make the world a better place.  It’s gratifying to see those children grow from preschoolers and kindergarteners to the poised young men and women that we see at graduation.  It’s rewarding to see them excel in high school and beyond.

You can learn a lot about MSW by visiting this website, but it can’t quite compare to the in-person experience.  I’d like to invite you to take a tour when school is in session.  The joy and enthusiasm with which our students approach learning, the care and professionalism of our teachers, our sparkling school building – all demonstrate the wonderful education children receive here.  Students in grades 1-8 may choose to get a first-hand look at MSW by “shadowing” for a day, going through a typical school day with a student in their grade.  Preschool and Kindergarten children and their parents are also invited to visit, meet the teachers, observe and participate in class.

Please call the school office at 847-825-2500 to request a tour or shadow day or for further information.  I am always eager to answer any questions that you may have and I know that our Assistant Principal, Mr. Chris Ferraro is always glad to talk to parents, students and prospective families.  Thank you, again, for your interest in MSW School.

Julie Due


Mary, Seat of Wisdom will be hosting a Preschool Fair on May 18, 2024.
Prospective families will be able to speak with Administration and teachers, visit our Preschool classrooms, and take a tour of the campus. Refreshments will be served.  Please plan on arriving at 10:00 am.

If you have questions, please email Joan Mattingly at or call us at 847-825-2500.

Visitors to Mary, Seat of Wisdom should park in the west parking lot and enter the main entrance (Door #16) on Clifton Avenue, located in the back of the school.  RSVP HERE to let us know you're coming.

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