Open House Events & Private Tours
Prospective families will have an opportunity to tour our school, meet our teachers, talk with Administration, and apply for the new school year. Can't make it? Call the school office to schedule a private tour!
Visitors please enter Door #16 (back of the school building) and check in at the school office.
OPEN HOUSE AND PRIVATE TOUR REGISTRATION
OPEN HOUSE DATES
Catholic Schools Week Open House - Sunday, January 29, 2023 10:30-Noon
To schedule a private tour on a different day, please call 847-825-2500 or complete the online registration form.
LOCATION & PARKING
1352 S. Clifton Avenue, Park Ridge
Visitors to Mary, Seat of Wisdom should enter the main entrance on Clifton Avenue, located at the back of the school. Enter Door #19.
- The school parking lot located on Clifton Avenue is unavailable for parking when school is in session.
- Street parking is available on Granville and also on Clifton Avenue.
- An additional parking lot is located at the northeast corner of Granville and Cumberland.
Mrs. Chris O'Leary invites all students in Grades 1 through 8 to participate in a lunchtime activity, the 100 Mile Club. The 100 Mile Club is a national non-profit that engages everyone, encouraging them to experience fitness and personal success by accepting the challenge to run (or walk) 100 miles in the course of the school year.
Participants receive a T-shirt, a lanyard and incentives as they make progress throughout the year.
- Students in Grades 1 - 3 will run/walk during their lunchtime recess on Tuesdays and Thursdays
- Students in Grades 4 - 8 will be on Wednesdays and Thursdays
- All sessions will be conducted on the EAST parking lot at lunchtime
The cost for the program, which covers all program costs, is $15.45. You may register your child/ren HERE.
Thursday, October 19 - 1:00-8:00 pm
Friday, October 20 - 8:00 am-12:00 pm
Friday, March 22 - 8:00 am-1:00 pm
Family School Association
FSA is passing through the seven levels of the Candy Cane forest, through the sea of swirly twirly gumdrops, and then walking through the Lincoln Tunnel all the way to MSW for Snowed in with Santa and Buddy the Elf on December 2nd from 6:00pm to 8:00pm.
Come join us for a Buddy-sized cookie and milk, enjoy building and testing your very own plushie, and don't forget to stop by and get a cup of the "World's Best Cup of Coffee". Tickets are on sale NOW! This limited capacity event and at the door sales are not guaranteed. Get your reservation while you can HERE.
The Google Form for pre-sale tickets will close 8pm Monday November 27th. All payments are due no later than Wednesday November 29th
During the 2023-2024 school year FSA is teaming up with local restaurants for Dine Out and Give Back nights once a month for our Takeout Tuesdays!
November 7 - Stan's Donuts Rosemont
December 5 - Lou Malnati's Park Ridge
January 9 - The Sandlot
February 20 - Harp & Fiddle
March 12 - Easy Street Pizza
April 9 - TBD
May 14 - TBD
June 4 - Triple Scoop'd
In Other News
PODCAST ALERT: Who’s got SPIRIT? We do!
Tune in to our school's feature on the Catholic School Spirit Show! Whether you are considering a Catholic education here at Mary, Seat of Wisdom School or you're already a school family, you'll enjoy listening to this wonderfully-produced Catholic School Spirit Show. It features our very own Fr. Gunderson, Fr. Monahan, Principal Due, MSW faculty members, parents and students.
LISTEN to the Rebroadcast of the Show on Saturday, June 25, 2016
LISTEN AND SHARE: CLICK HERE FOR THE CATHOLIC SCHOOL SPIRIT SHOW.
Catechesis of the Good Shepherd
Christopher Parafinczuk is a Boy Scout in Troop 3 through Mary, Seat of Wisdom Parish. He is a LifeScout working to achieve the rank of Eagle Scout. For his Eagle Leadership Project he produced the following movie to explain the Catechesis of the Good Shepherd Program, a religious formation curriculum based on Montessori principles and available to children Mary, Seat of Wisdom School and Religious Enrichment Center. This film was written, directed and produced by Christopher Parafinczuk who was a student himself in the Catechesis of the Good Shepherd. He was also the recipient of the Fr. Clark Scholarship and is currently a Sophomore at Notre Dame High School. This film is intended for parents, educators and prospective catechists seeking to understand this unique, child-centered approach to faith formation.