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Upcoming Events

  • Family School Association

    December 3, 2022
    Whether you've been naughty or nice, don't think twice! Christmas time is near and Santa Claus will soon be here!  MSW's FSA invites the school community to Snowed in with Santa on December 3rd, 6pm-8pm.

    Tickets include a Santa's workshop experience, dinner at Kringle Concessions, a drink from the Hot Cocoa Bar, a visit along with a gift from Santa, and more!  Edward Fox Studios will be available to take photos for purchase and Illuminated Brew Works will be there to sell Blitzen’s Brews.

    Tickets are on sale now via the Google form link! Sales are not final until payment is received.  Please return payment (cash or checks payable to MSW FSA) with your email confirmation to Ms. Conte RM 107.  Ticket sales will close on November 30th so don't wait to reserve your spots before it's too late!



  • 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. 
    There are no open house dates scheduled at this time.  To schedule a private tour, please call 847-825-2500 or complete the online registration form.

    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.

    1. The school parking lot located on Clifton Avenue is unavailable for parking when school is in session.
    2. Street parking is available on Granville and also on Clifton Avenue.
    3. An additional parking lot is located at the northeast corner of Granville and Cumberland.
  • Celebrating Catholic Schools Week

    January 29th - February 3rd, 2023


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In Other News

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    WCIU-TV Visits MSW!

    Mary, Seat of Wisdom School hosted WCIU-TV's Morning TV show "The Jam" on Halloween morning, October 31, 2017 between 6:00-8:00 a.m. VIEW HIGHLIGHTS.

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    New MSW School App!

    MSW School has developed an app which can be downloaded onto your phone so that you can keep in touch and receive special news and updates! The app will also allow you to access the school's Google Calendar, forms, and SO MUCH MORE.  We invite you to download the app (search Flyer School) and stay connected 24/7!

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    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


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    LIVE Morning Announcements from our Broadcast Room

    Keep up with the latest school news by watching the morning announcements LIVE every day at 8:15 AM.

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    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.

Other Links

  • 2018-2019 ACT Aspire Test Results

  • 2017-2018 ACT Aspire Test Results

  • 2016-2017 ACT Aspire Test Results

  • 2015-2016 ACT Aspire Test Results

  • ACT Aspire Test Results Tutorial

  • MSW Receives Blue Ribbon Award

  • D64 Parent Resource Guide

  • Crisis Management Plan

  • Asbestos Letter

  • School Safety Tips for Parents

  • Student Illness Policy

  • Head Lice Guidelines


  1. Download our Communication App
    Published on 2022-09-21
  2. Art Show Happening Now!
    Published on 2022-03-23
  3. Flyer Connect will soon be ReachWell
    Published on 2022-03-11
  4. Powerschool Portal Closes Tomorrow
    Published on 2022-02-28
  5. Spiritwear Day Canceled Feb 4th
    Published on 2022-02-03
  6. Campus Open Thursday
    Published on 2022-02-02
  7. Recorded Voice Call
    Published on 2022-02-02
  8. Remote Learning Wednesday, February 2nd
    Published on 2022-02-01
    Published on 2022-01-28
  10. Outdoor Exploration Activities
    Published on 2020-07-13

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