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Upcoming Events

  • MSW Art Show

    Wednesday, April 19th 2:00-6:30pm
    Artwork created by our Kindergarten through 8th Grade students will be on display in Brian Barry Gym.
    Pieces created by the K-4th students will be framed and available for purchase for $20 - We will be accepting Cash Only!

  • 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. 
    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.

    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.
  • Family School Association

    Bunny Brunch
    Bunny Brunch is right around the corner! Join FSA on March 25th, from 10:00am to 1:00pm, for a visit with the Easter Bunny, an Easter egg hunt, balloon artist, pancakes, and more. Mimosas and bunny photos will be available for cash purchase. RSVP now via the Google Form link.  At this time, FSA can only accept cash or check (made payable to MSW FSA) returned to the school in your child's folder or dropped off at the front desk or office where payment is routed to FSA via Mrs. Conte. To ensure your payment gets to FSA, please mark all envelopes ATTN: MRS. CONTE RM 107 along with the following information: name of the event, name on the reservation, child's homeroom, and contact email. Feel free to reach out to FSA with any questions, if you need assistance, or would like to volunteer at
    Easter Egg and Candy Collection
    FSA is helping out our cotton-tailed friend by collecting plastic eggs and peanut free candy (candy should fit inside a plastic egg), between March 7th and March 17th. Please be sure to label your donations with your student name and homeroom for a chance to win (1) Adult Ticket and (1) Child Ticket to Bunny Brunch. 

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In Other News

  • JAM diagram, white text, orange background - MSW Catholic School, Park Ridge, IL

    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!

  • Catholic School Spirit Show logo - MSW Catholic School, Park Ridge, IL

    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. School Phone Lines Not Working
    Published on 2022-12-15
  2. Download our Communication App
    Published on 2022-09-21
  3. Art Show Happening Now!
    Published on 2022-03-23
  4. Flyer Connect will soon be ReachWell
    Published on 2022-03-11
  5. Powerschool Portal Closes Tomorrow
    Published on 2022-02-28
  6. Spiritwear Day Canceled Feb 4th
    Published on 2022-02-03
  7. Campus Open Thursday
    Published on 2022-02-02
  8. Recorded Voice Call
    Published on 2022-02-02
  9. Remote Learning Wednesday, February 2nd
    Published on 2022-02-01
    Published on 2022-01-28
  11. Outdoor Exploration Activities
    Published on 2020-07-13

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