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What's on the Calendar

  • 2023-24 School Calendar

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Upcoming Events

  • 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.
  • One Hundred Mile Club - Students Grade 1-8

    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.

  • Parent/Teacher Conferences

    Conference Dates
    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

    Snowed in with Santa

    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

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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.

  • 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


  • Youtube News Diagram - MSW Catholic School, Park Ridge, IL

    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

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