The Our Lady of the Wayside School curriculum follows the curriculum guidelines of the Archdiocese of Chicago, and is in compliance with all state education requirements. It is designed to prepare students to succeed in any rigorous high school academic program by providing a firm foundation in fundamental knowledge and skills; encouraging breadth of intellectual exposure and depth of study; and inspiring creativity and critical analysis. Solid as it is, our curriculum is in a continuous state of evolution as we aim to equip each new incoming class with the tools, confidence, and abilities demanded by our increasingly complex world.

The core curriculum, consisting of language arts, math, science, social studies and religion, provides the backbone of our academic programs, as the learning objectives in each subject area build from one year to the next through the entire academic life of each student. The emphasis on essential knowledge in our core curriculum is time tested and well-proven to best prepare students for the road ahead, regardless of the academic path they may choose.

The curriculum also includes additional courses in Spanish, art, music, technology, and physical education. These courses are provided so that students may broaden their academic exposure, explore particular interests, and challenge their special talents. In addition to the five core classes required in each grade level, students will be required to take these additional courses as prescribed by their particular grade level curriculum.

Curriculum overviews for each grade level are available in the applicable sections.

For more details on curriculum guidelines provided by the Archdioces of Chicago
please visit this section of their website at Archdiocese of Chicago Curriculum.