About Us

Thank you for your interest in Our Lady of the Wayside School. OLW has been teaching students in the Arlington Heights and surrounding communities since 1954.

We are a Catholic school dedicated to enriching minds, fostering faith and expanding talents.

We have always strived to provide a rigorous academic foundation while teaching our students about the Catholic faith. OLW has twice been recognized as Blue Ribbon School, most recently in 2015. We have an outstanding staff devoted to helping our students reach their highest potential. We have integrated a Balanced Literacy Curriculum since 2010 that promotes a life-long love of reading and learning. Middle school students are assigned an iPad to use throughout the school year and Smart Boards, iPads and laptop computers are used throughout the school to support learning as needed.

We are very proud of our Buddy Program which introduces students in grades PK-3 to an older ‘buddy’ in grades 4-8. Buddy activities include visits to the Book Fair, reading days, Buddy Bingo, and holiday art projects. Every school day starts with student-led prayer and students attend Mass together twice a month. Service activities are integral part of student life.

We invite you to visit our school. You may call the school at 847-255-0050 or send an email infomation@olwschool.org to schedule a tour and meet our principal and teachers as appropriate. We are also happy to put you in touch with one of our Parent Ambassadors.

Click here to view our OLW 2017 Brochure and or our OLW 2017 PreK & K Brochure.

Open Enrollment for New Families
Open enrollment is ongoing throughout the summer and school year, depending upon availability at each grade level. Find out more about our Application Process. Most of the forms and information needed to register for OLW are listed at the right. If you have other questions, please call the school office at 847-255-0050.

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