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 integrate technology in all grades in ways that are age appropriate. We have integrated a Balanced Literacy Curriculum since 2010 that promotes a life-long love of reading and learning. 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 info@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.

Preschool Tuition Rates         Early Childhood Program Options 2017-18

Preschool and Kindergarten Registration Guidelines

Open Enrollment for New Families
Open enrollment occurs during Catholic Schools Week, January 29 – February 3, 2017. After February 7, all registrations will be filled on a first-come, first-served basis. 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.

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