We are now accepting registration forms for new students for the 2024-2025 school year!

If you want to register and enroll in the current school year, please call the office to inquire about availability.

It is an open registration period until Februray 4, the end of Catholic Schools Week. Registration can be done online using the NEW STUDENT forms at the right or by printing these forms and bringing them to the school or parish office. Completed new student registration forms filled out electonically or turned into the office before Monday, February 5 will be processed on February 5. Filling in a registration form is not an automatic enrollment in our school.

New students will be notified of placement by email in mid-February. Registration forms turned after Monday, February 5 will be accepted and placed on a first-come, first-serve basis.

Printable New Student Registration Form
You will need to provide the following:
— a certified birth certificate issued by the county/state (not by the hospital)
— a baptismal certificate (if applicable)
— cash, check, or money order for the $150 per student registration fee*
*Your registration fee will be refunded in the event that you are unable to secure a position in our school.

2024-25 Tuition and Fees – Preschool
2024-25 Options for PK and K

new tuition rates are set in early winter – please use the current school year rates as reference
2023-2024 TUITION and FEES K thru 8
2023-2024 TUITION and FEES Kindergarten
2023-24 Tuition Agreement
2023-2024 Calendar at a Glance
School Supply List 2023-2024

Our Lady of the Wayside School is operated under the auspices of the Catholic Bishop of Chicago, a corporation sole, in the Archdiocese of Chicago. OLW admits students of any race, color, sex, national and ethnic origin to all the rights, privileges, programs and activities generally accorded or made available to students in this school. OLW does not discriminate on the basis of sex, race, color, or national and ethnic origin in administration of educational policies, loan programs, athletic or other school-administered programs.

The State of Illinois requires documentation of the following:
— a physical exam by a licensed physician in Illinois, as well as a record of updated immunizations for all students entering school for the first time (including preschoolers), kindergartners and sixth graders BEFORE the first day of the current school year.
— an oral health examination by a licensed dentist in Illinois for all kindergartners, 2nd graders, and 6th graders due by May 15th of the current school year.
— a complete vision exam by a licensed optometrist or ophthalmologist in Illinois for students entering an Illinois school for the first time (not including preschoolers) and all kindergartners due no later than October 15th of the current school year.

During the open registration period in January and early February, the following order will be considered when taking registrations. We do limit class size to ensure a safe environment and a low teacher-student class ratio.
1. Currently enrolled OLW School students
2. Brothers or sisters of currently enrolled OLW students
3. Children of OLW Parishioners registered before December 1, 2023
4. Children of Catholic families registered at parishes other than OLW
5. Children of non-Catholic families