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Welcome to the School of St. Mary (SOSM)!  We offer a stimulating environment to nurture the intellect, spirit, and social development of children from preschool through 8th grade.  We partner with families to help children develop into contributing members of the community with a conscience and empathy for others.  Time and again, families select and remain at SOSM to raise their children in a supportive village.
 
With the challenges of the state-mandated, shelter-in-place restrictions during the last quarter of the 2019/2020 school year, our teachers and staff designed and implemented curriculum on various platforms to meet the needs of their students.  We are proud that we rose to the occasion and exceeded expectations to inspire families to work together on behalf of our students to continue learning beyond the physical boundaries of the classroom.  
 
This fall, per the guidance of Cardinal Cupich and the Superintendent of Catholic Schools, Dr. Jim Rigg, SOSM  intends to offer full-time, in-person learning with parallel remote learning options to allow for flexible responses to the COVID-19 guidelines issued by Governor Pritzger and the Office of Catholic Schools.  
 
For over 100 years, across many generations, devoted religious and lay teachers have created the institution that so many parents and alumni cherish today.  We invite you to visit both campuses and meet the faculty and staff who currently serve our special community.  Witness our play-based preschool curriculum, and observe how the structure and expectations in classrooms from kindergarten through 8th grade form lifelong values and habits grounded in faith.
 
In compliance with the COVID-19 restrictions issued by both Governor Pritzger and the Superintendent of Catholic Schools, we offer virtual tours of both buildings.  During tours, parents may converse with teachers, administration and current parents.  
 
Whether you are looking for preschool (ages 2-5), early elementary (kindergarten-3rd grade), intermediate elementary (4th-5th grades), or middle school (6th-8th grades), our teachers remain committed to educating and nurturing every soul within their classroom.  Small class sizes and a family-oriented atmosphere help us meet the academic, spiritual, as well as social and emotional needs of every student.
 
Please call for more information - take a private tour; attend a coffee, Open House, or grade-level preview.  We invite your children to shadow with a current SOSM student and experience the gift of a Catholic education at the School of St. Mary.
 
Mandy Castle
Director of Admissions
mcastle@schoolofstmary.org
847-295-4830
 

The Admissions Office is open year-round. We welcome your interest and encourage your questions.


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