Shadow at OSM
Attend a Tour
Apply and Enroll
Prospective students 6th - 8th grade are required to spend a full shadow day at OSM School.
Students are paired with an Ambassador to experience our classes and joyful atmosphere.
Parents interested in OSM are required to take a tour of our campus between October and January.
You'll meet our faculty and students, learn about our curriculum, and explore other student activities.
Sign up for a School Tour
Our application process is completed online through Power School
After the application form is complete, our principal will meet one-on-one with you and your student to get to know you and answer any questions that you may have.
If you are interested in applying, applications can be completed by clicking here. Applications for new families must be submitted by January 31, 2020. In addition to the application, we also require a $50 application fee. Only completed applications, with application fee will be reviewed.
Parent Interview / Student Observation
You and your child will be invited to the school for an interview in February. We would like to get to know you, and your child, a bit better by inviting you in for a brief one on one visit. While your child is engaging with students and teachers, you will be meeting with the principal and pastor.
Admissions decisions will be mailed in early March. Once a child has been accepted, a non-refundable registration fee of $1,500.00 must be submitted within two weeks of acceptance to confirm the child’s placement.
Admissions priority will be given in the following order:
Siblings of current students and graduates of OSM
To be considered an OSM Parishioner you have to be registered with the parish and do 24 hours of service at the church. In lieu of doing 24 hours of service families pay a fee.
Parishioners of other parishes
In order to be recognized as a Parishioner of another parish you need a signed letter from your pastor. The letter should state the length of your membership and the service you offer your parish.
After the aforementioned categories, acceptance to OSM is open to the community at large.
Because Old St. Mary’s School is a Catholic school, children will be exposed to the values, customs, rituals, and teachings of the Catholic faith in the tradition of the Second Vatican Council. Children who attend Old St. Mary’s school, even though they may not be of the Catholic faith, will be expected to join in these formative activities. Parents are expected to support the growth and welfare of the school. By forging a partnership, the parish and the parents will be furthering not only the individual growth of their children but preparing them to live out the Gospel mission.
Any child entering school must be in compliance with the requirements of the State of Illinois regarding age of admission. Preschool students must be three or four years old on or before September 1. Students entering kindergarten must be five on or before September 1. Students starting 1st grade must be six on or before September 1 etc.
Scholarship & Financial Aid
Old St. Mary’s is committed to making high-quality, Catholic education available to all children. Families in need of financial assistance are encouraged to apply online for FACTS Grant and Aid. For more information concerning scholarships and financial aid please call the front office.
The Old St. Mary's School Board will set the tuition in January of 2020 for the 2020-2021 academic year.
Old St. Mary’s School Tuition & Fees
$8270 for Kindergarten through 8th grade
$8685 for full day preschool (M-F 8:15-3:00)
$6970 for half day preschool (M-F 8:15-11:30)
Siblings receive a 10% discount on tuition
Tuition can be paid in full by June,
quarterly payments in June, September, December & March,
or ten monthly installments June through March
New family building fee for the 2019-2020 school year is: $3,000
$500 due at acceptance. The remainder will be divided equally
according to your selected payment plan.
School Activity Fee
$250 Due in October
The school activity fee covers all cost associated with field trips,
school pageants & plays, sacraments, graduation, and end of year activities.
Student Technology Fee
Grades K-8 $150
Due in October
Tuition and fees are paid through the FACTS online system.