• After filling out an initial inquiry form, you will select a time slot for your tour. Information from the inquiry is necessary before touring.

  • All prospective students are required to attend a family tour with our Enrollment Director. Tours are now available for the 23-24 school year. 

  • Applications for the 23-24 school year are open now! Click HERE to begin applying.

  • Questions can be directed to our Enrollment Director HERE

  • Applications are submitted after your student has toured the school.

  • Classroom observations (grades K-5), shadow days (6-8), and academic evaluations (grades 1-8), are required after applications are submitted.

  • Documents uploaded to your application will be evaluated during this time. 

We encourage engaged parishioners with children in rising Pre-K through 8th grade to tour campus and become acquainted with the Old St Mary's School community!


Applications open and tours begin

Pre-K apps close Dec. 15th

Observations & evaluations begin

Second wave Pre-K apps open April 1st -May 31st, if needed

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Acceptance decisions sent for K-8

Pre-K Acceptance decisions sent

Enrollment documentation due May 1st

Open House, K-8 applications close Jan. 31st

Application and Enrollment Process


Admission Decision

Following a tour, observation (K-5), Shadow Day (6-8), and/or evaluation (for 1-8), families will be notified of acceptance. Once a child has been accepted, a non-refundable enrollment deposit of $1,500.00 and the submission of a birth certificate will be required in order to confirm the child’s placement. This is due within two weeks of acceptance and the payment will be applied to the family’s tuition.

Catholic Values

Old St. Mary’s School offers a faith-based education and children will be exposed to the values, customs, rituals, and teachings of the Catholic faith. 


Age Requirements

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.


Please note that letters of recommendation are neither required or accepted.