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

Our Lady of Charity School is open to all children whose parents want academic excellence, traditional discipline, and a total religious education program. Preference for admission will be given to registered members of Our Lady of Charity Parish.

A child entering Our Lady of Charity must be in compliance with the age requirements of the State of Illinois.


For admission of a child to preschool or kindergarten, parents need to present the following documents:


an official copy of the child's birth certificate


the baptismal record (if applicable)


the required State of Illinois health records

*Children entering preschool must be three years of age on or before September first. Children entering kindergarten must be five years of age on or before September first. Children entering first grade must be six years of age on or before September first.

Click here to view the Tuition and Financial Assistance Opportunities for the 2023-2024 school year.


If you are interested in OLC, please fill out the form below. 


The Preschool for All Program is offered at Our Lady of Charity School, click here for more information on how you might qualify for Free PreK or view the Parent Checklist.


Our Lady of Charity School serves breakfast and hot lunch each school day through the Archdiocesan Lunch Program. Cost of the program depends on family income. 


Our before and after care programs are run by dedicated OLC teachers and staff members. They offer tutoring, homework help, computers, and snacks. The times and costs are as follows:

     Before Care:                                         After Care:      

     6:50 a.m. - 7:50 a.m.                             2:40 p.m. -  6:00 p.m.

     $5 per child.                                          $10 per child

All of our after-school activities are designed to keep students engaged in organized activities that will assist in their continued growth and development.

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