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Thank you for visiting our website and taking the time to consider Our Lady of the Wayside Catholic School (OLWCS) and Chesterton Academy of Peterborough as an investment in your child’s future.

OLWCS is a K-12 independent Catholic school in the classical liberal arts tradition. Our high school is affiliated with the burgeoning Chesterton School Network. We strive to offer parents an education for their children that is joyful, well-rounded and challenging, educating them for life. A rich Catholic prayer life and formation in virtue are important aspects of each day.

Structure and discipline are also important here at OLWCS. We do not allow cellphone use and we help our students to grow in the virtue of charity.

We offer a wonderful reading and writing curriculum featuring many classics in literature, Saxon Math, natural science program in the younger years blossoming into the higher sciences in high school and a well-rounded education in the Catholic Liberals Arts tradition. Our staff is very excited to teach your child. Please schedule a tour today!

  • Catholic Life
  • Rich Academics
  • Formation in Virtue
  • Athletics and Extracurricular
  • Saxon Math
  • Cursive Writing
  • Focus on Classic Literature
  • Grammar, Spelling, Writing





What is a Catholic liberal arts and science curriculum?

Many people ask: what are the distinguishing marks of a classical liberal arts and science education in terms of goals, curriculum, teaching methods, approach?

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Good beginnings

Find about more about what we offer at OLWCS for Junior Kindergarten and Kindergarten, as we seek to nurture wonder and the joy of learning.

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Elementary Growth and Learning

A rich language and speech arts program, challenging Math, natural science, integrated history-geography-literature, Latin, drama, music, fine art and physical education comprise our Grades 1-8 core curriculum.

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Chesterton Academy of Our Lady of the Wayside

Beginning in the Fall of 2019-2020, the high school of Our Lady of the Wayside Catholic School will fully operate as a member school of the international Chesterton Schools Network under the title of Chesterton Academy of Our Lady of the Wayside, benefiting from the network’s curriculum, culture, structures, training and support.

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