Established in 1923, St. William School is proud to celebrate a tradition of academic excellence and spiritual enrichment for 100 years. Guided by our commitment to celebrate God’s children and passion for educational best practices, we employ certified educators whose expertise in the field enables them to differentiate and tailor their instruction to meet the needs of each child, while their spiritual foundation provides a lens of compassion in grace-filled classrooms. Curriculum is taught in an engaging manner that cultivates and encourages exploration, discovery, collaboration, and ministry. We invite you to discover why generations for hundred years have chosen St. William School. It would be our honor to help you experience what it means to be a part of the Saint William family!
We are accepting registrations for the 2024-2025 school year!
Please keep the following age requirements in mind:
3 years old by September 1st for Pre-K 3-- Fully potty trained
4 years old by September 1st for Pre-K 4-- Fully potty trained
5 years old by September 1st for Kindergarten
6 years old by September 1st for Grade One
The following documents are required for successful registration at St. William School:
A certified/original copy of birth certificate
Current immunization record
Original sacrament certificates (if applicable)
Registration Fee $150.00
Students entering the first through eighth grades are required to:
Submit most recent report card
Submit most recent standardized test scores
Interview with the principal for admission consideration
We invite all prospective families to come and tour our school.
Admission Forms and Information
Thank you for considering Saint William School for your children, and welcome! Enrollment for 2024-2025 is open!
Complete the admission application in its entirety and return to the school office accompanied by the non-refundable admission fee and the required records noted on the admissions checklist.
Financial Aid and Scholarships
At SWS, we are strongly committed to affordable education.
St. William School provides tuition assistance to families who want to pursue Catholic education despite budget constraints. Tuition assistance is available for families who qualify, and the award will vary based on need.
How to Apply...
All applications will be completed through the FACTS Tuition Management application form. Families are required to re-apply each year for the Tuition Assistance Program. New families may apply at any time, while returning families will be asked to apply between the months of January and April.
What scholarships are offered?
In addition to the standard financial aid offered through the school, SWS students are eligible for a wide array of scholarships. These include scholarships through the Big Shoulders Fund & Archdiocese of Chicago.