Mission Statement: "St. Mary of the Lake and St. Thomas of Canterbury Schools embrace children from around the world, offering them an outstanding education in the tradition of the Roman Catholic Church. Our mission is to prepare our graduates for higher education, thus empowering them to become leaders in the Church and secular society."

We are proud of the fact that despite often overwhelming odds our eighth graders go on to attend some of the most prestigious high schools in Chicago. Many students have passed through these doors on their way to future academic success, and we consider their victories our own. We welcome you to share our success! Explore our website to learn more about our school or how you can make a difference in the life of a child.


Prospective students and parents: If you are new to the area and would like to enroll your child, we have a limited number of spaces available. Further registration information is available in the "For Parents" section of the website, or by calling the school office. Don't miss the opportunity to enroll your child in our unique learning environment!

Current students and parents: On this combined website you will find a calendar of school events, homework help, teacher webpages, and contact information. You can also find registration information, forms, and financial aid information. 

Prospective volunteers and parish members:Our school could not provide the individualized services that we do without the support of our parishes and our valuable team of volunteers. Visit the About Our Volunteers page to find out how you can aid us in our mission to provide children in the Uptown community with a high-quality, affordable Catholic education.