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About Us


On September 6, 1961, Our Lady of the Snows School opened, with eight classrooms and a small library. Today we are proud to serve preschool through eighth grade and have over 2,500 alumni. Located in the Archer Heights neighborhood of Chicago, IL., we offer rigorous academics, and social-emotional learning.

Our Mission 

Our Core Values  

As a family, we seek to nurture a Christ-centered environment that instills acceptance, love, and spirituality while striving for individual academic success.​​

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​Our Lady of the Snows School implements our core values in and outside of the classroom. Our core values are:

  • Learn

  • Embrace

  • Respect

  • Love

  • Persevere

Our goal is to teach students the fundamentals of these core values for them to use in their daily lives.

Our Root Beliefs

Our Lady of the Snows School students playing on playground and showcasing the root belief "We Are Stronger Together".

At OLS, we believe in the following statements:

  • We believe We are Stronger Together

  • We believe God is Present in All That We Do

  • We believe Relationships Matter

  • We believe Excellence is Intentional

  • We believe Challenges are Opportunities

At OLS these root beliefs guide our actions and shape our culture. We are committed to upholding these principles in everything we do, and helping our students achieve success.

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