Find out more about Our Lady Seat of Wisdom

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Our Lady Seat of Wisdom is:

 -Authentically Catholic

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Our identity as a faithful Catholic institution is of utmost importance at Our Lady Seat of Wisdom. Our students study, pray and live in a vibrant Catholic atmosphere where all the professors annually take the Oath of Fidelity to the Magisterium, there is the opportunity for daily Mass, confession and devotions, and the Faith is joyfully lived out in both residence and social life.

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Catholic Theology and Philosophy are part of our core curriculum, and students who have studied at Our Lady Seat of Wisdom are well prepared to live and defend their Faith in the world. At OLSWA our students, faculty and staff work and pray together in a community where we are all striving toward a common ultimate goal – Heaven, for ourselves and for those God brings into our lives. Visit our Spiritual Life pages to see more about the rich Liturgical Life available here, as well as opportunities for faith formation and ways to put your faith into action.  

-  Academically Excellent


Mr Meenan in classStudents at Our Lady Seat of Wisdom benefit from an intellectually stimulating and academically challenging post-secondary liberal arts program provided by top-notch Catholic professors. The low student-teacher ratio allows for personal attention and ample discussion, and our students typically excel in the fields of study they go on to pursue.

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Our Lady Seat of Wisdom currently offers one-, two-, and three-year post-secondary programs in the classical liberal arts, and is in the process of applying for degree-granting status in the province of Ontario. In the meantime, our students have been accepted and have gone on to receive degrees at a growing number of colleges and universities in Canada, the United States, and overseas. (See a list of the institutions which have accepted our students.)

Our programs feature courses in Philosophy, Theology, Literature, History, Languages, Mathematics, Music, Fine Arts, and Natural and Social Science. These studies help to deepen the student’s appreciation of the richness of his or her Catholic faith, and offer the intellectual tools needed to be an effective apostle in the third millennium. For more information see our Academics pages, and for course listings please visit the individual departments on the Academic Program page.

-  Affordable


Our Lady Seat of Wisdom aims to make a truly Catholic post-secondary education accessible to all. Our tuition for the 2014-2015 academic year is only $6250, and room and board for the school year is $5000.

We also offer financial aid for both incoming and returning students.

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It is part of the mandate of Our Lady Seat of Wisdom to keep our tuition reasonable so that students can receive a post-secondary education in a truly Catholic environment. In addition to this, we offer many opportunities for students to receive further financial aid. Students may be eligible for one of several scholarships and bursaries, and are encouraged to sign up for the work-study program, in which they work a few hours per week for Our Lady Seat of Wisdom to further pay off their fees.