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What makes OLV School special ?


July 2018

Dear Friends and Visitors,

Welcome to Our Lady of Victories School!

At Our Lady of Victories School, our Catholic identity is most important and it’s evident in everything we do. OLV has a longstanding tradition of providing academic excellence and strong faith formation to our students because of the dedicated faculty and staff. Our Lady Victories School’s students thrive in a nurturing environment beginning in our well known Pre-Kindergarten 3 year program and ending in 8th grade class.

Our rigorous academic program focuses on project based learning, developing 21 Century framework fundamentals in lesson planning that includes communication skills, problem solving, critical thinking, media literacy, creativity and innovation, global awareness, leadership and responsibility. Many of our graduates continue on to both Catholic high schools and four year Catholic colleges.

We care about your child's emotional and spiritual needs. Class sizes are small enough for individual attention when needed. Our dedicated faith filled teachers and staff love children and it shows when you enter our building.

We want our students to encounter Jesus Christ in a personal way throughout the school day. The older students lead the school in daily morning and afternoon prayers, students participate in monthly masses, prepare for sacramental preparation, and take part in many service projects. OLV students become aware of their unique gifts which prepares them as productive citizens. OLV School will focus on this year's spiritual theme "Love one another like I have loved you" based on John 15:12 bible verse and the Beatitudes.

Each class has their own assigned saint so that students learn the attributes of their personal saint and learn how to put their faith into action. Students will participate in monthly school-wide student led assemblies where they will learn about the Beatitudes, Saints and be recognized not only for academic excellence but when they have shone the light on others by being kind and compassionate.

I encourage you to visit our joyful school community and discover the benefits of OLV School educational programs by calling our general office for a personal tour or come to one of our monthly open houses.

Discover the beauty and advantage of OLV School!

Sincerely in Christ,

Ms. Cynthia Casciola-Kitts












August 2017

Parents and Friends of OLV,

I made these webpages for you to witness all of the wonderful activities that are occurring at OLV school! This year we are focusing on STREAM experiences which stands for Science, Technology, Religion, Engineering, Art and Music! I will try to capture some of the wonderful lessons our professional, dedicated, and faith filled teachers are doing in their classrooms!

To fully enjoy these webpages, you must navigate through the many pages listed. If you are on a desktop computer, click on the tabs on top of the screen. If you are using a mobile device or tablet, click on the bars on the top left corner for the additional pages. If you are looking for a school for your child(ren), come to one of our monthly open houses or call for a personal tour and see our students in action! God Bless!

STREAM Q and A

What is STREAM? The STREAM models incorporates Catholic identity in Science, Technology, Engineering, Art and Mathematics. This model emphasizes 21 st century skill applications which prepares students for college readiness and a 21st career .

How long will it take to completely implement STREAM lessons? OLV School is in Phase I this year. Teachers will incorporate STREAM project based learning in at least 3-5 lessons.

How will the faculty be prepared to do STREAM projects? The teachers will attend professional development NGSS (Next Generation Science Standards) workshops, visit STREAM schools and reach out to schools across the nation. Teachers will discuss their projects together at least once a month at their PLC meetings.

Why implement STREAM into OLV School? Our educational philosophy is to deliver a climate of innovation on all areas of instruction and foster a educational environment which encourages group collaboration, problem solving, and higher order thinking.

Will STREAM change the curriculum? STREAM will only enhance our curriculum.

How much time will be used to carry out STREAM activities? STREAM activities will be independently executed depending on the project itself.

How will STREAM assist my child in High School and beyond? STREAM will increase the literacy content of all students to become problem solvers and use their higher order thinking skills.

Will STREAM affect the cost of tuition? No, there is no additional cost to the tuition. Grants and private donations will be used to supplement the cost.

STREAM Resources:

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