About Us

Our Mission

Our Lady of the Assumption School is dedicated to building an atmosphere of love, trust, and care among students, parents, and staff.  We share with the family the threefold mission of the Church:  to teach the Gospel message, to build community in the life of the Church, and to provide service to the Church and world community. 
 
At OLA we are actively involved in forming the whole person spiritually, mentally, and physically.  Students develop a positive life outlook and self-image through the teaching that all people are worthy of respect, have a right to their dignity, and are special in the eyes of God.
 
Through the integration of religious truths and values within the curriculum, students form Christian insights into the problems that face individuals and society today.  Students also acquire skills to address these issues effectively.  Through prayer and in conjunction with parents, priests, and community, our mission is to instill a love of life, respect for others, an eagerness to learn, and a willingness to grow and follow the Gospel of Jesus Christ in word and action.
 
Our Lady of the Assumption School endorses the call of the Catholic Bishops of the 
United States to express its educational ministry through the three objectives of personal spirituality, social justice, and a strong academic program in accord with Christian values.  This commitment extends to building Christian community and to fostering Christian  service to the whole human family.
 

Curriculum & Programs

“More learning, for more children, in more ways, more of the time."


As an Archdiocesan Catholic school we follow a challenging curriculum incorporating the spiritual, intellectual and social development of our students while adhering to the NYS Common Core Standards. The curriculum consists of Religion, Reading, Language Arts, Math, Science, Social Studies, Spanish, Computer, Music, Art and Physical Education.

 

We have SMART Boards™ mounted in ALL classrooms and a computer lab used for technology integration in all subjects. Additionally, all classrooms are wired for the internet. We have science lab materials for hands-on experiments; art and subject projects displayed throughout the building, an innovative reading program that stresses student learning of comprehension skills; cooperative learning in small groups; integration of religious and ethical values across the curriculum; focus on math and study skills development; learning and practice of musical instruments in order to perform in concerts; Spanish classes in all grades, and physical education classes and sports teams.

 

In addition to our regular core curriculum we offer:

Basketball (Boys and Girls) - CYO and Intramural, Cheerleading, Boy and Girl Scouts, Cub Scouts, Educational Field Trips Title 1 Math and Reading, Before/After School Programs, and Free Hot/Cold Breakfast Programs.


OLA administers the Iowa Test of Basic Skills (“ITBS”) to Grades 1 and 2 and participates in the New York State testing program for Language Arts and Math, these are administered to Grades 3 through 8. The eighth grade also takes the TACHS exam (“Test for Admission into Catholic High Schools”) in November of each year.

Our school like many throughout the Archdiocese of New York utilizes the Immediate Information System (IRIS ALERT) to notify parents about closures or other school wide emergencies.