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Tucson, AZ
Students enrolled: 376

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1800 South Kolb Road
Tucson, AZ 85710

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(520) 747-1027
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January 17, 2014
My family is very happy here....the curriculum is up to date, most teachers are happy and effective, technology is on par with public schools, and the principal seems to value fine arts (they have a music and art program....not a lot of time, but any is better than none!)

- submitted by a parent
September 16, 2012
This is a TERRIBLE school. The teachers are always yelling and I don't even think they like children. When I walk in the hallway, I always hear yelling. All this school cares about is money, not the children. The staff is un-organized, and they aren't very patient with the kids. Some kids are rude and annoying. I have to actually teach my child when she comes home, for she learns NOTHING at school. The principal does actually nothing, and the parents are required to volunteer a certain amount of hours or pay more. I mean, we have jobs, you know! We can't waste or time volunteering just so we can pay less! I moved her to Soleng Tom, and she is an amazing student there. OMOS is a complete waste on money. Don't go there!

- submitted by a parent
July 02, 2012
My daughter has been at this school since pre-school. My experiences over the past 11 years have been nothing but positive. The academic excellence, parent/teacher involment, and Catholic faith is a strong building foundation for this school. I am proud to say that my child attended this school. The discipline and self worth she has learned about her character and faith truly makes me believe that children can act accordingly in life. Thanks to OMOS and our parenting skills, my daughter is truly prepared for what high school brings. It has been a pure blessing and the best investment I have made regarding her future.

- submitted by a parent
October 15, 2011
All 4 of my boys attended OMOS (1 attended the Preschool only). We have since left but I have to say Mrs. Feaman and all of the Jr. High teachers were terrific. I also have to say the Ms. Nitka and Ms. Ezzre were also terrific. I do think the curriculum should be revamped from time to time because my younger children were bringing home the same exact work as my older children did in their grade. The art program was wonderful and my boys miss their school. Overall we had a good experience when we were at OMOS.

- submitted by a parent
October 03, 2011
We came from another state with previous experience in public school, charter school, and home schooling- in an effort to challenge our kids. OMOS has really been a Godsend both in terms of educational standards and quality and responsible, community formation! If you are looking for a new school, this is a great choice!

- submitted by a parent
September 06, 2011
I have two children who attend OMOS. I took them out of TUSD in 2009 due to all of the issues that the public schools were having. My kids have learned so much, however, it hasn't been a piece of cake. There are commitments that apply to attending this school. I am okay with that. I have really grown in the matter of , "being more aware". I read one of the reviews listed and it stated "you get out what you put in". That hits it right on the head

- submitted by a parent
September 02, 2011
I could not be more thrilled with the school and community experience here for our family. The principal is educated, intelligent, fair-minded and easy to work with. The faculty are supportive and encouraging to my children, and the staff are very responsive to our needs. Absolutely worth the financial sacrifice to send our children here.

- submitted by a parent
August 23, 2011
Overall, I am thrilled with the educational experience my two children receive at OMOS. The teachers are willing to talk with the parents and walk through any issues or concerns. The principal is easy to talk to and is results-oriented. We also parish there, and the sense of community is unbelievable if you are involved. What I would like to remind people is that you get out what you put in! OMOS-school and parish-has a wonderful sense of community, really tied into the Catholic Social Teachings. Highly recommend!!!

- submitted by a parent
July 19, 2011
The only thing worth sending my kid to OMOS for was the art program and the art teacher-my daughter loved every minute of it, learned a lot that will help her in the future, and LOVED Mrs. Baker!!!

- submitted by a parent
May 15, 2011
This school could not teach either one of my kids to read. They had me sign a form saying that I acknowledge this. When I took them to a different school they are both A+ students and much happier. They both complained that kids were mean there. The accounting is always a mess. They nickel and dime you for everything, and they have usually put another families bills with yours and them refuse to give your child their report card because the parent owes money. Not very Christian if you ask me.

- submitted by a parent
January 18, 2011
My 2 children went to this school for 2 years and it was nothing but nightmarish for me! My son being ADHD struggled and none of the teachers even tried to help. My daughter who is very well behaved, fell short in reading and again received no help. When I told the teacher I was pulling them out of the school and putting them back in public school, the teacher said, "Oh good, now she will get the help she needs!" I was floored! For the money I paid, my daughter should have never fallen through the cracks. On top of that, the principal offered no help and he acted like he could have cared less that I was pulling my children out of the school. I am a proud Catholic who continues to attend church here and my kids now attend church school on Sundays but I would NOT recommend this school to anyone who is considering!

- submitted by a parent
March 21, 2010
We have two daughters in attendance here and have had nothing but good experiences. The principal has really updated the school with technology in the last few years. It would be nice to have A/C though, but that still doesn't detour us from sending the girls to this wonderful school where the Holy Spirit is very present.

- submitted by a parent
February 08, 2010
My son has been going here for 5 years and we have only had one teacher that he has actually liked. The communication between teacher and parent is lacking, as well as the communication between teacher and student. This is the first year my son has ever gotten a D and when I went to the teachers to find a solution, they couldn't come up with one. They just said it was common for his age. Seems to me that the teachers are stuck in one way of teaching and have a difficult time of thinking outside of the box. Every child learns differently and it is their job to find out how that is and adapt their teaching to the children. The class sizes are too big and the sports program leaves something to be desired. The coach tries but has no support from the school.

- submitted by a parent
November 25, 2009
I love it! The whole school is very dedicated to the community. It's worth every penny!

- submitted by a parent
no rating August 16, 2009
OMOS is great!And I do not agree with the bad ratings!It's fantastic!The teachers do not pick favorites!No families are mean,and if they were then oh well!The school has many fun events,great teachers,lots of honor students,and a totally awesome field!

- submitted by a community member
August 11, 2009
I am extremely disappointed for having wasted mine and my children's time with OMOS. I seriously wonder what they are doing with the tuition money; the facility is dilapidated and disorganized. There is also a high level of mandated parent involvement. This includes escrip and school gruntwork. We attended several of the school functions and received nothing but the 'cold shoulder' from many of the veteran families. I would not recommend this school to friends or family.

- submitted by a parent
February 27, 2009
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- submitted by a parent
November 20, 2008
We have supported 4 graduates and 1 child currently thru OMOS. The education they have recieved prepared my kids for success in high school. With the moral base @ home and supported @ school, the children graduate with high regards for themselves and other. My oldest graduated from the U of A and is a teacher, my 2nd oldest will graduate next Fall from the U of A and will be a teacher also. My point is that this school means what it says 'Hard work Pays Off' . How important are your kids to you ?

- submitted by a parent
November 20, 2008
I love OMOS. The principle is great and only does what is right for the kids. I curently have two children at the school and one graduate. The academics are so good that when my graduate went into high school he was bored with freshman English so he put himself into Gate English. He is in Geometry in his freshman year and doing great. I love the fact that they instill a good moral base and strong academics to produce a good citizen. I have two more great kids to support in this school and am glad to do it. Its worth paying the tuition for a great education.

- submitted by a parent
May 15, 2008
My children attended OMOS when Sr. Lauren Moss was the principal. I had waited in the enrollment line to get my children in OMOS.(when there was a waiting list to get into OMOS) When Sr. Lauren left, I found the school to have not been the same since. I feel it was a loss to lose Sr. Lauren and her assistant Mrs Shadonix. They made the school. I am grateful my kids had the oppurtunity to have had them in thier lives and the experience then at OMOS.

- submitted by a parent
April 22, 2008
My children are doing great at this school. They challenge my kids scholasically and the teachers are exceptional.

- submitted by a parent
December 10, 2007
We are new here and for the amount of money you spend, you are better off putting your child in District 16 or Vail Schools. The environment is strict , not a variety of programs, parents develop clique groups so this makes it hard for new families. Sports program is poor; need equipment and new instructor. No library. They did spend money on smart boards, however. The academic standard is not very high. Lunches are expensive; a lot of old school teaching. No welcoming commitee for new families not even from parish.

- submitted by a parent
August 16, 2006
I agree completely with the 'February 2005' comments, my son must be in the same grade. We have been going there for 8 years. It's like you read my thoughts. There are many nice people there, but some of the teachers really do play favorites, which makes it hard on the kids. I can also think of several parents that also make it tough for the kids. I'm very hopeful this year, we have a new principle who seems great and several of the problem teachers have left, so maybe next year I will tell you how great a year it was. Thanks.

- submitted by a parent
May 03, 2006
I am an OMOS alumni and I loved my experience there. When my son was starting 1st grade I could not think of a better school to send him to. He was blessed with a fantastic teacher and he looks forward to going to school everyday. The cost is pretty high, but how can you put a price on your childs future?

- submitted by a parent
September 13, 2005
Simply the best! Academics at a very high level and standard. Great to see such well mannered and disciplined children. Level of parent involvement is phenomenal! All extracurricular activities add to the pleasantness of the obvious importance of family values, morals and respect. Our family has sacrificed in order to be able to provide this kind of education to our two daughters and has been well worth the monitary value! I hope that more families can experience such a blessing with being able to their child with a religious education. Sincerely, OMOS Parent

- submitted by a parent
July 08, 2005
I feel my child going to OMOS was a great opportunity but the tuition was not able to be met.Otherwise I feel it's a great school and my child made alot of new friends.

- submitted by a parent
March 29, 2005
My child went to Our Mother Of Sorrows School for 3 years. It is a fine school. They have high academic standards and a safe learning environment. I thought however that they were a little too strict when it came down to dicipline. It is very important to me that my childs behaves and follows rules. However at this school I felt like they often made a big deal out of every little thing. I also did not like the fact that the school did not have a cafeteria. My child always had to eat outside and never had enough time to eat lunch.

- submitted by a parent
February 06, 2005
We have been going there for 6 years and this has been the worst year ever. Some of the teachers are rude and they play a lot of favortism. They seen to pick a few students at the beginning to pick on and continue thru the whole year. Their are a lot of great people there. But there are also several parents that are such snobs! they think that they run the place. I think if a some of the teachers and some of the students left, the school would be better. Good luck if you choose this school.

- submitted by a parent
no rating September 09, 2003
My children are receiving a quailty education while having a wonderful experience. Our Mother of Sorrows has a family atmosphere where support comes from staff and parents.

- submitted by a parent
August 26, 2003
My Granddaughter attends this school. I think they have done a good job as far as her learning is concerned.

- submitted by a community member

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Our Mother Of Sorrows School
1800 South Kolb Road, Tucson, AZ  85710
(520) 747-1027
Last modified Our Mother Of Sorrows School is a Private school that serves grades PK-8
Our Mother Of Sorrows School Rating: 4 out of 5 based on 30 reviews. Top