This is a special school. Academics are valued and they are strong. So is character growth. It is a an oasis from the public schools in the area because of the high level of family engagement with their children's academic and character development. Childhood is protected. Speech and action are respectful; if not, the issue is taken seriously. The small size means children get good support. If there is an issue, the staff is on top of it, whereas in the public schools, an issue may be overlooked because the public schools have bigger academic and social problems to address. For a Catholic school with fewer resources than public, the enrichment offerings both in and after school are impressive. The academics track state standards and are developmentally appropriate, with hands-on and collaborative approaches to learning. Sometimes a concern with Catholic schools is that they are overly rigid. OLSS is structured, but the staff are in tune with child development. There is fun and flexibility. Visit the Facebook page to see all the good things that are happening there.