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Our Lady Of Victory School

Private | PK-8 | 184 students


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Posted February 21, 2014

We are vey happy with OLOV. It is academically rigorous with a focus on community and instilling good work habits and a strong moral compass. There are wonderful enrichment activities such as chess club and sports. Children go from grade to grade with the same group instilling a sense of security. Younger students have older student buddies. They participate in community service (food drives, visiting SeaCrest nursing home, etc) enhancing students understanding of community and volunteerism. Your child will really feel like a part of the community. 8th graders from the school greet Kindergarteners by name when they see then in town. The good manners shown by the older students is wonderful and the little ones beam with pride that the older students care about and respect them. The bottom line must always be the academics. At OLOV children come ready to learn and be challenged and parents support that goal. This is what sets OLOV apart and makes it worth every penny. We researched extensively before choosing this school. You can call the Archdiocese of Hartford to get the test scores for Catholic schools. OLOV had the strongest scores of 4 schools we considered.
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Posted June 2, 2011

My daughter went to the Pre-K at OLOV for both the 3 year old & 4 year old program. It was a wonderful experience! For a class of about 10 her first year & about 15 her second year she had 2 loving teachers (one teacher & an aid actually). Ms. Maureen & Ms. Michelle are wonderful teachers, very patient & caring & they children learn & play in a safe environment. I look forward to my younger daughter attending when she is old enough.
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Posted February 10, 2010

Teachers and staff really care about the education of the children. I have had a great experience. My child transfered from public school to olov and it is worth every penny!!!
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Posted October 9, 2009

It is a loving and nurturing environment while offering the best in academics.
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Posted September 16, 2009

I love Our Lady of VIctory because it is really like a family. They take interest in what you have to say. The classes aren't too big and the faculty is wonderful!
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Posted July 23, 2009

I'm a father of two OLOV students currently enrolled. The schools largest weakness without a doubt is the lack of leadership. Coupled with a lack of enthusiasm and dedication. This wonderful school could be greatly improved if placed under new leadership. The current principal, Mrs. Bartolotta and Father Joe, leave much to be desired. OLOV has an excellent, dedicated staff of teachers who are second to none and there is tons of parental envolvement.
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Posted June 20, 2009

We pulled our child from this school because of problems with the current principal. We simply wanted some questions we had answered and she flatly refused. While we miss the community and many of the excellent teachers, the principal's attitude and performance drove us out.
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Posted January 21, 2007

This school is average at best. Tuition is $1000 more per year than the other private school in town. Spanish teacher is new and amazing!! They cannot hold on to a principle, they had a great one a few years back, he was here for one year then left. Now one of the teachers filled in, which was supposed to be temporary, and is now leading the school. Now the politics are worse than before.
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Posted January 17, 2007

I have 3 ELL children and all staff and principal have been amazing. This is a wonderful Catholic school with a very family-oriented culture.
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Posted December 11, 2006

This is a wonderful school. The teachers are wonderful with the kids. I have two kids in the school who are doing extremely well academically and religiously. It is just a wonderful school
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Posted November 12, 2006

This is a great school and lots of experienced and dedicated teachers. There is a lot of student involvement in school activities and it feels like family. hot lunch program is great and parents get to be part of decision making process as also can be active in their kids development
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Posted May 30, 2006

This is an excellent school for building community, responsibility and academic learning. The teachers are wonderful. Limited language, music, art but lots of sports. Great parent involvement.
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Student ethnicity

Ethnicity This school State average
White 52% 61%
Black 16% 13%
Two or more races 14% 2%
Hispanic 10% 20%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 9% 4%
American Indian/Alaska Native 0% 0%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 0% 0%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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620 Jones Hill Road
West Haven, CT 06516
Phone: (203) 932-6457


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