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PK-8
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Baltimore, MD
Students enrolled: 402
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4416 Wilkens Avenue
Baltimore, MD 21229

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(410) 242-3688
(410) 242-8867
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December 13, 2014
This school WAS a good school...until the new principal took over in 2011. Very sad to see such a great school go downhill so quickly. I have never seen two people turn something that was so great into a school that people view as a joke. (If I could submit this review with zero stars, I would; one star is too much.)

- submitted by a parent
November 25, 2014
I am a grandparent of two boys attending OLV - 1st & 3rd. Currently, I am a school board member in another community that has been undergoing many changes. have read the various comments here about the school. The comments are understandable. But, I content the reason for them has not been properly evaluated. To educate children today requires computer technology almost from the very start of a childs education. Such technology is expensive. I noticed the lack of computer use 3 years ago. The current administration is making a hurculean effort to get the school into today's education methods for tomorrow's workforce. That takes money and requires staff changes. That is what is going on. In my judgement, the administraion is making great progress and the staff is likewise moving to the new platform. The children are thriving in the new environment. Yes, there is a ways to go; but, you do not get there by saying we will do it next year. The future is now for the children. OLV is on that path.

- submitted by a community member
February 11, 2014
This is a great school. The teachers are experienced and really care for the students, wanting them all to succeed. The new principal has made great changes bringing new technology to the school and focusing on critical thinking and preparing students for the future. There is a new focus on arts and culture which I also love.

- submitted by a parent
January 31, 2014
I would give this school a zero stars if the option was available. Terrible environment, lazy teachers, uncaring administrators. But you don't have to take my opinion about the school--send your child there and see it for yourself.

- submitted by a parent
January 25, 2014
This school is on the decline...and at a fast rate thanks to the new leadership. The attendance at this school is at a record low; the "leadership" appears to be more concerned with the amount of funds coming in rather than anything else. Very disturbing to see what was once a great school become such a sad place to be.

- submitted by a parent
May 22, 2013
While this year has been one of great change, I still have utter faith in the school, it's faculty and leadership. Absolutely love how they prepared my oldest child for high school, and how well they've handled my middle schooler and positioned him for success. The science teacher is one of the best I've ever known, the music teacher actually teaches them music, the art teacher (only part-time) inspires her students to great work and really, all the teachers give it their very best everyday. I would like to see things like art and music be regular classes rather than extras and I'd like to see a greater offering of foreign languages. I do think the strength of the school comes from the fact that it's really like a big family. That's one of the first things I noticed when we transferred to OLV after our school was closed. It's our strength together that makes the school what is and will keep it growing strong over the years. If I had to make the choice again, I'd still choose OLV. It's that good.

- submitted by a parent
February 16, 2012
The quality of instruction is on a fast decline. Discipline is lacking which for many is a reason they turn to Catholic schools. Favortism is a big problem in the middle school. Honors are not given to those with top marks. Middle school science is poor. The kids are left with no time to be kids and credit is not given for hard work.

- submitted by a parent
April 11, 2011
I had two children attend Our Lady of Victory school. Throughout their years from Kindergarten through eighth grade they were challenged academically and spiritually. They were well prepared for the rigors of high school and college. Even more important is the fact that they were exposed to good values and religious content to prepare them for the lessons and challenges in the world that they will meet. I was very pleased with the education that my children received at this school.

- submitted by a parent
April 09, 2011
We chose Our Lady of Victory school for our children because of the close knit community and it's teachers. Our children were very happy and did very well at Our Lady of Victory. The school and teachers gave our children the foundation and tools that they needed to do well in high school and to go on to college. The christian atmosphere was their on a daily basis for our children. They always wanted to be a part of the extra activities that the school had going on and enjoyed the time they were there. Being a part of that as a parent, we made many friendships and have nothing but good memories from OLV. I am still involved with OLV and feel that our first interest is always the children and doing what is best for them.

- submitted by a teacher
April 08, 2011
Our Lady of Victory is a wonderful school! I am a mother of two children. One started in kindergarten and graduated from OLV 9yrs later, and now is very successful in high school, thanks to the education that they received from the dedicated teachers at Our Lady of Victory. And my other child started in pre-kindergarten and is now in 4th grade and absolutely loves their teacher and school! I am very satisfied with the education and the family like atmosphere here at OLV! I am happy that my children had/have the opportunity to attend OLV.

- submitted by a parent
April 08, 2011
I have been working at Our Lady of Victory for a while now, and am still amazed with the community we have. The students are kind, caring, and helpful. They are excited to come to school each day. The teachers are warm and enthusiastic. There is a place for almost every kind of learner here. Advanced students are challenged. Kids who are struggling get help. The teachers really care about the students and their success. A great testament to this is the number of graduates who come back to visit and share their stories. Almost every time they thank their teachers here for pushing them in middle school, because they were well-prepared for high school and beyond. There are also numerous special classes for all students: art, music, gym, as well as computers and library skills. We have a band, and many varying clubs for the students to join. The best way to see if OLV is right for your family is to visit. Once you get here you will know if this is the right fit for you. Call to schedule a shadow day and your child will get to see the classes and school (and lunch!) first-hand. Tours are available every day, just call or come in and visit.

- submitted by a teacher
April 08, 2011
I am the parent of two children who attended OLV from Kindergarten through 8th Grade. OLV provided an excellent academic foundation for achieving success in both High School and College. The strong Christian values and discipline instilled in the classroom and daily activities provide an environment conducive to learning. When it came time for my grandson to attend school, OLV was my first and only choice. Through the hard work and dedication of the faculty and staff, he is maturing and making excellent progress in academics and social skills. Having been a teacher at OLV for the past 12 years I can truly appreciate all the good things OLV has to offer in and out of the classroom.

- submitted by a teacher
April 08, 2011
I attended OLV from kindergarden through 8th grade. The faculty at the school was spectacular, and going to OLV built my foundation for my future. This is an excellent school and I feel blessed, proud, and thankful that I've had the opportunity to graduate from OLV.

- submitted by a community member
April 07, 2011
I am a graduate and currently have three children attending OLV. I am very pleased with the education they are receiving. They are challenged academically and receive assistance when necessary. I am very proud of my children and how well they are excelling. I am very happy with how the teachers have helped them over the years. My oldest daughter received a scholarship to her first choice high school and I thank the OLV teachers for helping her achieve her goal! OLV offers so many wonderful after school clubs and community service activities for the children. All you need to do is walk through the doors to know that you have become part of a large, loving family.

- submitted by a parent
April 07, 2011
This school is excellent! It provides a great academic foundation in a safe and friendly environment. Parents are made to feel welcome and the graduates excel in the high school of their choice.

- submitted by a parent
April 07, 2011
OLV provides a solid education, with good discipline in a Catholic School environment. I am a parent of three daughters who are graduates. One is still in college, two are successful in their careers. I am also a teacher here, and have been at OLV for 19 years. Thinking I needed more money to pay for my youngest child's expensive college tuition, I left and worked at area public elementary schools and half of a year at a local middle school (rated a Blue Ribbon school). Believe me, you CANNOT compare what is acceptable behavior in the public middle schools with OLV. The fact that police are on guard in the schools is a big clue. If your child is in Gifted and Talented, they have a chance, but what I experienced even in those classes, showed lack of structure and huge discipline problems. If your child is in standard classes, they are put together with children who have varying types of special needs, with IEP'S, from emotional, psychological to learning disabilities. I came back to OLV the next year and am very happy here. Those who have written negative comments, go talk directly with your teacher if you have issues. Our salaries are certainly NOT WHAT KEEPS US HERE.

- submitted by a teacher
April 07, 2011
I have been teaching at OLV for 21 yrs. and have been a part of a wonderful family. We at OLV are a family and all of the children that walk through our doors become part of that family. We strive to educate and develop well rounded children how become adults that can make a difference in the world today. Our students go on to become well informed and well educated young people. I have a grandchild now and he will be attending OLV in a couple of years. I am looking forward to him also becoming that child that will make a difference in the world today.

- submitted by a teacher
April 07, 2011
My children attended Our Lady of Victory School from Pre-K through 8th grade. They both had a positive and fun experience through out there time there. They each participated in many activities/clubs avaiable at OLV. They graduated and had very successful High School and College experiences due to there great education they received at Our Lady of Victory School.

- submitted by a parent
April 07, 2011
Our Lady of Victory School is a wonderful school. My Nephew went to OLV for 9 years. The curriculum is great and the Teachers are very dedicated and caring. They have a wonderful faculty and staff and are always willing to help in any way that they can. I would sincerely recommend this school for anyone. I am also a Teacher at OLV, and have been teaching for many years at this school!

- submitted by a teacher
April 07, 2011
Being a part of the student alumni of Our Lady of Victory, I was not only able to see the never ending satisfaction of the parent, but I was also able to enjoy a piece of that satisfaction as well. Our Lady of Victory offered more then just technical and academic support, they also offered an emotional and more personal type of support to help each individual grow to their maximum potential. There is a very open-ended learning environment that is abundant in resources, including but not limited too the extracurricular clubs/groups such as the theater and drama department, as well as the well-known scrabble club. By including these groups into the school's curriculum, the child is offered several outlets to expand their knowledge and taste. Academically, the school challenges it's students and staff to push forward and develop new ways of solving problems. The students have many alternatives such as after-school tutoring and a on-campus guidance counselor that they can use as resources to help them maintain a positive attitude, as well as teachers who love and care about each and every student. I'm proud to say that I am a graduate of Our Lady of Victory :)

- submitted by a community member
March 30, 2011
My daughter attended this school for nine years, from Kindergarten through grade 8. She is now graduating high school, and has had a very solid foundation due to her years at OLV. Not only was she prepared academically for high school, but more importantly, she has held on to the values instilled during her years at OLV. The teachers and staff of Our Lady of Victory served as role models and guides to help her develop into the caring, self-assured young lady she has become. I would highly recommend Our Lady of Victory due to its strong academics and dedicated faculty. The Science and Technology Wing is a great bonus, too!

- submitted by a parent
March 30, 2011
My children have experienced an excellent education at OLV. The teachers use a variety of instructional techniques, and teach to many different types of learners. They also go out of their way to meet with families when students are struggling. Many exciting clubs such as Scrabble, band, cheerleading, drama, and various art-related clubs are offered, as are sports like soccer and basketball. Please consider this school for your child or children. You won't regret it! Stop by the office to make an appointment and see what makes our school great!

- submitted by a parent
March 29, 2011
All three of my children attended Our Lady of Victory School from Pre-K through 8th grade and my granddaughter is currently in the 1st grade there. I was very happy with the education all of my children received. All three of them went on to attend and graduate from prestigous local Catholic high schools (Maryvale Prep, Archbishop Spalding and Mt. St. Joseph) and well respected 4-year colleges/universities (Juniata College, UMBC and Virginia Tech). All three of them were extremely well prepared for high school upon graduating from OLV and did very well academically in high school and college. Just as important, I believe OLV helped my wife and I mold our children into the fine young adults they have become. OLV has historically been blessed with a talented and dedicated faculty and a strong administration. This school is rock solid and a blessing to our community.

- submitted by a parent
March 29, 2011
If you are looking for a great Catholic School you should consider Our Lady of Victory School. This is a wonderful school. The education and personal standards they teach provide a very strong foundation of personal ethics as well as a strong spiritual understanding of the Catholic faith.

- submitted by a parent
November 11, 2010
The middle school curriculum is challenging. New science teacher does not seem to be a match for the school. Middle school reading instruction is below par. Children are challenged but not given credit for their work. Homework is graded for accuracy which can be a deterrent and classwork goes ungraded. Middle school math teachers are great! This school seems to be deteriorating overall.

- submitted by a parent
December 01, 2009
Educational quality in the middle school is great! My child looks forward to school each and every day. Reception of parent concerns has been an ongoing problem over years that my child has attended. Additionally, discipline is not enforced upon the teachers' children.

- submitted by a parent
September 02, 2009
I have 2 grandchildren, one has graduated and one is currently in school at OLV. This is a close knit family of teachers and parents, and the educational standards are excellent. My grandchild was well prepared for high school and continues to excel. I also think the mix of ethnicity in the school is a wonderful background for kids to learn to live together in this world.

- submitted by a community member
no rating January 03, 2009
OLV is definetly a great school i i was in public school from kindergarten all the was to the middle of 7th grade when my mother pulled me out and put me in olv i made friends instently and the teacher helped me to catch up on work it is a very warm and loving envorerment i graduate this year and in some ways im not looking forward to it because i will miss teacher and the my friends i would definetly recomend olv

- submitted by a student
October 02, 2008
My son and niece attend Our lady of Victory and love it. The teachers are great, and my son never wants to miss a day of school. There are many activities for the children, and the culture is like a family. I am really impressed with this school.

- submitted by a parent
no rating July 27, 2008
OLV is an amazing school. I just graduated from Olv (Class of 2008) and i miss the school alot. The students and teachers are wonderful. At Olv you feel like a big family. The students are very welcoming and outgoing. I would reccomend Olv to anyone looking for a school with good academics great extra activities and a place where you child can feel like he/she is at home.

- submitted by a student
July 10, 2008
I am the parent of an incoming second grader and incoming 5th grader at OLV. I found last year's 1st and 4th grade teachers to be committed and hardworking. The communication and personal attention were excellent. My youngest loves school and my oldest is well prepared for grade 5. I would recommend the school highly.

- submitted by a parent
no rating July 03, 2008
The 4th grade at OLV is very disappointing. The teachers do not provide a solid foundation in language arts. Additionally, the teachers take no initiative to help students improve. Communication is also a huge problem in this grade.

- submitted by a community member
no rating May 21, 2008
I am the parent of a 4th grader at OLV and to be honest I believe the teachers are lazy. My child needed basic help and I was never informed about the help she needed. I asked for more Science work for my child and never received any. They do not give enough homework and the work load is a joke. I really do not believe they push there students to be the best or do their best. There are too many students in a class. The only positive thing about OLV is there many activities and there are many if you are interested in that kind of thing. I would not recommend OLV to anyone.

- submitted by a parent
March 16, 2006
Our Lady of Victory is a great school! It has a great blending of Christian values and academic achievement. The extracurricular activities at OLV are first class,and give students a way to put their extra energy to good use and build character and confidence while building strong bonds of friendship that will last forever. 3 Class of 06 Students.

- submitted by a student
March 01, 2006
The school is an outstanding example of making opportunities available for those that want to take advantage of them. The work load can be a bit much at times, but it hasn't killed anyone yet and the students are well prepared for both the middle school (for those moving from 4th to 5th gades) and high school (for the graduates). The teachers care a great deal for the students, foster their education in every way possible, and are as communicative as possible through both personal contact and technology. This is a first-rate school for a wide range of students, and it is to be commended for its success.

- submitted by a parent
November 08, 2005
This school is very good. I am an 8th grader here at OLV, and I love it. I used to go to Ascension, which I can tell you is not a good school. When I came here in 3rd grade, I made friends instantly. This is a wonderful school, good academic standards, good teachers, and good students. This school is wonderful!

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March 10, 2005
There's not enough wonderful things to say about this school. By far the best choice in the area if not the state. From the principal down the leadership and involvement is outstanding. I think the greatest thing about OLV is the sense of community and the fact every child is treated as an individual, not just shoved along through the system.

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Our Lady Of Victory School
4416 Wilkens Avenue, Baltimore, MD  21229
(410) 242-3688
Last modified Our Lady Of Victory School is a Private school that serves grades PK-8
Our Lady Of Victory School Rating: 4 out of 5 based on 42 reviews. Top