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Our Lady of the Angels Memorial Elementary School

Private | PK-8 | 288 students


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Posted April 9, 2014

My son attended OLA from Kindergarten to 4th grade. He was excited to go every day and loved both classmates and all the OLA administration. The curriculum was good and the best part was the communication back to the parents via paper and the Online. Pros- family orientated, great community, strong curriculum, buddy system pairs 6th to a kindergarten (decreases bullying). We miss OLA so much! My son is now top honors at an all boys school and is not challenged at the new school so OLA more than prepared him socially and academically! The cons- wish the sports programs had more competitive edge, facility could use update. This was an excellent school. I do believe my son made life long friends as well. The school really encourages family involvement and really does provide great communication. He misses this school so much!
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Posted December 22, 2013

Just came to this school this year. And my children love it! Students are very nice and loving. Teachers are nice. Principal is fair and very nice. Very warm and loving school! I'm happy I decided to go here.
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Posted November 21, 2011

OLA is a great school our child has been going there for 5 years and the teachers have all been great so far. The principal is fair and really cares about the children and the school.
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Posted March 15, 2011

We love OLA! My family has been part of the OLA community for the past four years. We are impressed with the caring faculty and high level of parent involvement. It is a wonderful school, and one I strongly recommend.
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Posted April 19, 2010

Some teachers are quite immature and talk about personal problems with the students. The school is VERY clique orriented. Girls hang out in 2 sep. groups. Come on its school not a party. Boys talk about immature things and believe in immoral things. I am very unhappy with this school
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Posted February 21, 2010

We love OLA. The principal is fair, involved, caring and an excellent administrator. The curriculum is solid and challenging. I echo the comments of those who have indicated that their children were well-prepared for high school as my son made an easy transition to Saint Peter-Marian High School in Worcester.
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Posted November 21, 2008

We have been very happy since our daughter first started attending OLA 6 years ago. Our child has been challenged academically in a nurturing environment where she can be herself. Class sizes tend to be large but the school is still small enough that it feels like a family.
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Posted November 20, 2008

This is a good example of a community school. Parents are very involved (Just try and get a seat to any performance where the kids are involved!) and the teachers make the curriculum challenging. It's probably one of the most well rounded schools in Worcester. And the kids coming out of OLA are well prepared for any high school they choose. As with anything, you get out of it what you put in.
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Posted September 25, 2008

My daughter graduated from OLA and we miss it terribly! She is very prepared for high school, I couldn't have asked for a better elementary school education for her. OLA is a great school. The principal knows every child and every parent, the teachers care so much about each student's success. The kids are involved in so many things there like National Junior Honor Society, yearbook, the school newspaper, soccer, basketball, and the list goes on. They do so much to make it a well rounded education. I continue to recommend OLA to everyone I know with young children.
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Posted September 4, 2008

My daughter and I have had a wonderful experience with OLA. My son will attend soon as well. I recommend this school frequently.
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Posted March 31, 2008

No leadership, communication or academic excellence. More focus on fundraising! How did they EVER get accredited?
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Posted September 1, 2007

this school is quite bad, the prinipal is a horrible role model

Posted February 23, 2004

Our school is a safe and loving environment for all children pre-school to 8th grade. The school is aging gracefully and could use a lot of updating. We are also in need of regular volunteers for any extra curicular events, ie. sports, music, arts. The children are involved in our community and appreciate our surroundings. My children love their school and so do we.
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Student ethnicity

Ethnicity This school State average
White 81% 67%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 8% 6%
Two or more races 6% 3%
Black 3% 8%
Hispanic 2% 16%
American Indian/Alaska Native 0% 0%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 0% 0%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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Arts & music

  • Band
  • Choir / Chorus

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  • Spanish
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  • Spanish
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School basics

School start time
  • 7:50
School end time
  • 2:25
Before school or after school care / program onsite
  • After school
  • Before school
  • Coed
  • Roman catholic
  • NCEA
Fax number
  • (508) 798-9634


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  • Spanish


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  • Spanish
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  • Library
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  • Diocese of Worcester
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  • Baseball
  • Basketball
  • Soccer
Girls sports
  • Basketball
  • Soccer
  • Softball

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  • Band
  • Choir / Chorus
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  • Ola po is a strong organization of parents who coordinate the school's lunch program, the annual halloween party, santa shop, catholic school's week events and field day - just to name a few!
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  • Graduates of Our Lady of the Angels School are highly prepared for high school. Graduates excel in all academic areas, have organizational skills, and have excellent study habits, making the transition from elementary school to high school easy for the students.
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