This is not a "private" school, but a parochial one. There IS a difference. The morals, faith, and dedication to our community, that are part of our lives, are supported by the faculty and staff. Classroom sizes are public system size, but the curriculum is far superior... traditional with a technology twist. Love the daily televised news by the students, and that there are no questions for the safety of our children. The administration and office staff are smiling, welcoming, and always helpful. Despite it's age, it is clean, in good repair, well landscaped and maintained. We love The school starts the day saying the pledge and morning prayers together as a community. Although there are 700 + students, the principal seems to know almost all by name, and makes herself available to answer our concerns or needs. She looks at a sampling of the students work each month, and personally responds to each student. Parent involvement, which includes finger-printing and a safety class, is welcomed, appreciated, and encouraged. If you want your children to be in a loving environment, offering a quality education with high student involvement expectations, this is the place for you!
The school is a disappointment. The main differences between Our Lady of Las Vegas school and a public school are Religion class and tuition fees. Quality of education and curriculum are poor. As a parent, why pay? Just send your kids to public school or magnet school. It is better for you and your kids.
We love this school so far. Caring staff and teachers. The parents have been great to get to know. My child has had a great first school experience here and we would highly recommend it.
My daughter is in her second year at the school and I've been generally quite happy with the teachers, curriculum, and administration. Yes, classroom sizes are a little on the large size. However, the younger grades have two teachers handling the load and ensuring kids are progressing to their potential. Overall, we're quite happy with the value of education she's receiving and plan to enroll her younger brother in a few years.
I moved here from the mid-west and love the community and curriculum the school focuses on! They follow the same curriculum from the mid-west and if I was ever to move back my child will not be left behind!
I was not thrilled with OLLV and recently moved my child to another school. The class sizes were too large (35-40 children per teacher). Some teachers can handle this large class size, but it is more likely that the average teacher will not be able to keep up with the load. I was not impressed with the level of friendliness of the office staff, either. As a paying parent, I expected that my reception in the school office would be courteous and respectful, but more often than not, the office staff would be cold and unfriendly. It seemed to me that the wealthier you were (i.e. if you had extra money which you donated to the school), the better treatment you received by the vice principal and secretaries. This school fell short of my expectations.
I love OLLV! I love the teachers, admin, and the level of education my son is getting!
This is an outstanding school. A professional and caring staff of teachers who provide a loving discipline to all the children. The staff receives holy communion everyday before classes start. The principle (mr. Richard martinez) is franciscan educated and is phenomenal not only with the children and teachers, but with the parents as well. This school is part of the our lady of las vegas catholic church grounds, but has a self-contained campus with appropriate security measures. A beautiful campus where the children can play and learn without outside distractions. The proof is in the pudding - the children are respectful of each other (helping classmates) and adults (sir and ma'am) are the norm. My highest rating for this fantastic school!
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