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PK-8
Private
Fairview, NJ
Students enrolled: 326

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400 Kamena Street
Fairview, NJ 07022

(201) 945-8300
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October 21, 2014
I sent my twin boys to this school because of the price and the connection to the church. I withdrew them for several reasons. First of all, my husband was pulled in at the end of the day for an unexpected meeting regarding my sons. Basically, the teacher said that my sons had to spend all their time with an aide because unless they were being "entertained" they distracted the learning of the other students. While that might be true, no documentation was ever provided. I was sent a note home everyday and there was no mention of this issue. I was disappointed that they did not invite both parents, and that no meeting time was set-up in advance. I am a teacher, and I always contact a parent to set up a meeting if there is a major issue that needs to be discussed. Also, they expect children under the age of two to sit for extended periods of time. If you have an active child, this is not the place for you! Additionally, we were told to drop off the children at 7:40, but they were late everyday, and did not open the doors until 7:50. It is a private school who can pick and choose students. If your child does not fit the mold, then you can expect that they will try to make you leave.

- submitted by a parent
November 24, 2013
I cannot comment on the current state of OLG but I can say that I am from one of the first graduating classes back in 1971 & its first basketball team. I attended from 1963-1971 and went on to Saint Joseph's of the Palisades in WNY. Then onto FDU where I received a BS in Business Management and an MBA in Marketing. I went on to a successful career at AT&T for over 30 years and I have since been involved with a few other exciting business opportunities. I look back on my years at OLG with such great memories. Without a doubt I received a strong educational foundation. The years I attended the country was in turmoil, in first grade JFK was assassinated, 6 years later a man landed on the moon, and during my years there, the Viet Nam War was fought. Through it all, we were nurtured with caring and engaging teachers overlayed in a spiritual and religious environment. Maintaining excellence over many years is challenging. The parents input is critical and the staff must be open to criticism and change in order to make the adjustments to stay on a path of excellence. I feel an alternative to public education is necessary.OLG served me well; I hope it continues to do the same for others.

- submitted by a community member
May 06, 2013
Excellent school. It has become one of the best in Bergen County. It offers more activities for both parents and students than any other.

- submitted by a parent
July 04, 2012
I have been a student at OLG for 5 years and they have all been great. At OLG I have made friendships that will last a long time and have learned a lot from the great teachers. I love how the school has so many great activities that I can participate in. I will always be grateful to all the teachers and everyone at OLG for being so nice and helping me to reach my full potential . GO ROYALS VOLLEYBALL!!!!!

- submitted by a community member
May 12, 2012
The Vice Principal DID NOT WRITE that herself. She has better things to do to run a school. I a parent wrote it and everywhere people talk, if they don't like it there are plenty other schools. My sons have been there since grade K and will stay until Grade 8. I like the whole staff they are good to my children.

- submitted by a parent
March 02, 2012
That review on April 2011 was probably written by the vice principal herself, I have not heard a single parent talking positively about her.

- submitted by a parent
October 13, 2011
Shows improvement from last year. My kid is on Kindergarten & this is Year #3 at OLG. Pros: Diverse classroom curriculum. Lots of homework. Staff well organized in the morning for taking in the kids. Feedback on kid's progress by chatting w/ the teacher in the morning. Computers available in each classroom for the students in all grades. Broadcast System that places calls to inform of closings or activities. Diverse cultural and ethnic environment. Good balance b/n school and religion. Cons: Not to happy about their explanation of the nurse's shift being only part-time because of some law. Law or no law, fact remains that a nurse is only present part-time. OLG has a very close relationship with the town's Law Enforcement & First Responders, so that's what keeps me at ease for now... Overall; I'm very happy with the school and my child's progress. I recommend the school to friends and family.

- submitted by a parent
June 27, 2011
We were hesitant in enrolling our children at OLG, having come from a Montessori school for 3 years, however, this has been on of the smartest education decision we've made. The teachers we had in 1st and 2nd grade, were great, the curriculm is excellent and they have the right balance between church & school life. Father Peter is very hands on with all the childrens activities. There are so many opportunties for parents to be involved and spend quality time with the kids in a fun, loving and educational environment. I am proud to recommend Our Lady of Grace to my colleagues, friends and family and we have nothing but great things to say about the school. The children indeed get a quality education and the school is very much into doing things together as a family.

- submitted by a parent
no rating January 17, 2010
This is my child's first year at OLG, however I am not very pleased with school.I had very high expectations about the school but my expectations were not met. The vice principal is rude, and very unprofessional. I cannot believe her lack of professionalism. Every morning, I drop my child at the school. She passes through the hallway where many parents are standing with their children. She walks by the children and their parents and til this day she has never said a 'Good Morning'. She will laugh and talk to the school faculty but completly ignores the parents and the kids. She should set the example for everyone else, that is why she holds the position in the school. I am not the only parent that has noticed because other parents have noticed the same. On the other hand, Father Peter is the best!!!

- submitted by a parent
no rating September 08, 2009
OLG has shown lots of improvement from last year. The new teachers that came into the upper grades were a huge help. They pushed the children to learn and they actually did work. Finishing the book shouldn't be what is important. It should be mastering the work so they can retain the information- not simply be pushed on the subject.

- submitted by a parent
June 02, 2009
School year 2008-2009, my son's class did not finish all chapters in any subject. We are advised that unfinished chapters will be part of next year's program. They collected tution fee for the year to cover the entire text book, not some of it and now.... At least in public schools they finish all the chapters. Now if my child goes from OLG to public school, he will be at a loss as he did not learn all the chapters during the school year. Way to Go OLG, Way to go downhill!!!!

- submitted by a parent
February 06, 2009
This school helped me reach my full potential . I went from D's to A's.

- submitted by a student
December 10, 2008
It seems the principal and parish priest only want parents help for money, other donations and special events. When it comes to the classrooms parents are expected to 'mind their own business.' Many teachers seem unhappy and it affects the classrooms, including how children treat each other. There is very little hands-on learning even in the lower grades, just work books and work sheets. Office staff is kind but even the simplest of procedures seems to be disorganized. Many times it seems like the 'right hand' doesn't know what the 'left hand' is doing. Even notes that go home and are signed by the principal are confusing or leave out important information, so parents have to ask the teachers a lot of questions about school events or procedures.

- submitted by a parent
November 26, 2008
some of the kids are nice but they are rude. they make fun for the most ridiculos reasons. some teachers are ignorant, but the system this year has gotton alot better. OLG Royals lets go

- submitted by a parent
June 25, 2008
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- submitted by a parent
June 09, 2008
I am disappointed overall with OLG this year. The previous comments are right on. A few of the teachers are wonderful, others barely teach and if you complain they critize you or pick on your child. The principal always sides with the teachers. If your child is having trouble then it must be the child's fault (he/she not paying attention in class). I have a hard time believing the my daughter can go from average to above average in Terra Nova's one year to being below average in all subjects the next. It's the teacher not the student or the parents. The school needs to acknowledge this or they won't be around for much longer as registration is down and there are a LOT of unhappy parents suggesting that they'll give the school one last year (2008-2009) and then look elsewhere. I am one of those parents considering this.

- submitted by a parent
no rating May 21, 2008
I am extremely disappointed in the school this year. Like was said before it is always the student and parents fault they never think to blame the teachers for the poor skills.

- submitted by a parent
no rating May 12, 2008
This school was a good school. Now my opinion has changed the classrooms are very crowded . The teachers are very lenient and bottom line it's all about the money ! credit p

- submitted by a parent
no rating May 09, 2008
WHile this school has some very good teachers. teh overall style of teaching is old school. Some teachers are in a rush to finish the book by the end of the year, and don not explain things properly that need explaining, leaving it up to the parents to reteach lessons, or pay someon to tutor their child in order to pass. In most schools when there is a high failure rate in a particular class most Principals investigate and then correct the problem, not at OLG, it is the child's fault. The only sport is basketball, which is pretty good program, which is run by the parents.

- submitted by a parent
January 29, 2008
I believe that this school could be a good school but at this time I am not happy with their math curriculum. My daughter/son is in 8th grade and did not do well at all when taking the COOP test into high school because OLG is so behind in math. This is not fair to the children or the parents, they should take away the computer fees and concentrate on getting better books for the children to be at the level they need to be when entering high school.

- submitted by a parent
February 04, 2007
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July 22, 2006
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November 18, 2005
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- submitted by a parent
May 05, 2005
My daughter graduated from OLG, she fared very well because she was a stellar student. My other daughter was not and she is now in public school doing much better. Most of their teachers are inferior, there was no extra help. It was classmates helping the struggling students. My daughter went from failing 5 classes to a 'B' Student. I would not waste my money sending my children to Our lady of Grace. For a 'Catholic Family' they are very uncaring and ungiving.

- submitted by a parent
December 07, 2004
Our Lady of Grace's curriculum was ridiculous. I was not prepared to start high school. Teachers didn;t care about the students. They felt that finishing the book was more important than teaching it to the children. The prinicipal needs to learn to be more approachable. The Pastor is great but I believe he does not know exactly what is going on in the school. Teachers and principal made me feel that I could not accomplish anything in life. They insulted me and my homework. Not a good school to send your child to.

- submitted by a former student
August 31, 2004
At first I was happy with OLG till I realized how poor their curriculumn was. My children weren't learning what they should have. The children don't do well on Terra Nova exams because certain things have not been taught. The school is overcrowded. I wouldn't recommend this school.

- submitted by a parent
July 12, 2004
Our Lady of Grace is a challenged school. It is overcrowded and does not administer placment tests to incoming students. The administration at times is indifferent, especially with regards to providing information to parents on Terra Nova scores and data on how well OLG fared against other schools. The school needs a curriculum overhaul.

- submitted by a parent
June 03, 2004
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- submitted by a student
March 10, 2004
Our Lady of Grace is an excellent school. Spiritually and academically, the school is excellent. The priest and sisters are totally involved with the children. All teachers are excellent and have a deep concern for the children.

- submitted by a parent
February 06, 2004
We think that Our Lady of Grace is a warming and family togetherness environment type of school. The priest is always involved with the children and the school. As parents we would like to receive more feedback on how the school is doing academically as a whole. Also, The director could be more people friendly rather than intimidate parents approach. We look for more years of good schooling for our children.

- submitted by a parent
August 26, 2003
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- submitted by a parent
August 10, 2003
I think Our Lady of Grace is a good school. The Pastor is always involved with the children, he is a blessing to the school and parish.I feel that the Principal should be more of a people person, but she does her best to get what is needed for the school. I am very happy that my family is part of the Our Lady of Grace Family.

- submitted by a parent
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Our Lady Of Grace School
400 Kamena Street, Fairview, NJ  07022
(201) 945-8300
Last modified Our Lady Of Grace School is a Private school that serves grades PK-8
Our Lady Of Grace School Rating: 3 out of 5 based on 32 reviews. Top