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PK-8
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Bronx, NY
Students enrolled: 332
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1617 Parkview Avenue
Bronx, NY 10461

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(718) 829-1706
(718) 931-2693
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April 11, 2014
O.L.A School is one of the best schools in the area without a doubt. Achieving a Blue Ribbon Award is proof of this school's excellence in academics. I am happy to have spent 10 years of my life here as a student and cannot imagine having spent in anywhere else. The teachers are amazing at what they do and actually try to, and successfully do, connect to their students on a personal level. Not only is the faculty great but the students are great too. One of the advantages of having small classes is that students in each class are much closer and friendlier towards one another. There is absolutely no bullying and teachers take care to solve any disputes between classmates peacefully. All of these points, and the many more I haven't mentioned all add up to a simply extraordinary school. I thank O.L.A for teaching me how to be a devout Catholic and how to be academically proficient.

- submitted by a community member
August 20, 2013
I go to SFX and I have heard from my friends that this school hurts other schools feelings. They told me that in a cheerleading competition, they saw their coach telling them the moves and stuff while my friends train for more than 6 hours a week. They do not teach good there. My BFF always failed her tests. Once she came to my school, she got higher grades than that but she was still adjusting to my school after being gone since the 3 year old program. Her backpack was always piled with books. She learned stuff in 2nd grade that I couldn't learn until 3rd grade. BOO OLA

- submitted by a community member
July 27, 2013
I go to OLA school, in fact right now I'm going into the 6th grade. I've been to OLA since Pre-K my grades are going higher and higher every week. I would definently suggest OLA to any parent who wants their child to have high grades and maybe even be on the honor roll. OLA will prepare your child for high school. The teachers, principal, and priests are very nice and you receive tests every week so your child always is inline of what they are learning. OLA is a great school.

- submitted by a community member
June 30, 2012
i also feel the need to address the post from june 12th. her comments are so far from the truth it made me sick to my stomach. Let me tell you about that parent. You know the type that when she volunteers for a function only helps her child. actually sat down and help her, not caring about any body elses child. Then being a lunch mother, well that didnt work out to good either. Then bullying who was the bully. oh course not her child. Please i pity the school that her daughter is now with. not because of the child its the MOTHER. they will soon see what we all here at O.L.A. know. Too bad she didnt need a reference. I say good riddens to bad rubbish. I will always be proud of being part of the ola school,parent guild, and parish. I don't feel the need to defend my fellow board members, we do all the things we do not because we have to, its because we want to and that is why we are so successful.

- submitted by a parent
June 29, 2012
I feel compelled to write a rebuttal to the last post . My children have been at OLA for the past 4 years. I have found it to be a wonderful environment for academics as well as being very family oriented. The teachers are "seasoned" and although the classes are a bit large, my children have thrived. As for the Parent Guild, they do so much for the children and they are a terrific group of people who work very hard and volunteer many hours of their time for all of the school children. Take a look at the pictures on the website and you will see happy faces on "all" children. As for the Principal, he is a no-nonsense kind of guy --- which he has to be, especially when dealing with relentess parents who never want to take responsibility for their own children's behavior! And, although I do not know too much about the lunch supervisor, I find it hard to believe she is "screaming and yelling" all the time. I just hope that the parent who posted the negative comments will let her children be happy and thrive at St. Benedicts!

- submitted by a parent
June 12, 2012
Bullied by Faculity, Principal & Pastors! Been at OLA for years- had an issue, approached principal who agreed it was important & serious however he ignored it because he was afraid to approach the teachers & kids because some were of Parent Guild status. The PG runs the school, only their kids count. Every activity, involvement, gathering, event- the PG kids & are on top, look at their website, all you see are pictures of PG kids! Its supposed to be 2yrs, then your done,but not this crew! They just move eachother around! Its been the same parents for years! He wont displine teachers because they've been there so many years- however yelling & degrading children in front of class is not accectable, favoring PG kids is not fair. Its like a Military school! YELLING! Esp the Lunch Supervisor/PreK assistant! She is known & witnessed by ALL the lunch aides actually SCREAMing at & PULLing tiny 3&4 yr olds ALL the time!! If you tell you get shunned out! So no one says anything! She does it to this age bc they cant express themselves, she gets away with it- They ALL do! Even the Pastor ignored it when told- he knew it yet shunned it! Teachers need to RETIRE! Unmarried & no kids=No patience!

- submitted by a parent
no rating May 14, 2010
Very pleased with the education as well as the spiritual enrichment my children receive at OLA

- submitted by a parent
no rating March 16, 2010
I am very pleased with Education my child receives at OLA. Yes there is a lot of homework at times but overall you cant be the education and the sense of family. Since it is a small school I feel every one looks out for each others children. I also like the the teachers and staff know your child's name and there aren't just a student among a big crowd. My last comment however said you don't fit in OLA unless you are Italian and have tattoos is so wrong that couldn't be further from the truth. Again Blue Ribbon school says it all.

- submitted by a parent
March 08, 2010
2010 Blue Ribbon School! That tells you something about the school right off the bat. The school has a tough but fair principal. The Pre-K to kindergarten program is very advanced and a decent number of parents are involved with their child's education. Small class sizes too. With a solid foundation like this it's not hard to see why OLA earned the Blue Ribbon designation. Ms. Feeney has done a tremendous job turning around this school. I hope she never leaves us. Our child just turned 5 is reading all on her own. The way she processes information and makes a decision is also very impressive and I credit OLA for that. Take a serious look at this school if you want a solid education for your child.

- submitted by a parent
no rating February 22, 2010
As a parent i am wondering how much teaching is actually done in the classroom. The amount of homework my child comes home with makes it hard to stay involved in extr-curricular activities. Children should have free time to do things other than school work. It also seems that some rules are overlooked for some students and not others.

- submitted by a parent
no rating October 28, 2009
after my daughter being in this school for 6 weeks i pulled her out and asked for my money back , this is a terriable school the teachers yell and i told one teacher off for yelling at my daughter ,also the parents are not very friendly if you are not italian and covered in tattoos you do not fit in

- submitted by a parent
September 06, 2009
I am very happy with the education my child is receiving at OLA. The teachers and administrative staff are excellent and the principal is doing an excellent job and is very accessible. This past year the 8th graders were offered $1 million worth of scholarships and the 4th grades scored the highest on the NYS exams in the school histroy. Pretty impressive if you ask me.

- submitted by a parent
no rating August 08, 2009
funny how only some reviews make it to print! I don't like the school, principal or pastor. How many ways can you ruin a school? Ms. Feeney is a piece of work

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June 05, 2009
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May 20, 2009
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- submitted by a community member
no rating April 24, 2009
I have to say that our experience at OLA has been great. Our kids have excelled in every aspect due to the diligence of the Principle and her staff. Though the expense of paying the tuition is a heavy burden, the sacrifice is well worth it. Thanks for making my kids Honor students.

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April 20, 2009
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- submitted by a parent
January 31, 2009
I have had several children attend OLA over the years. The new programs and new ideas that the principal has put into affect are wonderful. I'm glad I stuck around through the rough times of our last principal (who was a very nice person but not a good leader of a school). I look forward to new challenges that OLA has to offer.

- submitted by a parent
January 16, 2009
I have to agree with some of the reviews I do not think OLA is a very good school. I think the teachers have no patience or at least my childs teacher. I find the parents to be very clicky and the the staff to be rude. Regret sending my child there and will not be returning next year. I think certain teachers there need to rethink there career choices.

- submitted by a parent
no rating January 14, 2009
Love the drop off in the morning, much easier than parking and getting a ticket.

- submitted by a parent
no rating November 28, 2008
I rate this school a 5 The highest rating because the education at OLA is very good, intense, challenging. My son has learned so much and he continues to grow every day.

- submitted by a parent
November 06, 2008
I've been going to OLA since kindergarden and my sister has been going since pre-k. We both love our school. We both get excellent grades. Our teachers are wonderful, and when you need help they certainly will help you. The principal, Ms.Feeney, is wonderful and keeps our school under control. Our teams also do very well. I'm not sure about basketball but our cheerleaders have been the Bronx County champions for decades now. All grades recieve an excellent education and our test scores are through the roof!!! I would definalty recomend OLA to anyone. Not to mention the great memories we have from Our Lady of the Assumption.

- submitted by a student
October 09, 2008
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- submitted by a parent
September 26, 2008
As a parent, I am pleased with the quality of education my children are receiving at OLA. The teachers have been outstanding and the administrative staff is always warm and helpful. It is a family environment where each child is treated as an individal and encouraged to work to their own potential.

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September 25, 2008
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September 16, 2008
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September 13, 2008
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September 12, 2008
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- submitted by a student
September 06, 2008
Bravo to the principal Ms. Feeney, everything seems very organized and under control for the start of school. It is obvious that she has been working tirelessly throughout the summer,we are very fortunate to have her. Not to mention the wonderful teachers hard work too...looking forward to a great year.

- submitted by a parent
September 04, 2008
I Went to OLA since kindergarden and when i graduated i was soooo prepared for high school. The faculty is awesome and the new principal is amazing.

- submitted by a student
July 23, 2008
OLA has felt like home for 8 years.

- submitted by a student
May 16, 2008
Transferring my sons to OLA 6 years ago, was the best thing I have ever done.My older son graduated last year.Although I miss Mrs. Kavanagh, Ms. Feeney is wonderful and so are the teachers. The 'glitches' we had over a 2 year period have been corrected. Remmber- parents and teachers are a team.

- submitted by a parent
April 29, 2008
I am a former parent who sent three children to this school. I am still involved in the parish. My children received a great education and all were accepted into all three of their choices of High Schools and my son was and went to on of the elite public high school. I would recommed this school to everyone.

- submitted by a parent
April 19, 2008
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- submitted by a student
April 03, 2008
My daughter attends the Pre-K program and I am very displeased with the work and the teachers. These children are not challenged enough, my daughter will not return to this school next year

- submitted by a parent
no rating March 29, 2008
I am displeased with the pre-k program at this school. Miss Susan and her aides do not teach a well rounded curriculum and they yell too much. The new principal is a wonderful woman who is making a difference. There needs to be more parent involvement at this establishment.

- submitted by a parent
March 16, 2008
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- submitted by a student
no rating March 16, 2008
I am a student at OLA. I think the school is great and i enjoy going to school. The teachers are nice and the principal is great. The faculty gets involved with us. I am in the upper grades and feel the teachers will continue to prepare me for high scool. I do not think I will have a hard time in high school. The school is doing a great job in prepareing me for tachs and high school. The teachers give homework in all the subjects. It is a rare occassion if they do not. It is great school.

- submitted by a student
February 04, 2008
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- submitted by a student
January 24, 2008
I totally agree with what has been said about the students not being prepared for High School. I myself have a daughter in the graduating class and I had to pay extra to have her get tutoring to prepare her for the tachs exam. I feel the teachers in the upper grades are not preparing these kids for High School. The sad part is they get a reality check when they enter highschool and its not fair to them. They hardley ever get homework and the 8th grade teachers they have right now I feel do not have the experience nor the capabilities to teach and because we lost some good teachers they were thrown into subjects that they have no business teaching. There exams are very kiddish as well. OLA is not what it use to be Thank God my daughter graduates this year.

- submitted by a parent
January 04, 2008
I wish I could say OLA is the school it once was...Unfortunately it is not!! The education is lacking...The children in Grades Prek-4 are the lucky ones...after that it is downhill...poor administrative decisions have caused teacher to teach subjects they are not knowledgeable in!! Teachers are not prepared and too much talking in hallways between teachers is going on!! Get it together OLA

- submitted by a parent
December 03, 2007
I love the basketball team i wish next year i can join your basketball team. __ william amoateng for ps75

- submitted by a community member
November 13, 2007
I would have to agree with the previous poster. I am seriously concerned. I think that the reason the school is only ok up unitl the 5th grade is due to the fact that the 'quality' teachers are teaching K-4th. The K-4th grade teachers have been with the school for many many years (some 10-even 20 years) So there is your quality. Once the children hit the top floor, forget it. Most of the students that graduate and move on to high school find it very challenging. I do not think that they are prepared enough for high school As for the PTA being clicky, I don't agree. Don't we all have a group of friends that we socialize with outside school??? That's not clicky.. After all, if they are all working together on school functions and projects doesn't it make sense that they would stay together...

- submitted by a parent
November 12, 2007
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- submitted by a parent
November 12, 2007
i would like to start off by saying that this school is only good through 5th grade after that the school is horrible. they get no homework on the top floor and when they go into a high school of theit choice they are behind in Math that is if they make the high school of their choice. The PTA is clicky and they only like their group of friends and thats it. let the teachers run the school and parents back off. they have no control on the top floor becasue they allow tha parents to bully them.

- submitted by a parent
September 05, 2007
I would have to agree that OLA is not the best choice. My 7th grade child was constantly judged for not understanding math. Which was one of her best subjects. The teachers never had time to explain, but found time to speak on their cell phones & with other teachers during class.

- submitted by a parent
August 03, 2007
I am a graduated student of OLA and believe this is not one of the better educations. Mrs. Fanelli and Mr. Astarita were two of the better teachers and are now gone. The parent guild is quite clicky and favor their child and children's friends. Children tend to get out of control. I feel unprepared for highschool!

- submitted by a former student
July 22, 2007
The school has gone considerably downhill. I do not want to have to 'try out' another principal this year.

- submitted by a parent
July 03, 2007
I don't think the Parent Guild is clicky. They work very hard to keep your tuition low and doesn't your child benefit from all of their hard work? They work for all the students in OLA and there is no favortism. Next time your child enjoys a function in school, or your tuition only goes up $25.00 a month, thank a board member

- submitted by a administrator
May 24, 2007
OLA is great. We just got back out ITBS scores and my Daughter's was through the roof-98 average. The teachers are concerned when a child has issues they go the extra mile. From talking with other parents everyone's scores were high. You can't say that about PS 71 down the block. Their scores are barely were at the state average and a lot were below it. The encouraging environment at OLA reinforces the students to achieve great things. It is nice to see the parents very involved as well in so many things.

- submitted by a parent
May 17, 2007
I have watched this school go down hill the past 3 years! I have been a parent of 3 children for over 8 years! My family misses mrs. Kavanaugh terribly! This september, we will have a new pricipal again. The 3rd in 3 years! This school was the place to be 5 years ago! The parent guild are all 'clicky' and they favor their children and their children's friends! It's a shame what has happened to this school!

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January 20, 2007
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December 07, 2006
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- submitted by a former student
September 11, 2006
This is one of the best schools for your child. The teacher's are very nice and reasonable. This school only gives dicipline when it is needed. This is one of the best schools i've been to. I am a seinor of 8th grade in the best school ever.

- submitted by a student
June 14, 2006
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- submitted by a parent
July 14, 2005
Parents are very involved.

- submitted by a parent
February 28, 2005
This was a wonderful learning enivorment. This school has been attended by everyone in my family and that is the way it will stay. The teachers are wonderful and the art and music and gym programs are great.

- submitted by a former student
May 28, 2004
This was the best springboard of education I could want for my family. OLA, BxNY, more than prepared their students for high school and college. I couldn't have asked for more. I would advise anyone to attend this wonderful school.

- submitted by a parent
February 23, 2004
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- submitted by a parent
December 30, 2003
OLA is a great little school located in the heart of the Bronx. It is a small community where everyone knows each other. Your child does not get lost in a sea of faces. OLA offers a quality Catholic education in a caring environment.

- submitted by a parent
November 05, 2003
OLA has great parent participation and parents, teachers, the community and student support. This school has great extra curriculm activities. OLA has Drama Club, Jr. Teen Center, BAsketball, Intremerals, Cheerleading,and more.

- submitted by a community member
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Our Lady Of The Assumption School
1617 Parkview Avenue, Bronx, NY  10461
(718) 829-1706
Last modified Our Lady Of The Assumption School is a Private school that serves grades PK-8
Our Lady Of The Assumption School Rating: 3 out of 5 based on 61 reviews. Top