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Our Lady of the Assumption School

Private | PK-8 | 295 students

We are best known for 2010 Blue Ribbon Award.

 
 

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Situated in an inner city neighborhood. The median home value is $400,000. The average monthly rent for a 2 bedroom apartment is $1,250.

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2012:
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Posted Friday, 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.


Posted 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


Posted 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.


Posted 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


Posted 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


Posted 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


Posted May 14, 2010

Very pleased with the education as well as the spiritual enrichment my children receive at OLA
—Submitted by a parent


Posted 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


Posted March 8, 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


Posted 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


Posted 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


Posted September 6, 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


Posted August 8, 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
—Submitted by a parent


Posted 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.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted 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


Posted 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


Posted January 14, 2009

Love the drop off in the morning, much easier than parking and getting a ticket.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted 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


Posted November 6, 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


Posted 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.
—Submitted by a parent


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Student ethnicity

Ethnicity This school State average
White 66% 52%
Hispanic 29% 21%
Black 4% 21%
Asian 1% N/A
American Indian/Alaska Native 0% 1%
Asian N/A 6%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 0% N/A
Two or more races 0% N/A
Source: NCES, 2009-2010

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  • National Blue Ribbon Award School (2010)

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  • Spanish
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School Leader's name
  • Anthony Puleo
Best ways for parents to contact the school
  • Email
Gender
  • Coed
Is there an application process?
  • Yes
Affiliation
  • Roman catholic
Associations
  • NCEA
Fax number
  • (718) 931-2693

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  • Spanish

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  • Archdiocese of New York
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  • Basketball
Girls sports
  • Basketball
  • Cheerleading

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