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Our Lady of Grace School

Private | PK-8 | 325 students

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Situated in an inner city neighborhood. The median home value is $339,200. The average monthly rent for a 2 bedroom apartment is $1,260.

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2013:
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Posted June 29, 2014

Hate this school! Thank god my child survived the school term. All the school care about is money!!! Every week asking you to sell or purchase Something. They give test the kids are not prepared for. Push and scream at the kids( my child is in kindergarten) :( No security any one can pick up your child. ( I DO NOT RECOMMEND no one to send their child at this place.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 21, 2013

Our Lady of Grace School is the best investment I have ever made in my child. This is an excellent school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 23, 2011

A great school to send your child if you can afford it - It is worth the investment. Teachers are very bright, school is safe and secure. there is high level of academic competition amoung Kids, very disciplined enviroment, and above all - smart kids.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 28, 2010

I am a of graduate of Our Lady of Grace School. To me, OLG is one of the best elementary schools in the Bronx. I have had parents and children alike to me and personally tell me that they should've sent their children/went to OLG. I feel like this is because the teachers and principal put a tremendous amount on each student to reach his/her potential and excel in their classes. Most of this pressure came from Mrs. Lewis' Principal's Math Tests and daily reading (at the moment I can't recall what this was called). If it weren't for Our Lady of Grace, I would not be the well-rounded, sophisticated student I am today.


Posted March 12, 2009

Our Lady of Grace is an excellent school. The foundation for your child to have a well rounded education, obtain structure and belief is available and apparent. Not every school can appease to everyone's wants and needs but I give the school thumbs up. The school is always clean, my child comes home happy, and the kids are priority. Parents, the school runs on money like any other catholic/private school just make sure to keep all documentation to avoid issues. Please take all complaints with an open mind. Your child needs to learn advancement at home as well as the school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 1, 2008

I think that the school is really helpful and strict with the rules and good with our children. The principal works every day growing good and qualify children to the near future.The parents whom do not want their chldren to improve in all aspects must leave Our Lady Of Grace.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 28, 2007

This school quality of education to me is basic.I Think it has to do with poor leadership and unqualified teachers .To me it is more obout money money money.You must find a way to bring back the quality of education to this school.Good Luck.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 13, 2006

Good Academic program. Good availability of after school programs. High level of parent involvement.
—Submitted by a former student


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Student ethnicity

Ethnicity This school State average
Black 96% 21%
Hispanic 4% 21%
American Indian/Alaska Native 0% 1%
Asian 0% N/A
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander N/A 6%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 0% N/A
Two or more races 0% N/A
White 0% 52%
Source: NCES, 2009-2010

Teacher resources

Special staff resources available to students Art teacher(s)
Computer specialist(s)
Dance teacher(s)
Instructional aide(s)/coach(es)
Librarian/media specialist(s)
Math specialist(s)
Music teacher(s)
PE instructor(s)
Nurse(s)
Priest, pastor, or other religious personnel
Reading specialist(s)
Robotics/Technology specialist(s)
School psychologist
Teacher aid/assistant teacher
Tutor(s)
Foreign languages spoken by school staff Spanish
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Awards

Academic awards received in the past 3 years
  • AdvanceEd (2013)
Community service awards received in the past 3 years
  • Eco-School Award (2013)

Special education / special needs

Level of special education programming offered
  • Basic - the school offers or partners to provide services based on the needs of individual students
Extra learning resources offered
  • Differentiated learning programs

Science, Technology, Engineering, & Math (STEM)

Specific academic themes or areas of focus
  • Mathematics
  • Science
  • Technology
Staff resources available to students
  • Computer specialist(s)
  • Math specialist(s)
  • Robotics/Technology specialist(s)
School facilities
  • Computer lab
  • Science lab
Clubs
  • Technology club

Arts & music

Specific academic themes or areas of focus
  • Music
Staff resources available to students
  • Art teacher(s)
  • Dance teacher(s)
  • Music teacher(s)
School facilities
  • Art room
  • Music room
Visual arts
  • Drawing / sketching
  • Painting
Music
  • Band
  • Choir / Chorus
  • Instrumental music lessons
  • Jazz band
Performing and written arts
  • Dance
Media arts
  • Computer animation
  • Graphics
  • Video / Film production
Clubs
  • Dance club
  • Step team
  • Student newspaper
  • Yearbook

Language learning

Level of ESL/ELL programming offered
  • Basic - the school offers or partners to provide services based on the needs of individual students
Foreign languages spoken by staff
  • Spanish

Health & athletics

Staff resources available to students
  • Dance teacher(s)
  • Instructional aide(s)/coach(es)
  • Nurse(s)
  • PE instructor(s)
  • School psychologist
School facilities
  • Access to sports fields
  • Gym
  • Kitchen
  • Multi-purpose room ("cafegymatorium")
Clubs
  • Step team

Gifted & talented

Instructional and/or curriculum models used
  • Advanced placement courses
  • Gifted / high performing
  • Honors track
Extra learning resources offered
  • Acceleration
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School basics

School start time
  • 7:45 am
School end time
  • 2:45 pm
Before school or after school care / program onsite
  • Before school: starts at 7:00 a.m.
  • After school: ends at 6:00 p.m.
School Leader's name
  • Richard Helmrich
Best ways for parents to contact the school
  • Email
  • Phone
Age at which early childhood or Pre-K program begins
  • 3 years old
Gender
  • Coed
Special schedule
  • Block scheduling
Boarding options
  • Day school
Is there an application process?
  • Yes
Affiliation
  • Roman Catholic
Fax number
  • (718) 547-7602

Programs

Instructional and/or curriculum models used

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  • Advanced placement courses
  • Classical (e.g., focuses on the "classics")
  • Core knowledge
  • Direct instruction
  • Gifted / high performing
  • Honors track
  • Hybrid
  • Independent Study
  • Individually guided instruction
  • Project-based
  • STEM
Specific academic themes or areas of focus

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  • Global
  • Mathematics
  • Music
  • Religious
  • Science
  • Technology
Bi-lingual or language immersion programs offered

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  • No
Level of special education programming offered
  • Basic - the school offers or partners to provide services based on the needs of individual students
Foreign languages taught
  • None
Level of ESL/ELL programming offered
  • Basic - the school offers or partners to provide services based on the needs of individual students

Resources

Staff resources available to students
  • Art teacher(s)
  • Computer specialist(s)
  • Dance teacher(s)
  • Instructional aide(s)/coach(es)
  • Librarian/media specialist(s)
  • Math specialist(s)
  • Music teacher(s)
  • Nurse(s)
  • PE instructor(s)
  • Priest, pastor, or other religious personnel
  • Reading specialist(s)
  • Robotics/Technology specialist(s)
  • School psychologist
  • Teacher aid/assistant teacher
  • Tutor(s)
Foreign languages spoken by staff
  • Spanish
Extra learning resources offered
  • Acceleration
  • Counseling
  • Differentiated learning programs
  • Mentoring
  • Remediation
  • Tutoring
Transportation options
  • Passes/tokens for public transportation
School facilities
  • Access to sports fields
  • Art room
  • Auditorium
  • Cafeteria
  • Chapel/spiritual reflection center
  • Computer lab
  • Gym
  • Internet access
  • Kitchen
  • Library
  • Multi-purpose room ("cafegymatorium")
  • Music room
  • Playground
  • Science lab
Partnerships with local resources and organizations
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Sports

Boys sports
  • Basketball
  • Volleyball
Girls sports
  • Basketball
  • Volleyball

Arts & music

Visual arts
  • Drawing / sketching
  • Painting
Music
  • Band
  • Choir / Chorus
  • Instrumental music lessons
  • Jazz band
Performing arts
  • Dance
Media arts
  • Computer animation
  • Graphics
  • Video / Film production

Student clubs

Clubs (distinct from courses)
  • Boy scouts
  • Chess club
  • Community service
  • Cub scouts
  • Dance club
  • Habitat for Humanity
  • Step team
  • Student newspaper
  • Technology club
  • Yearbook
School leaders can update this information here.

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School culture

Dress Code
  • Uniforms
Bullying policy
  • This school has a bullying and/or cyber bullying policy in place.
Parent involvement
  • Attend parent nights
  • Chaperone school trips
  • Coach sports teams or extracurricular activities
  • Join PTO/PTA
  • Organize cultural events
  • Organize fundraising events (school auction, bake sales, etc.)
  • Serve on school improvement team or governance council
  • Tutor
  • Volunteer time after school
School leaders can update this information here.

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What does it cost?

Tuition range for the 2013-2014 school year
$4000 - $4000
Vouchers accepted
No
Financial aid offered
Yes.
School-based aid
Outside scholarships
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3981 Bronxwood Ave
Bronx, NY 10466
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Phone: (718) 547-9918

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