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Ave Maria Catholic Academy

Private | PK-8 | 165 students

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Situated in an inner city neighborhood. The median home value is $248,800. The average monthly rent for a 2 bedroom apartment is $1,600.

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Posted October 2, 2013

I am thrilled with the education and the staff. Ave Maria Catholic Academy is everything you would want from a Catholic School. I have 2 children that graduated from this school and 2 more going through. I could not be any happier. My older children attended high schools and colleges of there choices, thanks to the foundation they received at OLG/Ave Maria Catholic Academy.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 20, 2013

The academics are not what they should be. The principal yeses the parents to death but does not follow through. The kids rule the roost.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 14, 2012

Our son attended pre-K and kindergarten at Ave Maria. We were very happy with the pre-K program; however, once he moved to Kindergarten we noticed a real lack of progress with our son's education. He seemed to be falling behind compared to his friends that attended the other schools in the neighborhood. In discussion, we had found that several other parents had made the same observation. As a result we chose to move him to another school. We felt that it was not challenging enough for him, and, though we had wanted a faith based educational program, it appeared that far more emphasis was being placed on religious teachings than any other subject. The school was also very poor in communicating with the parents; sending notices home at the last possible moment (we would find out we needed to send specific items or payments in only the day before they were due). I would have rated the school lower; however, the pre-K program and teacher are excellent and deserve notice.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 9, 2010

Excellent two granchildren are in attendance and they love school, their teachers, and they are in a true learning enviornment thank you.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 1, 2009

The academics at Our Lady of Grace are excellent. I love the small class sizes and warm, family-like atmosphere. My child was given the opportunity to excel to his fullest potential and graduated very well prepared to make a smooth transition to high school.
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Posted October 11, 2007

When my son was entering kindergarten, we were considering enrolling him in a gifted program at a public school since his skills were above average. We hesitated sending him to OLG based on the previous reviews. Since we firmly believe in Catholic education, we took a leap of faith, enrolled him in OLG and have been extremely happy with our decision. Since the arrival of our new principal and pastor, the academic standards have increased tremendously. Our son is very bright and the work at OLG is challenging for him. The principal and every teacher know each student in the entire school by name. We feel the entire faculty and staff care deeply about each student and the students themselves learn to care about fellow students through the school's buddy system. This sense of community is very hard to find anywhere and we are proud to be a part of OLG!!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted December 20, 2006

The Our Lady of Grace School has improved dramatically over the past 18 months. The new Principal and Pastor have charged the school with a very positive energy. Parents will be very happy with educational, moral and religious foundation their children come home with. In today s mixed-up world, learning right and wrong can be just as important as reading and writing.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 7, 2006

THe quality of education here is terrible and the combining of grades is only going to make it worse. I'm getting my 3 kids out while there is still room for them elsewhere
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 29, 2005

i attended olg for 6 years and the school was ok. i had ms. Concelli and ms amuso. the lunch was good overall i liked to attend school there. sincerly Patricia Sonders 7th grade
—Submitted by a student


Posted May 24, 2005

This use to be a good school but now with the dramatic increase in class size and the termination of several young dynamic teachers, I'm concerned that the quality of my children's education will go down hill. I'm seriously considering sending my children to another catholic school that is maintaing smaller classes.
—Submitted by a student


Posted April 27, 2004

I attended Our Lady of Grace last year & I loved it. I loved my teachers & there were a lot of activities during & after school that were fun to join.
—Submitted by a former student


Posted August 22, 2003

Our Lady of Grace school is safe and its concerns are based on dicipline. My four children went to the school and were not challenged enough.
—Submitted by a parent


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  • Maria Cuomo
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158-20 101st St
Howard Beach, NY 11414
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Phone: (718) 848-7440

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