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PK-8
Private
Jackson Heights, NY
Students enrolled: 561

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25-38 80th St
Jackson Heights, NY 11372

(718) 429-7031
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May 21, 2014
I love OLF and my 3 kids are there for 4 years. They learn so much more than my nieces and nephews in other schools. They really care about the kids and keep it strict. The always want the kids to be respectful of the classmates and the teachers. I see alot of teachers doing sports and clubs after school. My husband and me are so happy and also my kids.

- submitted by a parent
March 11, 2014
well... this school is okay. Most of the kids are name callers or just plain rude to their class mates. They give you detention for hugging.The technology is terrible because of old 1990 dell desktops. Many of the teachers are mean and never have a laugh in the class. They don't have gym, art room. This school is not what i thought it would be.

- submitted by a community member
August 28, 2013
I went to this school. I would have to say that it needs major funding. In the school there are very old dell computers. I think Ms. Zelic has been there way to long. she has been there ever since my mom has gone to sunday school. our school needs more programs. there needs to be a pta. the kids that I went school with lifted there skirts or shirts for the boys. I think people keep your children were they are now. some teachers are good and some aren't. I think if this school more parent and teacher communication it would be better. the teachers have been there for a long time that it looks like they hate their job.

- submitted by a community member
August 05, 2013
I have mixed feelings about the school.Love the discipline&respect they encourage towards the teachers and each other as students.Love that they don't do fundraising, however,I am concerned that the lack of fundraising is to the school's detriment.The computers are SO outdated.There are NO enrichment programs(most programs are to help the kids catch up-which doesn't look good), parental involvement is discouraged.There is a "no running" policy during recess (I feel, due to an irrational fear of liability),there are no sports teams (but have the field to do the coaching in but won't- again l think, liability fears), and there are 30+ kids in each class.ALL notes have to be hand written-NO email communication is allowed w/teachers,which I think is antiquated in this day and age.ALL notes have to go through the principal.The school could use a breath of fresh air and change in administration, as Ms.Zelic has been there far too long.They should let outside agencies (for enrichment, sports, other programs)come in(like they do for music) and offer their programs if parents are willing to pay. I would. My children speak spanish,would be nice if they offered Mandarin too and maybe French.

- submitted by a parent
May 01, 2013
My granddaughter attended this school. In my opinion they don't follow their Mission Statement and Philosophy.

- submitted by a community member
March 19, 2013
The worst experience I have ever had in my life. They do not believe that a parent must know how their kids are being scored and they cannot give a clear explanation about their method of grading.

- submitted by a parent
December 09, 2012
First of all, this school has a lot of programs for their students. Second, students are offered breakfast, lunch, and dinner. Third, the respect for one another is like the 1950's era. Fourth, 3 private play grounds and parking. Fifth, teachers and principal quality and leadership excel. Sixth, Speech lab and SETTS tutoring available. Seventh, Title 1 Math and Title 1 Reading available. Eight, Staff is educated and so are the parents.

- submitted by a parent
February 28, 2012
You get what you pay for. My DD went there for nursery, the class is dirty, the teacher said that they clean the toys there 2x a year and had 19 kids in a small class with one teacher and 2 assistents, the teacher once told me that they barely had space on the floor for nap time.That's crowded!!! If you have a strict diet for your kid, forget it! They have pastries, candies every week, if you ask them not to give it to your child, they won't, but in the other hand, it's not fair he/she doesn't have it, while everyone else gets it. But it is afordable, if you have to work and you don't have any other place to take your child to, your kid is safe and they have plenty of activities during the week.

- submitted by a parent
June 27, 2011
Our Lady of Fatima School's foundation is comprised of excellant teachers, outstanding principal leadership, challenging programs and great community involvement. The students are given guidance, knowledge and exposed to an environment that supports their freedom of expression and praises innovative thought.

- submitted by a parent
January 01, 2011
u will not find a better catholic school around...that is why so many children register there every year. They start educating the children when they are 3 years old and they send them off to high school at age 14 years well prepared for life. The staff is very caring and the education is great. I have sent 3 kids there and if I had more i would send them. Also, the children learn so uch about there religion, they taughrt me. Register if u can, they usually have waiting lists to get in.

- submitted by a parent
April 04, 2010
great school, great teachers, great principal, great kids, great parents

- submitted by a parent
no rating April 03, 2010
I moved my 2 kids from another catholic school to fatima and what a wonderful difference. They are learning so much more. There is great discipline, good religion, and terrific teachers and staff. If you are searching for a school try Our Lady of fatima. They will give you a tour anytime and they have lots of Open House dates. You will love it

- submitted by a parent
February 02, 2010
My child went to this school for preschool and I quickly got him the heck out of there! They always made me feel like my child was only another check in the mail for them and parent involvement was nonexistent. The teachers were good people but EVERYTHING my child learned that year(ABCs, numbers, etc)he learned at home. I never felt like I was getting my money's worth at that school and for the what they provide, your child's better off at some daycare. I was extremely disappointed in this school and wouldn't recommend it to anyone!

- submitted by a parent
no rating December 22, 2009
I'm new to the school this year and so far I'm not happy with the school. The children act like public school kids, no discipline. Parents way of thinking is also that of public schools. One would think that children in catholic schools are better behave... not here. You are paying for what you can get for free at any public school. Presently I'm thinking of changing my children next year to another school.

- submitted by a parent
December 16, 2009
It is a great school!! love it, and teachers care for all the children. I like how they prepare them for the studies are demanding and of high quality. My son goes since he was in kinder. He also loves his school.

- submitted by a parent
November 10, 2009
This school is perfect and great in education and kids learn well. I just love the school and it is just perfect and clean and calm and very secure, it's actually the cleanest school I've been to As a student i really love this school and recommend it to parents and guardians.

- submitted by a student
no rating October 13, 2009
I think OLF School is great. Principal and teachers are very dedicated. Yes, classes are big. But we, as parents, want our kids to have a good education and accept that.

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August 28, 2009
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no rating June 19, 2009
I dont recommend any child to go to this school, they don't help the children to pass

- submitted by a parent
June 15, 2009
big class size ,students act like public school kids .teachers like to complain alot without working on the problem.

- submitted by a parent
June 11, 2009
i don't recommend it to anyone they stuff kids in classes and my kid keep getting sick as i believe have no time to clean .they have a very a councelor with a very strange character to deal with.early children classes are 27 kids and they ready to accept more kids at any time.very hard to communicate withteachers

- submitted by a parent
no rating June 08, 2009
I once thought the school was one of the best in the neighborhood. Unfortunately, its slowly been losing its status. If you have a child with a learning disability/behavior problem(s) this school is not for your child.

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June 07, 2009
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May 22, 2009
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- submitted by a student
May 21, 2009
class sizes are 30-40 per class and the younger grades are in trailers in the outdoor schoolyard. They have an early childhood director for some odd reason who does nothing. The teachers must be overwhelmed with the big class sizes & do not pay attention to all the childre or their progression in learning (only what they see through test scores) My kid went there for one year and it was more than enough...

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May 10, 2009
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- submitted by a parent
April 30, 2009
I went to this school and I think that it a great place for child to grow and learn. I learned so much when I was there. It prepared me for high school in terms of work load, subject matter, and performance. Not only that but the faculty are loving and caring people that make it a great environment for kids.

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March 29, 2009
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March 19, 2009
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- submitted by a parent
no rating March 08, 2009
this school is pretty good. once in a while the children will get a little wild but overall its an average school

- submitted by a student
March 05, 2009
The school is not reall the best school ever but it would be an average schoolto put your child in.The teacher are sometimes unreasonable and the supplies arent so great(desks,books,computers).They also dont have a real gym.(their gym is in the audotorium/lunch room).over all 2/5

- submitted by a parent
March 01, 2009
i went to this school, and let me tell you, you would want your child in rolled here. great teachers, and excellent system of teaching

- submitted by a student
March 01, 2009
This school is so cheap the gym is 3 in 1 auditorium and lunchroom the desks are cheap and old.

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March 01, 2009
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February 07, 2009
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February 03, 2009
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October 31, 2008
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- submitted by a student
September 07, 2008
I highly recommend OLOF to any parent who is concerned about their childs learning skills. This is a great place to start. My son has a hearing problem and he has to wear hearing aids because he has moderate hearing loss in both ears. OLOF was there to help him in every way. He learned so much. Everyone treated him as an equal and never looked at him as a disabled child. He loved the school, his friends and his teachers. Unfortunately we had to move away and my son is no longer attending there, If we would of stayed in NY my son would have continued going until he graduated 8th grade. Thank you OLOF for all you have done for my son.

- submitted by a parent
September 06, 2008
I consider OLF to be an excellent school. My daughter has been doing great, the teachers are very nice and respectful as is the rest of the staff and very friendly. I have not had any problems so far. I would really recommend this school to any parent who refuses to place their child in public school.

- submitted by a parent
July 26, 2008
i am a 2008 graduate.Our lady of fatima school is great school. i attened fatima from Pre-kindergarten to the 8th grade. ive never had a complaint throughout my many years there. The academics are great. I was on coolege reading level by the 5th grade. this scholl gives just the right amount of discipline, and ythe teachers are the very dedicated and hard working. all children who atend fatima wll surely suceed. I strongly recomend this school.

- submitted by a student
May 19, 2008
The school kids act like public school kids and are not discplined correctly. I would rather have my kids in public school than this...

- submitted by a parent
December 27, 2007
I think this is a great school. My son went to MPB in Astoria for 5 years and did not do well there. I moved him to OLF two years ago and he is doing very well. He loves his teachers and they really care about the kids. The principal is wonderful. They also have alot of things for the kids, he is in band and also softball. Mr. Joe B

- submitted by a parent
October 30, 2007
i love this school. i'm currently a student and i've attended my whole elementary, and in 2008,i'm going to high school. yeah, the kids are nice but there a few who seriously need a lesson on how to act kindly. i have alot of friends and everyone is nice to me....even the kids who act mean! the teachers are excellent. i swear. they care about you so much. this is kinda geeky but i love the uniform also. olf doesnt give alot of homework and they're reasonable about it! their isn't really any clubs to join though. the principal is extrememly helpful also. she knows alot of kid's names, which i find quite hard considering there's about 800 kids. consider this school; i can't even imange going anywhere else

- submitted by a student
no rating October 21, 2007
i think that the school is the worst school im serious consider yorself warned

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September 25, 2007
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January 26, 2007
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- submitted by a former student
September 24, 2006
Even though the student/teacher ratio is high the statistics show this is a great school to help any kid succeed academically and socially. The various activities that the school offers, leads kid to see the school as a second home. Reading is greatly emphasized, children are presented with books since early childhood program. Parents also get their share of advise and training by periodic meetings with OLOF staff giving advise about specific topics about child development and discipline. I strongly recommend this school.

- submitted by a parent
June 04, 2006
This is a great enjoyable school! The teachers are helpful and want the kids to succeed. There are various sports that kids can sign up for throughout the year. The students are friendly too. I would strongly recommend this school.

- submitted by a student
June 04, 2006
A fantastic caring school! It's so fun and there are nice activities.

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April 20, 2006
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- submitted by a former student
January 31, 2006
This school is the best ever! they have everything, do everything, and are really nice people! our children are really cared about and taken care of at fatima!

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September 21, 2005
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April 17, 2005
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- submitted by a student
April 07, 2005
It's a good School. They care about your children. They are very carefull about their safety. They are fare with the fees. They are understanding about life situations.

- submitted by a parent
October 08, 2003
Excellent and very special principal, great and excellent teachers. and they all work with the parents to make our lady of fatima school one of the best schools in the nation.

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Our Lady of Fatima School
25-38 80th St, Jackson Heights, NY  11372
(718) 429-7031
Last modified Our Lady of Fatima School is a Private school that serves grades PK-8
Our Lady of Fatima School Rating: 4 out of 5 based on 56 reviews. Top