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Our Lady of Fatima School

Private | PK-8


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Posted June 8, 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.
—Submitted by a parent

Posted 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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Posted 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.
—Submitted by a student

Posted March 8, 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

Posted March 5, 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

Posted March 1, 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

Posted March 1, 2009

This school is so cheap the gym is 3 in 1 auditorium and lunchroom the desks are cheap and old.
—Submitted by a student

Posted September 7, 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

Posted September 6, 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

Posted 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

Posted 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

Posted 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
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Posted 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

Posted October 21, 2007

i think that the school is the worst school im serious consider yorself warned
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Posted 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

Posted June 4, 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

Posted June 4, 2006

A fantastic caring school! It's so fun and there are nice activities.
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Posted 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!
—Submitted by a parent

Posted April 7, 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.
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Posted October 8, 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.
—Submitted by a parent

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Student ethnicity

Ethnicity This school State average
Hispanic 71% 21%
Asian 19% N/A
White 8% 52%
Black 2% 21%
American Indian/Alaska Native 0% 1%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 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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  • Cassie Zelic
  • Coed
  • Roman catholic
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  • Diocese of Brooklyn
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25-38 80th St
Jackson Heights, NY 11372
Phone: (718) 429-7031


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