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PK-8
Private
Mount Vernon, NY
Students enrolled: 330
Before care: Yes
After care: Yes

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38 N 5th Ave
Mount Vernon, NY 10550

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(914) 667-4063
(914) 665-3135
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August 18, 2014
Due to the lack of choice within the MV school district I sent my daughter here. They are not truly invested in education. I was disappointed.

- submitted by a parent
September 21, 2013
This is the second year my child has been enrolled at OLV. The administration, teachers and staff are wonderful. Ms. Castilla, is a fair but firm principal, and that's exactly what my child needs. OLV reminds me of when I was younger and attended Catholic School. The family atmosphere is very important to me. I would high recommend OLV to any parent looking for a good school. My son is happy and he loves going everyday. If he's happy, I'm happy!

- submitted by a parent
May 11, 2013
DISCIPLINARY ISSUES!! The principal is weak and unsupportive of the teachers. Her version of discipline is siding with the worst of the worst students. It appears to be easier to do, than dealing with the actual bullying / disciplinary ISSUES. Some students are extremely disrespectful but are rarely admonished due to the fact that students are permitted to challenge teachers openly in her presence. The principal of course sides with the worst of the worst due to her lack of a sense, of the standard, that should be present in a catholic school or maybe a lack of a proper spine. It appears that the school is run not by her the principal but by those students who she is seemingly afraid to deal with. The girls are allowed to wear/ modify the school uniform as they please with total disregard. The teacher's hands are tied due to the principals trickle down fear of tackling the disciplinary issues. I write this so that other parents recognize that this is a potentially dangerous situation for teachers as well as the good students that must endure this ridiculousness.

- submitted by a parent
June 30, 2012
Our Lady of Victory is a wonderful school. The teachers are extremely hard-working and care about each student. Their dedication is both refreshing and admirable. There are a number of extracurricular activities available for the students as well as trips, and consistent use of technology in the classrooms. The students are eager to go to school each day and come home excited about what they learned. I wouldn't hesitate to recommend OLV to any parent.

- submitted by a parent
May 21, 2012
it is a good schools, the teacher work hard and do everything they can do to help us. The people are friendly and loving. I have so much fun on the trips and just being in school. The teachers make the work fun and make you want to learn. I Love the everyone there.

- submitted by a community member
May 21, 2012
I am a student at our lady of victory and I think this school is great because the teachers care and help you for extra credit and they make you feel like a family.

- submitted by a community member
May 10, 2012
I am a student at Our Lady of Victory school and I think that this school is great. OLV has a lot of extracurricular activities and great teachers. The students love the school.

- submitted by a community member
May 10, 2012
Our Lady of Victory is a wonderful school, the staff makes the students feel like family. Ms. Castilla, the principal is a wonderful asset to the school and takes the time to know each and every student personally. They offer many after school programs in a variety of interests. My daughter is constantly challenged and encouraged. Staff are well experienced and make my daughter's learning experience enjoyable and fun.

- submitted by a parent
May 10, 2012
This school is very advance in education. It is always a positive environment to be in. The teachers exhibit positive energy every single day.

- submitted by a community member
May 08, 2012
I Think Our Lady OF Victory Is A Great School It Has Many Extracurricular Activity , Great Friends And Loving Staff. Teachers Are Determined To Teach Students And Help Them Learn And Students Are Willing To Listen To The Teachers. I Would Recommend This School To Other Children And Parents

- submitted by a community member
May 08, 2012
Our Lady of Victory, is a very amazing school. The Principal of this school carries out good leadership qualities, and is very nice to the students. I recommend Our Lady of Victory highly to any parent. The Teachers are determined to teach and help students learn. The Students and teachers are VERY loving, and considerate.

- submitted by a community member
January 18, 2011
OLV is a school that makes you feel part of a big family. I Teachers are experienced and devoted personalized attention to their students. My children came from Dominican Republic in 2009 with no English background, and I have received the help that I needed to be able to get my kids to be in the honor roll. I received extra help with books and advices to reinforce the areas where they were weaker. I am aware of the challenges that they with the support of their teachers have accomplished. Ms. Castilla is a wonderful principal; she is bringing new programs for this spring, and the school is using a smart board in the computer lab. My fourth grader daughter is going to start a reading program to improve her skills. Also, I loved the way that my three-year-old daughter is learning how to pray. I was very surprised when I realized how much she had learned during this quarter. And to me the most important part is that my children are learning to love God .

- submitted by a parent
August 30, 2010
my kids have been in the olv school system for the past 12 consecutive years and i think the '09 school year was the absolute worst. The poor leadership of the new principal has greatly lowered the standard of the school. in all my years of been involved with the school i have never been this disappointed. The teachers are great but they can't do it alone.

- submitted by a parent
June 24, 2010
I was very dissappointed with the school this year. All they do is ask for money monthly for fund raisers but you do not see any improvement in the school. there is no playground and the children are constently getting hurt.

- submitted by a parent
no rating February 23, 2010
I LOVE this scool I am in 8th grade and I have gotten accepted to 3 wonderful high schools this is an oppurtunity for alll children thank you so much Ms. Castilla for all your hard effort

- submitted by a student
January 30, 2010
My children have attended OLV since age 3 and I have never seen as many changes in OLV since Ms. Castilla arrived. Ms. Castilla has done a wonderful job in the past 5 months. Before Ms. Castilla came the school was awful, the bathrooms were smelly. She took care of that before the school year began. The prior principal did nothing to make the school better. She didn't work with the parents and staff. Ms. Castilla is a principal that cares about our children and their education. Ms. Castilla is very down to earth and that's what I like moste about her. She doesn't try to blow you off like the previous principal. While she has implemented new rules, these rules are for the safety of our children which is more important to me. There's no need for the teachers to be afraid if they are doing their job!

- submitted by a parent
November 21, 2009
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- submitted by a parent
November 12, 2009
This year,there is a new principal. Prior to her arrival,the school was in a decline. Now,it is even worse. Ms.Casilla has a very nasty towards parents,and students.She has instituted the most ridiculous rules since arriving. Teachers seem afraid of her,and overall school spirit has declined. Many parents are unhappy with Ms. Castilla and and are comptemplating taking their children out of this school at the end of the year. My children have been here for several years,and this will definitely will be their last. Do not send your children to this school!

- submitted by a parent
November 03, 2009
Great school with a great staff!

- submitted by a parent
October 28, 2009
OLV is a great school, my daughter attended from 1 grade to 4 grade and then she wanted to experience the public school system but she miss olv so much she return to finish. great school

- submitted by a parent
no rating August 31, 2009
olv is the most greatest school i have ever been to.The teachers are very kind and they would never embrass you in front of other students. I have been in the honor roll for all of semester i have been in olv i surely recommed if u are thinking to put your child in olv you should.

- submitted by a student
February 09, 2009
First let me start by saying that even 1 star in exceptional for any school in the Mount Vernon School District. I have had 3 children in Mt. Vernon school, my last one being my soon that had to be pulled out of Cecil H. Parker because of the less than desirable element and lack of challenging material for my Son. OLV has transformed him into a confident and independant young Man. The faculty is not 100% but where is it 100%? The Principal is tough but fair. The 6th Grade male teacher is awesome and has made a permanent imprint on my son's character - he has never looked back. He'll graduate this year and through the hard work and dedication he invested along side his teachers, he received scholarships to the Catholic high schools of his choice. OLV is small, yet diverse and the students have a genuine commraderie.

- submitted by a parent
January 28, 2009
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- submitted by a student
July 28, 2008
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- submitted by a parent
July 10, 2008
This year, my child has learned a lot more than last year. My husband and I were hesitant whether we were going to continue our daughters education in OLV. When finding out there was a new teacher hired last minute, we were not happy with that considering the year before was not such a great year. My child did not learn much.Well it turned out that this new teacher is one of the most wonderful teacher my husband and I could ask for our daughter. This teacher brought excitment to the classroom and really listened to the students needs and worked with them.

- submitted by a parent
August 13, 2007
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- submitted by a student
May 30, 2006
As an educator and a parent I was greatly disappointed with the quality of education afforded to my daughter. The curriculum was poor and my daughter did not learn anything. My daughter is an honor student from Traphagen elementary in mount vernon. There was very little respect given to the students. I received constant complaints from my daughter about how the teachers constantly embarrassed her and humiliated her in front of the other students. She would also come home and tell me when it was done to the other students. I brought it to the attention of the principal and nothing was done. Clearly these teachers are out of control and need to find another career or simply retire. The extracurricular activities are poor. I would not recommend this school to anyone.

- submitted by a parent
no rating March 27, 2006
Pre-K does not focus on phonics and math. I feel the classroom should be smaller.

- submitted by a parent
August 29, 2005
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June 23, 2005
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- submitted by a parent
February 16, 2005
This school does not have many extracurricular activites, but their academic programs are very good. Some of the stuff that is being taught in 6th grade, is beign taught in 10th grade. The principal and teachers are good people who have the students' best interest at heart. The school is Romean Catholic and students attend Mass once a month.

- submitted by a former student
August 26, 2003
Our lady of victory school is one of the best things that happen to my daughter. She has been going there since the 5th grade. I am very pleased with how structured the school is. My daughter will be graduating this year. Mrs.Heed keep up the good work and you will be missed.

- submitted by a parent
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Our Lady of Victory School
38 N 5th Ave, Mount Vernon, NY  10550
(914) 667-4063
Last modified Our Lady of Victory School is a Private school that serves grades PK-8
Our Lady of Victory School Rating: 3 out of 5 based on 32 reviews. Top