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Our Lady of Wisdom Regional School5
Posted March 25, 2015
- a parent
Five years later, we continue to be very happy with our decision to send our children to OLOW. The educational experience is rigorous so that our kids are challenged to be creative, thoughtful and imaginative. We love the smaller class sizes as compared to public school. Not only does this foster greater attention between teachers and students but the children bond and form close friendships. The school offers many extracurricular sports and academic activities. Last but certainly not least, the spiritual engagement at OLOW is inspiring. Our children are growing in their faith as the Christian values we practice at home are also interwoven into the daily curriculum at school. The Principal, teachers and staff are fantastic and fully committed to providing our children with the best educational experience possible. Each day I see our children continuing to grow into bright, engaged, responsible and considerate people. I am confident the education they are receiving at OLOW will position them well as they get older and prepare for the next step in their academic lives.
My decision to send my children to OLOW was based almost solely on the students I saw when I walked into the building for an open house. Well mannered, well spoken young men and ladies. After being here for 5 years, my reasons for continuing to send them here are obviously based on different factors- Most importantly, the catholic education they receive cannot be compared to a public school. It means so much that they pray each day, they respect and care about their classmates and teachers. The older students look out for the youngsters, and it is safe to say every child in the school knows one another. The teachers, principal and nurse are phenomenal, as well as the dedicated parent volunteers who run or help out with clubs and programs. It sounds cliche, but OLOW truly is like a family. I can't imagine my children anywhere else.
This is the BEST Catholic School!! I've had my children attend OLOW and I have to say it was the best decision I could make for my son. My little guy finished Pre-K of instruction and moved to Grade-k with confidence, leadership, and knowledge. I have to admit once I hear from friends that have their kids in public school and they tell me what they are doing curriculum wise my little guy is ahead due to OLOW. The principal and teachers have helped my son significantly gain confidence and self independence. I am confident that he will enter 1st grade with a great head start. The wonderful programs here at OLOW also help to enrich our Kindergarten experience. He is taking advanced Spanish, music, art history and science. The loving and religious environment, the organization, and the teacher instruction are what I believe to be the key success of Our Lady of Wisdom Regional School...
Two of my children and in another year my third attend OLOW. The school is incredible and provides more than just an education but rather a community. Your child is taught by teachers that really know them and care about them academically but personally. My children are thriving in this environment. Their confidence has improved as well as their academics. We wouldn't change a thing.
our son attends OLOW , we started mid year so things were in full swing and yet from the principal to the teacher, nurse and very welcoming families, they made the transition easy for us....what can I write .. when a 7 year old gets up and is so eager to go to school says it all...smiles going in smiles going out. and we can talk academics he is learning more and new things, he isn't just a number in a class being pushed from one class to another, his teacher is very in tune with her children she see's them as individuals and each needing different things, they aren't a number they are who they are and allowed to be and that's big for us... thank you Mrs B first grade for doing what you do !!
I am a former student from OLOW and I am extremely grateful that my parents decided to send me here. I have made lasting friendships with classmates, teachers and faculty. I truly enjoyed the small school atmosphere because I felt like I was given more attention/help when needed and OLOW became my family, where everyone knew my name. I always feel welcomed back when I go to visit. This school has given me many memories and provided me with many opportunities to succeed in high school, college and beyond. I believe that the faculty and staff at OLOW work extremely hard to make sure parents and students are given the support they need. OLOW is constantly looking for ways to be better than the year before, and they always have their students and parents in mind. As I walk through the halls as an alumni, a lot has changed, but one thing has always remained the same, the love, hard work and dedication these teachers and faculty members have for their students.
Prior to the change in administration I considered pulling my children from OLOW. I am so happy I stayed the 2014-15 yr because the new administration has transformed this school! The environment in the school from the new administration and staff fosters a love for learning. The individual attention the students receive is remarkable due to the small class sizes. Music lessons for even the younger children! A monthly science program for preK! There is always an event and such a sense of community. As a public school educator for 15yrs I am fortunate to see both sides. While both have it benefits and disadvantages, at OLOW small class sizes, individual attention, extra help for all grades, foreign language starting in preK, the teachers and Principal know EVERY child by name these are just a few positive attributes of this school. It promotes an environment that is a simple without the unnecessary "bells and whistles" that so often distract from to true learning. A true sense of community. I live in a GREAT school district but we still chose OLOW.
My son recently started this school and we are so pleased with our decision in him attending OLOW. The staff is outstanding and e support is amazing. For once my son is super excited to attend school. Coming from public school we are happy to see him excel.
It is our son's 2nd year at Our Lady of Wisdom. His progress spiritually and academically has exceeded our expectations. The dedication of the teachers is phenomenal and the sense of family is amazing. My wife and I could not be more happy with our decision to send him to Our Lady of Wisdom.
This is our first year at OLOW, the staff, students and parents welcomed our family with open arms. My son immediately made friends, started to enjoy school again and was excited to get onto the bus and start his day. We came from a horrible experience in public school where the classes were too big and the teacher spent their day herding the masses, not teaching the lessons. At Our Lady of Wisdom, there is much more structure, disciple and understanding by the staff. The children are better behaved and are academically focused. There is always a social activity for the kids or an event for the parents. The sense of community is unmatched in the public sector. I am so thankful to have found OLOW, my son s life will forever be changed and enlightened by this school. I would recommend it to anyone who wants their children to grow up healthy, caring, respectful and knowledgeable on life, academics and faith.