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Our Lady Of The Snows School

Private | PK-8 | 492 students


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Posted yesterday

This site does not post all the negative reviews! Shame on you for misleading the public!
—Submitted by a parent

Posted October 13, 2014

Mr. V. has done an outstanding job in just a few weeks. His care and concern are evident everyday beginning every morning as he welcomes the students and visits the students in their classrooms, at lunch and throughout the day. Parents are thrilled with the new and exciting school clubs like Lego Club, Spanish Club, etc. keep up the good work, Mr. V.
—Submitted by a teacher

Posted October 4, 2014

I am not impressed with the new leadership this school year. Way too inexperienced. Left another Catholic school after one year as leader shows a lack of character to the parish which gave an opportunity.
—Submitted by a parent

Posted July 17, 2014

I think this a good school to go to. It helps and in prove u kids.

Posted June 24, 2014

I Will not recommend this school to my worst enemy, unless I want them to wast their hard earn money. Parent have to put the principal and her teachers on a pedestal for doing a favor by teaching these minorities students.
—Submitted by a parent

Posted May 4, 2014

I have found OLS to be an excellent school. I have one child who went through OLS and is now in a leading Catholic high school. The rigorous workload at OLS was very good preparation for succeeding in secondary education. I have another child at OLS currently. The teachers are very capable, and many with long tenure at the school. Although the principal is leaving at the end of this school year after serving 28 years, she has built it into a highly regarded institution, with healthy student population and financials, and top performance scores. I am certain OLS will remain a school with strong academics and close sense of community into the future.
—Submitted by a parent

Posted May 1, 2014

Sending my children to Our Lady of the Snows was one of the best decisions that I have ever made. The education they have received is second to none. In addition to the strong academic standards, the teachers and principal consistently reinforce the importance of being good, respectful, moral people. OLS is a great school, and I am happy that my family has been a part of this wonderful community!
—Submitted by a parent

Posted April 9, 2014

This school is a joke. If you are a working parent you are looked down upon. They only cater to stay at home moms who have the time to do the forced volunteer work. If you have to work so you can afford to send your child to this school in the first place you are punished by having to pay an extra $500 for the year. The principle is too old and needs to retire. She is set in her old ways and it is holding this school back. It really is a shame because i was looking forward to having my children grow up in the loving and support environment a Catholic school can prove. This school only cares about the money.
—Submitted by a parent

Posted March 21, 2014

I never recommend any kids to go to this school.teachers are very rude.They are not supportive in studies
—Submitted by a parent

Posted June 20, 2013

School is oaky. However, the principal does not support parents are students. If your child needs extra help, the school has no extra services. The teachers does not take the time time to ensure that that the children understand the material before moving on. Instead, if your child is not doing well, your child is asked to leave the school. There is no action plan put in place to try to help your child do better academically before, being asked to leave the school. The teachers and princapl do not take the time to try to meet with the parent first to discuss teh concerns of the child. This school will only keep children in theor school that can maintain a 85 and better in all subjects. If your looking for a school that has a open door policy and that will help your chil, if there struggling in a specfic area; do not send them to this school. They will not get the help they need.
—Submitted by a parent

Posted November 27, 2010

Great school unless your child needs any type of special services or does not do well. Then you are out of luck and asked to leave. There are some VERY good teachers at Snows but there are others that just want to slide by and will not go above the required. Funny how a C student is told to improve or else but a C teacher is carried along by the A teachers. Parent involvement is in the form of "Mandatory Volunteering". If you don't vounteer you get charged.
—Submitted by a parent

Posted April 19, 2010

The care and personal attention put into each child truly makes my family feel as we are part of the school community
—Submitted by a parent

Posted February 4, 2010

I went to OLS and now have a daughter in OLS. I love it! The teachers are fantastic and I really feel an unbelievable sense of home when I bring my daughter to school. OLS gave me a superior education. In fact, I enjoyed my time at OLS so much that it inspired me to become a teacher, and am proud to say that I teach in a Catholic School!
—Submitted by a parent

Posted November 4, 2009

My two daughters goes to this school and I am very impressed with their education level and the great teachers at OLS.
—Submitted by a parent

Posted September 2, 2008

I went to this school and i liked it. But the the teachers are too harsh on you in 7th & 8th grade. They should relax more and have a fun time teaching. Not yelling and screaming.
—Submitted by a student

Posted January 29, 2008

Great school, 7th grade teachers are serious. The children will profit from this in 8th grade and high school.
—Submitted by a parent

Posted October 30, 2007

Students have too much homework in addition to studying for tests. I love to spend time with my child doing homework and studying but it's been overwhelming. I believe at least 70% of school's curriculum is done at home by parents.
—Submitted by a parent

Posted October 4, 2006

Good Education. School stresses English, Math and Science. Seventh grade teaches are unrealistic in the homework and projects. I have one child in the school and I that graduated and seventh grade was the worst year for both.
—Submitted by a parent

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Student ethnicity

Ethnicity This school State average
Asian 39% N/A
Black 26% 21%
White 21% 52%
Hispanic 14% 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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  • Roberta Oberle
  • Coed
  • Roman catholic
  • NCEA


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  • Library
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  • Diocese of Brooklyn
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79-33 258th Street
Queens, NY 11004
Phone: (718) 343-1346


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