A Letter from the Principal
Welcome! As you consider whether our school is a good fit for your family, I encourage you to talk with current parents and students regarding their experiences and to attend one of our Open Houses to hear from our faculty and administration. I also invite you to explore our website for information about our programs and community. In addition, please feel free to contact our school office to schedule a school tour. There are many good educational choices in this local community, but I think you will find that OLG is very special.
Our school community is centered on our commitment to follow Christ and strives to be welcoming and inclusive to all. This is a first principle in our curriculum, practices and policies. This is evidenced in our written guidelines for behavior and lived out in our practices. We are committed to a school-wide environment conducive to learning. Our school’s philosophy calls us “to discern and maximize the gifts and needs of each student.” In doing so, our teachers are receptive to implementing best practice innovations. Through periodic assessments, we track our progress in supporting all students’ growth.
Our school community values excellence; OLG continues to exceed those expectations, setting the bar ever higher. Twice, we have been awarded a National Blue Ribbon from the U.S. Department of Education. Each year, our students demonstrate exemplary performance on state achievement tests. A key resource for our success has been OLG’s award-winning technology program. Our teachers effectively integrate the use of technology within the curriculum. K-5 students enjoy access to iPads, mobile labs and a computer lab. SMART Boards™ in every K-8th grade classroom further integrate teaching, technology and curriculum. Each Middle School student has a dedicated Apple MacBook for use at home and school. Through the lens of Christian values, we work with parents to guide students’ use of technology and all it can offer to stimulate more effective learning and skill development.
“Whatsoever you do to the least of my brothers that you do unto me….”
These words point to the Principles of Catholic Social Justice Teaching that the school infuses into both its religious education program and its social justice efforts. These teachings help us to inspire our students about our Christian calling - to reach out to the world around us. Recognizing that parents are the first and greatest teachers of our students, we ask parents to partner with us in setting our students on the path to becoming caring, wise stewards of their talents and the world’s resources. This charity that starts at home has a tremendous ripple effect.
Our overview Faith, Hope and Love video shows the spirit of Our Lady of Grace, and what our school means to our students and parents in grades K-8.
Please visit us in person to learn more about whether OLG is the school community for your family. We would be pleased to welcome you!