Our Lady of the Assumption School

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Mission & Philosophy

Mission

Our Lady of the Assumption School, an education ministry of Our Lady of the Assumption Parish Community, is a parish-based JK-8 grade Catholic Elementary School.

Our Lady of the Assumption School provides an education for children who incorporate strong, academic skills, social awareness and personal responsibility, and ethical and moral values as taught in the Catholic faith.  The School administration and faculty, in collaboration with parents, promote a learning environment, which fosters academic excellence, integrity, cooperation, and mutual respect.

   Not Pictured: Mrs. A. Hutt, Mrs. Evans, Mrs. Pena, Mr. Hernandez, Mrs. P. Hutt


Philosophy

We, the faculty, staff and clergy of Our Lady of the Assumption School, believe that the aim of Catholic education is to demonstrate the importance of the Life and Message of Christ believed and taught by the Catholic Church.  We strive to instill in our children a respect for their families, their faith, their community, and the society in which they live.  In partnership with their parents, who are the primary educators of their children, we maintain a supportive role.

We believe that Catholic education will impart a body of knowledge, grounded in the faith and knowledge of the Catholic Church that will give children an opportunity to grow in a fashion that will prepare them to live each day fully with Christ.  We provide a safe and positive environment for our diverse student body.  We offer a challenging, integrated curriculum in grades K-8 for students who attend our school from Claremont and surrounding communities.

We seek to meet the needs of the whole child: spiritually, intellectually, socially, physically, and psychologically.  We believe our children must be given opportunities to learn how to love the Lord and others.  We foster human compassion and responsibility.  We teach our students to respect life, to seek truth and knowledge, to strive for justice, and to appreciate the environment.  Consistent with these beliefs, we are dedicated to serve students who strive to realize academic success according to their individual potential.  It is through these means that we aim to help our students become productive members of society who exercise Christian values throughout their lives.

OLA Overview

Principal: Ms. Boyle
Founded: 1955
Instruction: Junior Kindergarten through Eighth Grade
Students: 416
Average Class Size: 23 Students
Faculty: 17 Class instructors, plus teachers for P.E., Music, and Computer Science
Facilities: 18 Classrooms
Other Facilities: Media Library, Auditorium/Lunchroom, Computer Lab, Health Room, Office, and Playground with play equipment, grass, and basketball/volleyball courts.
Application: Call the school office to be placed on the list of prospective students.
Test Date: Testing is scheduled in February