This weekend wraps up “Catholic Schools Week”, an annual celebration of Catholic education. Students at OLG enjoyed special activities during the week such as dressing up as their favorite super hero, collecting books to donate to St. Elizabeth’s Home, or cheering at the volleyball game between the 8th graders and the teachers. Through these events, OLG focuses on the value of Catholic education.
So why is our Catholic school important? Every year, we survey our families about all aspects of OLG School. They tell us that they value the faith-based education, moral and religious formation, and Catholic values that are taught and lived-out daily by our principal, the faculty, and the school staff. Parents like the academic excellence, individualized attention, welcoming atmosphere, good communication, safe environment, and strong sense of family.
While there may be alternatives to a Catholic school education, there are no substitutes. OLG School is the best way to transmit faith and values to our children, in addition to an excellent academic education. We have excellent religious education programs at OLG. But those students are only in class one hour a week. Compare this with the 35 hours a week an OLG School student is in class, and the difference is staggering! Over the course of 8 years, it’s 320 hours compared to over 10,000 hours for the OLG School student.
If you have children ages 3-14, consider sending them to OLG School. It will change their life! They will get a great academic education. They will have motivating classroom lessons from teachers who love their jobs. They will grow in their faith daily through prayer, study, and service. They’ll go to weekly School Mass and receive the sacraments regularly. Call the school at 881-1300 and arrange for a tour of the School with OLG School Principal, Kent Clady.
We have many financial aid opportunities available. Over 60% of our students are receiving a School Voucher (up to 90% of tuition), a Quality Education Scholarship, or traditional OLG financial aid. For more information, contact me at 888-2861, x-229, to see if your child would qualify. The call will be confidential. I would love to hear from you!
Tony Cooper-Stewardship and Development