Why OLV

Our Lady of the Valley Catholic School - A Community of Faith, Knowledge and Service

Have you considered that students spend more time in their preschool, elementary and middle school years than in high school and college combined? That’s why for 30 years parents have partnered with OLV to give their children the very best education - one that forms a solid foundation built on faith, knowledge and service. Prayerfully consider the benefits that an education at Our Lady of the Valley offers children:

  • Students “see the signs of God’s love around them, and become instruments of God’s grace in their own neighborhoods, communities, and the world,” notes Rev. Ronald J. Nuzzi. Read this and the top ten benefits of a Catholic Education by clicking here
  • Religious schools have greater academic performance and behavior than their counterparts in other schools, according to an independent study. Read a summary of the study by clicking here
  • OLV is loving Christ-centered community in which children, families, and faculty support one another
  • Daily religion classes, weekly Mass (K-8), and opportunities for Reconciliation and Adoration build faith and morals and encourage children to live their faith through service
  • Faith permeates all aspects of the curriculum
  • 30 year tradition of strong faith formation and excellence in academics, athletics and the arts
  • Comprehensive, rigorous curriculum that encompasses the best practices in teaching and student learning –OLV is a two-time recipient of the U.S. Dept. of Education Blue Ribbon School of Excellence
  • Experienced, caring teachers
  • Small class sizes and teacher to student ratio
  • Varied extracurricular activities including music, drama, debate, science, yearbook and more
  • Athletic programs which invite children to participate as early as first grade and allow them to develop according to their ability and interest
  • Well-prepared graduates who matriculate to the area’s best private and public high schools and continue to excel in high school and beyond

United with each other in excellent instruction, liturgy and prayer, students at Our Lady of the Valley Catholic School: develop a personal value system based on the Gospel message of Jesus Christ, develop a sense of respect and reverence for others as they become aware of the presence of Christ in all people, and learn to live their faith according to God’s greatest commandment – “to love one another as I have loved you.”

Learn more about giving your child an excellent, faith-filled education by reviewing this website and contacting the school office at 205-991-5963