Our Lady of the Valley Catholic School

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Benefits of Catholic Education

Benefits of a Catholic Education at OLV

For more than 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, and opportunities for Reconciliation and Adoration build faith and morals and students live their faith through service to others
  • Faith permeates all aspects of the curriculum and prayer is central to our school life
  • Outstanding faculty – our teachers have an unmatched commitment and passion to Catholic education and serve as role models of faith
  • A tradition of excellence in academics, athletics and the arts, and most importantly -  faith formation
  • 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
  • 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-rounded OLV graduates matriculate to the area’s best private and public high schools, having learned to appreciate not only the gift of their education, but also their responsibility to use this education to be a positive force in the world.

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

Listen to testimonials from current parents & teachers.