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About This School

Our Lady of Grace School is a private middle school in Fairview. 277 students go to Our Lady of Grace School and identify mostly as Hispanic; Asian; and White, non-Hispanic. The ratio of students to teachers at Our Lady of Grace School is 17:1. Number 6 Elementary School is one of the nearest middle schools.

Extracurricular Activities

  • Arts

    • Chorus
    • Computer arts
    • Drawing painting
  • Languages Taught

    • Italian
    • Spanish
  • Sports

    • Basketball
    • Cheerleading
    • P.E. classes

Student Ethnicities

Ethnicity School
Hispanic 53%
Asian 4%
White, non-Hispanic 33%
Asian/Pacific Islander 3%
Multiracial 10%
Black, non-Hispanic 0%
Native American or Native Alaskan 0%
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 0%

Community Rating & Reviews

  • (8 months ago)

    I cannot comment on the current state of OLG but I can say that I am from one of the first graduating classes back in 1971 & its first basketball team. I attended from 1963-1971 and went on to Saint Joseph's of the Palisades in WNY. Then onto FDU where I received a BS in Business Management and an MBA in Marketing. I went on to a successful career at AT&T for over 30 years and I have since been involved with a few other exciting business opportunities. I look back on my years at OLG with such great memories. Without a doubt I received a strong educational foundation. The years I attended the country was in turmoil in first grade JFK was assassinated 6 years later a man landed on the moon and during my years there the Viet Nam War was fought. Through it all we were nurtured with caring and engaging teachers overlayed in a spiritual and religious environment. Maintaining excellence over many years is challenging. The parents input is critical and the staff must be open to criticism and change in order to make the adjustments to stay on a path of excellence. I feel an alternative to public education is necessary.OLG served me well; I hope it continues to do the same for others.

  • (1 year ago)

    Excellent school. It has become one of the best in Bergen County. It offers more activities for both parents and students than any other.

  • (2 years ago)

    I have been a student at OLG for 5 years and they have all been great. At OLG I have made friendships that will last a long time and have learned a lot from the great teachers. I love how the school has so many great activities that I can participate in. I will always be grateful to all the teachers and everyone at OLG for being so nice and helping me to reach my full potential . GO ROYALS VOLLEYBALL!!!!!

  • (2 years ago)

    The Vice Principal DID NOT WRITE that herself. She has better things to do to run a school. I a parent wrote it and everywhere people talk if they don't like it there are plenty other schools. My sons have been there since grade K and will stay until Grade 8. I like the whole staff they are good to my children.

  • (2 years ago)

    That review on April 2011 was probably written by the vice principal herself I have not heard a single parent talking positively about her.

  • (2 years ago)

    Shows improvement from last year. My kid is on Kindergarten & this is Year #3 at OLG. Pros Diverse classroom curriculum. Lots of homework. Staff well organized in the morning for taking in the kids. Feedback on kid's progress by chatting w/ the teacher in the morning. Computers available in each classroom for the students in all grades. Broadcast System that places calls to inform of closings or activities. Diverse cultural and ethnic environment. Good balance b/n school and religion. Cons Not to happy about their explanation of the nurse's shift being only part-time because of some law. Law or no law fact remains that a nurse is only present part-time. OLG has a very close relationship with the town's Law Enforcement & First Responders so that's what keeps me at ease for now... Overall; I'm very happy with the school and my child's progress. I recommend the school to friends and family.

  • (3 years ago)

    We were hesitant in enrolling our children at OLG having come from a Montessori school for 3 years however this has been on of the smartest education decision we've made. The teachers we had in 1st and 2nd grade were great the curriculm is excellent and they have the right balance between church & school life. Father Peter is very hands on with all the childrens activities. There are so many opportunties for parents to be involved and spend quality time with the kids in a fun loving and educational environment. I am proud to recommend Our Lady of Grace to my colleagues friends and family and we have nothing but great things to say about the school. The children indeed get a quality education and the school is very much into doing things together as a family.

  • (4 years ago)

    This is my child's first year at OLG however I am not very pleased with school.I had very high expectations about the school but my expectations were not met. The vice principal is rude and very unprofessional. I cannot believe her lack of professionalism. Every morning I drop my child at the school. She passes through the hallway where many parents are standing with their children. She walks by the children and their parents and til this day she has never said a 'Good Morning'. She will laugh and talk to the school faculty but completly ignores the parents and the kids. She should set the example for everyone else that is why she holds the position in the school. I am not the only parent that has noticed because other parents have noticed the same. On the other hand Father Peter is the best!!!

  • (4 years ago)

    OLG has shown lots of improvement from last year. The new teachers that came into the upper grades were a huge help. They pushed the children to learn and they actually did work. Finishing the book shouldn't be what is important. It should be mastering the work so they can retain the information- not simply be pushed on the subject.

  • (5 years ago)

    School year 2008-2009 my son's class did not finish all chapters in any subject. We are advised that unfinished chapters will be part of next year's program. They collected tution fee for the year to cover the entire text book not some of it and now.... At least in public schools they finish all the chapters. Now if my child goes from OLG to public school he will be at a loss as he did not learn all the chapters during the school year. Way to Go OLG Way to go downhill!!!!

  • (5 years ago)

    This school helped me reach my full potential . I went from D's to A's.

  • (5 years ago)

    It seems the principal and parish priest only want parents help for money other donations and special events. When it comes to the classrooms parents are expected to 'mind their own business.' Many teachers seem unhappy and it affects the classrooms including how children treat each other. There is very little hands-on learning even in the lower grades just work books and work sheets. Office staff is kind but even the simplest of procedures seems to be disorganized. Many times it seems like the 'right hand' doesn't know what the 'left hand' is doing. Even notes that go home and are signed by the principal are confusing or leave out important information so parents have to ask the teachers a lot of questions about school events or procedures.

  • (5 years ago)

    some of the kids are nice but they are rude. they make fun for the most ridiculos reasons. some teachers are ignorant but the system this year has gotton alot better. OLG Royals lets go

  • (6 years ago)

    I am disappointed overall with OLG this year. The previous comments are right on. A few of the teachers are wonderful others barely teach and if you complain they critize you or pick on your child. The principal always sides with the teachers. If your child is having trouble then it must be the child's fault (he/she not paying attention in class). I have a hard time believing the my daughter can go from average to above average in Terra Nova's one year to being below average in all subjects the next. It's the teacher not the student or the parents. The school needs to acknowledge this or they won't be around for much longer as registration is down and there are a LOT of unhappy parents suggesting that they'll give the school one last year (2008-2009) and then look elsewhere. I am one of those parents considering this.

  • (6 years ago)

    I am extremely disappointed in the school this year. Like was said before it is always the student and parents fault they never think to blame the teachers for the poor skills.

  • (6 years ago)

    This school was a good school. Now my opinion has changed the classrooms are very crowded . The teachers are very lenient and bottom line it's all about the money ! credit p

  • (6 years ago)

    WHile this school has some very good teachers. teh overall style of teaching is old school. Some teachers are in a rush to finish the book by the end of the year and don not explain things properly that need explaining leaving it up to the parents to reteach lessons or pay someon to tutor their child in order to pass. In most schools when there is a high failure rate in a particular class most Principals investigate and then correct the problem not at OLG it is the child's fault. The only sport is basketball which is pretty good program which is run by the parents.

  • (6 years ago)

    I believe that this school could be a good school but at this time I am not happy with their math curriculum. My daughter/son is in 8th grade and did not do well at all when taking the COOP test into high school because OLG is so behind in math. This is not fair to the children or the parents they should take away the computer fees and concentrate on getting better books for the children to be at the level they need to be when entering high school.

  • (9 years ago)

    My daughter graduated from OLG she fared very well because she was a stellar student. My other daughter was not and she is now in public school doing much better. Most of their teachers are inferior there was no extra help. It was classmates helping the struggling students. My daughter went from failing 5 classes to a 'B' Student. I would not waste my money sending my children to Our lady of Grace. For a 'Catholic Family' they are very uncaring and ungiving.

  • (9 years ago)

    Our Lady of Grace's curriculum was ridiculous. I was not prepared to start high school. Teachers didn;t care about the students. They felt that finishing the book was more important than teaching it to the children. The prinicipal needs to learn to be more approachable. The Pastor is great but I believe he does not know exactly what is going on in the school. Teachers and principal made me feel that I could not accomplish anything in life. They insulted me and my homework. Not a good school to send your child to.

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