School Details

Our Lady Queen of Martyrs

71 Arden Street, New York, NY 10040
(212) 567-3190
NR

(out of 10)

Private Grades PK-8 279 students 21 students/teacher (NY avg is 13)

Test Scores by grade

About this school

Our Lady Queen of Martyrs is a private middle school in New York. The principal of Our Lady Queen of Martyrs is Andrew G. Woods, who can be contacted at olqm1@aol.com. 279 children attend Our Lady Queen of Martyrs and identify primarily as Hispanic; Black, non-Hispanic; and Multiracial. The ratio of students to teachers at Our Lady Queen of Martyrs is 21:1. Middle School 322 is one of the nearest middle schools.

Extracurricular activities

Arts

  • Band
  • Chorus
  • Computer arts
  • Drawing painting
  • Orchestra

Languages Taught

  • Latin

Sports

  • Baseball
  • Basketball
  • P.E. classes

Student Ethnicities

Ethnicity School District
Hispanic 97% %
Black, non-Hispanic 0.8% %
Multiracial 0.8% %
White, non-Hispanic 0.8% %
Asian/Pacific Islander 0.4% %
Asian 0.4% %
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 0.4% %
Native American or Native Alaskan 0% %

Community ratings & reviews

  • (5 months ago)

    My 3 children have all attended OLQM since Pre-k. I have two 11 year old boy-girl twins and and a 13 year old boy. My oldest is graduating after 10 wonderful years being taught and nurtured by a very caring and dedicated group of teachers. He was accepted into 4 Catholic high schools 3 on full scholarships and 1 partial. His classmates were also admitted into many good high schools some with full and partial scholarships as well. My younger twins are on a similar path. The principal Mrs. Zuschlag is a very smart kind and spiritual person. She is an eloquent speaker and provided us with great advice throughout the years. The teachers are super witty and fair. The other kids are smart and come from families that really care and get involved. The friendships my wife and I have formed with the other parents will last a lifetime. The only negative thing is that I wish they had a real playground. They do their best in sectioning off a piece of the parking lot but it is not ideal. The school is on solid financial ground. All faiths are welcomed. The student body is a diverse multicultural collection of great kids. You should definitely check this school out.

  • (1 year ago)

    This school is awesome from the teachers to the principal to the office staff. Mr.Woods is always available for parents and works to help them. I couldn't be happier with the academic progress my son is making in Ms. Rodriguez class and I'm looking forward to registering my 3 year old with Ms. Fundora.

  • (1 year ago)

    I am a parent who has had rapport with the school for over 10 years. I have been satisfied with all of the teachers at O.L.Q.M.; however the one teacher that stands out the most is Ms. Rodriguez from PreK-2. She is the most amazing teacher and the most valuable asset that Mr. Woods has at O.L.Q.M. Ms. Rodriguez is the example of what a teacher should be. She is well educated and holds the up most of professionalism at all times. Her teaching methods are geared to meet the individual needs of every student enriched with a tremendous amount of nurturing and patience. Getting the students to learn in her class is her number one priority. The classroom ambiance is always like a breath of fresh air where the students learn through play socialization and teacher directives. This is a PERFECT and EXCEPTIONAL example of what a PreK classroom should be. Ms. Rodriguez and her teacher's assistants create a positive and welcoming environment where students learn and enjoy it. I am so happy my child was able to have this wonderful early learning experience with Ms. Rodriguez.

  • (1 year ago)

    This school is Excellent for Pre-K and for Pre-K ONLY. By far Ms Fundora is THE exceptional seasoned teacher with up-to-date skills. Ms. Rodriguez follows Ms. Fundora's foot steps pretty close. This school has serious reforming to achieve. Had to remove my child by Third grade. Children in the upper grades my son included assisted general staff members and teachers with their clerical work. Unacceptable to send my child to school when I am paying tuition to miss on instructional time to file paperwork and to correct lower grade tests giving out late passes delivering cafeteria food to staff members etc. That must be the "STAFF MEMBERS job to do not the students. If OLQM wants to teach clerical/ office skills they should have a Vocational School instead of a Regular School. Teachers had an old fashion teaching style where if students are not STATUES or if they challenge their so called TEACHERS expect a bad grade on conduct. An average of A- with 71 on conduct? And these teachers are shaping the future of our community? Shame on them!!! Shame on their Director Mr. Woods for allowing this situation. Would not recommend anyone to this school unless it is for PreK.

  • (1 year ago)

    After applying through board of Ed and getting on a waiting list I looked into Catholic schools just as I grew up. I luckily came across OLQM. They have a clear process and everyone is helpful Mrs. Fundora along with her assistants are extremely wonderful ladies. Every member of the school staff and including the older students work together for the best interest of the children. Mr. Woods and the pastor have created an extraordinary dynamic and ethic among all members of the school community. They are a family! My son never cries about school and actually models his teacher all the time- a great compliment to her. I feel my son is fortunate to begin his education in such a wonderful place and look forward to continuing. He is able to write a variety of letters and shapes and verbally spell words such as December. Academically and socially he has grown immensely an loves doing so.

  • (1 year ago)

    It's a one of a kind school. Extraordinary teachers and a very helpful learning environment. My brother and I attended this school and received a great education. My little sister is in kindergarten now and I am impressed with her abilities at this age. I recommend this school to everyone. There is no school like it.

  • (1 year ago)

    My daughter currently completed Pre-K 1 she is 3yrs old... I am so pleased and overjoyed of my child's academic development. I give praise to Mrs. Fundora and Mr. Woods.... Thank you for caring most of all and showing my child to be an independent thinker. I am looking forward to another year 2013-14- See you in September!

  • (2 years ago)

    I was very nervous of placing my girl in this school. It was the first time my girl was going into a school setting. I am sooo happy I placed her here. Not only do I know she is learning but I also know she is in good hands. Ms Fondura is an incredible loving teacher. When I leave my girl with her teachers my mind and heart are at peace. Academically I would say my girl is academically advanced. She is in Prek and compared to what I have seen at my job ( Prek at the Public school level) my girl is ahead. My only complain are the progress reports. This is the 3rd time I receive a report with missing grades. The format is not understandable. It has numbers and letters no legend and missing grades. It would be great for parents if the format is changed . I will do all I can to keep my heart in this school. And regarding the environment the school has a green house on the roof. Awesome!!! The Principal is always around and is always willing to answer questions. Very involve principal!

  • (2 years ago)

    I attended O.L.Q.M. I taught there and my children now attend the school in third grade and kindergarten. As a school teacher at a public school and being a teacher for 18 years now I can safely say that the education provided for our children at O.L.Q.M. is one of a kind. I have taught every grade in public school. When I compare the progress of each of those grades between O.L.Q.M. and public school I realize what a huge difference there is!. The children at O.L.Q.M. are ahead academically than many in public school. When it comes to values morals and mental well being O.L.Q.M. also surpasses the public school system. Not all children can handle the competition stamina discipline and mental preparation that goes into being a part of this school. For those children parents should definitely feel free to look for further help for their children. Investing in this type of education is definitely something that is worth every penny! I am not looking for perfect children but I do want well rounded children that are prepared for the competition. Thank you Mr. Woods and all the staff for everything they have done for my children and the community. Ms. Maria Urena

  • (2 years ago)

    Both of my children attend OLQM. One is in 1st grade and the other in 5th grade.They have both been in the school since pre-k. Both of my children have showed great development over the years. They are both well spoken and I have the school to thank for that. Even when my 5th grader acts up and gets detention it is still a benefit. In detention they are sometimes assigmed to copy a few page of the dictionary. Although it is a punishment for misbehavior the act has highly improved his vocabulary. Mr wood is an awesome principal. Myself and a few parent that I know have fallen behind with tuition payments in the pass. When this was the case Mr wood did everything in his power to help us and keep our children in school. Thank Mr woods and OLQM for all you have done for our children

  • (2 years ago)

    My child has been attending this school for five years and he loves the school. The teachers and principal have been nothing but respectful and helpful to both me and my son. I have recommended this wonderful school to friends of mine for their children and will continue to do so.

  • (2 years ago)

    My son was in this school in forth grade. He has always been an honors student. When I put him in this school his grade went down. I saw that the teachers are not worried on how the students' grade are. They will scream at them and they use inappropriate language. When I went to the principal to talk to him about my concerns he started treating me very disrespectfully. He is a very unprofessional principal. I decided to transfer my son to another school and he's grade has increased and he is an honor student. Being a caring parent I really don't recommend this school.

  • (2 years ago)

    I am very pleased with my daugther development at this school she has been there for 4 years and she is doing very well. The principal and teacher are doing very good job. I am full recomended !

  • (2 years ago)

    I graduated from OLQM many moons ago. My child is now in Pre-K at the school and I could not be more pleased with the job that Mrs. Fundora has done with her. I wish she could teach her every year to be perfectly honest.

  • (2 years ago)

    I can not express the gratitude I have for Mrs.Fundora and her teachers aid. Their patience dedication and affection towards the children is priceless! Every morning I drop my daughter off and there is not one single child that doesn't pass by Mrs.Fundora's classroom to say good morning! This school also provides incredible feedback to help with your child's development learning capabilities and structure! The safe and amazing academic environment Mr. Woods has created for the children gives me the peace of mind to focus on work and other aspects of life!! So thank you OLQM for all you do for our community!

  • (2 years ago)

    I graduated in 1998. I am what one would call an OLQM lifer being that I attended from Kindergarten through 8th grade - before they had established a Pre-K program. OLQM provided me with a first class education. The school gave me the foundation I needed to achieve my dream of becoming a lawyel. I was very fortunate to attend a prestigious private high school and succeeded at graduating in the top 5% of my class. Later I attended and graduated from Columbia University an Ivy League school. Thereafter I attended law school and can say that today I am an attorney. My academic and professional successes were made possible by the stellar teachers staff and administration at OLQM. Besides providing a wonderful education they instilled in me faith and confidence in myself to achieve my goals. The teachers and staff are different now but the school's values and adherence to excellence remains the same. When I do visit the school the children are so cheerful kind respectful and inquisitive having an infinite thirst for knowledge. OLQM satiates that thirst.

  • (2 years ago)

    I graduated from OLQM in 2008 and this school helped me build the foundation that got me where I am today attending NYU. My teachers were always ready to help me and they constantly challenged me and pushed me to excel. They prepared me for my high school years so much so that entering the 9th Grade I already knew the material being taught. OLQM had and still has a wonderful sense of community and continually encourages its students to participate in something beyond the classroom. I myself worked in the school's Greenhouse Program with several of my closest friends and enjoyed every minute of it. I have nothing but fond memories of this school and it will always be a second home to me. I am proud to say that I wouldn't be where I am now if I hadn't graduated from OLQM.

  • (2 years ago)

    0 Star. My daughter spent a year at this school and it was a nightmare is horrible.Please do NOT put your children in this school .. For the MENTAL HEALTH of your CHILDREN!!!!!!

  • (2 years ago)

    I am 67 ears old & graduated from Queen of Martyrs in 1958 having attended for 8 years. Monsignor Ryder was the priest in charge & we were all taught by Franciscan nuns. To this day I remember my school days very well. It was a fantastic school then & I trust it still is today. It must be to survive all these years.

  • (3 years ago)

    OLQM fails in many areas as a school. First it fails to address children that have special needs with the services they need. The school and its administration would rather provide inadequate services to its students than provide them with a better public school alternative in order to maintain tuition. Second in this economy the focus of the administration is not education but staying open. More money is allocated towards advertisement than on replacing the (in some cases) 15 year old textbooks. Third Inadequate staff because the catholic school system does not have DOE requirements when hiring teacher there are more than a few "teachers" in this school that have not completed a four year degree. In some cases high school. Fourth students that do not excel get ignored. During the school year more emphasis is focused on children that can win contests for the school then on the majority of the class that really needs help (orders of this kind of teaching coming from the top. The school mentality is that of move on without them they'll have to pay for summer school. Fifth The after school program is a farce it is a glorified daycare. Avoid this school at all costs.

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