To celebrate the start of National Catholic Schools Week, the annual celebration of Catholic education in the United States, Our Lady of Fatima Catholic School-Wilton is holding an Open House this Sunday, Jan. 29 from 10:30 a.m.-2 p.m.. A co-educational, National Blue Ribbon School, Our Lady of Fatima School (OLF) is fully accredited by the New England Association of Schools and Colleges and the State of Connecticut. The Open House will offer prospective students and families the opportunity to meet current students and faculty, take a guided tour, and learn about registering for fall 2017.
The programs offered by OLF include Pre-Kindergarten for 3- and 4-year-olds, and grades K-8. Small class sizes allow for individualized instruction and mastery of core academic concepts, achieving excellence beyond standardized testing norms. Classroom instruction benefits from the latest innovations in teaching including STEM curriculum. Experienced and caring teachers create a nurturing environment that motivates children to reach their highest potential. Students’ weekly schedules include classes in physical education, art, library, STEM robotics, computers and music. In addition, students in grades 5-8 receive instruction in either Spanish or French. National Junior Honor Society recognition is achieved by the majority of 7th and 8th grade students each year. Graduates consistently achieve honors recognition at area public, parochial and private high schools.
The Pre-Kindergarten Program, the entry point for the school, offers a choice of either five full-days (8:15 a.m.- 2:50 p.m.) or five half-days (8:15 a.m.-12:30 p m.), depending on a child’s developmental needs. The Program prepares children by providing academic readiness, structure and socialization experiences within a nurturing environment.
A hallmark of the school is the emphasis on “Service above Self,” with projects and community events scheduled throughout the year to develop strong character, moral values, and respect for self and others. A myriad of extra-curricular activities are also offered including cross-country, field hockey and basketball programs; after-school band; a school musical and special interest clubs. To meet the needs of working parents, the school opens at 7:30 a.m. and offers a supportive and flexible after-school program that operates daily until 6:00 p.m.
For admissions information, contact Stan Steele, OLF principal at 203.762.8100, or visit the school’s website.
Our Lady of Fatima School is located at 225 Danbury Rd..