We've been through one year of OLV so far. We have loved that the school is implementing a STEM (science, technology, engineering, math) curriculum for all ages. We have also been so happy that even in Kindergarten we had Spanish, Latin, Music, Gym (twice a week), and Art. This year we're excited about
... Read more the innovation space they are creating. Another benefit for us is the after school program. There are some programs available at additional cost (like more art) that we liked, but they also offer clubs and the opportunity to do homework, play, etc. It creates a space where different aged kids know each other, which is pretty cool. Read less
Posted by a parent on 07/11/13
I LOVE OLV! It is a pleasure to go to school each day working with the faculty and seeing the smiling faces of all of our students. OLV is like home to me. We are implementing a new STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math) curriculum for the 2013-2014 school year. Please don't hesitate to
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Posted by a teacher on 05/30/13
This school has been completely revamped. A wonderful new principal has taken over who has raised standards and is well on her way to making this one of the best Catholic Schools on the Northside of Chicago. Enrollment is already up and they are actively implementing many improvements. The kids are
... Read more happy, the staff is happy, the parents are happy. OLV is a very unique family oriented school! Read less
Posted by a parent on 03/26/13
This school has an absolutely wonderful preschool program with exceptional teachers, appropriate discipline and a caring environment. However, past that, the academics are sub-par, the teachers biased and there is absolutely no leadership. It's a shame that parents are led to believe that exceptional
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Posted by a parent on 07/24/11
It is such a child centered school with loving teachers and principal. This school is struggling to stay open and is doing the best job they possibly can. They are very progressive in terms of Catholic schools. My children just love their school
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Posted by a parent on 10/12/10
I have been very please with Our Lady of Victory. My child is excited to go to school, loves her teachers and her classmates. While my daughter is a lower level student I find the upper class students very friendly, respectful and pleasant, which is often difficult to say for many children that age.
... Read more I feel this reflects the school and their influence and teachings. I feel welcomed and a part of the OLV community. Everyone works hard and works together in providing hte best for al lthe children. Read less
Posted by a parent on 05/05/10
While other schools next to it are shrinking in size, Our Lady of Victory School increased its enrollment by 7% two years ago, and it maintains its enrollment this year. This increase in students happened despite an increase in tuition. How could such a thing happen during a recession? It is because
... Read more of the strong commitment of the OLV parish, and the school's parents and staff, to modernize and provide the best educational environment possible. On May 22, this school will celebrate 100 years of serving the Northwest side of Chicago. My family will be there as OLV begins another 100 years of success bringing the Good News to Northwest Chicago. It is unfortunate that anyone feels the need to express frustrations anonymously, rather than meeting with people to resolve any problems. I encourage everyone to meet with the pastor or the principal if there are issues. Read less
Posted by a parent on 01/19/10
This school is on its way down. Im surprised the Catholic community puts up with this.
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Posted by a parent on 01/06/10
Great all-around elementary school...standardized test scores much higher than national average, opportunities for sports (track, b-ball, v-ball, cheerleading, etc.), music (band, choir), clubs (mass crew, student council, martial arts), and teaches the discipline and respect for self and others that's
... Read more often missing in public schools. My kids love their school and parent involvement and pride is very high too. 2nd year principal is improving the school every day and creating more opportunities for the students to excel which is a wonderful thing. Read less
Posted by a parent on 10/27/08
This is a Catholic School where discipline should be expected. OLV offers a faith based education with many opportunities for extra curricular activities. Free sports, band, art club, rosary club, Mass Krew, chorus just to name a few. The art program is very good-just take a walk in the hallways to
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Chicago schools — Our Lady Of Victory is located at 4434 N Laramie Ave, Chicago IL 60630. 4434 N Laramie Ave is in the 60630 ZIP code in Chicago, IL Our Lady Of Victory is a Private school that serves grade levels PK - 8.
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