My daughter has attended this school for 3 years and is currently still enrolled. She has been and continues to be an A Average student. However, due to the fact she requires an EPI PEN, she has been told she cannot attend any school field trips unless a parent accompanies her on the trip. This is
... Read more just a form of discrimination against children with medical conditions. Shame on this Christian faith based school. Read less
Posted by a parent on 01/25/12
Thirty-four children in my child's classroom - need I say more? Some teachers (Ms. Rae-Eckels) are wonderful, but most are mediocre. This year's history teacher was so bad in a prior year that she was moved from 5th to 2nd grade. Now she's teaching middle school history - really? Also, there is a
... Read more great deal of bullying going on, which the administration has failed to address. Decided not to send my younger child here - its a shame, but they probably need a new principal who is better equipped to deal with some of the issues. Read less
Posted by a parent on 11/27/11
There are some children there who honestly are very smart and are very good children but there is the other half who smoke and drink. They set a terrible examples for my child In OLM. My other child in P.S144 is bullied by some children from OLM. The girls were pulling there shorts to the point where
... Read more there underwear was showing in front of me and my child and have ripped up the seats that were recently put in along with the park playground just this year writing "ANDREW+LEAH". I would take my child out of this terrible school but he's too attached to his friends. I would not reccomend you to take your child to such a horrid school. ITS NOTHING LIKE A CATHOLIC SCHOOL OR A PRIVATE SCHOOL.If I could put zero stars I would Read less
Posted by a parent on 06/16/11
My daughter is very shy so I was worried about sending her to OLM pre-k. But everything turns out to be fine, and she enjoys OLM a lot. What surprises me is the individual attention given to each child. Every once a while I got a note from the teacher providing feedbacks on my child's learning progress.
... Read more For example, once I got a note from the teacher saying that my daughter can recognize all the colors except 'grey' and I should help her with it. And once the feedback is about her problem with numbers not in sequence. I constantly receive feedbacks during the semester so can help resolve the issue instead of waiting until the end of the semester. There are often, in not daily, classworks brougth home with all different subjects, including numbers, letters, arts and crafts. I feel that they are trying to develop all areas for the kids instead of just focusing on studying the books. I am a busy working mom and usually don't get home until 7:30pm. It is very important for me to know that my daughter is in good hand and the teachers are helping her with her learning and providing timely feedback to me. What else can parents ask for? I highly recommend OLM. Read less
Posted by a parent on 04/12/11
In my opinion, Our Lady of Mercy does not appear to be a catholic school in the sense that the principal and some staff tend to overlook parents concerns, which is not very Christian at all. A parent should not send their children to this school based purely on it's pretty surroundings or it's proximity
... Read more to home. Our children deserve better than the overcrowding and a principal that cares more about fundraising than what really matters, our children. Read less
Posted by a parent on 12/03/10
Not even close to being the best school in Forest Hills, NY. Terrible experience for my child who was attending the Pre-K Full day program beginning in September 2010. Her teacher was young and inexperienced. After 1 week of school the teacher began sending notes home every other day in my child's folder
... Read more telling/describing to me my terrible child's behavior. IE. That my child had taken a book from another child, she had pushed another child, etc. After 4 weeks of this, I asked to have a meeting with the NEW teacher, who just began teaching at the school, and principal. She described the "book" situation and said my child's face was filled with "Rage" before my child reacted to the other girl taking the book away from her. "Rage" is not a word that should ever be associated with ANY 4 year old. Labeling children is unacceptable. The principal, at a later meeting, agreed with the teacher using the word "Rage". I am appalled by these so called educators. What kind of behavior and example are they setting? My child began to bite her nails and did not want to go to school. The end result: I removed my child from the school after 6 weeks. Both the principal and teacher should resign. Read less
Posted by a parent on 11/16/10
I totally disagree with children being safe at OLM, at least my child. She was bullied very often by one particular boy, I turned the other cheek for as long as I could hoping this boy would grow up. It wasn't the case. My child had 2 teachers that were aware of the problem and even the principal
... Read more was eventually made aware of the problem. Nothing was done but a lot of sweet talk. Nothing was done even though I reported the physical, verbal and emotional abuse my child was forced to deal with. No school should tolerate children being bullied and should seriously look into claims of bullying. All children should be feel safe in any school. Read less
Posted by a parent on 11/04/10
Our Lady of Mercy is by far the best school in Forest Hills. I have experienced through my 6 children all the elementary and MHS in the area and found that PS101 has a dedicated staff but the politicking of the mothers and the PA are not helping the kids, PS196 is good and is a close second
... Read more to Mercy with Mercy having a much wider range academically the others Halsey, Sage and pS144 are quite similar but none matches Mercy. The principal and the teachers are involved in so many ways that the children excel despite any efforts o the contrary even the kids that are transfers from nearby Martyrs , a school that I will never recommend because they lack discipline, and they lack structure actually a I read the reviews that precede this one I can't help to think that someone from there wrote them Read less
Posted by a parent on 05/13/10
The school has a wonderful academic reputation and a strong sense of community.
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Posted by a parent on 05/03/10
Our Lady of Mercy is one of the best Catholic elementary schools in Queens. Their curriculum and materials are up-to-date, the teachers and staff are friendly and helpful, the community supportive, and the neighborhood safe and beautiful! What more could a parent want for her child's school?!
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Forest Hills schools — Our Lady Of Mercy School is located at 70-25 Kessel St, Forest Hills NY 11375. 70-25 Kessel St is in the Forest Hills neighborhood and 11375 ZIP code in Forest Hills, NY The school district for Our Lady Of Mercy School is the Diocese Of Brooklyn Education Office. Our Lady Of Mercy School is a Catholic school that serves grade levels PK - 8.
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