Our Lady of Fatima Academy

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  • Our Lady of Fatima Academy is a fully accredited Catholic elementary school nestled by the ocean in South Orange County, California. Our mission is to nurture individuals to discover their God-given gifts, to encourage them to use these gifts in the service of others, and to empower them to be models of integrity and peacemakers who work for justice.
  • We, parents, school staff, and parish community collaborate in striving for excellence in the education of our children.
  • We expect students who graduate from OLF Academy to be Christ-like, faith-filled Catholics, continue on their quest as life-long learners, effective communicators, and globally responsible citizens who are competent and confident, honest and respectful, appreciative and creative, while living a healthy lifestyle.
  • School Motto: "The Love of Christ Urges Us On"
  • Schoolwide Learnng Expectations: Fatih-filled Catholics, Life-long Learners, Effective Communicators, and Globally Responsible Citizens  School Mascot: Fatima Falcon

School Overview

School Membership(s)School Assoc.National Catholic Educational Association (NCEA)
Western Association of Schools and Colleges (WASC)
Religious AffiliationRoman Catholic
Grades OfferedGrades Prekindergarten-8
ADD/ADHD SupportYes
Learning Difference ProgramsYes
Learning Programs SupportedStudents with a prior IEP, mild learning differences in ELA and/or Math, Dyslexia
Summer School OfferedYes
Summer Program DetailsLink to Summer Program Details

Student Body

Total Students182 students
Student Body TypeCo-ed
% Students of Color
19%
State avg.: 44%
Students by Grade Our Lady of Fatima Academy Student By Grade

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers14 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio13:1
National avg.: 13:1
% Faculty w/Advanced Degree
50%
Average Class Size20 students
Classroom Dress CodeFormal
(The school has formal and informal uniforms for different occasions.)

Finances and Admission

Admission DeadlineNone / Rolling
Yearly Tuition Cost$7,875
Tuition NotesFinancial aid/military discounts are available.
% on Financial Aid
33%
Average Financial Aid Grant$2,500
Acceptance Rate
95%
National avg.: 85%
Admissions DirectorKris Windes
Admissions AssociateLeslie Jenkin

Sports

Total Sports Offered7 sports
SportsBasketball, Cheering, Flag Football, Soccer, Surf Team, Track and Field, VolleyballBasketballCheering,
Flag FootballSoccer,
Surf TeamTrack and Field,
Volleyball

Extracurriculars

Total ExtracurricularsTotal Extra-curric.6 extracurriculars
ExtracurricularsExtra-curric.Chess, Orchestra

Club or Organization:
Decathlon, Robotics, Tennis Lessons

Arts and Music Programs:
Choir

School Notes

  • Our Lady of Fatima Academy offers aTransitional Kindergarten program with a student/teacher ratio of 8:1. This is the first year of a two year Kindergarten program. It is an academically based, five day a week progam for children who turn four years old by September 1st. Children are accepted to this program based on a developmental readiness assessment. 
  • TK-8th small class sizes in a 1:1 technology driven school that provides daily blended learning opportunities in a diffierentiated environment within a family atmosphere that promotes spirituality and academic rigor. TK-8th enchanced courses are Spanish, Art, Music and Piano, Technology and PE classes and distinguished Junior High electives that include Academic Decathlon, Cooking and Sewing, Advance Math, Geography Bee, The Little Flowers Club, Choir, Drama, Cheer Squad, Track and Field and Yearbook round out our program.
  • After School PAL sports of co-ed Flag Football and Soccer, girls and boys Volleyball and Basketball and After School Programs such as Robotics, Academic Chess, Stringed Instruments, and Tennis.
  • Extendned Day Care from 2:45-6 PM
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  • School Location Miles Grades Students
  • Laguna Niguel
     St. Anne School
    St. Anne School Photo
    (Roman Catholic)
    Grades: NS-8
    6.9 miles
    32451 Bear Brand Road
    Laguna Niguel, CA 92677
    (949)276-6700
    6.9 NS-8
    n/a
  • San Juan Capistrano
    Grades: PK-12 | 1241 students
    5.7 miles
    31641 La Novia
    San Juan Capistrano, CA 92675
    (949)661-0108
    5.7 PK-12
    1241

School Reviews

  5.00 out of 5  (2 reviews)
5  
We have been a happy OLF Family for 2 years. Our daughter absolutely loves going to school each day--from day one! The Principal, teachers, and office staff are experienced, professional, personable, and caring. They lead with just the right balance of expectation, structure, and nurture. High student test scores are a testimony to OLF`s excellent teachers with proven track records and class curriculums. OLF offers a well-rounded student experience inside the classroom and out (e.g., field trips, sports, stewardship, volunteerism, community involvement, after-school enrichment programs, etc). Small class size (most under 20/class) means that no one falls through the cracks and all are encouraged (and eager!) to become "doers" through participation in leadership, volunteerism, arts, sports, and other extracurricular activities like state and county-wide competitions. I am constantly impressed by the students' high level of confidence, effective articulation, and outward expression and demonstration of caring toward one another. We can't say enough about the OLF family community, which is a truly amazing, involved group of parents and extended families. We look forward to our daughter's continued academic and developmental journey as she learns and grows into a thoughtful, faith-filled, socially-conscious, and confident young lady over her next 8 years at OLF. We feel blessed to be an OLF Family!
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5  
Our Lady of Fatima School Teachers and parents are amazing. I walked on to this campus 11 years ago when I was invited to Special Persons Day. I was treated with such kindness it felt as if it was Family. When I went home I told my husband of how it was and that if we had children I would want them to attend OLF. Well a year later we had our son and before he turned 2 we moved from San Diego County to San Clemente so our son could go to OLF. He is now in 6th grade. We have a wonderful Principal, Mrs. Joanne Williams, who we love.
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