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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

Quick Stats (2021-22)

  • Grades: Kindergarten-8
  • Students: 177 students
  • Yearly Tuition: $7,875
  • Acceptance rate: 95%
  • Average class size: 20 students
  • Application Deadline: None / Rolling

School Overview

Religious Affiliation
Grades Offered
Grades Kindergarten-8
ADD/ADHD Support
Yes
Learning Difference Programs
Yes
Learning Programs Supported
Students with a prior IEP, mild learning differences in ELA and/or Math, Dyslexia
Summer School Offered
Yes
Summer Program Details

Student Body

Total Students
177 students
Student Body Type
Co-ed
% Students of Color
22%
State avg.: 48%
Students by Grade
Our Lady Of Fatima School Student By Grade

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers
11 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio
16:1
National avg.: 13:1
% Faculty w/Advanced Degree
50%
Average Class Size
20 students
Classroom Dress Code
Formal
(The school has formal and informal uniforms for different occasions.)

Tuition and Acceptance Rate

Admission Deadline
None / Rolling
Yearly Tuition Cost
Tuition Notes
Financial aid/military discounts are available.
% on Financial Aid
33%
Average Financial Aid Grant
$2,500
Acceptance Rate
95%
National avg.: 85%
Admissions Director
Kris Windes
Admissions Associate
Leslie Jenkin

Sports

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

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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Quick Stats (2021-22)

  • Grades: Kindergarten-8
  • Students: 177 students
  • Yearly Tuition: $7,875
  • Acceptance rate: 95%
  • Average class size: 20 students
  • Application Deadline: None / Rolling

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The average private school tuition in Orange County, CA is $11,625 for elementary schools and $18,474 for high schools (read more about average private school tuition across the country).
The average acceptance rate in Orange County, CA is 90% (read more about average acceptance rates across the country).

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