Our Lady Of Sorrows School

  • Founded in 1946, Our Lady of Sorrows School is located in the heart of McAllen, Texas near the Texas-Mexico border.
  • Continuing its tradition of "excellence in education," the school instills in the children who enroll, Catholic values, a strong academic preparation, critical thinking skills, and inculcates active social service responsibility.
  • Our faculty provides strong support to students allowing them to take risks, assume responsibility for their learning, and to seek intellectual challenges.
  • We, the faith community of OLSS, have as our primary mission to ensure a Christian environment where each child may excel spiritually, intellectually, physically and socially.

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School Overview

School Membership(s)School Assoc.National Catholic Educational Association (NCEA)
Other special emphasis association(s)
Religious AffiliationRoman Catholic
Grades OfferedGrades Prekindergarten-8
Year Founded1946
Awards Blue Ribbon School - Selected in 2006

Student Body

Total Students493 students
Student Body TypeCo-ed
% Students of Color
98%
State avg.: 38%
Students by Grade Our Lady Of Sorrows School Student By Grade

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers34 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio15:1
National avg.: 13:1
% Faculty w/Advanced Degree
10%
Average Class Size28 students

Finances and Admission

Admission DeadlineFeb. 1 / rolling
Yearly Tuition Cost$4,500
Tuition NotesTuition for Kinder program is $4800. Two annual required fundraisers per family as outlined in the tuition commitment contract.
% on Financial Aid
8%
Average Financial Aid Grant$2,120

Sports

Total Sports Offered8 sports
SportsBasketball, Cheering, Cross Country, Golf, Soccer, Tennis, Track and Field, VolleyballBasketballCheering,
Cross CountryGolf,
SoccerTennis,
Track and FieldVolleyball,

Extracurriculars

Total ExtracurricularsTotal Extra-curric.7 extracurriculars
ExtracurricularsExtra-curric.Choir, Jr. Technology Club, Legion of Mary, National Junior Honor Society, Spanish Club, Student Council, Worship Committee
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  • School Location Miles Grades Students
  • Miami
    Grades: PK-8 | 522 students
    1112.6 miles
    7303 Southwest 64th Street
    Miami, FL 33143
    (305) 661-8591
    1112.6 PK-8
    522
  • Austin
    Grades: K-8 | 150 students
    283.5 miles
    2007 Mccall Rd
    Austin, TX 78703
    (512) 478-7827
    283.5 K-8
    150
  • Dallas
    Grades: PK-8 | 286 students
    476.9 miles
    7777 Osage Plaza Parkway
    Dallas, TX 75252
    (214) 217-3300
    476.9 PK-8
    286
  • Houston
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    Daycare / Preschool (Christian)
    Grades: PK-K | 83 students
    311.9 miles
    2105 & 2113 Cypress Landing Dr
    Houston, TX 77090
    (281) 440-1155
    311.9 PK-K
    83
  • Houston
    Grades: PK-8 | 472 students
    298.6 miles
    2120 Westheimer Road
    Houston, TX 77098
    (713) 526-3279
    298.6 PK-8
    472

School Reviews

  5.00 out of 5  (2 reviews)
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I was only a student at OLS for two years (''76 - ''77) since my father was always getting transferred to different cities due to his job. However, those two years proved to be the most valuable in my young academic life. The critical thinking skills and the academic, as well as the social responsibilities we were taught put me way ahead of other students when I moved to other schools! I now have a Bachelor's degree in Psychology and a Master's degree in Sociology that I received at Texas A&M International University. I owe a great debt of gratitude to my strict, but wonderful teachers that I had: Sister Kenneth, Sister Phyllis & especially Sister Nancy. May God bless then all...I miss them so!
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I have son 17 & daughter 16; attended OLS 4k-8th. Now they are a Senior Going to Science Academy (rank #8 best high school in America By Newsweek 2007) And Junior attending IB (ranked first in Texas and 17 Nation wide) repectively. (best high schools in the area and top 20 in USA). Our Four year old just started In OLS and We Know he''ll do Great. Thank You GOD! The Glory is Yours!
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