Our Lady of the Valley Catholic School is a learning community that provides a Christ-centered education which stresses academic excellence and positive moral development.
We encourage students to reach their full potential in a creative and nurturing environment that promotes Gospel values.
Our Lady of the Valley Catholic School Community will provide an environment in which God's children become self-directed, life-long learners.
Students will become contributing members of society empowered by a personal value system based upon the Gospel message of Jesus Christ.
Our Lady of the Valley Catholic School has had a tradition of providing a curriculum that stresses academic achievement within a Catholic community where children feel loved and respected by peers and by teachers who use teaching methods that build positive self esteem.
In addition to core academic subjects and religion, the curriculum includes Spanish, computer, counseling, physical education and the arts.
Advanced math and science and exploratory classes are offered in the middle school.
The curriculum places an emphasis on learning through problem solving.
The curriculum is marked by current content and fresh approaches to methodology and fulfills guidelines of the Diocese of Birmingham, State of Alabama Department of Education and Southern Association of Colleges and Schools.
The school’s programs make use of many sources of reading materials, a wide variety of audio-visual and technology tools and a hands-on multi-text approach in content areas.
- Grades: Prekindergarten-8
- Enrollment: 248 students
- Yearly Tuition: $5,060
- Average class size: 19 students
- Application Deadline: None / Rolling
- Source: Verified school update
School Membership(s)School Assoc.
Blue Ribbon School - Selected in 2011
Student Body Type
% Students of Color
State avg.: 24%
Students by Grade
Academics and Faculty
Total Classroom Teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio
National avg.: 13:1
Average Class Size
Tuition and Acceptance Rate
None / Rolling
Yearly Tuition Cost
rates differ depending on parishioner status
Total ExtracurricularsTotal Extra-curric.
Drama Club, Junior Thespian Troupe, Science Olympiad
Source: Verified school update
Frequently Asked Questions
How much does Our Lady Of The Valley School cost?
Our Lady Of The Valley School's tuition is approximately $5,060 for private students.
What sports does Our Lady Of The Valley School offer?
Our Lady Of The Valley School offers 4 interscholastic sports: Basketball, Football, Soccer and Volleyball.
When is the application deadline for Our Lady Of The Valley School?
The application deadline for Our Lady Of The Valley School is rolling (applications are reviewed as they are received year-round).
I've had five children matriculate through OLV over 22 years, with this being our last year. It is a terrific academic, faith-based institution, twice winning the national U.S. Blue Ribbon School of excellence award. Their students excel in academics, in the arts, in the sciences, and a wide variety of athletics are offered beginning in 1st grade. I would highly recommend the school to anyone.
This is a top notch school and students really grow both in their faith and knowledge. More than that though the schools offers a wide array of activities and athletics to allow children to explore their talents at a very early age. Now that our children are in high school, I appreciate OLV even more because they were so well prepared for high school with a great moral, academic, and social foundation. Thank you OLV!
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