Why Choose OLS?

Why Choose OLS?
An Our Lady of Sorrows Catholic School education offers more than the legacy of superior academic preparation we are known for.  We welcome students of all backgrounds and faiths to experience our comprehensive education of the “whole child”; mind, body and spirit, providing students a deep sense of faith and moral character development.  Our Catholic faith is at the heart of every subject we teach at OLS as we instill in each child the value of service to others. In partnership with parents, we help students develop their God-given gifts to their fullest potential and set a strong foundation of life-long success in learning. OLS is a great place to grow up!
Our Dedication

Our professional staff of OLS is highly qualified and dedicated. The principal, Mrs. Ambrose, has a Bachelor of Science Degree in Math for Elementary Teachers.  She has a Master of Catholic School Leadership. She also has Catechist Certification through the Archdiocese of Detroit. All of our elementary school teachers possess a college degree in a specialized field of education, and a state teacher’s certificate. Those teachers that teach religion also have an Archdiocesan Catechist Certification to teach Religion. The support staff is equally dedicated and qualified.
Quick Stats

OLS students come from over 30 communities in Metro Detroit. Christian Service programs in each grade offer a combination of service in action, both on and off campus. OLS students consistently test above national norms on standardized testing. OLS graduates are well prepared to continue their education and formation in the school of their choice. On average over 85% of our students go on to attend accredited Catholic High Schools.
Quick Information
  • Our school day for all grades begins at 8:10 AM. Doors open at 7:50 AM. Dismissal is staggered to allow for easier navigation in the parking lot. Preschool dismisses at 2:40 PM; kindergarten dismisses at 3:00 PM, and grades 1 – 8 dismiss at 3:10 PM.
  • Before and after school care is provided by YCARE which is a State of Michigan-licensed child care center. YCARE begins at 7:00 a.m. each morning, and after school care is provided until 6:00 p.m. and operates out of the Early Childhood Center on campus.
  • Hot lunch is offered daily through our on-site catering company, Chartwells.
  • Uniforms are worn by all students in Kindergarten through Eighth Grade. Uniforms are available through Schoolbelles, and Educational Outfitters.