Why Choose OLS?
Our Lady of Sorrows Catholic School is more than an institution designed to educate moral and intelligent leaders for the future. Our Lady of Sorrows Catholic School is a family. Our community works together to support each child and family in the challenging task of raising a child who embodies the teachings of Jesus Christ in today’s secular world. We are a family who celebrates Faith + Knowledge + Community. Our Lady of Sorrows Catholic School provides exceptional academic preparation, in a faith-based environment, for students in 3-year-old preschool through eighth grade.
The School Day
The school day is from 8:40 a.m. to 3:40 p.m. for grades K - 8, with adequate breaks for recess and lunch. Hot lunch is available daily through Ovations Dining Services who accommodate a variety of dietary needs.
Uniforms are worn by all students in Kindergarten through Eighth Grade. Uniforms are available through Schoolbelles, and Educational Outfitters.
Bus transportation is available for students in the Farmington Public School District. Before and after school care is provided by our Kids’ Club program which is a State of Michigan-licensed child care center. Kids’ Club begins at 7:00 a.m. each morning, and after school care is provided until 6:00 p.m.
The professional staff of OLS is highly qualified and dedicated. The principal has a Bachelor’s Degrees in Music, Theology, Education and a Master’s Degree in School Leadership with a concentration in Catholic Education. The Principal is also a state certified teacher and administrator. All of our 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.
OLS students come from 28 communities in Metro Detroit. Our students participate in over 25 Christian service activities in all grades on an annual basis. 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.