We have two children enrolled at Our Lady of Victory (OLV) since 2006. The educational experience has been wonderful! Our girls have participated in hands-on science experiments and accelerated reading programs. The Science innovation lab, iPad and computer lab are favorites for the kids! Each classroom has iPads and an Apple TV or Whiteboard. The faculty is experienced and the teachers create a safe and enriching learning environment. The girls attend weekly all school mass where the classes take turns doing the readings and petitions. Monthly, the children participate in the Sunday mass. There is a wonderful band program and choir, as well as after school programs such as sports, chess, art and theater classes. The Girl and Boy Scout program is also very active. The community gets together for our Christmas Bazaar, Super bowl Sunday, St Patrick’s Day Party, Vender Blender and many other activities. The OLV family is very welcoming and extends far outside of the school boundaries!
It's a small school, which means each child gets more personal attention. It is faith based, and the kids get to learn about Jesus, Christianity, and how to include Christian values in their daily lives. The staff is caring and patient. In my opinion it's well worth the paying the tuition. My child has attended this school since first grade and will graduate from there. She is far more advanced than other children at her age and grade level who attend public schools. The principal and many of the other teachers take on multiple roles, which makes the experiences easier for the children. They get the experience of having two grades in one classroom. The lower grade students gets exposed to the academics of the higher grade, while the higher grade students act as peers and sometimes tutors. They have the many extra curricular options like sports, band, choir, and more. It's a great school!
I have three children at Cambridge. One has graduated and another graduates this year and the other is in the grammar school. They teach one to two grade levels ahead and my children consistently test two to three grade levels ahead on standardized tests in math, language arts, and reading comprehension. I especially love the parental community. They are very supportive and close knit like a family. The teachers are passionate about learning. The administration supports the effort to constantly reevaluate the school's ability to fulfill its mission statement. The Christian emphasis helps to maintain a strong moral environment. Chicago needs more schools like this. These students are going to the best selective enrollment high schools, competing and winning in academic competitions, and they are producing very cordial and intelligent students. I love this school.