I was impressed with the quality and depth of your educational program, as well as with your dedication to providing disadvantaged students the opportunity to develop academically and spiritually. – OLV Alumni
Our Lady of Victory commits to a Catholic learning environment that promotes scholarly excellence and fosters moral and spiritual growth. OLV’s Catholic tradition is the foundation of its purpose, mission and vision. The belief that each person is created in the image of God, worthy of respect with unique gifts and called to an individual mission is OLV’s heart and soul.
Our 18 full-time faculty members, six part-time teachers and four instructional assistants are dedicated, diverse and invested in their students. OLV is blessed with an enthusiastic and award-winning principal, a top-notch administrative team and a strong relationship with the pastor and parish staff. All faculty members participate in educational seminars and most hold advanced degrees.
We offer a rigorous academic curriculum that prepares students for the challenges of high school and beyond. Most OLV graduates go on to attend the best Catholic high schools in the metropolitan area; occasionally a graduate moves out of the area or chooses a magnet program for high school.
Specialized classes that focus on Spanish, Latin, art, technology, music and physical education complement our core curriculum, and enrichment opportunities are available during and after school, with the DC area offering a multitude of exciting field trip opportunities.
OLV embodies its purpose of developing young scholars in many ways from PK-3 through 8th grade.
OLV’s small size (208 students, average class size of 18) and dedicated teachers create an intimate environment allowing individual attention from faculty and staff. Across all grades, students receive instruction in reading and math in very small, flexible instructional groups to provide an optimum student- to- teacher ratio. Responsive Classroom, a program used throughout all grades, encourages a sense of belonging, cooperation, self-worth and mutual respect.
Teachers use differentiated instruction in the classroom with the goal of reaching all students according to their learning styles. All teachers offer time during lunch, recess and after school to provide additional assistance to students who need it and instructional assistants are available in grades PK-3 through 5,
Teachers encourage homework by offering assistance during the day and after school. Homework is posted daily on the school’s website, and teachers may provide handouts or share internet links and other helpful resources, for additional student enrichment at home.
OLV is proud of its 1:1 technology to student ratio. Full sets of tablets and laptops are available in classrooms and interactive multi-media boards are accessible in each instructional space. Nearly all the current textbook resources have material available on-line for students to access remotely. Computer classes are held weekly for students in grades PK-3 through second grade, primarily focused on the development of keyboarding skills. The focus shifts in third grade to utilizing technology as a tool to enhance learning and prepare students for high school.