Welcome

Stamford Mayor Michael Pavia visited Our Lady Star of the Sea School on Thursday, September 23 to recognize our Blue Ribbon Award. Mayor Pavia presented a Proclamation, read by Grade 5 students, and declared the day as “Our Lady Star of the Sea School Day”. Each student also received a special token from the Mayor. The proclamation aptly describes all the reasons why we’re a Blue Ribbon school! It will be proudly displayed

At Our Lady Star of the Sea School, our goal is to enable each of our students to sparkle a bit brighter each day. Overlooking tranquil Long Island Sound, OLSS combines a challenging academic program with a warm and caring atmosphere, thus enabling our children to become lifelong learners and spirited achievers.

Recognizing that no two stars share the same sphere, our faculty strives to foster individual self-esteem, encourage creative thinking, and build moral character. At the same time, we rejoice in the interactive design of the universe, and so we teach our stars the importance of friendship, cooperation, and a love and respect for all of God’s children. Our students are taught not to reach for the stars, but to become one.

What we are about

Dear Friends,

I welcome you to Our Lady Star of the Sea School. The teachings of Jesus Christ are the cornerstone and reason for our school. The values of service, friendship, honesty, and dedication permeate each child’s day. Parents want only the best for their children and here at our school we strive to be a partner with parents and give children a firm foundation in academic subjects as well as a joy for learning.

Our school’s mission is to provide our multicultural student community with an elementary education which integrates academic excellence, Catholic values, and religious education, thus, inspiring our students to become lifelong learners.

In order to accomplish this mission, our teachers are dedicated to meeting the needs of all our children. Our teachers are certified or working towards their certifications and most of them have completed their Masters degrees. Our school is accredited by the New England Association of Schools and Colleges. Our children excel in academics. On average, all our children are on or above grade level based on the standardized test they take each year. Our curriculum is rigorous including all the basic elementary subjects including religion, reading, writing, mathematics, social studies, science, computer literacy, art, music, and physical education. We strive to meet the needs of all learning styles.

Our Lady Star of the Sea School is enlivened by the efforts of our dedicated parents through the Home School Association. The parents, in partnership with the teachers, sponsor outside artists to come to the school to enhance the curriculum. We have had such artists as poets, Broadway actors, opera singers, professional musicians and many more. The parents also strive to support the school financially through fundraising activities. They believe in our family friendly school and sponsor activities that bring families together through potluck dinners and entertainment evenings involving the whole family.

We are especially proud of our new addition of two classrooms, which is the home of our Upper School, Grades 4 and 5. We also have a dedicated Science and Art classroom. Children experience “hands on” science activities and various mediums in their art classes. We also plan to have a new stage in our gymnasium and a new library.

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People often share with me how polite and happy the children are when they meet them. The school has the feeling of home. Welcome to our home. Welcome to our school family. If you want your child to have a well-rounded school experience, with Christian values and dedicated teachers, then consider enrolling your child at our school.

Our Lady Star of the Sea School has a rolling admissions policy allowing students to be screened and admitted at various times throughout the year. The Principal is available to meet with prospective parents by appointment. For acceptance, a screening evaluation is required, as is a class visit. If a student is coming from another school, the transfer records are required as a prerequisite for admission.

Curriculum

Our Lady Star of the Sea School follows the guidelines and policies set forth by the Office of Education of the Diocese of Bridgeport. The school curriculum consists of daily instruction in religion, reading,languages arts, and mathematics in grades Kindergarten through grade five. The Pre-K curriculum consists of daily instruction in age appropriate social skills, fine and gross motor skills, pre-reading, pre-writing, listening and speaking skills. The curriculum meets both Diocesan and Connecticut State Content Standards.

The religion program fosters the OLSS mission and motto to have the students see Christ’s reflection in all they do. Religious education is a continuous thread that is integrated throughout the curriculum. The math curriculum seeks to develop students problem-solving strategies, critical thinking abilities and life skills as they relate to mathematics. Our Social Studies curricula develop and enhance students understanding of the community, the world and all its cultures.Students at all grade levels receive reading instruction and also engage in whole group instruction when the teacher introduces literature from anthologies. English language arts instruction includes English grammar, spelling, vocabulary,handwriting, speaking and listening.  OLSS has a strong curriculum in earth science and environmental science, due to the school’s location on the Long Island Sound, a natural classroom.

In our curriculum we like to make sure everyone is very healthy and that they have the best nutrition that’s available. We’ve partnered with the following company to make sure you are always feeling at the very best. You can check them out at Nutritionist Buffalo NY, and book them if you like what you see.

These maps were written by the administrators and teachers in the Diocese of Bridgeport and are the prescribed curriculum for the thirty-nine Catholic schools in Fairfield County

 

Admissions

Our Lady Star of the Sea School has a rolling admissions policy allowing students to be screened and admitted at various times throughout the year. The Principal is available to meet with prospective parents by appointment. For acceptance, a screening evaluation is required, as is a class visit. If a student is coming from another school, the transfer records are required as a prerequisite for admission.

The administration reviews all applications and reserves the right for final acceptance. Prospective students must meet the academic and behavioral standards of Our Lady Star of the Sea School.

If you need help moving into your dorm or apartment then we have partnered with a moving company who will be willing to help at a great price! You can find their website online or you can call them directly below.

 

Admissions

ALL OF THE FOLLOWING INFORMATION IS REQUIRED

FOR THE APPLICATION PROCESS TO BE COMPLETE:

  • Official copy of the child’s birth certificate (long form)
  • Baptismal Certificate
  • Health records including up-to-date immunizations.
    State of Connecticut health form completed by your
    physician.
  • Application fee (non-refundable)
  • Parent calendar to set date & time for screening
  • Parish certification form signed by your pastor

If applying to Kindergarten through fifth grade, you will also need progress reports from previous school.

If divorced, a copy of your divorce decree & custody papers (this is for your child’s protection)

You’re invited to visit our school to see first hand the rich academic and spiritual environment created for the students. Our Lady Star of the Sea School hosts “Take A Look Tuesdays” each month which are open to the public.

Please contact the school at 203-348-1155 for more information.