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.