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PERSONALIZED LEARNING INITIATIVE

Our Lady of Fatima School is thrilled to be chosen by the Bishop to be one of a handful of Catholic schools to lead the way of a critical component in the next level of Catholic education, Personalized Learning Initiative.
 
Personalized learning is student-centered which allows them to learn in an environment that taps their unique needs and strengths to engage, inspire and empower them to reach their highest potential.
 
While many teachers already personalize learning and differentiate instruction, this initiative gives them the tools to take what they already do to the next level.  The initiative will provide three key things: an updated technology infrastructure, new hardware and student devices, and programs to support the traditional Catholic school educational experience.  
 
TECHNOLOGY: 
Technology will be a tool to assist teachers by providing guidance in creating an individualized path for each student, and to use integrated digital content with the current curriculum. 
This does not mean that students will be isolated on devices for an entire class period but, instead,  students will be actively engaged in their learning and will employ 21st century skills such as creativity, critical thinking, collaboration and communication.
 
STATION ROTATION:
In addition, schools will dedicate a portion of each day to a “station-rotation” model in which students will utilize an instructional approach that incorporates:
•Teacher-directed instruction to small groups based on student need as indicated by performance from teacher observation and online programs
•Student collaboration on a teacher-assigned project to create and communicate so as to demonstrate mastery of appropriate knowledge and skills
•Individual student time for reflection and planning
 
INNOVATIONS LAB:
This investment also provides a complete “Innovations Lab” to further enhance the school’s STREAM (Science, Technology, Religion, Engineering, Arts, and Mathematics) offerings.  In the Innovations Lab, students will have opportunities to experiment, invent, design, and create while discovering concepts through lab stations such as Robotics, Coding, Engineering and Design, and Digital Media and Broadcasting.
We are excited for this vision to come to life in the coming school year. If you have any questions or want to know more, feel free to contact Principal Steele at ssteele@olfcatholic.org or (203) 762-8100.

The Fatima Mission

The mission of Our Lady of Fatima School is to provide, in a creative atmosphere, a child-centered education of academic excellence for our students from Preschool through 8th grade. It is based on Catholic principles and traditional Christian values supported by strong family commitment."
 

Fatima Open House

JAN & APR 2019

Visit our PreK to Grade 8 Fatima Open House to meet students, faculty, and parents! Learn about our STEAM curriculum, small class sizes, our nurturing environment, early drop off, flexible after-school program and what makes Fatima the right choice for your children and family.

Private Appointments

(203) 762-8100 

Visit our PreK - 8 school to experience the #FatimaDifference in action! Meet students, learn about our rigorous academics, and all that makes Fatima the right choice for your children and family.

 

What's Happening at Fatima

Principal Steele

The Principal's Newsletters

Important August & early September dates. Station Rotation. New School Board. Chess Team. Knights of Columbus lends a hand! Calendar.

Upcoming Events

Aug 29

VizzaSoccer

Location: gym
Time: 7 PM – 8:30 PM

What People Are Saying

 
From Principal Steele - 
This past June, we had Ms. Vittoria Sondo working with our middle math and science students as part of a course requirement for her Master's in Education degree from Sacred Heart University. At the end of the school year, this is the email that she sent me thanking us for the opportunity and reflecting on working with your children: 
 
"Good morning, Stan! 
 
I just wanted to take the opportunity to say thank you again for allowing me to conduct my field experience at Our Lady of Fatima over the past few weeks. Your entire staff was so welcoming, generous, and kind, especially Mrs. Galasso and Mrs. Highland. The OLF students are lucky to have such passionate and motivating teachers and administrators! 
 
I had the privilege to spend much of my time with many of the middle school students - they are all so well-grounded, respectful, and polite. This is a testament to the support they receive at home and within the Our Lady of Fatima community - thank you for all that you do to prepare this wonderful group of students for success in the future.
 
Wishing you all a wonderful end of the school year!"
Vittoria
June 2018  
 
 
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I never thought I'd be writing this as my child enters 8th grade. From the beginning my intention was for my child to attend the pre-school and then transfer to Wilton public schools. As I look back, I am grateful to the families that came before us that embraced us and showed us this is exactly the place you want helping you raise your children! My daughter, I am proud to say has benefitted from all aspects of OLF - the sports, the academics, the honor society, the play, the friendships, and the most of all - the protection of her childhood. Fatima is a place where the children all support each other, and to my and my husband’s amazement - care for each other like family. She loves the alumni game where she catches up with all the OLF friends that have graduated. She talks to her "old" babysitters like friends, she has made new friends of the younger kids and hopefully is setting the same example that was set for her. Our family has increased exponentially with every new registration at OLF. We are grateful & blessed.
Parent – Class of 2017

  
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I didn't have the middle school pressures that people I met talked about in high school & college - we looked out for each other. When we separated and went to different high schools, we stayed in touch through social media, alumni games back at OLF, the occasional dinner at Orem’s. But going into my junior year in college, I am happy that I have the foundation that Fatima gave me. I'm thrilled where our education has taken my additional "siblings" and me but most of all I'm thankful that I know these families will always be in my corner and I can always go back to MY school and feel like I'm at home - and yes, I will have to fold the chairs after the event, just like cleaning up at home & I LOVE it!
Alumni 
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