In Their Own Words
I attended OLF from the time I was 2 1/2 years old until 8th grade graduation. I've learned a few things since I left: some schools have more than one classroom per grade, some kids don't even know other kids that go to their school, and some parents can't name all the family members of everyone in your class - you're probably laughing at these "lessons". But at OLF, it's like naming your family members. 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, Class of 2010
I've always been a little shy in large group settings and a little mischievous in small group settings! In third grade my teacher told me I could be the leader for a project, I was scared, but she believed in me. In sixth grade, my basketball coach told me I was a leader on the team "play well - you set the tone for our team- be big and they will follow". In high school it's harder to be the leader, but in moments where I've had to choose between right & wrong - I was glad I went to OLF and that from a very young age I was taught to stand up and be a leader, even when I didn't think I could.
Alumni, Class of 2013
I could never truly thank Fatima enough for giving me such a strong beginning to help me discover the subjects I was passionate about. The teachers thoroughly enjoy the subject they are teaching, and students are taught to be independent and engaged, learning how to think for themselves which is one of the greatest gifts Fatima has given me. The foundation I received from Fatima has always made me strive for academic excellence.
An important part of my Fatima experience was playing sports. Fatima sports taught me not only the basic skills of each sport but the importance of teamwork, dedication, determination, endurance, and the drive to succeed. Fatima teammates were not just teammates; they were my best friends, brothers, sisters, but most importantly my family.
Fatima has taught me how to be compassionate, kind, understanding, faithful, loving, respectful, and accepting. Because Fatima functioned as a home and a family for me, I was provided with the opportunity to discover who I was as a student and a person. I learned the true meaning of friendship, the importance of remembering, where I can from, and the ability to share my talents and gifts with everyone I meet in my life.
Alumni, Class of 2014
Our Lady of Fatima is school that promotes high standard of excellence in a loving and supportive environment. My experience at OLF has given me a foundation of faith, community and service. At OLF our teachers know us individually and encourage us to reach our potential. With the support of the Fatima community we learn how important it is to trust, serve and love. We participate in food drives, clothing drives, and toy drives. We can play basketball, field hockey, running, or be part of the pep squad, the band or student council. I have been given the gift of friendship and community that will support me in my high school years.
Alumni, Class of 2016