GENERAL INFORMATION
Established 1951 by the Archdiocese of Atlanta
Staffed by the Sisters of Mercy from 1951-1988
Principal — Mrs. Lisa Cordell

Grade Levels

  • Pre-Kindergarten through 8th Grade
  • Two Classes per Grade Level
  • Three Classes Kindergarten, Grade 5 and Grade 6

School Hours

  • 7:50 am – 3:15 pm (2:45 pm Pre-K dismissal)
  • 7:50 am – 2:00 pm each Wednesday (1:30 pm Pre-K)

Before/After Care

  • Early supervision for students begins at 7:15 am
  • Fee-based Extended Care Program (ECP) available until 6:00 pm

STUDENT BODY

Enrollment

  • 530 Students
  • 348 Families

Demographics

  • 95%  Catholic
  • 76%  Our Lady of the Assumption parishioners
  • 19%  Ethnic minorities
  • 97%  Reside in Brookhaven, Buckhead, Chamblee, Dunwoody, Norcross, or Sandy Springs
  • 96%  Attend Catholic high schools upon graduation

ACADEMICS

Standardized Testing

  • Iowa Assessment (formerly ITBS) scores in the top 10% nationally
  • Iowa Assessment administered to grades 2-8
  • Cognitive Abilities Test (CogAT) administered to grades 2, 5, and 7
  • Assessment of Catechesis Religious Education (ACRE) administered to grades 5 and 8

Class Sizes

  • Pre-K — 18:2
  • Kindergarten — 18:2
  • 1st – 3rd Grades — 28:1
  • 4th – 6th Grades — 30:1
  • 7th – 8th Grades — 25:1

Pre-K – Grade 3 have full day aides. Grades 4-5 share a full day aide, and Middle School classes share a full day aide.

FACULTY & STAFF

  • 100% of teaching faculty hold valid teaching certificates
  • 51% hold a Masters degree or higher
  • 40 teaching staff • 10 non-teaching faculty
  • Average years of teaching experience: 11.5 years
  • Years of teaching experience range: 1 years to 43 years
  • Average length of service at OLACS: 6 years
  • OLACS Alumni on Staff: 6

SPECIALS & ENRICHMENT

  • Art / Library / Physical Education (PK-8)
  • General Music (PK-3) • Band/Choir (4-8)
  • Enrichment Spanish (PK-4) • Spanish (5-8)
  • Integrated Curriculum Computer Lab
  • Curriculum-Based Field Trips & Cultural Arts Programs (PK-8)
  • Religious Retreats (7-8)

RESOURCES

  • On-line parent access to grades weekly
  • SmartBoards, projectors, and soundfield audio systems in each classroom
  • Chromebooks issued to all students in grades 6-8
  • iPads available at a 3:1 student-to-iPad ratio in all PK-5 classrooms
  • Over 15,000 catalogued items in the Media Center
  • Online research databases with home access
  • Hands-on Science Lab
  • Two counselors on staff
  • School clinic staffed by registered nurses

PARENT INVOLVEMENT
Average Annual Fund Participation Percentage — 94%
Volunteer Hours Logged (First Quarter 2013-2014) — 679.5

  • Historical Average Hours Logged per Family — 14.2
  • Average Unlogged Hours — Untold!

Volunteer Opportunities

  • School Advisory Council
  • Home & School Board
  • Spiritual Life Group
  • Classroom Level

ACCREDITATIONS & PROFESSIONAL AFFILIATIONS

  • AdvancED (the parent company of SACS)
  • NCEA (National Catholic Education Association)
  • AAAIS (Atlanta Area Association of Independent Schools)
  • AMLE (Association for Middle Level Education)
  • NCTM (National Council of Teachers of Mathematics)
  • NAESP (National Association of Elementary School Principals)
  • NASSP (National Association of Secondary School Principals)