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Our Lady of Grace

385 Avenue W
Brooklyn, NY 11223

(718) 375-2081


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Philosophy & Approach

School Philosophy

General Approach to Learning: Play-Based

Quality of Teaching

Individualized Teaching: From the Director

Teachers meet the children at their level and use a variety of teaching strategies to encourage each child to achieve their personal best and to experience educational and personal success.

Day in the Life

General School Mission

Our Lady of Grace School Philosophy Our Lady of Grace School is a Roman Catholic Community of faithfully committed followers of Christ who are living witnesses to teaching as Jesus did, giving service here in Gravesend, Brooklyn. Our principal objective is to educate the students to meet the intellectual, spiritual, social, physical and cultural challenges of living in the global community as exemplary Christians. The importance of self discipline, responsibility and the use of good judgment encompasses our belief that intellectual development results by giving students experience in higher-order and critical thinking skills. We assist the students in their development, both academically and individually, in a complex society. Fairness, cooperation, unity and innovation help to facilitate a strong spirit amongst the students. This concept guides the faculty in their mission to explore and implement new ideas in a diverse society. The students, along with their parents, develop a sense of belonging to an extended family. Students are encouraged to speak with the teachers to develop a relationship built on trust and understanding. We acknowledge that Our Lady of Grace School cannot be successful without first understanding the importance of each individual. We are all God's children working together harmoniously for the benefit of our school, our broader community and ultimately for all humanity.

A Typical Day

Morning Prayers
Circle time
Class Lesson
Technology Class
Class Lesson
Story Time
Free Play

Home-School Connection

Home-School Connection: From the Director

Daily Communication Folder Arrival and/or Dismissal Chats Formal Meetings Phone Calls Report Cards We are a Nursery-Grade 8 school. We advise parents to keep their children in our school unless special situations apply.

Parents Say They are Encouraged to:

  • Hold social events at the school to build community
  • Fundraise
  • Are able to visit the school anytime we want
  • Go on field trips

Modes of Communication

  • Notes
  • Phone Calls
  • Special Meetings
  • Drop-Off
  • Pick-Up


Separation is Handled through:

  • Pre-entry meetings with parents at school
  • Small group sessions
  • Extra staff dedicated to handle separation
  • Parents in classroom early on
  • Abbreviated schedule at start of school year

Handling Separation: From the Director

Parents are permitted for the first week to stay in the class for a short while. After that we utilize the drop and go process. The students are comforted by this.