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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, 3D Printing, 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

AUG & OCT 2018, JAN & APR 2019

Visit our PreK to Grade 8 Fatima Open House to meet students, faculty, and parents! Learn about our STEM 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 & Tours

(203) 762-8100 

Visit our PreK to Grade 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

STAN STEELE

The Principal's Newsletter

June 15, 2018

"Don't cry because it's over, smile because it happened." ~ Dr. Seuss                                                                  

 

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What People Are Saying

 
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 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

 
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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