Introduction to Our Lady of Refuge Parish School

Registrations are now being accepted for the 2015 – 2016 school year

OLR offers a Catholic Christ-centered education comprised of a strong, fully accredited core curriculum complimented by classes in Religion, Music, Art, Spanish, Computer Skills, and Physical Education, a wide range of sports and school activities as well as before and after school care programs that are available to meet the needs of working parents.

OLR has seen some major improvements in the past few years including a renovated Media Center equipped with an iPad lab, a new Performing Arts Center and the implementation of “Everyday Math” and “Literacy by Design” into our math and reading curriculums. OLR offers Catholic Christ centered education for students Pre-K (3, 4, 5 year olds) through 8th grade. We offer a strong, fully accredited core curriculum complimented by Religion, Music, Art, Spanish, Computers, Drama, Band and Physical Education classes. We are one of the few Elementary Schools that offer drama for students during the school day. We also provide a wide range of after school activities and athletic programs including football and lacrosse.

Learn more about Our Lady of Refuge School – OLR School Brochure (pdf)

Contact our principal, Robert Pyles, at 248-682-3422 or rpyles@olr-school.net for more information and to schedule a visit.

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OLR Re-Accreditation Site Visit

Our Lady of Refuge School hosted a Re-Accreditation site visit on March 5th and 6th.

Mrs. DeAnn Brzezinski, principal of Holy Name in Birmingham, Michigan was the Chairperson of the site team.  Mrs. Laura Hoffman, principal of Our Lady of the Lakes Waterford and Co-Chairperson of the team reviewed Compliance Issues.   Erin Taft, Coordinator of Human Resources and Ms. Katie Brydges, Associate Superintendent and Regional Coordinator of Accreditation, examined the staff personnel file.

The letter concluded:

“Our Lady of Refuge was thoroughly reviewed by the Site Team according to the National Standards and Benchmarks for Effective Catholic Elementary and Secondary Schools and is “Affirmed for Full Accreditation” through the Michigan Non-Public Schools Accrediting Agency (MNSAA).”

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Spring 2015 Plays

Our talented OLR students have been busy this spring!

The OLR 4th Grade students performed Cinderella Kids on April 22 and 23. The 5th, 6th, 7th and 8th Grade Drama/Music elective classes performed Beauty and the Beast Jr. on May 12th and 13th.  All performances were held in the OLR Performing Arts Center.

Shorter versions of the original musical plays included the songs from Cinderella; “The Tale of Cinderella, Bibbidi-Bobbidi-Boo, and A Dream is a Wish Your Heart Makes”. Beauty and the Beast songs were; “Belle, Gaston, Be Our Guest, Human Again, and Beauty and the Beast (Title Song)

The performers did a terrific job, and the performances were enjoyed by all!

A special thank you to all of the faculty and staff for all their cooperation and support!!  Thanks to Mrs. Flynn for directing the costume designing and creating.  Thank you to the parent volunteers for helping with props, costumes, and the afterglow.  Thanks to Ms. Mazich (Music Director) and Mrs. Zazaian (Drama Director) for all the hard work, extra rehearsals, set designs and planning.

Together, the Spring 2015 plays were a great success!!

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