Special CATHOLIC SCHOOLS' WEEK newsletter.
Since its regionalization in 1981, Our Lady of the Hamptons Regional Catholic School has continually sought to provide academic excellence within the context of strong Catholic values and practices, a visible parent community and a clear vision for the future.
During the past years, we have tailored our physical facilities and programs to meet the new standards of the State of New York and the goals already applauded by the United States Department of Education with the 1994 designation of OLH as a nationally recognized Blue Ribbon School of Excellence. This is viewed as both an accolade and a challenge!
The addition of the second story (1998) to the original school building was the continuation of a commitment made in 1961 as Our Lady of Poland School was built.
After three full years of self-study and self-evaluation, complete with a site visitation and accreditation reports, OLH was awarded full accreditation by the Middle States Association of Colleges and Schools in 2002. This self-study was viewed as an affirmation of the programs and vision of the school and a challenge to implement the school's plan to grow in self-knowledge, continued impact on the community and overall excellence.
Our Lady of the Hamptons School entered into the process for re-accreditation by Middle States and held visitation in November 2011. The re-accreditation was granted in May 2012. The"project" upon which this award was based was "A Sound Mind in a Sound Body", the framework for a program of health and wellness initiatives, tied in with the building of the new Wellness Center. The gymnasium with suspended running track and classrooms for "The Prep" was completed in 2014.
The faculty, parents and students are now challenged once again to build on the strong foundation of faith, hope and love that has made Catholic education on the East End so visible.
Let us begin this new academic year united in prayer for
our pastors: that they continue to lead their parishes to the realization that their Catholic school is a sound investment in the future of the Church
our parents: that they may continue to grow, along with their children in the knowledge that true learning is, indeed, a family affair
our teachers: that they be strengthened in the knowledge that their daily efforts are rewarded by the smiles and understanding of their students.
each other: that we may continue to be a true family!
The community of Our Lady of the Hamptons is not centered around any one person or one individual philosophy or teaching style. It is simply a kaleidoscope of talents, opportunities and effort, when blended together create one cohesive, strong, beautiful image that reflects the Catholic values we embrace.