Fatima was always my number one choice for Bryleigh, Aiden and Madison.
I first became aware of Our Lady of Fatima Catholic School through a cousin who went there years ago. He came from the public school system and he really wasn’t doing too well. When he started attending Fatima, within a matter of like three or four months, his grades went up and his self-confidence went up even more. So I knew that whenever I became a mother, this is the place I wanted my kids to go.
The one word I would use to describe Fatima is family. Everybody is included in everything. They have a mentality of leaving no child behind. Everyone is on one big roller coaster and we’re all going up together.
When he started attending Fatima, within a matter of like three or four months, his grades went up and his self-confidence went up even more.”
Choice is important to me and it’s important to my children. When I was growing up you really didn’t get too much of a choice. My children have experienced other school settings through summer camps, and I always ask if they like those camps better than Fatima. And the answer always is “no mama, we were going back to Fatima.”
I often think about where my children would be if they hadn’t been able to come to Fatima. I went to elementary and junior high schools that served low-income students. I appreciate the environment at Fatima. It is just completely different from other schools. I have visited those schools and know that some of the things that happen there would never happen at Fatima.
I am happy with my decision, my choice. I wouldn’t trade it for anything else.