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Student Mission

To know, love and serve God and Others while achieving academic excellence.

School Mission

Our Lady of the Lake School is committed to the Word of God through living out the Good News of Jesus Christ. A supportive educational team of students, staff, parents, and community aims at providing a creative, Christian learning environment. An emphasis is placed on developing students’ individual abilities, promoting social awareness, and encouraging them to become responsible, contributing members of church and society. 

There are schools of faith and schools you have faith in. Now you have both...

Latest News

Third Graders STEM Into Action!
The third graders in Mrs. Kirkner’s class participated in a STEM investigation...
Third Graders Publish Their Own Books
Mrs. Kirkner's third grade class learned many of the steps needed for publishing a book. With the help of Mrs. Roca, one of the student's mothers, the class created a recipe book and gifted it to their families for Christmas.
Lake Serves Volunteer Initiative Kicks Off with Much Success!
On Friday 10/18, more than 100 Lady of the Lake students and parents came together for our first HSA Lake Serves initiative...
Congratulations to OLL’s Forensics team!!!
Today we competed in the first tournament of the year in the category of reading.
2017 National Blue Ribbon School
September 28, 2017 – U.S. Secretary of Education, Betsy DeVos, announced today that OUR LADY OF THE LAKE SCHOOL (Verona, NJ) has been named a 2017 National Blue Ribbon School, for exemplary high performance. OUR LADY OF THE LAKE SCHOOL is one of among 342 public and private schools receiving this honor.
What A Magical Performance
For its second theatrical presentation, Our Lady of the Lake School (OLL) selected the extraordinary, popular and award-winning Stephen Sondheim musical Into the Woods.
All the Colors of the Rainbow!
Last week, Principal Ronquillo was more colorful than a box of Lucky Charms!
Principal Ronquillo Keeps His Word and Becomes a Banana Split!
OLL students had a fun day with sprinkles on top...literally! The students helped Principal Ronquillo keep his promise to get turned into a banana split when the students reached their Read-a-thon goal of $3,000.
OLL Empowering Young Entrepreneurs
OLL is proud to present our next TREP$ Marketplace on Friday, May 10th from 2:45 pm to 7:00 pm in the school auditorium. Please join us for the ribbon-cutting ceremony which officially opens the Marketplace.
Our Lady of the Lake School's Forensic Team is Awarded First Place!
This week, Our Lady of the Lake's Forensics Team wrapped up its season with a First Place win in the North Jersey Forensic League!
Thomas V. Dougherty Sportsmanship Award
Fourth grader Elliott Fryling was awarded the Our Lady of the Lake School's Thomas V. Dougherty Sportsmanship Award.
Essex County CYO Champs!!
Congratulations to our 3rd/4th grade boys basketball team.… Essex County CYO Champs!! Great Job coaches!
Imaginative Play!
Things got fun and messy in Pre-K 4 when students shaped, sculpted and drew with shaving cream. #play2learn
100 Days of School...
Mrs. Payne' Kindergarten class put new meaning to "experiencing a senior moment" when they dressed the part to celebrate the 100 days of school milestone.
Claude Monet?
PreK 4 learns about Impressionist Painter, Claude Monet, by recreating his work. And the results were splendid!
Catholic Schools Week was a huge success!
To spark excitement, the students celebrated with a different theme each day.
OLL Mom Alicia Kouassi Competes on Ellen's Game of Games
Check out these fun photos and clip of OLL Mom, Alicia Kouassi, as she competes as a contestant on Ellen's Game of Games.
PK3 - 8th grades experienced a World of Dance
In this assembly, students experienced the process of learning through participation and the thrill of performance.
The OLL Christmas Tradition Continues
OLL's student entertained friends and families at the annual Christmas Concert in the church.
Celebration of South Asian Culture
Fourth grade students were treated to a lesson in why many families in South-Asia celebrate The Festival of Lights, or Diwali.
It’s Time for the 8th Grade’s Annual POINSETTIA AND WREATH SALE!
8th Grade Student Volunteers His Time
8th grader, Jared S., shared his time and talents with the Special Olympics...
Volunteering at The Center of Hope
2 friends volunteering their Time???
Kit's Interactive Theatre
Last week our students were treated to a performance from Kit's Interactive Theatre. A big thank you our HSA for sponsoring this assembly...
Our Lady of the Lake School Presented Once On This Island Jr. --The Musical to a Standing Room Only Audience
Students sang and danced their hearts out in inaugural efforts...
OLL Empowering Young Entrepreneurs
OLL will be hosting the 4th annual TREP$ Marketplace on Friday, May 11th. The ribbon-cutting ceremony to open the market is set for 3:00 p.m. in the school auditorium. Come visit and shop an amazing variety of gifts and delicious treats. TREP$ is an innovative afterschool program that teaches students the skills they need to start their own businesses. The OLL TREP$ Marketplace will run until 7:00 p.m. See you there!
Thomas V. Dougherty Sportsmanship Award Presented
Eighth grader, Devan Moses has been awarded the Our Lady of the Lake School's Thomas V. Dougherty Sportsmanship Award.
Franklin Institute Assembly
Students in grades K-3 learned all about the states of matter when the @TheFranklinInstitute visited our school.
St. John's Soup Kitchen Says Thanks...
On behalf of all the quests we serve, we sincerely and humbly thank you for your support.
OLL Wins Again!!!
Congratulations to 4th grader Oliver K. for winning the 2018 Verona Spelling Bee sponsored by The Junior Woman's' Club of Verona.
Verona school celebrates Blue Ribbon designation!!!
Our Lady of the Lake School faculty and students have been on a whirlwind since winning a Blue Ribbon of Excellence Award this autumn.
National Catholic Educational Association
The National Catholic Educational Association (NCEA) recognizes Our Lady of the Lake School for being selected as a National Blue Ribbon School.
2nd Grade Thanksgiving Service Project
The 2nd grade did an awesome job making “thank you” posters for the Verona first responders today.
Tapinto Article Montclair, VCG and Bloomfield!
Our Lady of the Lake was featured in an article by Tapinto.
2nd Consecutive Blue Ribbon Award
Today, we celebrated our 2nd consecutive Blue Ribbon Award at a ceremony in school.
7th Grade Science...
Creating models and collaborating in science...
Oak Barrel Fundraiser
Thank you to all the families for participating in the Home School Association's Oak Barrel Fundraiser!!! It was truly a great success...
It's official!
Our Lady of the Lake School representatives go to Washington D.C for a Blue Ribbon ceremony.
Mrs. Georgia Brown's Annual 3rd Grade Visit
The third grade received dictionaries courtesy of Mrs. Georgia Brown of The Rotary Club of Montclair.
OLL Presents the Annual Holiday Halloween Party!!!
Friday, October 27 from 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm in the auditorium.
Celebrating the 8th Kinderfest...
Kinderfest was a rounding success. The games, rides, food, and music were wunderbar!!!
Second Consecutive National Blue Ribbon Award
Today, in a livestream press conference with The US Department of Education, it was announced that Our Lady of the Lake School was awarded its second consecutive National School of Excellence Blue Ribbon!
Marshmallow Bugs
8th grade science students created marshmallow bugs using their knowledge of phenotypes, genotypes, and mendelian genetics. They got to enjoy some marshmallows after their hard work!
911 Memorial Remembrance Service
OLL sixth through eighth grade students participated in the Verona 911 Memorial Remembrance Service this morning as Father Joe D'Amico delivered the invocation and prayer.
Our Lady of the Lake celebrates first school Mass with Fr. D’Amico and Fr. Oliver.
On Thursday, September 14th students and families celebrated the feast day of the Exaltation of the Holy Cross, also known as the Triumph of the Cross.
Principal's Welcome
The faculty and I would like to welcome you to an exciting year at Our Lady of the Lake School. We have worked very hard to prepare for this school year, and we believe that our students will have a rewarding educational experience.
Kindergarten Play Date
OLL's incoming kindergarteners kicked off the school year with a Welcome To Kindergarten play date.
Summer Assignments
Summer assignments can be found in the Academics menu and/or in the Quick Links menu...
Mrs. Grimes 3rd Grade Class Rocks?
The students in Mrs. Grimes third grade class concluded their study of Rocks and Minerals by creating a Sedimentary Rock.
Kindergarten Connects with Nature...
Kindergarten embraced the gorgeous weather and headed outside for a nature scavenger hunt.
Congratulations to OLL fourth grader Brandon Kobes!!!
Brandon Kobes, whose poster "Something for Everyone," was selected a winner in the “My Essex County” poster contest.
Principal for the Day!!!
OLL Fifth Grader, Christopher Duff, dons a suit and bow tie and takes over for Principal Ronquillo for the Day...
Our Lady of the Lake School TREP$ Marketplace
Yesterday the founder of the TREP$ program, Pamela de Waal, attended our marketplace and was very impressed by all she saw.
From Beethoven to Brahms...
Piano Students Showcase Their Talents at Spring Piano Recital...
Simple Machines...
Mrs. Kirkner's 3rd grade class learned about simple machines. The students built their own simple machines using items found in the classroom.
Congratulations to OLL's Communicants!
What a special weekend for Our Lady of the Lake School and Parish as 26 children in the second grade received their First Holy Communion!
Arantxa G. Outstanding Catholic School Graduate
Congratulations to 8th grader Arantxa G. who was honored along with fellow diocesan graduates for being an Outstanding Catholic School Graduate for the 2016-2017 school year.
Congratulations!!! New NJHS Members!!!
On Wednesday, April 26th Our Lady of the Lake School recognized, celebrated, and inducted new members to the National Juniors Honors Society.
Talented Teacher...
Our very own Ms. McFarlane performed in the musical Godspell at Queen of Peace High School.
TREP$ Field Trip...
On Friday, April 28 our 7th and 8th grade TREP$ students visited a local Verona business, Ariane Kitchen & Bar to learn more about entrepreneurship…
TREP$ Marketplace!!
Our highly-anticipated TREP$ Marketplace is set for Friday, May 12th and all are invited!
Farm to OLL Classroom?
Farmer Tom--along with one of his hens--from Quiver Farms visited the Kindergarten classrooms to share some insightful tidbits about hens, their eggs, incubation periods and new hatchlings.
4th Grade Ukrainian Egg Decorating Project
Mrs. Petrozziello’s 4th grade students learn the art of Pysanky a Ukrainian Egg decorating tradition from Mrs. Farrell before the Easter break.
Kindergarten Practices Mindfulness
Namaste! Class parent Lynda Marlin stopped by Mrs. Rizzitello’s Kindergarten classroom to introduce the students to some basic meditation principles.
Forensic News
A huge congratulations goes out to all our competitors of the OLL forensics team as they triumphantly competed at the last tournament of the season last Monday at St. Catherine's Of Siena in Cedar Grove.
Minute-to-Win It
Our Lady of the Lake's Student Leadership Successfully Hosts its Wacky Game Show, "Minute to Win It," Benefitting The Michael Aymar Foundation Eighth Grader, Christian G., Takes First Place...
3rd-4th grade Boys Basketball Team are Champions!
Congratulations to our 3rd and 4th grade Boys Basketball Team for winning the St. Thomas Presidents Days Basketball Tournament! A great effort by all and a great team win. The school and athletics community is very proud of the 3/4 boys! Go Lake!!!
Outstanding Catholic School Graduate of 2017!
Arantxa G. has been chosen as Our Lady of the Lake School’s Outstanding Catholic School Graduate of 2017!
Forensics League Competition
Our Lady of the Lake School students, Veronica D. (8th Grade) and Matteo C. (7th Grade) placed along with 14 other students in the Forensics competition recently held at Lacordaire Academy. Approximately 50 students participated in the entire competition. Veronica read from Mary Shelly’s, "Frankenstein" while Matteo’s selection was "I Survived", by Lauren Tarshis.
Fourth Grade Valentine Creations
4th grade took the time to engineer and create Valentine's boxes all while using their imaginations, creativity, measuring and evaluation skills...
2016 - 2017 OPEN HOUSE DATES
Forensics League Competition
8th grader Veronica Domyslawski won second place overall in this week's North Jersey Forensics League competition. Veronica's piece, "War in My Eyes" by Janine DiGiovanni, presented in the Declamation category, surpassed more than fifty other competitors and was within one point of the winning piece. Veronica's hard work and dedication, as well as that of her coaches, has truly paid off! Great work!!
Phenomenal Physics
Our K-3 grade students were treated to a performance of Phenomenal Physics by Mr. Fish of the Super Scientific Circus. The students learned about friction, gravity, air pressure and sonic booms through eggs, feathers, boomerangs, balloons, whips and bubbles. Some students were even able to participate in the performance!
OLL Academic Bowl Team!
Five of our 8th grade students competed against 17 teams from several elementary schools...
The Power of One
OLL students attended an anti-bullying assembly entitled The Power of One, a skit-based presentation that shows different bullying scenarios, bystander behaviors, and solutions to bullying. The message of the performance is that every child has the Power of One, the power to report and deal with bullying when they see it.

School Calendar

Fri Jun 5
PK4 Last Day-11:15am dismissal
Mon Jun 8 Field Day K-3 / Virtual
Tue Jun 9 Dismissal 12:10 pm
  Field Day Gr 4-7 / Virtual
Wed Jun 10 Dismissal 12:10 pm
Thu Jun 11 Dismissal 12:10 pm
  Talent Show 9:00am-12:00pm / Video Taped???
  Last Day of School 12:10 Dismissal / Have a blessed Summer!!!
Fri Jun 12 Pool Party / Canceled