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What makes Mount Olive different?

Mount Olive focuses on the need for a strong partnership between parents and teachers for the benefit of the kids. Relationships come first, and academic and spiritual growth will follow.

How does Mount Olive handle student behavior problems?

Mount Olive uses the Law and Gospel to first address heart issues. We leverage our strong parent partnerships to work with the students who have made mistakes. The school implements appropriate consequences with the ultimate goal of forgiveness, a restored relationship, and a stoppage of inappropriate behavior.

How does being part of Fox Valley Lutheran Schools benefit families?

Mount Olive families have a plethora of opportunities outside of our own school community to connect with families who share the same faith and values. Read More >

Does Mount Olive follow Common Core or other state education mandates?

Mount Olive operates independently as a private school but is bound by certain universal school expectations (instructional hours, school safety, participation in Title programs, and more). We are free to use our own FVL Schools Standards, developed by our teachers, and choose whatever instructional resources we feel best fit our school and our students’ needs.

Are private schools only for wealthy families?

No way! The great majority of our families fall into middle-income tax brackets. So, while we are a tuition-based school, families see their tuition dollars as an investment in their child’s future, both earthly and eternally, understanding that other things in life may not be able to be theirs while their children are in school.

Do you offer child care before and after school for preschool and elementary students?

We offer an after-school program until 5:30 p.m. each day school is in session. We do not offer a before-school program, but students can be dropped off as early as 7:20 a.m.

What does it mean to be WELSSA Accredited?

Our school has successfully completed a rigorous and lengthy self-study and met over 95% of WELSSA’s 250 standards for exceptional schools. This proves our legitimacy in the academic community and proves that we thoroughly prepare our students for high school.

Do you offer help for students who are behind or who struggle academically?

Of course! Led by our Student Services Director, we work hard to meet students where they’re at to help them get to where they need to be through tiered academic supports, both in and outside of the classroom.

Do private schools have smaller class sizes?

Mount Olive has been blessed with full classrooms thanks to our reputation in our community. While not all of our class sizes are small, many are small, and the others have teaching assistants to ensure all students receive the necessary attention.

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