Robert W. Billings
Welcome to Our Lady of Refuge
Thank you for visiting our website. We hope to give you some idea of what Our Lady of Refuge School is all about.
Our Lady of Refuge School was founded in 1923 and provides a superior education to students in grades Kindergarten through 8. We also offer a Pre-K program for 4 year olds. OLR combines the best of current teaching and technology with traditional Catholic school values in a warm and caring environment. We view every child as an individual with unique talents and needs. The faculty, staff and I are dedicated to the growth of our students academically, spiritually and emotionally.
For prospective applicants: Please take your time exploring this website. We hope it answers all your questions….and then some! When ready, go to the application page and learn how to proceed in registering your child at OLR. This includes scheduling your personalized visit to our school.
For current parents: This website is another way to enhance communication between home and school. Please note that all teachers and staff can be contacted through their school e-mail. Log in to check the school calendar for holidays, half-days and special events. Any suggestions for additions or changes to the site are welcome.
Thank you for taking the time to look into OLR School. Enjoy your visit and please contact us if you would like to learn more.
Robert W. Billings
Mr. Billings holds a BA from Fordham University and a MS and PD from Iona College. He is New York State certified as a school administrator, district administrator and Social Studies teacher.
6 – 12 noon dismissal
7 – 1st Communion 10a
11 – Grade 5 trip – Metropolitan Museum of Art
12 – Grades 3, 4 trip
18 – Grade 8 Mass @ Cardinal Hayes
26/31 – SCHOOL CLOSED (Memorial Day; unused snow days)
10 – Grade 8 Graduation – 6p
15 – PreK moving up ceremony
16 – Kindergarten Moving up ceremony
17 – Last day of school; NO AFTER – SCHOOL PROGRAM
7:15a – School opens, free breakfast available
8a – First bell
8:10a – LATE BELL
8:20 – Classes start
11a – First lunch (Grades PK-3)
11:30a – Second lunch (Grades 4-8)
2:30p – Dismissal (PK, K, 1)
2:40p – Dismissal (2, 3, 4)
2:45p – Dismissal (5-8)
3—6p – After-School Program