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Mission & History

Our Mission


In a safe and nurturing environment, Our Lady of Victory Catholic School serves students and families from diverse communities, while living the Roman Catholic Faith. We strive to educate the whole child in mind, body, and spirit by building a foundation for lifelong learning based on engagement in our Faith and academic excellence.


Our History


Since Our Lady of Victory Catholic School opened its doors, it has continued to maintain strong Catholic identity and academic excellence. With Catholic formation at its core, OLV has fulfilled Archbishop John Francis Donoghue’s dream for elementary Catholic education in the south Atlanta metro area.

In response to the overwhelming need for Catholic education in North Georgia, the Archdiocese of Atlanta opened the first elementary school on the south side of metro Atlanta below the beltway in September 1999.  Archbishop Donoghue named it Our Lady of Victory with the accompanying motto:  Fides Nostra Vicit Mundum, translated from Latin, the motto means, “Our faith conquers the world.” 

OLV is accredited through the Archdiocese of Atlanta District-Wide Accreditation with AdvancED.  District-Wide Accreditation was granted in the Spring of 2013. Archdiocesan-wide accreditation is focused on continuous improvement in the following areas:

  • Purpose and Direction
  • Governance and Leadership
  • Teaching and Assessing for Learning
  • Resources and Support Systems
  • Using Results for Continuous Improvement

Accreditation History


The school received its initial accreditation by Southern Association of Colleges and Schools (SACS) in the Spring of 2002.  OLV applied for re-accreditation in 2007 with both Southern Association of Independent Schools (SAIS) and SACS and dual accreditation by SAIS/SACS was granted.  In October, 2011, the school’s SAIS/SACS accreditation was successfully renewed and its Continuous Improvement Plan approved. 

The U.S. Department of Education has recognized OLV as a National Blue Ribbon School of Excellence – a “top 10 percentile school” in the Nation.

  • OLV holds membership in the following organizations:
  • The National Catholic Educational Association (NCEA)
  • Georgia Independent School Association (GISA)
  • The National Council of Teachers of Mathematics (NCTM)
  • National Association of Secondary School Principals (NASSP)

OLV does not discriminate on the basis of race, sex, or national origin in the administration of its educational policies and athletic and other school-administered programs.