Former Immaculate Conception School parents and community members have banded together and are pleased to announce the anticipated opening of Our Lady of Fatima School in September 2017.

The school endeavors to provide quality, faith-based education that is accessible to families of all faiths and backgrounds and lays a sound emotional and spiritual foundation for life. The highest priorities of Our Lady of Fatima School are to provide a learning community which fosters academic excellence; preserve and teach the doctrines of the Catholic faith; as well as to nurture young people to become service-oriented, responsible, and self-disciplined individuals.

We are now accepting enrollments for three year-olds through grade 6 for the 2017-2018 academic year. Applications and donations may be sent to:

Our Lady of Fatima School
PO Box 4557
Ithaca, NY

Online Form


UPDATE: August 22, 2017


Dear Friends,

It is with deep regret that I announce Our Lady of Fatima School will not open for the 2017-2018 school year. Unfortunately, we were unable to hit the registration and fundraising benchmarks needed to move forward with a sustainable, vibrant school. While this is disappointing to all of us, we are resolute that this is the right decision; moving forward without the requisite students and funds would have started the school on a shaky foundation.

The mission of a new school in the Catholic tradition was never about one year, but rather to create a self-sustaining entity. With that in mind, the only responsible action is to respect the reality that our efforts fell short, and preserve the dream for another day. We ran out of time.

Accordingly, as of August 18th, 2017, The Our Lady of Fatima School Board has suspended all registration efforts for the 2017-2018 school year, and will work towards refunding all donations as soon as possible. If you have a check in route, we will return the voided check upon receipt.

Personally, I will be taking a step back for the next month to spend time with my family and take a break from Our Lady of Fatima School.

Mid-September, my plan is to reconvene any community members who might be interested in looking forward to a 2018 launch of Our Lady of Fatima School. If you are interested in being a part of Our Lady of Fatima School, would like to be updated on progress or have any questions, please email Over the next month, the address will be lightly monitored.

Lastly, thank you to everyone who worked on this effort; from those in the trenches to anyone who shouted a kind word of support after-Mass, I deeply appreciate it.

Best regards,

Rob Kotaska