Our Lady of Sorrows Catholic School

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Our Lady of Sorrows Catholic School
OLS Catholic School seal.png
Established 1896
School type Private
District N/A
Grades K3–8
Principal Mary Jane Dorn
Enrollment 379 (2022)
Colors blue & white
Location 1720 Oxmoor Road
Website olsschool.com

Our Lady of Sorrows Catholic School or Our Lady of Sorrows Regional School is a private school affiliated with the Our Lady of Sorrows Catholic Church and the Catholic Diocese of Birmingham. The school has 379 students in grades K3 through 8, and is led by principal Mary Jane Dorn.

The school was founded in 1896 with Sister Mary Alfonso as head. In 1900 the school moved into its first building, near the church at 1401–1403 6th Avenue South (then called Avenue F) in Birmingham's Five Points South neighborhood. In 1925 a new brick schoolhouse was built, extending to the corner where the Convent of Sisters of Mercy had been located.

In 1951 the school moved to its present site on Oxmoor Road in Homewood, with Sister Nathanael as principal. Architect Wilmot Douglas designed the new building, which also hosted church services until the neighboring church building was completed in 1960. Meanwhile in 1955 a 4-classroom wing was added. Another 6-classroom wing with offices for administrators was completed in 1969. The former office spaces were renovated into a school library in 1970.

In 1990 an Our Lady of Sorrows Catholic School Foundation was established to support the school. The foundation helped secure funds for restoration and renovation projects in 1991 and 1996.

Elementary age students can compete in basketball and volleyball through the Toy Bowl Association. Students in 7th and 8th grade can participate in AHSAA sports as members of the middle school athletics program conducted through John Carroll Catholic High School.

Our Lady of Sorrows School sponsors Cub Scout Pack 237 and Boy Scout Troop 237.