Our Lady of Fatima Catholic Academy, designed by architect Robert Van Summern, a parishioner, opened its doors in September 1962 offering grades one to four. It was founded to serve the community of Wilton and parishioners of Our Lady of Fatima Church. During each succeeding year, a new grade was added, and in June 1966 the first graduation ceremony was conducted. A morning Kindergarten was initiated in 1976, and a Pre-School was added in 1990. The AFter School Program was added in 1991 to support working parents in need of child care beyond the school day.
Today Our Lady of Fatima Catholic Academy is governed by an Academy Board and operates under the oversight of the Diocese of Bridgeport and its Superintendent of Schools. Our 2019-2020 school year enrollment is 103 students in grades Pre-K3 through 8th grade. Our school attracts families from Norwalk, Weston, Wilton, and other surrounding Fairfield County towns. Because of our proximity to the Route 7 business hub, many families residing outside of our neighboring communities, also consider the school convenient to their work places.
Our Lady of Fatima Catholic Academy community takes pride in being a mission driven school with strong Catholic identity. This makes us a very special place where parents feel the spiritual and academic education of their children is of primary importance. As a welcoming Catholic and Christian environment, we welcome children of other faiths as well. Today approximately 20% of students represent other faiths. All children, regardless of their faith, participate in religion classes and receive an excellent education in a safe environment based on the Gospel values and the teachings of our Catholic faith.