Children thrive in healthy, nurturing communities. When children have a sense of belonging, they feel the confidence to play, explore, and learn. Our Lady of Lourdes is proud of our community of parents, caretakers, teachers, and children.
Students in grades PreK-3 are paired with a Mass Buddy in grades 4-8. These buddies sit together at Mass on Fridays and enjoy monthly reading buddy times. Younger students enjoy the one-on-one attention they receive from their older buddy, and older students experience pride in being a role model.
The House System
The House System is a favorite tradition for our middle school students. In 6th grade, all students are sorted into one of three houses. Each house is named in honor of a Saint and is associated with a Franciscan virtue: St. Thomas a Becket (justice), St. Francis (peace), and Sr. Theresa (courage). Throughout the year, each house will be awarded points by faculty and staff for achievement in areas of academics, physical activities, discipline, Christian service, and strength of character. These points accumulate throughout the year. A traveling trophy is awarded to the house with the most points at the end of each grading quarter.
Small Class Sizes
Each child’s interests, talents, and personality are uniquely created and deserve to be celebrated. Our small class sizes allow teachers to do just that. With an average class size of 19, our student-to-teacher ratio is 11:1. A low student-to-teacher ratio allows students to feel confident sharing their opinions and answers in the classroom and ensures that no student falls through the cracks.