K-8 Academics

Our Lady of Lourdes takes pride in providing academic excellence while building a faith foundation. The following subjects are included in the school curriculum:

  • Religion
  • Mathematics
  • English Language Arts:
    • Reading
    • Writing
    • Reading Foundations (Phonics, Handwriting–manuscript and cursive)
    • Language (Grammar, Spelling, Vocabulary)
    • Speaking and Listening (Dictation)
  • Science
  • Social Studies

In addition, Our Lady of Lourdes includes in its program:

  • Fine Arts
    • Music (Theory and Practice)
  • Health Enhancement (Health and Physical Education)
  • Library
  • Computer Skills
  • Band (5th-8th)
  • Elective (6th-8th)
    • Robotics (NXT LEGO programming)
    • Latin Introduction
    • Speech and Debate
    • Show Choir
    • Needlecraft
    • Engineering
    • Performing Arts (Drama Production)
    • Programming
    • Journalism
    • Chess

To achieve its goal of promoting the development of the whole child, Our Lady of Lourdes provides and encourages activities which carry the learning experience outside the classroom. Students in kindergarten through eighth grade attend Mass each Thursday morning. Middle school retreats are an important part of the religion curriculum. Spelling and geography bees, math competitions, Student Council, field trips, and science fairs are other opportunities for our students.

Family-oriented activities such as the Science and Ethnic Food Fair, as well as the Sacramental Preparation Program help build family togetherness.
Athletic programs include football, basketball, volleyball, track, and cheer-leading.

The academic program at the middle school level (grades 6, 7, & 8) is departmentalized for content areas of Religion, English, Math, Science,
History, and Literature.

The middle school students participate in electives. This twice-a-week, semester-long class allows the students to experience a variety of topics. Classes have included: needlecraft, band, drama, Latin, and Egyptology, to name a few. Some of the selections change every semester.

Commitment from parents is expected to extend beyond payment of tuition. Parental involvement in the school, as well as in the developmental process, is vital to each student’s educational achievement.