Our Lady of Lourdes School exists so that the moral, intellectual, social and physical potential of each student may be developed according to his/her age and ability. In doing this, the school shares a responsibility with the family and the Catholic Church. Our Lady of Lourdes School is a community of faith comprised of parents, students, clergy and teachers. This community strives to guide each child as he or she grows and matures in knowledge and in the Catholic faith as expressed in the Gospel of Jesus Christ. The Lourdes School community is enriched by the presence of students from a wide variety of family backgrounds, faiths, nationalities and cultures.
An appreciation of the liturgy is developed through participation in the Holy Eucharist on a weekly basis and through daily religious instruction and prayer. All students participate in school liturgy and prayer; however, only Catholic students may receive the sacraments of Reconciliation, Eucharist, and Confirmation.
At Lourdes, we believe the parent is the primary educator of the child. In this regard, parents are urged to model and practice their faith by regularly attending Sunday Mass and by fostering the practice of the Sacrament of Reconciliation. The faculty shares this responsibility by modeling prayer, reflection and charity in the classroom, and by facilitating character development.
The sacramental life of the children of the Catholic tradition is an important component of the religion program at Our Lady of Lourdes School. Preparation for Reconciliation and First Holy Communion form the core of instruction in Grade 2. Preparation for Confirmation takes place in the 8th Grade.
Our Lady of Lourdes School provides a solid foundation in the Catholic faith, fosters academic excellence, and educates children to be successful leaders who serve the world.
Spiritual development of the student is the primary aim of a Lourdes education. Academic excellence is pursued in the context of this development. In every subject area teachers incorporate knowledge and skills that will enable students to function in society and be of service to the school, parish and community. The aims of academic development are inseparable from the development of physically healthy students who become responsible citizens.
Our values are mirrored in the goals of our programs and in their implementation. We continually endeavor to re-evaluate and renew our commitment to our values and to sustain quality education. We accept the challenge to reflect the mandate given to us by the Church to teach and live the Word of God.
All students in the school participate in service projects throughout the school year. Service projects are implemented in connection with instruction in the Principles of Social Justice and in the Corporal Works of Mercy.