All schools in the Archdiocese of Washington follows the Archdiocesan Standards. These standards delineate objectives and learning goals at each grade level. The standards provide parents, teachers and students with a template within which instruction is planned and delivered; learning takes place and is assessed; and progress is reported.
Homework is assigned to reinforce skills taught in the classroom and to acquaint parents with the skills being learned at school. Projects are assigned to help students apply knowledge. Parents are not expected to complete projects for their children. Parents of students in the lower grades should review homework assignments nightly to ensure completion and accuracy. Credit is given for completed homework. Missing assignments negatively affect the child’s retention of material. Teachers distribute information on homework policies at Back to School Night.
A good measure of your child’s homework is the "ten minute rule". If your child is in first grade he or she should average about ten minutes of homework each night. If your child is in seventh or eighth grade, he or she should average about one hour and thirty minutes per night.
Our Lady of Lourdes School is accredited through AdvancEd.