Dear Friends and Visitors,
Welcome to the Our Lady of Lourdes School website. We hope you will explore the site, and begin to get a sense of the school community that is Our Lady of Lourdes. Lourdes is a Catholic School, established in 1941 by the School Sisters of Saint Francis. Students begin school in our Little Group Program which serves three year olds. Our Pre-K classes are for students who will attend Kindergarten the following year. These classes are kept small, so that students receive lots of attention and support as they navigate the beginnings of their school experience.
Children in the Little Group and Pre-K are very much a part of the school community, and they come to love school, their teachers, their older buddies, and all the wonderful experiences they have. We also have two Kindergarten classrooms, so that as our younger students are introduced to academics, they receive the differentiated instruction that they need at this age. Students in first through eighth grade participate in an age-appropriate academic program that is based on the Standards of the Archdiocese of Washington, DC.
Lourdes is an inclusive school. The school community is enriched by the presence of students with many different learning styles and widely varying abilities. Three resource teachers provide our teachers and students with the support necessary to make learning accessible and challenging for all students. Our Catholic faith, and the belief that we find the Face of God in everyone we meet provides the foundation for all teaching at Our Lady of Lourdes School. Parents, teachers and administrators work together to provide the students of Lourdes with a rich academic, social and spiritual experience.
In 2015 we were named a National Blue Ribbon School. This award recognizes many indicators of academic excellence, including standardized test scores that far exceed the national average and academic programs that reflect best practices. Our Lady of Lourdes welcomes all students. We strive to help each child become the best student and person they can be. Our success sends a strong message - that academic excellence is enhanced when a school community is diverse in every way.
A challenging academic program prepares all students for admission to Catholic, private and public high schools. Out of our 32 graduates from the Class of 2018, 28 applied to Catholic high schools. All 28 students were admitted to at least one of the area’s Catholic high schools. As a class, the Class of 2018 was offered over $200,000 in financial assistance. In addition, all of the 2018 graduates who took the Advanced Math class at Lourdes placed into Honors Math for high school. And, many of our graduates were placed in multiple honors and AP classes their freshman year of high school.
In a fast-paced world that pushes children to grow up too fast, Our Lady of Lourdes School faculty and administrators are determined to allow our students to remain children as long as they are in our care. We have an extensive program of service that involves students at all grade levels, and we recognize that every single person deserves to be treated with great kindness and care.
I encourage you to call and make an appointment to visit our school. Come and experience for yourself the community, enthusiasm, and dedication to faith and learning at Our Lady of Lourdes School.
To request more information or make an appointment to visit our school,
please contact our Office Manager, Ms. Aleta Winters,
by phone at the number below or email at firstname.lastname@example.org
7500 Pearl Street
Bethesda, MD 20814
Phone: (301) 654-5376
Fax: (301) 654-2568
Principal: Ms. Amy Moore
Assistant Principal: Mr. David Long
Office Manager: Ms. Aleta Winters
Receptionist: Mrs. Nora Reilly
For the safety of our children, all visitors are required to sign in at the office and to wear a “Visitor” name tag. All volunteers who will have contact with children in any way must complete a background check through the Child Protection Coordinator (email@example.com) and take the Virtus Child Protection class before they may volunteer at school. This Archdiocesan requirement was instituted to ensure the safety of every student.