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Our Lady Of Lourdes

Private | K-8 | 266 students


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Posted August 24, 2014

Our child loves this school, we love this school. The teachers, administration and pastor, Fr David are equally wonderful. There is no bullying, no cell phone usage, monitored rest room visits, strong sense of community, locked and secured access during school hours, strong faith and curriculum standards, monitored and taught respect for teachers, parents and fellow students,ipad instruction during the week, plenty of PE, art and music, strong parental participation, screened and office permitted access only to property/school during school hours, parental participation, consistent progress reports and testing, strong homework guidelines with signed daily parental approval required, positive and friendly sense of welcome and community, taught and demanded respect and manners and high requirement for an excelled and far above average education. Bravo!
—Submitted by a parent

Posted April 5, 2014

OLL is a nurturing, highly aware and very well run academic institution. We considered many schools for our son, our only child and distance didn't matter (within reason).my wife found this school after heavily researching all area schools throughout the entire SFV. And beyond as well.The teachers, parents and students are a great family-like community that insure the students are caring for each other, excel in their academic level of achievement , and remain as bully- free, drug-free and danger-free as any parent could hope for. A truly wonderful experience that we would highly recommend to any caring and concerned parents. Our son is in great hands, loves the school and is always well adjusted thanks to the "well-oiled" practices, procedures and highly qualified staff and curriculum at this school. Every school should be as concerned for student well being and as "buttoned up" as this school. Worth EVERY penny and more! A truly outstanding experience.
—Submitted by a parent

Posted June 16, 2013

As a teacher myself with 15 years experience, I highly recommend OLL to families seeking a well-rounded, confident child. This school nurtures the young child as they learn through play and prepares them for the rigor in each subsequent year until they're ready to move on to their high school years. It is a true working dynamic that involves the teachers, parents, peripheral staff, students, AND the community. There are numerous programs that tap into every child's interests. They offer Kids Club for parents that need before and after school care for their children and it is a VERY well structured and engaging atmosphere for all students. It is a small school so everyone watches out for each other. Excellent service programs and camaraderie between students and teachers. Computer lab is state of the art and school tuition is quite reasonable. Staff is professional and respect throughout the school community is evident. Great pastoral leadership, too. It's a great place to be!
—Submitted by a parent

Posted April 9, 2013

Previous parent review is true, parents and their children here have cliques. Leadership is slipping with slow advancement . Teachers are OK, 1 or 2 are better with couple of sub-par quality ( no real choice though cos only 1 class per grade lvl) . Bottomline is better to look around the Valley for your money's worth with a more outstanding Catholic education .
—Submitted by a parent

Posted December 14, 2012

It's okay here..... if you fit in. The parents are very clicky, as are the kids. Very hard for older kids to transfer to this school, since friends have already been made in earlier grades and parents and kids are snobbish. I would recommend starting from Kindergarten, if possible, rather than transferring in. Teachers seem ok, but unfortunately, there's only 1 class per grade, so you're stuck whether you like your teacher or not. Academics are very light in early years, then piled on in later years. Keep this in mind if you might transfer out later, or move away. Your kid will be behind public schools academically for grades K-3. They catch up in Grades 4 & 5, and for 6, 7, and 8, your kid will be ahead of public schools. Don't ask me why they do it like that, I dunno. We have 2 sons still there, our older one is having a hard time with friends and academics, the younger one, who is a slow learner, is actually doing better here. Technology program is awesome, though. Also, don't get on the wrong side of the Principal. She's great if she likes you, but get on her bad side and things get ugly quickly. I've seen it with another parent. So we have mixed feelings, hence the 3 stars.
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Posted August 26, 2011

This school cannot be beat in any way, shape or form. It is worth every dollar.
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Posted April 22, 2011

The academic bar is set high and the faith traditions have given my husband and me a renewal of our own faith. When our son got accepted, he was having a very difficult time adapting to the routine after transferring from a local school. The staff really worked with him at his level and brought him up to where he shined. Kudos to OLL, they really knows how to assess and teach a child on his own level. Did I mention this school is leaps ahead in technology? Staff is highly qualified and there is a counselor on campus. The children that graduate from OLL are accepted to the most prestigious high schools in the valley. My son was accepted to both Chaminade High School and Notre Dame, he chose Chaminade High School.
—Submitted by a parent

Posted October 17, 2010

This school has been a breath of fresh air from the previous Catholic school I attended. The staff is amazing and this school and church are both on th same page and everything is about the KIDS. Which is the point of everything. I am happy to be attending this school.
—Submitted by a parent

Posted October 10, 2010

This is a wonderful Catholic school that has a highly educated staff who are hard working and are dedicated to their students success. This school is a community for learning while incorporating faith.
—Submitted by a parent

Posted September 21, 2010

Our Lady of Lourdes is a wonderful school. The teachers truly love the children. They do their best to guide our children and help them become loving, caring, responsible young adults who respect others. The Day Care Staff is exceptional - we couldn't send our children to this great school without them. The Day Care Staff helps the kids with their homework and spends quality time with them participating in wholesome activities. The Principal and Vice Principal are involved and concerned and have the children's best interest at heart. They make sure the children have what they need to get a high-quality, religious education. I feel lucky to be able to send my children to this school. (It's where I went to school!) I also feel my children are better educated than any child who goes to a public school. They are more respectful, considerate, trustworthy, loving, and well-rounded because of it. They learn about Jesus, Mary and the Holy Spirit and are better people because of OLL.
—Submitted by a parent

Posted September 19, 2009

I absouletly love OLL, they have an amazing education and truly care about the students.
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Posted March 26, 2009

OLL is a warm and loving environment and a great community. Excellent leadership and staff, upgrated technology, tuition is a deal! Missing Northridge
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Posted August 7, 2008

So far I'm happy at this school. Most of the parents are very involved. There is a strong feeling of community. The academics are strong and the religious education is also very good.
—Submitted by a parent

Posted April 5, 2006

Academics seems to be solid at OLL. It's a smaller school with just 1 classroom per grade for E-5 (pre-K) and K through 8th grades. Class size is 30-35 for all but E-5. Afterschool sports are available for upper grades. Music is limited to singing a few days a week. PE is 2 days a week. There are some afterschool art, science and chess programs available. Parents are very involved. There is a 40 hour per family volunteering requirement. But this helps parents get to know each other and be more involved in the school, so it's a good thing.
—Submitted by a parent

Posted November 2, 2005

I enjoyed learning at this school and believe other children will benefit from the experience.
—Submitted by a former student

Posted July 20, 2005

We are very happy with Our Lady Of Lourdes. The teachers and parents are wonderful. A real sense of community.
—Submitted by a parent

Posted June 9, 2004

Commited to Excellence. Faculty and Staff surpass expectations,all of them, man and woman of Character. They are the best influence for our children after My husband and I. The sense of family is well felt all around. We are very grateful for their hard work, love and passion to bring out the best of our children. In other words to 'Educate' intellectually, morally and physically. It is a wonderful environment where Christian Virtues are lived and trasmited.
—Submitted by a parent

Posted August 26, 2003

OLL is a school that cares! It cares about education, religion and things that count. I am so lucky to have such a great school in Northridge.
—Submitted by a parent

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Ethnicity This school State average
White 39% 26%
Hispanic 28% 52%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 24% 1%
Two or more races 5% 3%
Black 1% 6%
American Indian/Alaska Native 0% 1%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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