The sudden surge in enrollment a few years ago, and then the dramatic decline of almost 50 % since is very telling of "someting" seriously wrong with the school. Taking " Our Lady" out of the title and simply calling it "Lourdes Classical" isn't honoring Our Lady or making the Catholic faith the m8st important part of your school as you claim. You shouldn't do this to Our Blessed Mothet.
Lourdes Classical is all about seeking virtue and goodness based on western civilization and good solid teaching long lost years ago in the public schools. It is vastly different than other diocese schools in that it is the only classical school in the system. Mass everyday for middle school students and 2 times a week for the other grades sets the proper tone for all. It is a place where students are taught virtuous living, solid core basics and a method that encourages critical thinking, and leadership skills while being faithful to the Magisterium of the Catholic Church. It is a very UNcommon core and much needed!
Students are responsible for themselves and they are very ware their actions are seen by their peers. They care about what their peer community sees in them - the school is a leadership training ground.
Transitioning into classical education ruined the school. I do not feel that this classical education is the way to go. I let my kids experience that education for a year before we decided to go somewhere else.Because of that year of transitioning into classical education my children were behind at their new school .Be prepared to pay for tutors if you decide to let your children attend this school. Do your research before you think classical education is the way to go. Plus new administration would help out a lot too.