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Our Lady Of Lourdes Catholic School

Private | PK-8 | 260 students

We are best known for warmth and quality academics.

 
 

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Posted October 8, 2012

I have two children who attend Lourdes Academy. Last week, on Monday September 24, I saw Mr. O Dell, the principal, outside in the carpool line, soaking wet from the rain. I saw him using the umbrella to cover only the children. I asked him why don t you use the umbrella for yourself and he answered that he was using it to protect the children from the rain. I thought that this was an amazing act. Mr. O Dell is an incredible person, who has always been very welcoming to my family and me. As a mom, I am very appreciative and grateful of all that he does.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 4, 2012

Thank you Lourdes for always being there for my child and for us as a family. It most certainly is a place where children can learn from the inside out. Children leave there knowing that they will be productive human being in the world of today. I am very grateful for the staff and the community over all.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 4, 2012

I am a graduate of Lourdes, I am now in law school and one day practice family law. My beginnings at Lourdes where one the best times of my life and I will forever be grateful for the supportive staff and loving atmosphere that i did receive there and always receive when I visit. Thank you Lourdes for being part of my life.


Posted July 11, 2012

An excellent place where children are taught how to be productive adults in society. A child can learn to read and write anywhere, but they can't learn the value of the heart. Lourdes Academy is a place where the teachers, administration, and staff care. Each child is nurtured and loved. I make and will continue to make monetary sacrifices to send my daughter to Lourdes. My eldest child just graduated this past June. My youngest daughter is still at the school and loves it. She is thriving. There is no place in Daytona that I would send my child. I believe in Lourdes!!!!!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 11, 2012

Lourdes Academy is a truly unique school. I have had four children attending Catholic schools in Florida and this school offers things that none of the others did -- not just academics, but forming character. The children start their day in church with prayer and encouragement from our principal. Our pastor is committed to teaching them how to take their faith out into the world and make a difference in the community. One way he does this is by making it possible for disadvantaged children to attend this school because he, and our parishioners who fund the scholarships, believe that education changes lives. The teachers work very hard to meet the varied needs of their students. In addition, the children are learning that to be Catholic is to be joyful. They have a program called "We Celebrate What We Believe." All kinds of feast days are celebrated and the children look forward to the skits, processions, interesting food, and arts and crafts that are part of this program. Not only does it teach our Catholic students to love their rich heritage, it gives our non-Catholic students a positive image of our faith to share with the community.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 10, 2012

My children have been at Lourdes Academy going on 5 years. I have a child going into 7th and 4th. Yes, a few years ago were challenging. However, since Mr. O'Dell has taken over has prinicpal the moral is wonderful! The teachers are happy and my children look forward to going to school. Mr. O'Dell holds the children and the teachers accountable. As in every school, there will always be kid drama. I have always been able to talk openly to the teachers and the principal, Mr. O'Dell. One of my children has had discipline issues. Theses teachers and the school circled around my child and have worked to nuture and keep my child on the right track. I don't know that this would happen any place else. My child has grown and is growing into a bright, respectful teenager. My children are A/B some C students. I don't always look at the grades as I look at the entire picture. Lourdes has the entire picture.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 17, 2012

I am a former student at our lady of lourdes (lourdes academy), most of the children there are rude and mean. I was bullied there for no reason, i have no problems nor am i mean. i was called fat and ugly. The principal never did a thing but talk to these kids, I'm now happy with public school. DON'T SEND YOUR KID THERE!


Posted February 27, 2011

Lourdes Academy is a great school! My children have been at Lourdes Academy for the past 7 years and this year has been the best yet! With the new adminstration, the energy is positive and the students are focused on respect, reponsibility and right choices.I see in each of my children gaining loving and caring attitudes with well rounded decision making skills to excel academically and with daily life lessons choices. The wide selection of extra circular activities allows each of my children to choose the right activity for them. We have experienced volleyball, basketball, chorus, band, sign language classes, and spiritual ministries (alter serving, lectors, ushers, and music ministry). My children are touched daily is a faith-filled and loving principal, teachers and staff. I am thankful when I leave them in the morning for school I know in the afternoon that they will only become better students and Christians.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 26, 2011

Check out the school's website! Visitors to our school constantly comment that we have smiling students, caring teachers, a new principal (as of July 2010), and a wonderful family environment. Lourdes Academy IS a Catholic School of Excellence!
—Submitted by a teacher


Posted May 30, 2010

We are not satisfied with the fact that our children's school is so far behind the times. This school uses many books that Volusia County Schools use yet certain teachers fail to use these books, leaving parents at a loss as to what their children are actually learning. When our children go on to public high schools, we feel they will suffer tremendously. For administration, please utilize the books that we pay for. As parents, we praise the teachers who have chosen to remain with a school that is failing. Thank you to the teachers and staff who have left or soon will. We know you believe in our children. It is the unfair administrative decisions that have failed this school. Administration & Parish Staff, please learn from your mistakes. Thank you.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 30, 2010

As volunteers for school and parish for years, we are disheartened by the decreased parishioners. Our parish was once the best Catholic Church in area, not today. Teachers are hardpressed to work with such unruly and disrespectful children especially the 5th through 8th graders. Discipline consists of one hour detentions after school for one day. Back In our day, we would have to scrub the bathrooms, blackboards, sweep and mop floors on a Saturday for eight hours! We believe today's children would think twice if they knew one or two of their Saturdays would be spent doing hard labor at school. Try it. We would not recommend this school if it doesn't change its discipline practices.


Posted May 6, 2010

The Lourdes Academy community cares and treasures each and every one of its students. We strive to help them 'bloom where they're planted' spiritually, academically, physically.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 5, 2010

I have 4 children in this school. My oldest will be graduating next year and my youngest is in Early Childhood Center. They love their school. Each child is unique but the teachers work on fostering skills that will help each child to become independent thinkers that crave more education. The best part is community: the close connection all of the children have with each other. It is great when preschool children can refer to a seventh grader by name and vise versa. PE and sports, music, & art are not always offered at elementary and middle schools. I recommend this school to any parent who wants their child to grow up strong, loving, and well rounded.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 4, 2010

It's more than a school, it's a family within a school! These teachers teach more than ABC's they show them compassion, understanding, and give them encouragement. The kids in turn, will take that with them forever!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 4, 2010

Lourdes is a very close knit community. Everyone knows and cares for each other. Education is a top concern but 'repect, responsibility, and right choices' go hand in hand.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 4, 2010

Through all our ups and downs, working as a family, our school community gets better and better with each passing year. We DO make a difference!
—Submitted by a teacher


Posted May 4, 2010

My daughter has a mild learning disability known as central auditory processing disorder. We have had her in two schools prior to Lourdes. One private and one public. The other schools did not take the time or resources to work with her and she was not learning anything and was failing tests. when I inquired at the public middle school, they told me there was nothing they could for her. Lourdes has been wonderful. The teachers are in communication with me every day. They work with my daughter and give her extra time to complete assignments. They encourage her strenghts. But most importantly she is learning. Her self esteem has greatly improved and she is getting B's an C's. Lourdes cares about the students in every aspect and I see that over and over on a daily basis. I am so happy to be part of this wonderful community.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 4, 2010

My daughter will be entering 7th grade and has been at Our Lady of Lourdes since 2nd grade. She excels academically, but also the school provides great character building opportunities through Religious Education and Honors program. Teachers are very accessible and caring.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 4, 2010

This school has a faculty that constantly goes above and beyond for its students. The students are hard-working and certainly live up to the standard they have earned as 'blue ribbon'.
—Submitted by a teacher


Posted May 4, 2010

I don't where to begin. My eldest daughter started in the school in the third grade, she will be entering 7th next year. My baby started this year, she is in PK-3. I attended Catholic School from K-12, and my experiemce was awesome. I didnt just recieve a great education, I had God in my heart. Having grown up with the Catholic Faith I wanted my children to experience the same thing. My children are not only getting a great education, they are receiving God. They are being molded to become productive adults. Thats what I love most about Lourdes. I must also say that I have never come across Educators like the ones at Lourdes. Caring, loving, strict, sensitive, energetic, knowledgeable Teachers. I put all my faith in them. I just want to thank the Teachers, Administration, Principal Randlov,and Father Phil for enriching our lives. There is no other place that we want to be. Lourdes Academy Rocks!!!!!!!
—Submitted by a parent


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Student ethnicity

Ethnicity This school State average
White 61% 42%
Black 20% 23%
Hispanic 12% 29%
Two or more races 5% 3%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 2% 3%
American Indian/Alaska Native 0% 0%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 0% 0%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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Foreign languages spoken by school staff French
Spanish
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Special education / special needs

Level of special education programming offered
  • None - the school offers no services

Science, Technology, Engineering, & Math (STEM)

School facilities
  • Computer lab

Arts & music

School facilities
  • Art room
  • Music room
Music
  • Band
  • Choir / Chorus
Performing and written arts
  • Dance
  • Drama
Clubs
  • Television/Radio News

Language learning

Foreign languages spoken by staff
  • French
  • Spanish

Health & athletics

Clubs
  • Girls on the run
  • Martial arts (judo, tae kwon do, karate, etc)
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School basics

School start time
  • 7:45 am
School end time
  • 2:55 pm
Before school or after school care / program onsite
  • Before school: starts at 7:00 a.m.
  • After school: ends at 6:15 p.m.
School Leader's name
  • Sean M. O'dell, Ed.s.
Best ways for parents to contact the school
  • Email
  • Phone
Age at which early childhood or Pre-K program begins
  • 3 years old
Gender
  • Coed
Boarding options
  • Day school
Is there an application process?
  • Yes
Affiliation
  • Roman catholic
Associations
  • FLGA-LCMS
Fax number
  • (386) 238-1175

Programs

Instructional and/or curriculum models used

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  • Direct instruction
  • Standards-based
Specific academic themes or areas of focus

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  • Religious
Bi-lingual or language immersion programs offered

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  • No
Level of special education programming offered
  • None - the school offers no services
Foreign languages taught
  • None
Level of ESL/ELL programming offered
  • None

Resources

Foreign languages spoken by staff
  • French
  • Spanish
Extra learning resources offered
  • Reading Resource
Transportation options
  • None
School facilities
  • Art room
  • Audiovisual aids
  • Cafeteria
  • Chapel/spiritual reflection center
  • Computer lab
  • Internet access
  • Library
  • Music room
  • Playground
Partnerships with local resources and organizations
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Sports

Boys sports
  • Basketball
  • Flag football
Girls sports
  • Basketball
  • Volleyball

Arts & music

Music
  • Band
  • Choir / Chorus
Performing arts
  • Dance
  • Drama

Student clubs

Clubs (distinct from courses)
  • Girls on the run
  • Martial arts (judo, tae kwon do, karate, etc)
  • Student council/government
  • Television/Radio News
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School culture

Dress Code
  • Uniforms
Bullying policy
  • This school has a bullying and/or cyber bullying policy in place.
Parent involvement
  • Attend parent nights
  • Chaperone school trips
  • Coach sports teams or extracurricular activities
  • Join PTO/PTA
  • Organize fundraising events (school auction, bake sales, etc.)
  • Present special topics during curricular units
  • Serve on school improvement team or governance council
  • Tutor
  • Volunteer in the classroom
  • Volunteer time after school
More from this school
  • Entrance exam required for students entering grades 3-8. Financial aid available on a first come, first served basis. We are a ministry of Our Lady of Lourdes Catholic Church where we love the God we cannot see by loving the neighbor we can. Smiling Students, Caring Teachers, LOURDES ACADEMY: A Catholic School of Excellence!
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What are your chances?

Students typically come from these schools
Campbell Middle School
Ortona Elementary School

What does it cost?

Vouchers accepted
Yes
Financial aid offered
Yes.
School-based aid
Outside scholarships
Tax credits

Planning ahead

Students typically attend these schools after graduating
Father Lopez Catholic High School
Seabreeze High School
Mainland High School
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1014 N Halifax Ave
Daytona Beach, FL 32118
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Phone: (386) 252-0391

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