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14000 Southwest 112th Street
Miami, FL 33186

(305) 386-8446
(305) 386-6694
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Teacher effectiveness: Very ineffective
May 29, 2015
The teachers at this school do the bare minimum while promoting an environment littered with negativity and sometimes condescending remarks towards the students in an effort to break their spirits.

- submitted by a parent
Amount of homework: Too much
May 29, 2015
There is an enormous amount of homework given at this school. Don't get me wrong, Homework is important but when you have a 2nd grader bringing home 2 plus hours of homework, that is just ridiculous. Add to that, the level of grading irregularities the teachers demonstrate. Out of the principal's own mouth, "our grading is subjective" and can change at anytime.

- submitted by a parent
Develops empathy: Disagree
May 29, 2015
There is no development of compassion fostered at this school. They have a program called the Good Christian Award which any student can earn for an act of compassion, caring, and empathy but if you actually attend the mass' where these are distributed, you will see the same children earning them time after time. Some are the children of teachers who work there. Others are those in the clique groups which are the children of those parents who are social butterflies with the teachers and administration. The true children that are compassionate and caring to a fellow student are seldom recognized.

- submitted by a parent
Develops honesty: Disagree
May 29, 2015
This school is primarily focused on sports rather than academics or developing honesty, integrity, and fairness amongst the student body. In this school, if you are not part of a clique group, then you are an outcast. A practice fostered by the Principal and his staff which is evident in the treatment of those students and parents who are not in the clique groups.

- submitted by a parent

May 29, 2015
Our children have attended this school for over 3 years and we finally decided to pull them out. The quality of their academic program is abysmal. The school is part of the Archdioces of Miami which has approved a grading system that states."no student will ever get a grade below 59". Let me frame this for you with a sample family of 3 children, all in the same grade, attending Our Lady of Lourdes Catholic School. Student 1 studies hard for an exam and when taken, earns a 96. Students number 2 and 3 take the same exam with little to no preparation and actually earn a zero but they both will not get anything lower than a 59. This is a prime example of how poorly the academics are being measured at this school. When approached, the principals answer is always "This is the policy of the school and the Archdioces. If you don't like it, you can withdrawal your child and send the, to a public school. So we did just that. This schools number one concern is centered around the dollars they collect for tuition, building fund, book fees, a PSA that accomplishes nothing, and other associated costs. Unfortunately, Our Lady of Lourdes Catholic School in Miami gives is a poor representation of the private school sector. The quality of the program and educators at this school is embarrassing to educators who truly put it all out there for our children. Take my advise, save your hard earned dollars and go somewhere else.

- submitted by a parent

September 16, 2014
Thanking god every day i found this school for my kids, after a long research I decided to enroll them at Our Lady Of Lourdes Parish School and I have to say that I am very happy I took that decision! My kids and yes in plural because I have 3 kids attending Olol come to school happy every day, they talk to me about all new experiences they have every single day, and I am talking about 3 little ones :) the fun they have, but most important is that they come home every day talking about Jesus and I love it, my oldest son is learning to read his first words already and that's very fast as we just started this school year I am so glad!!!! Security in the school is a plus!!!! By the way my kids love doing PE they say it's lots of fun and that they really need water when they finish lol :) Our parish is amazing and the kids are well involved with weekly masses with their class that's amazing!! Teachers are always keeping us parents updated about our childrens weekly development that's very important to me too and as catholic orientation I have to say that my kids have learn more deeply about our faith in a couple of weeks than in the past 5 years! God is good all the times!!!

- submitted by a parent

February 20, 2014
A couple of additional comments after reading all the ratings. First, the art and music programs are truly very, very good. Literally the best I've ever seen. The physical plant of the school (buildings and grounds) is superb -- couldn't be better. We have never had a problem with PE, but our child is an athlete. But again, the core academic programs are weak. Weak.

- submitted by a parent

September 05, 2013
My child attended this school since 2nd grade, she has since graduated. This school was excellent for elementary school, but definitely not junior high. The other parent that wrote regarding the PE department was right on. What she spoke is the truth regarding The coach and her daughter. The teachers in junior high barely teach so get ready for tons of homework they don't understand how to do. They explain to them easy problems and if they don't understand it you will get harder questions in their homework that you as a parent have to teach to them.. Thank God for the Internet! If it wasn't for me being an extremely hands on parent and the Internet she would have been lost. I was extremely disappointed and felt my money went to waste as far as education in Math, Science and English class.. The most important subjects. My child is in a catholic high school now and has no problems understanding the math at her new school. I can see the difference now. The teachers at OLOL are terrible at teaching.If I could do it again I would have chosen a different catholic school.

- submitted by a parent

March 07, 2013
m researching the school for the 2013-2014 School Year. I've read comments about the PE program. Bad comments that date back to 2007. I'm wondering what is so bad about the program or the PE Administrator? I would really like more information is this person still in charge of that program? If you read this and you know this information or more please write a review for those of us interested in the school. Thank You

- submitted by a community member

May 14, 2012
Not only does the PE Dept. have way too much power but they run it like it's a Ma and Pop shop, where the Athletic Director puts the interest of her own daughter ahead of the interest of every one elses daughters. She even gave her 7th grade daughter an MVP award when the 8th grader who also got the same reward was at least a factor of 2 better then the coaches daughter in every sport they played. It's so unfair.

- submitted by a community member

March 19, 2012
The class sizes in middle school average about 30 students. That is more than most public schools in the area. The Florida state mandate is no more than 22 for grades 4-8, although private schools are not ruled by these mandates, one would assume that a private institution would promote and provide a smaller student/teacher ratio. But I guess that's how they keep the tuition down, however, beware, it comes at a very great cost. Less time, less learning.

- submitted by a community member

February 25, 2012
Amazing school! From PE to Art to Math to Science to Spanish, they are all good programs. The teachers are great and caring. As usual, those that complain, complain because their child couldn't make it in this school (academically or socially) or they, as parents, didn't get it their way when they complained; the usual winers. Go visit the school and judge for yourself!

- submitted by a parent

April 16, 2011
i think that this school needs to work on the spanish program. The math program is great; if qualified, 7th graders can take pre algebra and 8th graders can take algebra 1. In 7th grade life science, you can also do dissections. However, we do not learn that much in science.... As a student here, I think that the PE program is good, pushing us to do our best. But sometimes, I feel as if their is way too much emphasis on sports. Also, the administration took away many events since I have been here at the school. For example, they took away spirit week. There are many clubs to get involved in. However, it costs $75 to join any club. In conclusion, I think that this school is great for some things, and not so great for others.

- submitted by a community member

March 15, 2011
The school is okay, so i will give it a B. The Spanish program needs work, as I feel we dont learn anything. The P.E. department has way too much power, and I feel the grading is unfair.

- submitted by a community member

January 25, 2011
It is worth all the money. Education is a Plus, safety, is a small school and everyone is like a big family. My son is attending Pk4 and he loves his school. Homework, activities everything is based on his age. I love it

- submitted by a parent

August 31, 2010
There is too much emphasis on PE, where they are graded not by the determination to do better, but whether or not you can run a +mile in 10 minutes. The PE coach picks on the students who can not do what she asks. She only likes the athletes. The PE department basically runs the school. If you can't please her enough for her to give you an A, you can't make Principal's Honor Roll, making all of your hard studying and academic effort seem useless. Going on to academics, the school gives TOO much hw. The teachers give higher grades to their favorites. There are bullies in the school, and administration doesn't care. There are social groups between kids, and too much bicker. I am happy my child left the school and I recommend you don't consider this school for your child, especially middle school. This school isn't worth it.

- submitted by a parent
no rating
January 13, 2009
Truly superior to all the schools in the area, public or private. Take this fom a professional with nearly 30 years in education (and BTW, I do not work for the school).

- submitted by a community member
no rating
February 05, 2008
I have been a parent since the school opened 11 years ago. I have known Mrs. Del Campo for all these years. She is one of the hardest workers that exist in Our Lady of Lourdes School. Not only she put the students first, and in return the students adore her.

- submitted by a parent
no rating
February 04, 2008
I think it a good school. But not worth all the money. Definetly not middle school. I love the fact that it is a small school and I think that security and safety are definetly a plus. I do believe that the children get too much work. I feel that they are learning what they need to learn for the moment but it is forgotten right away because too much is taught to quickly. It is one thing to learn something to pass a test but I prefere my child to learn something for what it is. The kids get too much homework and too many tests. My children are there simply because of the religion and the morals that I taught there.

- submitted by a parent

October 06, 2007
The academic program could be better.The school claims to have an advanced program, yet the students seem to simply spit out rote knowledge for the most part. Parental involvement is good but could be better. The general school rules appear to be strict, but they are not enforced equally. Extra curricular activities are present but only with regards to sports.

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October 03, 2007
I love the school, the teachers, the parish and the church as well as the security. I am unhappy with the advancement academically, I know it sounds ironic but the fact that they go a year ahead doesn't mean that the kids will become austronauts, doctors or geniuses! There is way too much homework and tests, it is taking childhood away from the kids as they don't have time to play and be kids but just study. I think they should offer different types of programs, for example one for kids that go advanced and at least another for kids that go at a normal of slower speed.

- submitted by a parent

May 23, 2007
What a great school. I will give this school an A+. The teachers, office staff and the principal are all wonderful, caring and loving people. I have been a parent at this school the first day they opened their doors. The parents are very supportive and are very involved. This school also has a great sports program and great leaders. I will highly recommend Our Lady of Lourdes Parish School. The quality of the academic program is very high. I have always felt that my child is in a safe and caring environment. My child always looked forward to go to school. I have no regrets but praise.

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May 16, 2007
excellent school. Great teacher and an incredible office personel. They are the best in sport! too. I love the church and how they reinforce the catholic faith.

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April 22, 2007
After researching and comparing various parochial Catholic schools there was no doubt the Our Lady of Lourdes was way above all the other schools. The academic curriculum is extremely demanding yet they prepare and teach your kids the skills necessary to deal with them. My daughter was reading by Prek. Music, Art, religion, Spanish & PE are all offered at age appropriate levels. Hasa needs improvement in my opinion but there is alot of parental involvement for school functions despite the strong security measures needed to be a volunteer. School is very proactive in regards to safety & security as well.

- submitted by a parent

February 18, 2007
Our Lady of Lourdes Parish School is the Archdiocese of Miami's best kept secret! Teachers love going to work everyday and the administration is simply amazing. Parents are very real and thoughful of others. The kids are wonderful. The priests are amazing! The sports program is #1 in the Diocese with competition to only other schools like Belen who are also ranked as #1. I would recommend this school over any other in this Diocese!

- submitted by a teacher

November 14, 2006
Excellent school, strong community, united parents, beautiful church. Best of Miami.

- submitted by a parent

September 30, 2006
This school is the best catholic school in the archdiocese. The leadership is outstanding. The teachers are excellent. Parental involvement is highly encouraged. The sports program is phenomenal.

- submitted by a parent

January 17, 2006
when i went to visit the school was immaculate and everyone was very courteous.

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September 03, 2005
Warm friendly environment yet firm discipline. Curriculum offer core knowledge.

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July 20, 2005
Our Lady of Lourdes has provided my children with a great education in a supportive and spiritual learning environment. They have an outstanding arts and sports program. Parents are supportive and provide for a great school community.

- submitted by a parent

February 15, 2005
Academically it is excellent. Not a lot of emphasis on leadership or character building for teenagers. A lot of rules and not alot of student and teacher or principal involvement with nurtureness in mind.

- submitted by a parent

February 11, 2005
The program quality is excellent. The music and art departments are very good. More could be provided for sports and other extracurricular activities. Level of parent involvement lacks (in the classroom) as there are strong requirements for parents to be involved due to security concerns. The room parents perform an outstanding role in communicating with other parents. The HASA program keeps parents a-tuned.

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Our Lady Of Lourdes Catholic Elementary School
14000 Southwest 112th Street, Miami, FL  33186
(305) 386-8446
Last modified Our Lady Of Lourdes Catholic Elementary School is a Private school that serves grades PK-8
Our Lady Of Lourdes Catholic Elementary School Rating: 3 out of 5 based on 42 reviews. Top