Lourdes Catholic School is the perfect choice for a faith based education. Religion is taught in all classroom, students attend weekly Mass, Spanish is offered in all grade levels, Voweletics is offered as the reading program, strong academics, small class sizes, strong sports program, many extra-curricular activites, and strong parental involvement are just a few reasons to chose this school.
We currently have 3 kids at Lourdes, with our 4th just finishing 9th grade (attended Lourdes through 8th). We have been extremely happy with Lourdes for many reasons. The academics are strong (average test scores at Lourdes show this), class sizes are small, faculty are very caring and hard working, and there is a strong focus on faith. I would recommend Lourdes to anyone!
My child just finished kindergarten at Lourdes and loved it! They offer art, PE,and music twice a week along with computer, library, Spanish, guidance, and Mass once a week. Can you believe that's all in kindergarten?! They have a great phonics program, and staff to work with students who are struggling, accelerated, and starting next year- a special education teacher! My child loved going to school each day. It's a great school!
I have had four kids go through Lourdes Catholic School with the youngest just finishing 7th grade. Her older sister is a junior in High School and is excelling. Her two older brothers excelled in High School and our now doing the same in College. Lourdes did a great job preparing my kids for the next levels of their education. Lourdes also provided a great atmosphere not only to learn but to grow and mature. The investment we made to send out jids to Lourdes was worth every penny.
I have a child who is an accelerated learner and one that struggles quite a bit. With its creative and seasoned teachers, small class sizes, and supportive atmosphere, Lourdes is able to accommodate both children beautifully- proven with standardized test score far above national, state and even community scores. Its a warm, welcoming, inclusive school that provides my children with an exceptional education, varied extracurricular activities and a firm moral foundation.
This is such a great school!!! I am so happy to have my kids at Lourdes!!
Academic excellence, strong teachers, lots of opportunities for the kids. It is a very supportive environment for our children.
This is an excellent school. My children attend it and so did I. The poor comment is the furthest thing from the truth. In 2007, the principal went above and beyond for me. She did her job very well. She was very caring and compassionate. Compare the test scores between Lourdes Catholic School and the public schools. That speaks for itself!!
Th school has a tremendous track record for academics. Their state scores outshine the local public schools. They have small class sizes and dedicated staff. They did just undergo a change in principal, which is sad, because Katie Selden was an excellent academic leader and put the school on the right track. They have a specific preschool for 5 year old kids, who are just a bit too young for kindergarten, but don't want to repeat Pre-K. The first grade teaching team is superb. It's good school, and good community to be a part of.
My children attend this school and we love it. The academics are excellent, teachers are caring, and it's a strong faith-based education.
My son is currently in the preschool program at Lourdes and we have been happy with the school so far. As a graduate of a different Catholic elementary school in Davenport, I found Lourdes to be much more welcoming than others. The marketing coordinator is resourceful and the teachers are very helpful. We just moved back to the Quad Cities after being gone for 2 years and are very happy with our decision to have our son attend Lourdes. They are very accomadating with their Little Lancer House which is a blessing to parents. Most of us nowadays have dual working parents and I am relieved that my son is cared for while I am away teaching other children by such wonderful, dedicated staff.
The above review is an unfair portrayal by someone with an agenda. Lourdes is an excellent school where a sense of community and faith are evident. The biggest challenge for Lourdes is having to compete with the public schools in the district. The intangibles offered in the form of faith based education, teachers you know are passionate about education (since they could make more money in public schools), small class sizes, and a sense of community more than make up for this. The new principal at Lourdes is leading this school in a direction of excellence. Look at the Lourdes website, check out the scores and know you are making a solid decision.
I had my children enrolled at Lourdes for 2.5 years. In that time, my son fell way behind in math, even though he is perfectly capable of his work. We put him in sylvan and he caught up quickly. The principal also has little patience with kids who occasionally act out and did not make us feel welcome in the school. The change to public school has been tremendous, and we feel like we 'fit in.'
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