Details overview

Hours 8:30 AM - 3:20 PM
School leader Ms. Jennifer Alongi
Transportation options Yes
Preschool capacity 100

Programs

Basic school information

Dress code Dress code
Religious affiliation Catholic
Day or Boarding offered Day school
Type of school Faith-based
Coed/Single-gender Coed

Academic focus and philosophy

Academic themes / Areas of focus Arts (all)
Mathematics
Music
Performing arts
Religious
Science
Service learning
Special Education
Technology
World languages
Writing

Classes

3
Visual Arts
including: Painting
3
Music
including: Instrumental and theory music lessons
1
Languages
including: Spanish
Music Band
Choir / Chorus
Instrumental and theory music lessons
Performing & written arts Drama
Media arts Computer animation
Video and film production
Visual arts Drawing / Sketching
Painting
Sculpture
World languages taught Spanish
Bi-lingual or language immersion programs offered None

Support

12
Facilities
including: Parent involvement center
Facilities Cafeteria
Computer lab
Gym
Kitchen
Library
Multi-purpose room ("Cafegymatorium")
Music room
Parent involvement center
Performance stage
Playground
Chapel / spiritual reflection center
Science lab
Extra learning resources Acceleration
Counseling
Differentiated learning programs
Gifted and talented programs
Mentoring
Remediation
Tutoring
Special education program details We employ a Level I Special Education Strategist to meet the unique needs of Level I students at Lourdes who have an active IEP in place.
Special education programs Inclusive classroom
Special education resource room
English Language Learner program details We partner with Bettendorf Community School District to ensure that the unique needs of EL students at Lourdes are met.
English Language Learner programs Push-in model

Early childhood program

Early childhood program offered Yes
Type of center In-school
Early childhood starting age 3 years old
Certified and/or licensed Yes
Accredited Yes
Days open Monday
Tuesday
Wednesday
Thursday
Friday
Requirements for attending All children must be fully potty trained (no pull ups).
Weekly cost range (low) $130
Weekly cost range (high) $170
For the year 2016
Payment schedule Weekly
Financial aid options Accepts State Subsidy
Preschool meals offered Morning Snack
Lunch
Afternoon Snack
Social emotional skills development Lourdes uses a comprehensive, research-based curriculum that features exploration and discovery as a way of learning. Our curriculum enhances social/emotional, physical, cognitive, and language development.
Math skills development Our teachers create a high-quality learning environment through hands-on studies and project-based investigations. We are committed to building children’s confidence, creativity, and critical thinking skills to promote positive outcomes. Learning and exploring centers include blocks, dramatic play, toys & games, art, library, discovery, sand & water, music & movement, cooking, computers, & outdoors.
Speech development Lourdes uses a comprehensive, research-based curriculum that features exploration and discovery as a way of learning. Our curriculum enhances social/emotional, physical, cognitive, and language development.
Reading skills development Our teachers create a high-quality learning environment through hands-on studies and project-based investigations. We are committed to building children’s confidence, creativity, and critical thinking skills to promote positive outcomes. Learning and exploring centers include blocks, dramatic play, toys & games, art, library, discovery, sand & water, music & movement, cooking, computers, & outdoors.
Typical day and activities Learning and exploring centers include blocks, dramatic play, toys & games, art, library, discovery, sand & water, music & movement, cooking, computers, & outdoors. All early childhood students have computer, PE, and Library at least once a week. Outdoor learning and exploring time is provided daily as weather permits.
Required credentials for lead staff Bachelor's degree
Teaching credential
Child development associate (CDA) credential
% of early learning staff that holds a credential or certification 76%-100%
Maximum number of infants per adult 0
Maximum number of toddlers per adult 0
Maximum number of 2 year olds per adult 0
Maximum number of 3 year olds per adult 8
Maximum number of 4 year olds per adult 9
Maximum number of kindergartners per adult 11
Maximum number of school-age children per adult 25

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Students

Student diversity

  This school State average
White 90% 81%
Hispanic 4% 9%
Two or more races 3% 3%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 3% 2%
American Indian/Alaska Native 1% 0%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 0% 0%
Black 0% 5%
Source: See notes

Extracurriculars

7
Girls Sports
including: Basketball
7
Boys Sports
including: Cheerleading
12
Clubs
including: Recycling club
Girls sports Basketball
Cheerleading
Cross country
Football
Intramurals
Volleyball
Wrestling
Boys sports Basketball
Cheerleading
Cross country
Football
Intramurals
Volleyball
Wrestling
Clubs Book / reading club
Boy Scouts
Chess club
Community service
Drama club
Girl Scouts
Mock trial competition club
Recycling club
Robotics club
Student council / government
Student newspaper
Yearbook
Extended care / Extended programs Before
After
Before school start time 07:00 AM
After school end time 05:30 PM

Culture

Parent involvement Attend parent nights
Chaperone school trips
Coach sports teams or extracurricular activities
Join PTO / PTA
Monitor the playground
Organize cultural events
Organize fundraising events
Present special topics during curricular units
Serve on school improvement team or governance council
Tutor
Volunteer in the classroom
Volunteer time after school
Parent involvement details Parents and other members of the school and church community are involved in Lourdes in many ways such as guest readers, tutors, guest artists, and joining various celebrations throughout the year. Parents are encouraged to take an active part in their child's education through numerous volunteer opportunities. The Lourdes Home & School Association has received a distinguished honors award from the National Catholic Education Association for their "Volunteers in Action" program.
Approach to addressing and preventing bullying We use a Christian approach blended with Olweus Anti-Bullying Resources.

Awards

Community service award Volunteers in Action
Year received 2013
Community service award Student Hunger Drive
Year received 2015
Community service award Student Hunger Drive
Year received 2016
Academic award Best Preschool
Year received 2016
Academic award Best Child Care
Year received 2016
Academic award Best Preschool and Child Care
Year received 2015

Teachers

12
Staff
including: Librarian / media specialist
Staff Coach(es)
Educational diagnostician
ELL / ESL Coordinator
Librarian / media specialist
Nurse
Reading specialist
Priest, pastor, or other religious personnel
School counselor
School psychologist
Special education coordinator
Speech therapist(s)
Teacher aide / assistant teacher
World languages spoken by staff Spanish
Staff details Our staff is caring and loving towards all children. We provide lots of individual attention to each and every child.

Neighborhood

Transportation details For some students, bussing may be provided free of charge.
Transportation options Buses / vans provided for students
Partnerships with local resources and organizations Yes
Partner Diocese of Davenport

Enrollment

Application/ enrollment process details We invite you to contact us for more information and to schedule a visit to see how Lourdes Catholic School can help grow the roots of excellence in your child.
Type of application deadline Rolling
Tuition range (low) $3000
Tuition range (high) $5600
For the year 2016-2017
Financial aid offered School-based aid
Outside scholarships
Vouchers accepted Yes

Sources

Student diversity NCES, 2011-2012