A school with major 'internal' problems. School lacks leadership to develop necessary academic improvements. During the past few years little regard given to music and art as well as technology. Sports are overdone. Discipline is not consistent. Keep looking for a school, this one is not for you unless your kids can teach themselves.
This has always been a very cliquish school. It depends on who you are as to how your child will be treated. There is extreme favortism shown to certain families by the administration on down to faculty and staff. Sadly enough with all the turmoil, educating the children comes second. There is alot of parental invovement by a select group who want their say. Extracurriculars are all sports related. The enrollment has plummeted in the last few years due to constant turmoil and bickering. We, as many parents, have removed our children. I would not recommend enrolling.
This could be a wonderful school,if staff changes are done, from principal down. Your children need to be smart to go there, I have taken my kids out.
First of all, there are at two other excellent parochial schools both within 2 miles of Our Lady of Lourdes (St Thomas More & St Cecilia's) There is also a fairly well-respected public elementary school 5 blocks away. Bottom line: Our Lady of Lourdes has had serious problems within their administrative ranks and allows too much influence from a few, favored Catholic parents. Sports are emphasized with very few non-athletic extracurricular activities offered. Nice neighborhood but avoid this school until they iron out their issues. Overall academics are good but we can honestly say that we would have sent our children elsewhere had we known what we know now.
My kids started as preschoolers, spent afternoons in extended care, and are now progressing nicely through elementary school. I feel that they are receiving an excellent academic, spiritual, and social education. The sense of family and community in this school is strong. Parents are encouraged to be active in parish and school activities. A great school in a beautiful part of town.
Best school in area. Extracurricular activities are excellent if you're only interested in sports. Administration has tolerated more discipline problems by the minority of students at the expense of the majority of students. A few parents have too much influence in school administrative decisions. Over 50% of the faculty has been replaced in the last two years.
OLL is a fantastic parish-supported Catholic schoool. Our children have attended school there for several years. The education is superior. The teachers are incredible. Parental involvement is strongly encouraged.
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