I disagree with the earlier comment. To the contrary, the school has continued to improve over the past few years-and it was always an excellent school. My child is reading and doing coursework well beyond his grade level. The school recently completed the installation of a dedicated STEM room as well. My son has really blossomed here!
it use to be a good school , it has gone down hill, my child is now so far behind. The diversity is there, lack of real catholic atmosphere, parents are involved if they want to you will usually see the same faces and very few new blood .
After much frustration trying to locate a school that had experience dealing with dyslexic children, we stumbled onto OLOL. Mrs. Patillo, a highly respected and experienced reading specialist, has been a blessing! My son gets one-on-one attention from Mrs. Patillo almost daily. My son is thriving, loves reading now, and is reading at grade level. His teacher from last year and this year have been extremely understanding and accommodating of his disability. Most importantly, the teachers there understand learning disabilities and are aware of accommodations that are required by law. My son has never been stigmatized and everyone does a great job at making sure my son is not singled out because of his disability. The classes are small and there is a strong sense of community. This school is a hidden gem and I am so glad we found it.
In response to some of the older comments, OLOL continues to make improvements over the past few years-Smartboards in each classroom, access to advanced math courses at Judge, Spanish and technology courses at every grade level. Most of the kids in our son's class are reading and doing coursework well above their grade level. Unlike some other schools in the Valley, they have kept small class sizes so the kids get lots of individualized attention and instruction. While they emphasize Catholic values (including community service) and teachings, they also teach the importance of respecting other religions and traditions and actively seek out diversity among students and staff. Wonderful sense of community!
In many ways, Lourdes is an excellent school. There is a real feeling of community, and the students seems supportive of each other. Like many private schools, they have difficulty challenging those students who are working above grade level. There have been some substantial improvements in this area, particularly in middle school math, over the last two years.