A Challenge To Become Critical Thinkers and Life-Long Learners.
Our Lady of Lourdes High School is a college preparatory school with accreditation from The Middle States Commission on Higher Education. The academic curriculum at Lourdes offers a wide variety of inspiring and challenging courses. Our academic offerings include general, regents, honors, Advanced Placement and College level courses. Each course is designed to build individual student knowledge but more importantly to encourage each student to become critical thinkers and life- long learners.
Courses are offered based on each student’s academic performance and designed to prepare students for the rigors of a four year college. The faculty of Our Lady of Lourdes offers an awe inspiring profile that ranges from forty years of teaching experience to recently certified master level teachers to teachers currently pursuing advanced degrees. This combination offers the best possible scenario for our students as they receive both the wisdom of our dedicated seasoned faculty and the innovative teaching ideas brought by the recent theories and methods current advanced degrees inspire. Our students can expect an academic environment that prepares them to be responsible and independent learners who are accountable and dependable.
Our Lady of Lourdes High School prides itself on the professional and special relationship which exists between its faculty members and students. Teachers are pleased to work with students who are motivated and bright, who are active and inquisitive learners. The relatively small size of Our Lady of Lourdes and the manageable student-teacher ratio contribute to the learning environment and facilitate faculty and students in forging strong intellectual bonds. Our teachers, who are also passionate learners, work to instill a love of learning in the students. Students are strongly encouraged to thrive intellectually while achieving the necessary academic skills to be successful at the next level.
Academics at Our Lady of Lourdes demands that each student meets or exceeds the educational standards set by New York State Department of Education. These traditional course offerings are accented with classes and programs such as Advanced Placement Courses, College Courses including the Marist Greystone Program, and Focus Education.
We are thrilled to offer our upperclassmen an array of twenty AP and College courses. Our belief is that these types of options provide our students with an opportunity to broaden their knowledge and allow them to explore new opportunities in their education process. These courses also offer the student and parent cost saving possibilities as they offer opportunity to earn college credits.
One of the keys to our success at Lourdes is the partnership between the administration, faculty, guidance, students, and parents. We are here to offer you the best path to meet your goals and prepare for your future in college and beyond.