When you look back on your kids’ childhoods, what defining moments do you hope to see? Moments defined by the world or ones that demonstrate the strong values of courage, hope, respect, integrity, service, and thankfulness?

The Lourdes difference is the powerful combination of consistent religious instruction, teachers that are strong role models, a high-quality education, administrators who know you by name, and a community that feels like family.

Known for academic excellence, Lourdes maximizes student potential with dynamic JK to 8th grade classrooms that appeal to different learning styles and go beyond the regular curriculum — embracing each student’s talents, celebrating accomplishments, and connecting their strengths with a high-quality education — supported by superior teachers, a rigorous curriculum, and engaging resources. In a closely-knit school, there are vast opportunities that facilitate relationship building, communication skills, accountability, and responsibility.

Outside the limitations of Virginia’s Standards of Learning, teachers have the flexibility to execute creative lessons and present material in ways which students find interesting, engaging and fun. Our curriculum is marked by current content and fresh approaches to methodology. Lourdes emphasizes principles rather than fact, on learning through problem solving rather than by precept. We strive to offer a program which makes use of many sources of reading material, a wide variety of audio-visual and technology tools and a multi-text approach to the content areas.

After eighth grade graduation, all of our students move on to graduate from high school and thrive in life. Our students consistently outperform on national tests and are more than prepared to continue to be successful in their educational career. Additionally, Lourdes is able to serve the greater community by saving taxpayers in the Richmond area over $3.8 million each year that can then be reinvested into other community needs.

We believe in diversity of all types and in supporting each other. We believe in ensuring equitable access for every student that desires a Lourdes education. We believe in investing in amazing educators that connect deeply with their students on both a professional and personal level. We believe in an education that helps each child thrive, both now and in the future. We believe in empowering kids to go to serve others in the margins and conduct positive change in their own community. We believe in honestly sharing our inner selves and openly hearing the truths that others hold in their hearts.

Come visit to see how we lead students to live as a disciple of Christ by nurturing and preparing them for success.

Our Lady of Lourdes FAST FACTS

The
Basics

  • 351 Students JK-8th grade
  • 108 New Students in 2021
  • 283 Families
  • 14 Acre Campus
  • 1963 Year Opened
     

Supporting the Whole Child

  • 6 Elementary Resource Classes
  • 9 Enrichment Opportunities
  • 18 In-House Field Trips in 2021-22
  • 25 Inclusive Sports Teams
  • 101 Aftercare Enrollment

Highly-qualified Faculty and Staff

  • 51 Total Faculty and Staff
  • 243 Combined Years of Experience at Lourdes
  • 37% Faculty with Advanced Degrees
  • 3 Student Support Teachers
  • 5 Lourdes Graduates on Staff
  • 10 Current or Former Lourdes Parents on Staff

Some of Our Strengths

  • 1,454 Alumni
  • 9,218 Items in our Library
  • 45 Different Heritages Represented
  • 35 Furthest Student Home (miles)
  • 1:1 Student Device Ratio
  • 18 Annual Community Events

Class
Sizes

  • 13:1 Student:Teacher Ratio
  • 19 Homerooms
  • 22 Maximum Class Size 2021-22 

Service and
Religion

  • 2 Dedicated Priests
  • 47 Churches Represented
  • 3,500 Annual Parent Service Hours
  • 2,350 Annual Student Service Hours
  • 39 % Families of Other Faiths

Dynamic Middle School

  • 6 High School Credit Courses
  • 98 % of Students Accepted to Competitive Programs
  • 21 Elective Options

Discipleship
Traits

  • 6 Unique Houses 
  • 1 Weekly Student Mass
  • Consistently focusing on our faith

2023-24 State of our School

TEstimonials for our school

The Chavis family

We have only been at Lourdes for 3 months however we already feel at home, even with COVID restrictions in place. We have several close friends that attended Lourdes when they were children and all of them had exceptional things to say about the school. We took a tour and were surprised with the diversity and curriculum that Lourdes had to offer.  We love most the family atmosphere and the comfort in knowing our children are safely enjoying school. The teachers and staff have been amazing.

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