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Admissions Process

Step 1 - Inquire

Get more information about our school and community. See how your child can thrive at Lourdes!

Step 2 - VISIT

Schedule a visit to see our classrooms, meet our teachers, and experience the caring atmosphere that feels like family.

Step 3 - APPLY

Begin the educational experience by applying online. We look forward to welcoming your student to Lourdes!

Admissions Open House

Visit During Our Open House

Our fall preview mornings are great opportunities to meet with teachers, students, and current parents to experience our classes and get a taste of the Lourdes experience.  Start by learning what is special about a Catholic school education, talk with current parents to get the unedited truth about why they love Lourdes, and peek in classrooms to see our students and teachers at work.

Thursday, October 19, 2023 at 9am

Wednesday, November 29, 2023- Mass at 8:30am; presentation begins afterwards, approximately 9:15am.

Catholic Schools Week Open House – Take a student-led tour to see our classrooms and meet our teachers!

Sunday, January 28, 2024 from 2-4pm

Mrs. Trible, a math teacher, giving instructions to a middle school class

Application Process

Applications for the 2024-25 school year open September 15. 

Early application is strongly encouraged, as some spaces in some grades will fill quickly.

All students require specific documentation in order to complete their application. 

Age Requirements

  • Students entering Junior Kindergarten must be four years old by September 30. 
  • Kindergarten applicants must be five by September 30. 
  • 1st grade applicants must be six by September 30.

Documents Requested Within the Application

- Birth Certificate
- Baptismal Certificate 
- Transcript Release (Grades 1 and up)
- IEP / Testing Results 
- Teacher Evaluation
- $50 application fee for each student

Continuous enrollment

Lions for Life

Recognizing the value of long-term relationships, especially when it comes to education, continuous enrollment allows you to be enrolled through graduation without reapplying or recommiting each year.

Your initial contract will contain the formal agreement where you enroll at Lourdes through your child’s 8th grade graduation. In subsequent years, you will only need to update basic information and pay your annual family fee.

If for any reason you need to opt out for the following year, you will be permitted to do so in January prior to the start of each school year. 

How does continuous enrollment work?

  • Tuition rates will be shared in the fall of each year for the next school year.
  • If a family needs to opt-out for the upcoming school year, the withdrawal form in FACTS SIS- Web Forms must be completed in January prior to each school year; otherwise, students will be automatically enrolled for the next school year.
  • FACTS Tuition will continue to bill parents under the same tuition plan, but parents may change their plan selection at any time.
  • The $250 enrollment fee will be invoiced by the business office in February of each year.
  • Families who opt-out during January but later decide to enroll must contact the Admission Office for space availability. A new contract must be completed if space is available. 

FAQs about the Admissions Process

Priority registration deadline: December 15

Second round deadline: February 28

Rolling admissions going forward, if space allows.

Tuition is updated annually.  Specific details can be found here.

Affordability for a Catholic education is important to us. Our team at Lourdes works to keep tuition and fees affordable and fair for all families. As such, we have many options available to assist in tuition to accomplish this goal.

Tuition Assistance applications must be completed by March 1 (June 1 for families admitted after that date) in addition to the school application.   We strongly encourage that you complete this as soon as possible while funds are available.

Each student will meet with our teaching team to demonstrate their confident knowledge of basic skills, such as letter recognition, counting, shapes, colors, and sight words. This is really just a low-key way for your child to get to know some of our teachers and vice versa.  

Junior Kindergarten (Students who turn 4 by September 30)

January 12, 2023, February 9, March 9, and going forward if space allows.

Kindergarten (Students who turn 5 by September 30)

January 5, 2023, February 9, March 9, and going forward if space allows.

Learn what it means to be a Lourdes Lion!  Through a variety of opportunities, the Admissions Team is looking forward to embarking this journey of finding the best school for you.
1st-8th grade applicants will be invited to spend a full day (see dates below) at Lourdes as part of the admissions process. You will get to meet the students that are part of your grade and become part of their classes for the day!

Our prospective 7th and 8th grade parents will also have an interview with our principal.

For 2023-24 applicants, our dates are November 29, January 17, February 7, March 14, April 18, and May 16. 

Q: How do I arrange a visit?
A: The first step is to complete and submit your application to Lourdes following the link above, and then you will be invited to sign up for a shadow day, which are first come, first served. Space is very limited.
Q: Should shadowing students bring a lunch?
A: We want to buy you lunch on your shadow day and will collect your lunch orders the week before your visit!
Q: What should visiting students wear?
A: Please dress comfortably in a collared shirt and dress pants or your Sunday best. Tennis shoes are always a good option!
Q: When and where should students arrive and be picked up?
A: Students should arrive at the main office at 8am. Pickup will be at 2:30, also at the school office.

Our Lady of Lourdes School does not and shall not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, gender, gender expression, age, national origin, disability, marital status, sexual orientation, or military status, in determining acceptance or awarding financial aid. We are committed to providing an inclusive and welcoming environment for all.

Our diverse community welcomes international students! The first step is to apply and be accepted to Lourdes, and then we will connect you with the international student coordinator at the Catholic Diocese of Richmond to help you with your I-20 paperwork.

Questions about the Admissions Process?

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