OVERVIEW - Our Lady of Lourdes School (K-8)
Our Lady of Lourdes is a Catholic elementary school whose mission is to provide spiritual formation and academic instruction to children in kindergarten through eighth grade. We are a community of students, teachers, and parents committed to excellence and working together to foster a sense of social responsibility and a belief in the teachings of Jesus Christ. We recognize that each student is a unique individual and we strive to help all students reach their potential in a safe, Christian environment.
Our Lady of Lourdes School offers an engaging academic and religious curriculum that challenges students from kindergarten through eighth grade.
PARISH AND SCHOOL HISTORY
Our Lady of Lourdes Parish began with its first Mass celebrated by Father Francis J. O’Connor on May 7, 1916. Mass was celebrated in the little stucco chapel he erected at his expense just east of the present rectory. On October 14, 1917 Archbishop John J. Glennon laid the cornerstone for the permanent church and dedicated the church on October 26, 1919.
In September 1917, the parish school began with four pupils in the home of Mrs. Clemence Benoist Faris just west of the church, now the Parish Center. When the rectory was completed in 1918, the school moved to the rectory library with 14 students. In 1919, on completion of the new church, the school made up of 31 students moved to the little stucco chapel. There St. Joseph’s Sisters Thomasine and Gertrude took charge.
HIGH SCHOOL SELECTION PROCESS
We are blessed to be surrounded by many wonderful choices for Catholic High School education, however, the selection of a high school can be a very challenging/overwhelming process for some families. Please know that we are here to provide whatever assistance a family may find helpful. Miss Carthen and Miss Gearon are both open to meeting with families to discuss options and offer their input. This can be done on October 26 during Parent/Student/Teacher Conferences or parents can contact the school to schedule another appointment.
There are also two programs that are planned by the Archdiocese to offer assistance to families:
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Above all, keep the entire process in prayer. God has wonderful things planned for your child, trust that He will lead to the right school.
HIGH SCHOOL SHADOW VISITS
Many area high schools are offering shadow visits for current 8th grade students. If your son or daughter is interested in a shadow visit, please contact the school directly or go to the high school website for details.
CHILD ABUSE AND NEGLECT REPORTING
Victims of sexual abuse, in addition to contacting civil authorities, are asked to come forward in order to receive pastoral assistance. Reports of abuse may be made to any Pastor or to:
Deacon Phil Hengen, Director
Office of Child & Youth Protection
Missouri Department of Social Services Children's Division Hotline Reporting Number: 1.800.392.3738.
OLOL SCHOOL OFFICE
Dr. Jeanne Gearon, Principal
7157 Northmoor Drive
St. Louis, MO 63105
OLOL School Board Openings
Our Lady of Lourdes School is looking for interested and qualified individuals to serve on the School Board. Two elected positions will be open for election to the Board beginning June 2018: one position is for a 3 year term and on position for a 2 year term. Please consider nominating yourself for this important advisory role. Information about the school board can be found on the school board of this site.
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Where are you going to High School?
Our Lady of Lourdes students are consistently accepted into their first choices for Catholic high school. This year is no exception.
FIRST CHOICE CATHOLIC SCHOOLS OVER THE LAST 5 YEARS
Our Lady of Lourdes Parish
7148 Forsyth Blvd.
St. Louis, Missouri 63105
Weekend Mass Schedule
Saturday Vigil: 5:00pm
Sunday: 7:30am, 9:00am (Children's Liturgy of the Word)
11:00am (Choir), 5:00pm