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.
More School Information
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:
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 Childrens Division Hotline Reporting Number: 1.800.392.3738.
Principal Jeanne Gearon,
ENROLLMENT TIMELINE FOR 2018–2019 SCHOOL YEAR
January 16 – January 26
· Students currently enrolled who will be returning
· Prospective students of parishioners who have siblings in school
January 29 – February 2
· Children who will be new to Our Lady of Lourdes, whose parent(s) are parishioners, and who do not have siblings currently attending Our Lady of Lourdes
· Children who will be new to Our Lady of Lourdes, whose parents are non-parishioners and who have siblings currently attending Our Lady of Lourdes
February 5 – February 9
· Students who are new to Our Lady of Lourdes and whose parent(s) are non-parishioners, and who do not have siblings attending Our Lady of Lourdes.
· Among non-parishioners, priority will be given first to Catholic students and then to non-Catholic students.
Reminders for Prospective Kindergartners:
· Must be 5 years old by August 1, 2018
· Provide a copy of the child’s baptismal certificate (if not baptized at Our Lady of Lourdes)
· Provide a copy of the child’s birth certificate
· Kindergarten Readiness Assessment given by Our Lady of Lourdes on March 19 and 20, 2018 (This is part of the application process)
NOTE: If more students at the same priority level apply than are available spaces, then the Principal and the Pastor, who have final discretion in admission decisions, may employ the use of a lottery system.
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Where are you going to High School?
Our Lady of Lourdes students are consistently accepted into their first choice for high school. This year is no exception. Here is where the class of 2017 chose to attend high school.
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