Our Lady of Lourdes School

University City, MO
Grades
K-8
Our Lady Lourdes School Building

Thank you for your interest in Our Lady of Lourdes! Walking the halls at Lourdes, you will find a school filled with vibrant interactive learning, dedicated teachers, and a community designed to inspire within your child a deep understanding of our Catholic faith and a lifelong love for learning! Individualized instruction that focuses on the unique developmental and learning needs of each and every child are the hallmark of a Lourdes education. Unique programs like Academic Enrichment support advanced learners with opportunities to work beyond the curriculum. Guided Reading allows our primary teachers to individualize reading instruction to meet the needs of both advanced and struggling learners. Having two full time Learning Consultants who work with teachers, parents, and students to ensure the academic program is meeting the needs of every learner. Middle School Electives allow students to explore new subjects and design an instructional program that is unique to their interests and needs. Our teachers are adept at recognizing student gifts and challenging students to reach their fullest potential.

Above all, Our Lady of Lourdes is a community of faith! Parishioners of every age and generation work together to put faith in action. Students are surrounded daily by living witnesses of faith whose prayer and deeds bring our Catholic faith to life. I look forward to showing you this vibrant learning community and partnering with you on your children’s educational journey.

Dr. Amie Koenen
Principal

Mission

Our Lady of Lourdes School is a Catholic elementary school whose mission is to inspire within students a lifelong love for learning, a deep understanding of our Catholic faith, and an experience of authentically lived community. We strive to provide a robust academic program designed to meet the needs of a wide variety of learners in a community where the unique gifts and talents of children are recognized and nurtured.

Purpose

Students at Our Lady of Lourdes are engaged is daily prayer, weekly Mass, and monthly Eucharistic Adoration, while part of a larger actively engaged faith community. Each day students participate in DEAP (Drop Everything And Pray) a time when the whole school community unites in shared prayer. Service, stewardship, and prayer combine to create a culture of faith that is lived in word and action.

Quality

Our Lady of Lourdes features robust academics focused on individualized instruction for students of all abilities. Guided Reading and specialized Math in primary grades help students build strong foundational skills. During middle school, students are empowered to design an instructional program around their interest and ability levels. Opportunities like Advanced Math, Robotics, French, Drama and other electives allow students to explore new areas while developing a lifelong love for learning.

Dynamic Community

In addition to two full time learning consultants, Our Lady of Lourdes also has an Academic Enrichment Coordinator who supports students in project-based learning that goes beyond the curriculum. Students have researched everything from how venom can be made into medicines for humans to cyber security and have met and interviewed people from as far away as Ireland to support this enrichment.

Statistics

Student/Teacher Ratio: 10:1
43% of Middle School Students work beyond the curriculum through the Academic Enrichment Program
1 iPad for every 2 students in K-5th, 1 to 1 iPads in 6th – 8th grade,
32 different electives offered to 5th-8th grade students
100% of 8th graders accepted to High School of their choice
Grades
K-8

7144 Forsyth Blvd.
University City, MO 63105
United States

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