Lourdes Academy Fast Facts
The Lourdes Academy Way (L.A.W.) & Student Pledge
- I will treat others with dignity and respect at all times.
- I will demonstrate good judgement in dress, communication and conduct.
- I will be excellent in my academic effort and meet all of my responsibilities as a student.
- I will live by the example of Jesus Christ, seeking justice, peace and a closer relationship with God.
- I will represent my school and my church with pride and honor in all I do.
I pledge to live this day for the greater glory of God. I will be a leader for my classmates, a role model for my peers and an instrument of God’s love. In every moment, I will do honor to my family, the church and Lourdes Academy.
- is proud to provide students with an academically excellent education based on Catholic teachings, while at the same time welcoming students of all faiths.
- is AdvancED Accredited through NCA-CASI-WI Accreditation.
- consists of one elementary school sites (PreK-4) and a combined middle (5-8) and high school (9-12).
Making a Lourdes Academy education possible
Lourdes is committed to making a faith-centered education available to all interested families, including providing financial assistance.
- Lourdes Academy offers financial need-based scholarships and tuition assistance for students in preschool through Grade 12 totaling approximately $250,000 each year.
- Lourdes is part of the Wisconsin Parental Choice Program (school vouchers) and currently has 140 students enrolled through WPCP.
- Lourdes Academy families are eligible for a tax credit based on the amount of tuition paid.
- All students benefit from the support of our parish partners and generous benefactors, which helps bridge the gap between the actual cost of educating a student and the amount of tuition charged. Our partner parishes include Most Blessed Sacrament, St. Jude the Apostle, St. Mary Omro, St. Mary Winneconne and St. Raphael the Archangel.
Students are provided a wide array of spiritual activities to help them grow and foster their faith.
- All campuses offer a curriculum designed to strengthen student knowledge of the Catholic faith, creed and scripture.
- Sacramental preparation is a part of the elementary curriculum.
- Elementary students plan and attend weekly liturgies, and middle and high school students attend bi-monthly all-school liturgies with additional masses for individual classes throughout the month.
- Campus Ministry opportunities are available at the middle and high school.
- The Little Flowers program is an extra-curricular Catholic girls club that teaches elementary students virtues through saints and scriptures.
- Tuesdays with Mary is a student formed and led high school men’s ministry created in 2015. The group’s mission is to strive to be Jesus Christ’s followers by prayer, brotherhood and example through the intercession of the Blessed Virgin Mary. The group meets weekly during lunch and is open to all male students, staff and parents.
- Lourdes Academy students consistently score higher than the national, state and local average on ACT tests with 100% of students taking the test.
- Lourdes has a 100% graduation rate with more than 96% of graduates pursuing post-secondary education each year.
- Lourdes Academy has incorporated Project Lead the Way’s STEM (science, technology, engineering and math)-based curriculum at all levels. PLTW is the nation’s leading provider of STEM programs. A STEM Partnership Team consisting of business representatives from the community helps guide and support STEM implementation.
- In 2014, Lourdes implemented the Benchmark Literacy program, a curriculum that combines phonics, vocabulary, work study, guided reading, shared reading and writing. Additional materials were purchased for the program and professional development was provided for staff.
- Lourdes employs the Math Expressions curriculum to provide a continuum of learning in math from kindergarten through high school.
- Music and the arts are an integral part of a Lourdes Academy education. Students begin band in Grade 5. All middle school students are enrolled in band an/ord choir and nearly half of high school students participate in music as well.
- All 8th grade students study a foreign language.
Leadership Development and Career Preparation
- Lourdes Academy (9-12) students are required to fulfill a service component as part of their graduation requirement.
- The Tomorrow’s Leaders program provides high school students the opportunity to grow as leaders and learn to put leadership in action throughout their high school years.
- Lourdes Academy Middle School hosts a chapter of the National Junior Honor Society where students learn servant leadership while growing academically.
- The Scholars career exploration program helps high school students navigate their career options by visiting local businesses and talking with professionals in the field. More than 200 students have attended a Scholars session since the program started in 2015.
- The Decision Tree Mentoring program matches current high school students and recent graduates with alumni mentors who guide them in the career exploration process.
Extra-Curricular Activities - Sports, Music and More
- Lourdes Academy Middle School athletics programs provide EVERY student the opportunity to actively participate in sports such as basketball, cross country, football, track, volleyball, wrestling and dance team.
- Lourdes Academy Middle School offers a wide variety of extracurricular clubs and activities including Battle of the Books, Forensics, Lego League, Math Bowl and Science Olympiad.
- Girls Cross Country won the 2015 WIAA Division 3 State Championship for the third consecutive year and for the fifth time in six years—one of only 8 teams in the state to accomplish that feat.
- Girls Volleyball won the 2015 Sectional Championship.
- In 2016, Girls Softball won the Conference Championship for the first time in the school’s history.
- A Lourdes Academy senior has been named WIAA Scholar Athlete 4 of the last 6 years.
- The Lourdes Spring musical involves nearly half of the high school student population in its cast, crew and pit orchestra.