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Year Founded

1877

Graduation Requirements

Students are required to earn a minimum of 24 credits in grades 9-12. Credit requirements, including 4 years of English, 4 years of Theology, 3.5 years of Social Studies, 3 years of Mathematics, 3 years of Science, 2 years of Physical Education and Health, 1 Fine Arts credit, and 4.5 elective credits.

Number of Students

416 students (2017-2018)

Teaching Faculty

36 (2017-2018)

Student-Faculty Ratio

12 to 1 (2017-2018)

Length of Semester

88 days (this varies by 1-2 days each year)

Facilities

Lourdes High School is 167,000 square feet, built in three defined spaces that include fine arts, academics, and athletics. The school currently accommodates 525 students with room for future expansion for a potential population of 625.

Chapel
140-seat chapel

Academic Building
Two level academic building configured into pods that facilitate departmental areas. 20 classrooms, 5 science labs, SMART boards in every classroom, 3,000-square-foot library/media center, 170-seat forum room, campus-wide, high-speed internet access

Fine Arts Building
600-seat auditorium with full stage & rigging, black box theater, makeup rooms, scene shop, music department with a large band & vocal music rehearsal rooms, two smaller practice rooms & a music library, art department with painting studio & ceramics classroom with on-site kiln

Athletic Building
1,550-seat, top-loading gymnasium, multi-purpose fitness & weight rooms, health classroom, training room

Campus Acreage

24 acres of green space that includes a baseball & softball field, three 100-yard soccer/football practice fields

Mascot

Golden Eagles - Purple & Gold

Unique Scheduling

Lourdes High School uses a modular scheduling program. Classes meet within a ten day cycle. Each day of a cycle contains 18 periods, or "mods," most of which are scheduled for classroom instruction. Mods where no instruction is scheduled may be spent in office hours, quiet study, the library, or the commons (school cafeteria).

Modular scheduling provides students with the necessary time during the school day for individual student-teacher contact outside of class time allowing for students to receive individual help with course work. A major benefit of modular scheduling is the development of strong and effective personal time management skills that contribute to the success of students at the college or university level.

Convocation

Convocation is a special and unique opportunity for the students and staff at Lourdes High School. The entire student body assembles daily as a unified community to first and foremost share their faith together in prayer. In addition to prayer, led by students, our Lourdes community recites the Pledge of Allegiance and receives school specific announcements. This daily routine is then followed by engaging and exciting student-focused activities and presentations geared at building community, strengthening school climate, and developing social responsibility and global awareness.