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School History


First inspired by the Sisters of Saint Francis in 1877, Lourdes High School (LHS) embraces a legacy of delivering high quality Catholic education to young people for all backgrounds and traditions within the greater Rochester area. Informed by our Franciscan tradition and charism, we are committed to strong values, rigorous academics, faith formation, and service to others. LHS shares a history steeped in a tradition of excellence that is rooted in the Catholic faith.

As a college preparatory school, our graduates carry an enduring sense of purpose, determination, morality, and loyalty well beyond their experience at Lourdes High School. Our vibrant community welcomes a diverse population of students and provides a balanced and comprehensive curriculum that focuses on the essential skills and knowledge students need to succeed in our 21st century global society.

Click here to view a timeline of Lourdes High School's history.