Our Lady of Lourdes Catholic School

Success starts herePK3 through 8th Grade

Frequently Asked Questions

Is Our Lady of Lourdes Catholic School accredited?

The school is fully accredited by the National Council for Private School Accreditation and the Florida Catholic Conference.

Does the school accept any scholarships?

At the present time, Our Lady of Lourdes Catholic School accepts Florida Tax Credit Scholarship, the Family Empowerment Scholarship, and Unique Abilities Scholarship funded by Step Up for Students.

What is the application fee?

The application fee is $100.00 per child. This fee includes the entrance exam and is non-refundable.

Is there an entrance exam/assessment?

Students entering PK3 - Kindergarten will be contacted individually to schedule an in-person assessment. Grades 1st - 8th will be contacted to attend an entrance exam.

What academic subjects are on the entrance exam/assessment?

The entrance exam tests reading comprehension, language arts skills and mathematics.

When will acceptance letters be mailed out?

Decision letters for 1st-8th grade applicants will be emailed within two weeks of entrance exam/screening.

Is there a waiting list?

Any student, who meets all acceptance criteria and cannot be accepted because space is not available, will be placed on a waiting list. A new waiting list is started each school year. Students, who are not accepted, must reapply for the following school year.

Do the children take a nap?

Students in grades PK3 and PK4 have a daily 45 - 60-minute rest period.

Do the students attend mass?

All students attend Mass on a weekly basis and on Holy Days of Obligation.

What if my child does not have the sacrament of First Communion?

If your child is entering the second grade and is not up to date with his - her sacraments, he - she may be required to attend Christian Formation classes (CCD). Students in grades 3rd – 8th, who have not received the sacraments, may be required to attend Christian Formation classes.