Middle School Highlights
Preparing for High School
Lourdes middle school program for 6th, 7th and 8th grade is designed to prepare students for a college preparatory high school experience. Our departmentalized program allows each instructor to teach in his or her area of strength. In addition to core subjects, middle school students also have a wide variety of electives. At this level, students gain a deeper knowledge of Church history and the Gospel. Service learning also takes on a new dimension in 8th grade with students required to complete 30 hours of outside service activity.
Prepared and Confident for 9th Grade
- Our goal is for all Lourdes graduates to complete first-year algebra.
- Students may test into Spanish 2 at high school.
- Students may choose Biology at high school.
Electives are carefully crafted to offer new and exciting ways to meet student academic requirements. Depending on the year, opportunities may include intermediate and advanced band, choir, robotics, service, debate, drama, leadership, rocketry, and a variety of technology classes such as yearbook, video, and web production.
- 6th grade - science project.
- 7th grade - social awareness project.
- 8th grade - research paper on a Civil War battle.
- Saints Museum
7th grade awareness night
"The Cooperative Problem Solving for a Sustainable Environment presentations (from OLL 7th grade) were so complete, well thought out and well done. It was very interesting and I learned from it – especially in the area of cooperative problem solving. Radical listening, CBNRM in Botswana, palm oil issues – I took notes, and will be doing some research to learn more. I love the way the audience was involved, very creative and most affective. Thank you so much for inviting me. And – as I’ve said before, if I had it all to do over again yours is the school I’d want to attend in my childhood, such a wonderful place, solid community, great learning environment."
Educator - Sustainability and Waste Reduction
Waste Connections, Inc.
The annual trip to Philadelphia, Gettysburg, and Washington D.C. is an excellent opportunity for students to gain a deeper knowledge and appreciation of U.S. history and government.