Special Needs Students
We believe that every student is a child of God and is deserving of an opportunity for the best Catholic education possible. The overall mission of Catholic education is to teach the gospel and to model Jesus Christ.
All children do not learn the same! Some children may need extra help to succeed in school. Our Lady of Lourdes is not equipped to handle all learning problems; however, we have invested in the resources to support a variety of student learning issues. If your child has a known learning disability, please let us know early in your application process so that your child will be assessed and a learning plan will be in place before starting school.
Lourdes Learning Resource Center
A place for one-on-one and small group instruction.
A room full of teacher resources and a place for quiet planning time.
A meeting space for teachers and parents.
Resources for parents.
Title 1 services for qualifying students in the Vancouver School District.
Who does the Learning Resource Center serve?
All students are eligible for referral to the Learning Resource Center. Once assessed, teachers and parents will meet to discuss a plan for helping the child succeed in school. For example, the LRC team might recommend outside services, classroom accommodations, or a combination or the two.
What parents say about the Learning Resource Center
"The learning resource center has provided the support we were looking for and hoping for. We have watched our daughter feel loved, cared for and grow academically all the while maintaining a positive attitude and enthusiasm for coming to school and a desire to learn. We are so grateful for the time you both have spent with her and truly feel blessed."
"Safe, comfortable environment with a specialized partnership to encourage learning in various channels that benefit the individual child needs."
"My child is a stronger student and has more self-confidence because of all the time, effort and support that you have given her. Thank you!"
"I am very happy that my daughter has had the opportunity to go to the Learning Resource Center. Her reading skills are greatly improved and she has wonderful daily highlights to share every day."
"We can not thank you enough for all you have done for our daughter. She has made leap and bound changes. We can't thank you enough for all you have done for her. Thank you for helping my girl learn to read. We are so honored by all you have done."