Learning at Lourdes
Strategies for Student Learning
Classroom teaching strategies include differentiated instructional methods, cooperative learning, concept attainment, integrated thematic units, team teaching, hands-on learning, multi-age projects, independent research, and real life applications structured to meet the needs, talents and abilities of individual students. Communication skills, teamwork, use of technology, critical thinking, and problem-solving skills are emphasized.
Our Commitment to Your Family
Our Lady of Lourdes is committed to meeting the needs of students with a wide variety of learning abilities and skills. Math and Language Arts programs are structured to provide appropriate instruction for students – whatever their level of ability. Our K-2 leveled language arts program is designed to ensure that all students have a solid grasp of basic reading skills before entering 3rd grade. The standard for middle school math program is for all students to complete Algebra I. Higher achieving math students may complete geometry in the 8th grade, giving them a head start in high school.
Technology in the Classroom
Technology is used throughout the school for both teaching and learning. In addition to a full computer lab, tablets are integrated into several classrooms and Interactive Promethean Boards are installed in every classroom. These technologies help teachers to reach students in new ways and allow for students to participate more fully in the learning process.
A strong music program from preschool through 8th grade includes singing, movement, recorders, band and choir. P.E. is taught to every age, and CYO sports are available to students. Spanish is taught from preschool all the way through 8th grade.