Academics at Lourdes
K-8 Educational Program Highlights
Our Lady of Lourdes provides a comprehensive educational program designed to challenge and support students at all levels, resulting in a seamless transition from Preschool through 8th grade. Expect rigorous academics and high standards. Our highly qualified teachers don't just teach, they also engage in ongoing professional learning to be able to meet most students' learning needs. Though Professional Learning Communities, or PLC's, weekly staff meetings, collaboration with teachers from neighboring schools, conferences, and staff-wide trainings, teachers regularly share expertise and work collaboratively to develop strategies for improving the academic performance of all students.
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 students to complete Algebra I. Higher achieving math students may complete geometry in the 8th grade, giving them a head start in high school.
Our Lady of Lourdes meets and exceeds all Washington State Educational Standards. Visit the Archdiocese of Seattle website.
Read the Archdiocese of Seattle statement on Meeting and Exceeding the Common Core.
- Language Arts
- Social Studies
- Physical Education
- Study Skills
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.