Our Lady of Lourdes Catholic Academy follows the New York State Common Core Standards, as well as the Diocese of Brooklyn Standards. Christ-Centered learning is an integral part of each child’s education at Our Lady of Lourdes Catholic Academy. A student’s week consists of Religion, ELA, Math, Science, Social Studies, Music, Art, Library, and Physical Education. Grades 4 through 8 also receive Spanish instruction. Technology is incorporated into each subject’s instruction through the use of computers, SMARTboards, and iPads.
For more information and/or Parent & Family Resources on the New York State Common Core Standards, please visit ENGAGENY.org.
Early Childhood Program
Our Lady of Lourdes Catholic Academy’s Early Childhood Program is a full day, 5 day a week program for ages 3 (Preschool), 4 (Prekindergarten), and 5 (Kindergarten) years-old. The students must be these ages before December 31 of the current school year. The children have a structured learning environment that embraces Catholic values; this is all done through socialization, exploration, and differentiated activities.
Primary Grades (Grade 1 – 4)
Through the primary grades, the students are in self-contained classrooms where learning is cross curricular. Religion is taught daily in each grade, as well as literacy, mathematics, science, and social studies. Interactive whiteboards are in every classroom to engage each student into technology and the lesson. Students participate in field trips so that the classroom can meet the real world.
Upper/Middle School (Grades 5 – 8)
Beginning in grade 5, the students receive departmental instruction. The mathematics and ELA become more rigorous, while maintaining real world application. History, geography, and civics comprise our social studies classes, and our science classes dive into physical, earth, and life sciences. Christ is the reason for our Academy, and Religion is not only a subject, but it is incorporated into the daily lessons.
Students who attend Our Lady of Lourdes Catholic Academy are accepted into many excellent high schools: Archbishop Molloy, St. Francis Prep, The Mary Louis Academy, St. Mary’s Manhasset, Holy Cross, St. John’s Prep, Queens High School for the Sciences at York College, Bayside, and Benjamin Cardozo.