Our Ladys Christian School

606 Lowell Ave
Erie, PA 16505-0165
Tel: (814)838-7676
Grades: PK-8 | 416 students
Our Lady's Christian School is located in suburban Millcreek Township, less than a half-mile from the entrance to Presque Isle State Park.
OLC provides an excellent Catholic education in a learning environment with high moral and academic standards, outstanding teaching, and a supportive, caring community.

School Overview

School Membership(s)School Assoc. National Catholic Educational Association (NCEA)
Religious Affiliation Roman Catholic
Grades Offered Grades Prekindergarten-8
Year Founded 1958

Student Body

Total Students 416 students
Student Body Type Co-ed
% Students of Color
85%
State avg.: 22%
Students by Grade Our Ladys Christian School Student By Grade

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers 25 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio 14:1
National avg.: 13:1
% Faculty w/Advanced Degree
30%
Average Class Size 20 students
List of Courses Offered Link to List of Courses
Classroom Dress Code Formal
(K-8 Pants, shorts, jumpers or skirts with polo shirt or blouse)

Finances and Admission

Yearly Tuition Cost $2,650
Tuition Notes Significant discounts for multiple children from the same family. Generous tuition aid available.
% on Financial Aid
25%
Average Financial Aid Grant $1,500

Sports

Total Sports Offered 10 sports
Sports Basketball, Cheering, Cross Country, Football, Freestyle Skiing, Golf, Soccer, Swimming, Tennis, WrestlingBasketballCheering,
Cross CountryFootball,
Freestyle SkiingGolf,
SoccerSwimming,
TennisWrestling,

School Notes

  • Daily prayer and religion classes; school and class liturgies, spiritual retreats, sacrament preparation and character education.
  • School liturgies in which students fully participate by planning, providing music, lectoring and altar serving.
  • Older students perform community service and serve as "guardian angels" to second and third graders preparing for First Reconciliation and First Holy Communion.
  • High academic standards and inclusion of weekly music, art, technology, library and gym classes
  • Mandarin Chinese in kindergarten through eighth grade
  • LOGIC (Orton-Gillingham) and leveled reading , math enrichment, Science Fair and numerous academic competions
  • Theme-based learning integrated across the curriculum
  • 100% certified faculty with an average of 18 years teaching experience
  • Full-time teachers in music, art, technology, Mandarin, and gym
  • Specialists in reading, math, speech and language
  • Ongoing professional development to ensure excellence in teaching
  • Virtual server (2009) that enables students to access the school computer from home.
  • Technology lab with 30 new computers, printers and scanners. Fiber optic broadband which allows faster, reliable access to all the internet has to offer.
  • Classroom computers for individual and small group use.
  • "Creating a Safe School" (CASS), an initiative of The Ophelia Project, enlists the entire school community'students, teachers, parents, coaches and others'to reduce social aggression. CASS reinforces Christian principles of treating others with dignity and respect.
  • Many opportunities for parents to become meaningfully involved in school activities.
  • Shared values, activities and volunteer work give OLC families a strong sense of community. They create a welcoming environment where parents, students, and supporters become friends.
  • 17 different extra-curricular clubs and activities ranging from Student Council to scouts, and book club to outdoors club.
  • Ten different sports, with five available to children in kindergarten to second grade.
  • Leadership, service and mentoring opportunities for middle school students.
  • Profile last updated: 05/12/2016

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