Our Lady Of Sorrows School

1100 Gumwood Ave
Mcallen, TX 78501-0785
Tel: (956)686-3651
Grades: PK-8 | 590 students
Founded in 1946, Our Lady of Sorrows School is located in the heart of McAllen, Texas near the Texas-Mexico border.
Continuing its tradition of "excellence in education," the school instills in the children who enroll, Catholic values, a strong academic preparation, critical thinking skills, and inculcates active social service responsibility.
Our faculty provides strong support to students allowing them to take risks, assume responsibility for their learning, and to seek intellectual challenges.
We, the faith community of OLSS, have as our primary mission to ensure a Christian environment where each child may excel spiritually, intellectually, physically and socially.

School Overview

School Membership(s)School Assoc. National Catholic Educational Association (NCEA)
Other special emphasis association(s)
Religious Affiliation Roman Catholic
Grades Offered Grades Prekindergarten-8
Year Founded 1946
Awards  Blue Ribbon School - Selected in 2006

Student Body

Total Students 590 students
Student Body Type Co-ed
% Students of Color
State avg.: 37%
Students by Grade Our Lady Of Sorrows School Student By Grade

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers 29 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio 20:1
National avg.: 13:1
% Faculty w/Advanced Degree
Average Class Size 28 students

Finances and Admission

Admission Deadline Feb. 1 / rolling
Yearly Tuition Cost $4,500
Tuition Notes Tuition for Kinder program is $4800. Two annual required fundraisers per family as outlined in the tuition commitment contract.
% on Financial Aid
Average Financial Aid Grant $2,120


Total Sports Offered 8 sports
Sports Basketball, Cheering, Cross Country, Golf, Soccer, Tennis, Track and Field, VolleyballBasketballCheering,
Cross CountryGolf,
Track and FieldVolleyball,


Total ExtracurricularsTotal Extra-curric. 7 extracurriculars
ExtracurricularsExtra-curric. Choir, Jr. Technology Club, Legion of Mary, National Junior Honor Society, Spanish Club, Student Council, Worship Committee Choir, Legion of Mary, Spanish Club, Jr. Technology Club,
National Junior Honor Society,
Student Council,
Worship Committee,

Nearby Schools:

The nearest high school is Taylor Christian School (1.2 miles away)
The nearest elementary school is St. Paul Lutheran School (0.8 miles away)
The nearest preschool is St. Johns Episcopal Day School (1.1 miles away)
All Schools High Schools Elementary Schools Preschools Public Schools
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  • School Location Miles Grades Students
  • Mcallen
    St. Paul Lutheran School
    (Lutheran Church -- Missouri Synod)
    Grades: K-8 | 301 students
    0.8 miles
    300 W Pecan Blvd
    Mcallen, TX 78501
  • Mcallen
    Grades: PK-6 | 225 students
    1.1 miles
    2500 North 10th Street
    Mcallen, TX 78501
  • Mcallen
    Grades: K-12
    1.2 miles
    2021 W Jackson Avenue
    Mcallen, TX 78501
  • Mcallen
    Grades: PK-5 | 83 students
    2.1 miles
    1320 W Nolana Ave
    Mcallen, TX 78504
  • Pharr
    Grades: PK-11 | 34 students
    2.3 miles
    132 N Sugar Rd
    Pharr, TX 78577

School Reviews

I was only a student at OLS for two years (''76 - ''77) since my father was always getting transferred to different cities due to his job. However, those two years proved to be the most valuable in my young academic life. The critical thinking skills and the academic, as well as the social responsibilities we were taught put me way ahead of other students when I moved to other schools! I now have a Bachelor''s degree in Psychology and a Master''s degree in Sociology that I received at Texas A&M International University. I owe a great debt of gratitude to my strict, but wonderful teachers that I had: Sister Kenneth, Sister Phyllis & especially Sister Nancy. May God bless then all...I miss them so!
- Posted by Student/Alumni, 07/16/14
I have son 17 & daughter 16; attended OLS 4k-8th. Now they are a Senior Going to Science Academy (rank #8 best high school in America By Newsweek 2007) And Junior attending IB (ranked first in Texas and 17 Nation wide) repectively. (best high schools in the area and top 20 in USA). Our Four year old just started In OLS and We Know he''ll do Great. Thank You GOD! The Glory is Yours!
- Posted by Parent, 09/08/12

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