Our Lady Academy

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Our Lady Academy Photo #1 - Class of 2017 -- Graduates = 38; ACT Class Average Score 25.69; Scholarship Amount nearly $5 Million in Offers.
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Our Lady Academy Photo #1 - Class of 2017 -- Graduates = 38; ACT Class Average Score 25.69; Scholarship Amount nearly $5 Million in Offers.
Our Lady Academy (OLA) is the only all-female Catholic school in the state of Mississippi.
Established in 1971 as a comprehensive college preparatory school, OLA serves young women in grades 7-12, with a student body of close to 250 students.
OLA is on the beachfront property that was formerly St. Joseph Academy (SJA) founded in 1858, also an all-girls school.
OLA is Diocese of Biloxi parish school staffed by dedicated lay professionals. Our school enjoys the affiliation of the Sisters of Mercy and embraces the virtues of Mercy as established by Sister Catherine McAuley.
Strong collaboration between OLA and St. Stanislaus (the all-male Catholic school across the street) maximizes the religious, academic, and social opportunities for the students.  OLA offers various extracurricular activities including ten sports.

Quick Stats (2021-22)

  • Grades: 7-12
  • Students: 248 students
  • Yearly Tuition: $6,000
  • Average class size: 18 students
  • Application Deadline: None / Rolling

Top Rankings

Our Lady Academy ranks among the top 20% of private schools in Mississippi for:

Category
Attribute
Sports offered

School Overview

School Membership(s)School Assoc.
Religious Affiliation
Grades Offered
Grades 7-12
ADD/ADHD Support
Yes
Learning Difference Programs
Yes

Student Body

Total Students
248 students
Student Body Type
% Students of Color
4%
State avg.: 19%
Students by Grade
Our Lady Academy Student By Grade

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers
17 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio
15:1
National avg.: 13:1
% Faculty w/Advanced Degree
60%
Average Class Size
18 students
Number of AP Courses
7 courses
Advanced Courses
AP Biology, AP Calculus, AP English and Composition, AP Literature, AP Psychology, AP United States History, AP World History
Average ACT score
25
Matriculation DataMatric. Data
Classroom Dress Code
Formal
(Uniform)

Tuition and Acceptance Rate

Admission Deadline
None / Rolling
Yearly Tuition Cost
Tuition Notes
Catholic Rate

Sports

School Notes

  • Our Lady Academy (OLA) is the only all-female Catholic school in the state of Mississippi. Established in 1971 as a comprehensive college preparatory school, OLA serves young women in grades 7-12, with a student body of 250 students. OLA is on the beachfront property that was formerly St. Joseph Academy (SJA), also an all-girls school. OLA is a Parish School staffed bydedicated lay professionals. Strong collaboration between OLA and St. Stanislaus (the all-male Catholic school across the street) maximizes the religious, academic, and social opportunities for the students. OLA embraces Sister Catherine McAuley the order of the Sisters of Mercy. OLA offers various extracurricular activities including ten sports.

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Quick Stats (2021-22)

  • Grades: 7-12
  • Students: 248 students
  • Yearly Tuition: $6,000
  • Average class size: 18 students
  • Application Deadline: None / Rolling

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The average private school tuition in Mississippi is $5,539 for elementary schools and $6,337 for high schools (read more about average private school tuition across the country).
The average acceptance rate in Mississippi is 95% (read more about average acceptance rates across the country).

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