Our Lady Academy

  • 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.

School Overview

School Membership(s)School Assoc. National Catholic Educational Association (NCEA)
Religious Affiliation Roman Catholic
Grades Offered Grades 7-12
ADD/ADHD Support Yes
Learning Difference Programs Yes

Student Body

Total Students 257 students
Student Body Type All-girls
% Students of Color
4%
State avg.: 16%
Students by Grade Our Lady Academy Student By Grade

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers 21 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio 12:1
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 Link to Matriculation Data
Classroom Dress Code Formal
(Uniform)

Finances and Admission

Admission Deadline None / Rolling
Yearly Tuition Cost $5,950

Sports

Total Sports Offered 11 sports
Sports Archery, Basketball, Cheering, Cross Country, Sailing, Soccer, Softball, Swimming, Tennis, Track and Field, VolleyballArcheryBasketball,
CheeringCross Country,
SailingSoccer,
SoftballSwimming,
TennisTrack and Field,
Volleyball

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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