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 AffiliationRoman Catholic
Grades OfferedGrades 7-12
ADD/ADHD SupportYes
Learning Difference ProgramsYes

Student Body

Total Students257 students
Student Body TypeAll-girls
% Students of Color
4%
State avg.: 15%
Students by GradeOur Lady Academy Student By Grade

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers21 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio12:1
National avg.: 13:1
% Faculty w/Advanced Degree
60%
Average Class Size18 students
Number of AP Courses7 courses
Advanced CoursesAP Biology, AP Calculus, AP English and Composition, AP Literature, AP Psychology, AP United States History, AP World History
Average ACT score25
Matriculation DataMatric. DataLink to Matriculation Data
Classroom Dress CodeFormal
(Uniform)

Finances and Admission

Admission DeadlineNone / Rolling
Yearly Tuition Cost$5,950

Sports

Total Sports Offered11 sports
SportsArchery, 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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