Our Lady Of Lourdes Catholic School

Our Lady of Lourdes Parish School is a Catholic elementary school dedicated to achieving individual student growth and academic excellence in a safe, caring, and diverse environment, emphasizing an integration of parental and community involvement.
We are committed to academic excellence in the context of the Church's educational mission of teaching the Gospel message, building community, and accepting the responsibility of service towards others, while embracing the Church's call to social justice.
We value education as a life-long process, with its roots in the family.
We support the family in our conviction that a lively faith, high academic standards, self-discipline, cooperation, and mutual support provide a strong foundation for the healthy spiritual, academic, social, aesthetic, physical, and emotional growth of each child.

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School Overview

School Membership(s)School Assoc.National Catholic Educational Association (NCEA)
Religious AffiliationRoman Catholic
Grades OfferedGrades Prekindergarten-8
Year Founded1956
Awards Blue Ribbon School - Selected in 2000, 2001

Student Body

Total Students190 students
Student Body TypeCo-ed
% Students of Color
State avg.: 24%
Students by Grade Our Lady Of Lourdes Catholic School Student By Grade

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers18 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio11:1
National avg.: 13:1
Average Class Size24 students
Classroom Dress CodeCasual
(Plaid uniform K-5th, khaki and navy polo shirts for middle school)

Finances and Admission

Admission DeadlineNone / Rolling
Yearly Tuition Cost$8,543
Tuition Notes2020 - 2021 K-8th Tuition Cost of K-8 Education $9,143 Out-of-Parish K-8 Tuition $8,543 In-Parish K-8 Tuition $7,1752018 - 2020 Preschool Tuition Half Day Program - 8:15 a.m. - 11:15 a.m. M/W/F $2,196 per year M - F $3,660 per yearFull Day Program - 8:15 a.m. - 3:05 p.m. M/W/F $4,392 per year M - F $7,320 per year
% on Financial Aid
Admissions DirectorVikki Pynenburg


Total Sports Offered5 sports
SportsBasketball, Football, Swimming, Track and Field, VolleyballBasketballFootball,
SwimmingTrack and Field,


Total ExtracurricularsTotal Extra-curric.8 extracurriculars
ExtracurricularsExtra-curric.Club or Organization:
Battle of the Books, Geography club, Green Team, Lourdes Leadership, Math Olympiad, Robotics Club

Arts and Music Programs:
Band, Choir

School Notes

  • Welcome to Our Lady of Lourdes Catholic School where exceptional academics and Catholic/Christian morals and values are taught with care and respect. Conveniently located in the heart of Vancouver, WA, our private school provides a well-rounded education, accomplishes diligent community service, and offers a long list of extracurricular opportunities including sports. All children thrive here as our highly trained teachers journey with them through preschool, kindergarten, elementary and middle school. All faiths are welcome in this family oriented private school.
  • We value education as a life-long process, with its roots in the family. We support the family in our conviction that a lively faith, high academic standards, self-discipline, cooperation, and mutual support provide a strong foundation for the healthy spiritual, academic, social, aesthetic, physical, and emotional growth of each child.

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School Reviews

  5.00 out of 5  (17 reviews)
We are very pleased to recommend OLL to anyone looking for an exceptional community and a top-notch school. Our 2 kids have been enjoying this community from pre-k to 7th grade, and we are confident that they will be more than prepared to excel in any school after they leave. But on top of the academics, we are so blessed that they are receiving the spiritual education that our family is looking for and lives by. In this difficult time, the teachers and staff have not missed a beat! They have shown love and care for our children, and that is the most important part of OLL.
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My son has been attending OLL since he was in pre-school and now he is in 5th grade! We love the school community; so kind and supportive! The school sets the kids up to succeed by presenting lots of opportunities for growth individually and as a group. There are lots of opportunities to serve others through the school's partnerships with various organizations in our community. My son is so comfortable at this school that he is willing to step out of his comfort zone and try something new without hesitation! He is involved in Worship Team and Battle of the Books, in addition to helping teachers in their classrooms and helping the Parish on special occasions. As we move in to middle school next year and embark upon a new academic journey, the school has lead us down a path of what's to come so that there are no surprises and we are aware of what to expect and what resources are available to us and our son. All the teachers and staff are very approachable and willing to help!
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We have been a part of the OLL community for the last 8 yrs including preschool. We moved our two older kids from public school to OLL at the end of 6th and 3rd grade. Our other two kids have been there since preschool. It has been a wonderful experience for us and our children from the great education they earn from fabulous teachers to the loving, embracing community of parents and staff. We are very happy with our choice of OLL and highly recommend it.
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I highly recommend Our Lady of Lourdes Catholic School. My daughter has attended Lourdes for 5 1/2 years now. This has been by far, one of the best choices I have ever made for her. The Lourdes Community is Amazing, The Teachers, staff & other parents have been so supportive and Helpful! She is getting an excellent education as well as the Faith Filled education on top of it! I highly recommend choosing Lourdes for your child's School!
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We've had two kids at OLL for the past several years and have nothing but good things to say about the school, the church, the teachers and admin and even the students. It has been an excellent way for us to help our kids get a great foundation of faith, education and responsibility. We love Lourdes!!!
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We have been a part of the school community now for 7 years and are truly blessed with the amazing, knowledgeable teachers and staff. The friends we have made have been amazing and strong. We feel that we have given our children the best we can in both academic and faith filled education. Our children have participated in one or more of the various programs offered: Geography Club, Battle of the Books, Junior Achievement, Art Literacy, and more. Our kids' favorites are Library, Spanish, PE, Technology and Music. In fact, I remember their tour vividly. My daughter did not want to leave the Library, and my son was amazed by the various instruments he could learn to play in Music Class. We are truly blessed here!
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Lourdes creates fine citizens who are responsible, considerate and polite. They leave our school caring for their community, ready to lead and make changes for the good of others. For sure Lourdes teaches the whole child, it's far more than a good education. The Lourdes community is supportive, friendly and kind, a wonderful parish.
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Our Lady of Lourdes has been a wonderful choice for us and our family. Our kindergartner is in a class of 22. OLL saw the "large" classroom size and committed to have additional kindergarten teacher support for this bigger-than-normal class size. Our son is able to receive a customary education to help meet his needs and keep him challenged in the classroom. We just love doing the homework assignments together and watching him grow. The curriculum is well-balanced and sure keeps the little guy entertained. The school itself is very acknowledging of parents and does communicate frequently with the parents about upcoming events either unique to his class or school-wide. Encouraging volunteer hours has just been wonderful to meet other families in our son's class. We've bonded with a few different families and made some wonderful friends. Mass isn't always the easiest bargaining chip for a 5-year old. However, our son loves going to Mass and participating, especially in his school uniform. Both of his parents are proud to watch him proudly support the Lord.
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OLL has welcomed our family with open arms. We couldn`t have asked for more when we enrolled our child into preschool here. The school including the teachers and the ancillary staff will go out of their way to make you and your child feel welcome. I have seen my shy kid blossom into a confident adult who is curious about learning and happy to go to school every day. We can`t wait for our younger one to start school here!
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Our daughter is in 7th. grade and has been attending OLL since kindergarten. The years have gone by so quickly and we have loved every day and every experience at this special school. This community of students, teachers and parents makes this a very loving and supportive environment. It has been amazing to see the academic, social and spiritual growth with our daughter. We are very grateful and appreciative to the teachers and supporting staff for this experience.
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This is a great school! My son transitioned from our neighborhood public elementary school after completing 5th grade and we didn't want him to attend the area middle school. He was welcomed into the OLL community from the first day. He went from a declining attitude about school to a very positive attitude despite the heavier work load and greater expectations. We couldn't be happier here! Highly recommended!!!
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Our Lady of Lourdes is a fantastic community! Our daughter has been a student here since pre-k and is currently a 7th grader. We have found a loving and nurturing community over the years. The academics are challenging and the extra curriculars are great as well. Our daughter loves the on campus library and the librarian is exceptional. She is also involved in team sports for the school and have made great friends there. The parent community cannot be beat! Our parents, faculty and staff are exceptionally generous with their time and resources ensuring that our kids receive the best school experience possible.
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We could not recommend this school more! We chose OLL even though we live in a great public school district because we wanted a smaller, more community-centered school. OLL Catholic School offers a family-centric, caring environment with an emphasis on doing one`s best on behalf of the common good. Its dedicated staff works in collaboration with students and parents to help each child become their best self. In addition to its strong K-8 academic program, the school offers a host of extracurriculars to support the whole child from athletics to an excellent music program to community service organizations, such as Scouts and Green Team. Our daughters are thriving academically, socially and spiritually at Lourdes.
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Our family loves Our Lady of Lourdes Catholic School. We are very impressed with the quality of academics, how often & closely the teachers work with parents, the importance placed on arts & music studies, and, most importantly (to us), the integration & saturation of morals, manners, service, and our Catholic faith into the everyday life of the students. There are ample opportunities that encourage parent involvement. The teachers are great about keeping parents up to date as the children are learning how to be responsible and on top of class work. The community at Lourdes is wonderful. Highly recommend.
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Our family has loved being part of Our Lady of Lourdes Catholic School! The teachers and staff are so warm and nurturing to the children. You can tell how much they care about the education, well-being, and safety of the children. Our children are 17, 13, and 10 so we have spent many years with OLL. Our children have made leaps and bounds academically and socially. They are safe and appreciated by their teachers and peers. We feel that all the kids are equal. The teachers make them feel at ease and excited to go to school. The teachers are very accessible by email and in person, and they send an email at the end of each week highlighting what the class did together and learned that week. There is a great sense of community in the school and lots of ways to get involved. We have loved the family activities planned by the school. We are so thankful we found OLL for our children's education experience.
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Our Lady of Lourdes School has proven to be the best decision we have made for our family. Outside of receiving an outstanding education, filled with opportunities to stretch and grow- we find that the children are learning to be the most courteous, thoughtful, and caring kids. The community at OLL is strong, supportive and accepting. The foundation of the school is the hard-working and generous teachers, staff and families that come together to make this one of the finest private schools in Vancouver.
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I highly recommend Our Lady of Lourdes Catholic School. We have our three children enrolled there and we have been part of the school community for over 5 years. We love the community, the caring and knowledgeable teachers and staff, and extraordinary faith-filled education our children are receiving. We also appreciate all of the other programs that are included for most grade levels such as Technology, Art Literacy, Junior Achievement, Geography Club, and Battle of the Books. The Spanish and Music classes are wonderful and all students, preschool-8th, participate.
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