Our Lady Of Lourdes High School

Our Lady of Lourdes High School is a co-educational secondary school which emphasizes a rigorous college preparatory education within the Roman Catholic charisms of the Sisters of St. Dominic and the Marist Brothers.
The pastoral campus is nestled on an 18-acre site, which was the former IBM research and development center adjacent to Vassar College, in the Town of Poughkeepsie.
The school originally was founded in April of 1958 when the Archdiocese of New York first purchased the former City of Poughkeepsie High School with plans to start one of the first Catholic high schools in Upstate New York.
Athletics at Our Lady of Lourdes High School embraces the concept of the student-athlete and recognizes participation as an integral part of the educational experience. The philosophy of our school carries over to athletics, that emphasizes excellence, a community experience,mutual concern and respect, and enabling students to become fully human in a Christian way.

Quick Stats (2021)

  • Top Ranked NY School
  • Grades: 9-12
  • Students: 675 students
  • Yearly Tuition: $7,600
  • Application Deadline: None / Rolling

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Our Lady Of Lourdes High School places among the top 20% of private schools in New York for:

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School Overview

Religious Affiliation
Grades Offered
Grades 9-12
ADD/ADHD Support
Yes
Learning Difference Programs
Yes
Year Founded
1958

Student Body

Total Students
675 students
Student Body Type
Co-ed
% Students of Color
13%
State avg.: 41%
Students by Grade
Our Lady Of Lourdes High School Student By Grade

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers
60 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio
11:1
National avg.: 13:1
Number of AP Courses
14 courses
List of Courses Offered
Advanced Courses
AP Biology, AP Calculus, AP Chemistry, AP Computer Science, AP English Language, AP English Literature, AP Physics, AP Spanish, AP Statistics, AP Studio Art, AP U.S. History
Average SAT score
1117
Classroom Dress Code
Formal
(School Uniform)

Finances and Admission

Admission Deadline
None / Rolling
Yearly Tuition Cost
Admissions Director
Kathleen Powers

School Notes

  • Our Lady of Lourdes High School offers a rigorous college preparatory education to a diverse student population. The school`s campus located in Poughkeepsie, New York offers students in grades 9 through 12 an academic experience dedicated to Sanctitas et Scientia - Holiness and Knowledge. Lourdes focuses on educating the "whole" student: spiritually, intellectually, physically and emotionally. The college prep curriculum features Honors, AP and College level courses, and integrates academics with technology in its "next generation" classrooms. Students have opportunities for inquiry-based learning utilizing tablets, combined with a commitment to a traditional literacy focus.School at a Glance Over 21 Advanced Placement (AP), and College level courses are available at the school. College courses are offered through a partnership with Dutchess Community College and the Marist College Greystone Program. 98% of recent graduates earned an average of 16 college credits. 86% of recent graduates were accepted to their first choice college. SAT scores are consistently above the national and New York state mean scores. The school offers programs in Computer Programming, Accounting, Band, Chorus, Screen Printing, Studio Art and Digital Photography. Students can choose from more than 25 clubs, and the Athletics program completes in Section One under the NYSPHSAA.
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Quick Stats (2021)

  • Top Ranked NY School
  • Grades: 9-12
  • Students: 675 students
  • Yearly Tuition: $7,600
  • Application Deadline: None / Rolling

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