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.

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School Overview

School Membership(s)School Assoc.National Catholic Educational Association (NCEA)
Middle States Association of Colleges and Secondary Schools
Religious AffiliationRoman Catholic
Grades OfferedGrades 9-12
ADD/ADHD SupportYes
Learning Difference ProgramsYes
Year Founded1958

Student Body

Total Students675 students
Student Body TypeCo-ed
% Students of Color
13%
State avg.: 29%
Students by Grade Our Lady Of Lourdes High School Student By Grade

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers60 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio11:1
National avg.: 13:1
Number of AP Courses14 courses
List of Courses OfferedLink to List of Courses
Advanced CoursesAP 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 score1117
Classroom Dress CodeFormal
(School Uniform)

Finances and Admission

Admission DeadlineNone / Rolling
Yearly Tuition Cost$7,600
Admissions DirectorKathleen 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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    Grades: PK-12 | 268 students
    2 miles
    25 Golf Club Lane
    Poughkeepsie, NY 12601
    (845) 462-0266
    2 PK-12
    268
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    (845) 462-4200
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  • Poughkeepsie
    Grades: PK-12 | 174 students
    0.5 miles
    260 Boardman Road
    Poughkeepsie, NY 12603
    (845) 462-7600
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    174
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    Grades: PK-8 | 395 students
    0.5 miles
    122 Cedar Valley Rd
    Poughkeepsie, NY 12603
    (845) 452-4428
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    395
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    29.4 miles
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