St Jude School

  • Our Lady's Christian School is located in suburban Millcreek Township, less than a half-mile from the entrance to Presque Isle State Park.
  • OLC provides an excellent Catholic education in a learning environment with high moral and academic standards, outstanding teaching, and a supportive, caring community.

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School Overview

School Membership(s)School Assoc.National Catholic Educational Association (NCEA)
Religious AffiliationRoman Catholic
Grades OfferedGrades Prekindergarten-8
Year Founded1958
Summer School OfferedYes

Student Body

Total Students407 students
Student Body TypeCo-ed
% Students of Color
3%
State avg.: 23%
Students by Grade St Jude School Student By Grade

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers25 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio16:1
National avg.: 13:1
% Faculty w/Advanced Degree
30%
Average Class Size20 students
Classroom Dress CodeFormal
(K-8 Pants, shorts, jumpers or skirts with polo shirt or blouse)

Finances and Admission

Admission DeadlineNone / Rolling
Yearly Tuition Cost$2,650
Tuition NotesSignificant discounts for multiple children from the same family. Generous tuition aid available.
% on Financial Aid
25%
Average Financial Aid Grant$1,500

Sports

Total Sports Offered10 sports
SportsBasketball, Cheering, Cross Country, Football, Freestyle Skiing, Golf, Soccer, Swimming, Tennis, WrestlingBasketballCheering,
Cross CountryFootball,
Freestyle SkiingGolf,
SoccerSwimming,
TennisWrestling,

School Notes

  • Daily prayer and religion classes; school and class liturgies, spiritual retreats, sacrament preparation and character education.
  • School liturgies in which students fully participate by planning, providing music, lectoring and altar serving.
  • Older students perform community service and serve as "guardian angels" to second and third graders preparing for First Reconciliation and First Holy Communion.
  • High academic standards and inclusion of weekly music, art, technology, library and gym classes
  • Mandarin Chinese in kindergarten through eighth grade
  • LOGIC (Orton-Gillingham) and leveled reading , math enrichment, Science Fair and numerous academic competions
  • Theme-based learning integrated across the curriculum
  • 100% certified faculty with an average of 18 years teaching experience
  • Full-time teachers in music, art, technology, Mandarin, and gym
  • Specialists in reading, math, speech and language
  • Ongoing professional development to ensure excellence in teaching
  • Virtual server (2009) that enables students to access the school computer from home.
  • Technology lab with 30 new computers, printers and scanners. Fiber optic broadband which allows faster, reliable access to all the internet has to offer.
  • Classroom computers for individual and small group use.
  • "Creating a Safe School" (CASS), an initiative of The Ophelia Project, enlists the entire school community'students, teachers, parents, coaches and others'to reduce social aggression. CASS reinforces Christian principles of treating others with dignity and respect.
  • Many opportunities for parents to become meaningfully involved in school activities.
  • Shared values, activities and volunteer work give OLC families a strong sense of community. They create a welcoming environment where parents, students, and supporters become friends.
  • 17 different extra-curricular clubs and activities ranging from Student Council to scouts, and book club to outdoors club.
  • Ten different sports, with five available to children in kindergarten to second grade.
  • Leadership, service and mentoring opportunities for middle school students.
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  • School Location Miles Grades Students
  • Erie
    Grades: NS-8 | 215 students
    1.5 miles
    1372 W 6th St
    Erie, PA 16505
    (814) 452-4273
    1.5 NS-8
    215
  • Erie
    Holy Family School
    (Roman Catholic)
    Grades: K-8 | 111 students
    4.9 miles
    1153 E 9th St
    Erie, PA 16503
    (814) 452-4720
    4.9 K-8
    111
  • Erie
    Grades: PK-8 | 268 students
    3.3 miles
    160 W 11th St
    Erie, PA 16501
    (814) 452-4276
    3.3 PK-8
    268

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