Our Lady of Lourdes

HIGH SCHOOL, Poughkeepsie, NY

Mission & School Philosophy

Our Mission

Our Lady of Lourdes is a co-educational, Catholic high school which offers a rigorous college preparatory education to a large and diverse community.  We enable students to achieve their fullest potential:  spiritually, intellectually, physically and emotionally through the teachings of Jesus Christ and his Church.  We strive to be animated by the charisms of the Sisters of St. Dominic and the Marist Brothers.

School Beliefs

  • Education is the shared responsibility of the entire faculty and staff in partnership with the student’s family and community.

  • Every student will accept the responsibility for his/her own education.

  • The Lourdes faculty, staff and administration strive to aid each student in reaching his/her full potential in Jesus Christ.

  • Every student has the right to a safe environment.

  • We preach best by the way we live our lives, in accordance with the Dominican Tradition and our Catholic faith.

  • Every student acknowledges his/her responsibility to contribute positively to the life of this school and community, to strive for personal spiritual growth, and to love God and neighbor.

  • We treat each student with equality, love and dignity as St. Marcellin Champagnat did.

  • We must strive to produce a graduate who is open to growth, intellectually competent, loving, religious and committed to justice and integrity.