“Each year Lourdes hosts open houses and tours for families interested in attending our high school,” remarked Mrs. Merryman, Lourdes Principal.  “Today’s Shadow Day is an opportunity for principals and priests in Dutchess County and surrounding areas to come and experience what it is like to be a Lourdean.”

Our school cafeteria was transformed for the afternoon that began with a catered lunch served by the CIA trained team from C & C Pasta.  Presentations from Mrs. Merryman, and faculty members, Mrs. Shelley Cuccia, Mrs. Nicole D’Aleo, Mr. Matthew Tarby, Mr. Daniel Buzi and Mrs. Caroline Beyer spoke to the current strength of the school along with various teaching approaches across the disciplines. All touched on their passion for Catholic education and what makes teaching and learning at Lourdes so unique ensuring success for our students.

Mrs. Merryman, thrilled with the attendance and enthusiasm for the program, commented that, “All in attendance experienced the warm hospitality, vibrant Catholic culture, advanced instructional methodologies, and the extensive technological and academic resources that are part of the daily experience of a Lourdes student. It is our hope that our guests left this day encouraged, enlightened, and inspired by the unique educational experience that is provided to our students. Furthermore, it is our prayer that they will go forth and promote our school as a large Catholic institution who provides a student centered education rooted in the teachings of Jesus Christ as evidence by our words and our deeds.”

After the program, tours of the building were given by members of the faculty. 

Thank you to all who made the time to join us this afternoon!