In 2011 Our Lady of Lourdes Catholic School was in struggling financially and enrollment was on the decline. At this time we decided to embark on the mission of becoming the first Catholic Classical grade school in Denver.
What is Classical Education?
Classical Education is one of the fastest growing educational movements in the United States. Classically trained students are among the leaders in their class, and as we have seen here at Lourdes, have a love for learning and a desire for virtue.
A classical education seeks human flourishing. At Our Lady of Lourdes, we form the whole person and work closely with parents to cultivate a love for God and a love for learning.
Catholic classical education teaches students how to learn by presenting material based on their grade and particular interests at a certain developmental stage in an engaging and relevant fashion. Instead of providing disconnected facts, figures, and phonics, classical education encourages curiosity and context, connecting ideas so children can become independent thinkers. For example, a lesson on Galileo would be applied to history, grammar, and science (even math) seamlessly, allowing the student a broad context that will enhance their comprehension and knowledge base.
We are now opening a new campus due to demand
When we embarked on the mission of becoming a Catholic Classical School in 2011 we were hopeful that through our mission we could attract enough families to keep our doors open who were seeking this sort of education. Now, 7 years later, we find ourselves full of exceptional families and unable to accept the many parishioners and other families who are seeking admittance to Our Lady of Lourdes Catholic Classical School. It is in response to this demand we are excited to announce that in Fall 2018 Our Lady of Lourdes will open a South Campus for Kindergarten, 1st and 2nd grade. The South Campus will be located at St. Louis Parish in their school building that had been vacant for 2 years. We are so grateful for the opportunity to work with St. Louis parish to lease the space for the South Campus.